Eastern Market Sunday Fun

Before we begin, I just wanted to let you know that I tracked down the maker of those cool modern birdhouses featured in yesterday’s post. A link to their Etsy store is now at the bottom of that post.

Now let me tell you about all the fun I had and the Design Finds I spotted at Eastern Market in Washington DC this weekend! This is one of our favorite places to take the kids on a Sunday morning. There’s so much to see, and something for everyone – our whole family loves it. This is only a small fraction of it – I was having so much fun, I didn’t take as many pictures as I could have.

I saw two booths of beautiful handmade cutting boards. They were all lovely and make great gifts – especially for Mother’s Day (or a housewarming, or a wedding, or a birthday…)

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There was also furniture, including tables from reclaimed wood and even a headboard made from the facade of an old barn.

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There was also lots of home decor:

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Maps and posters:

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Random fun and funky stuff:

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And of course food:

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There was also tons of jewelry (both costume and artisan made) and art and photography and leather goods and scarves – so very many scarves! And of course, the interesting neighborhoods to Capitol Hill to wander around:

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Definitely worth a visit!

 

Reader Design Find!

Did you find a Flea Market this weekend? I was able to get to two – I’ll share what I saw later this week.

A reader in Georgia sent me pictures of some great modern birdhouses she saw at a market this weekend. Love them!

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I love birdhouses. We have a friendly birdhouse competition here at our house every year. We have a wooded back yard, and each member of the family has a birdhouse on one of the trees. My husband and kids have wooden ones they handpainted, and mine is a bird bottle from Colonial Williamsburg. Each spring we see if one of us is lucky enough to have our house host a bird family. While we do have a lot of birds come check them out, only my youngest daughter has had occupants who hatched and raised their baby birds in her house. My husband happened to be drinking his coffee on the back porch early one morning and saw the mama bird push each of the babies out for their first flight – an amazing sight! Perhaps we’d have more occupants if we had cool modern bird houses like the ones above!

Churp Modern Birdhomes:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChurpModern

Time to Flea

It’s April – get outdoors and find a flea market this weekend! Wandering around an outdoor flea with a hot cup of coffee in my hand is my favorite weekend activity. Listed below are a few going on in the Washington DC area. If you don’t live nearby, find one near you. Wherever you live, I would love to know which flea market you visited and what you found! Comment below or send me a note from the Contact page. Happy hunting!

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Eastern Market Flea, Washington DC, Sunday 10AM-5PM (www.easternmarket.net)

District Flea, Washington DC, Saturday 10AM-5PM (www.districtflea.com)

Georgetown Flea, Washington DC, Sunday 8AM-4PM (www.georgetownfleamarket.com)

Lucketts Store Design House and Outdoor Flea, Leesburg, Virginia, Friday-Sunday 10AM-5PM (www.luckettstore.com)

Chartreuse and Co. Market Days, Frederick, Maryland, Saturday 9AM-4PM, Sunday Noon-4PM (www.chartreuseandco.com)

I’ve posted the times, but show up early for the best pickings! Also remember to bring cash or a checkbook – a lot of dealers take credit cards now, but not all of them.