There’s a new place in St Petersburg worth checking out. As you may have guessed from the title, it’s called Brocante Market and is filled with more vintage goodies then you can imagine. It’s like the perfect estate sale, with the bad stuff already thrown out. Yes, it’s that good.
This past weekend was the first time they opened their warehouse doors for business. Of course I couldn’t resist peaking around and taking pictures to share with you all. Problem is, I am a nervous wreck in public. That’s what a blog is for, to chat all I want in the privacy of my home. So although I didn’t get all of the pictures I would have taken had I been alone with no one to watch me, I was able to snap some worth drooling over.
For instance, this Eames chair was just begging to be photographed. Hello, beautifully worn leather. And that file cabinet in the background! I love a good mix of industrial and mid-century.
Brocante Market was buzzing with inspiration. I love this idea of using wooden corbels as bookends, so simple and I love their bulkiness.
I couldn’t take my eyes off of this desk chair. Or is it a lab stool? Whatever it may be, it was easy on the eyes and only $49. But you see, I have a phobia of spending more than $20 on any given thing. So although it didn’t come home with me, it was still fun to look at.
What did almost come home with me was this vintage travel case for $20. Key word is almost, but don’t worry, I did manage to leave with something… more on that later.
We have more important things to talk about, like this beautiful sunburst clock. Are you drooling yet?
What really stole my attention was this giant abacus. This picture really doesn’t do it justice, it was huge! Do you think I could build one? Heck, I don’t even know where I would put it in my tiny house, but a girl can dream, right? I guess could always put it where the television is…. who needs that when you can have a giant abacus?
As for what I did bring home was this wooden box for $11. It’s so simple but the clasps and handle gives it some interest.
Not the mention the pattern in the wood is amazing!
It has a duty of storing Lego’s in its future but for now I am airing out the smelliness that protrudes from inside, because what vintage wood doesn’t carry a smell with it? Mmm… moth balls and cigars.
So, are there any locals reading this that managed to snoop around Brocante this weekend? What did you think? And if your not a local, do you have a favorite spot to shop for vintage goodies? Do share! If you’d like to check out Brocante Market for yourself, be sure to mark the upcoming market dates on your calender!