I had visited New York once in 1987, but didn’t know that there were any flea markets in the city (for all I know there weren't back then!) It wasn't till I started seeing Peter's frequent posts on his amazing finds that I began to wish I too could rummage round the tables of junk/objects of desire and wander the garment district looking for fabric stores.
When I got the chance to visit NY with my daughter for a week in January, the Chelsea Flea market was high on our agenda. And at one of the indoor markets I found these beautiful buttons.
|hand made thread buttons|
The buttons are all washed now, waiting to be put on a shirt made from silk found at Mood fabrics and destined to be worn only on special occasions then lovingly hand washed. More next post on the shirt (including its anti-slippage seam binding). For now, THANKYOU PETER for blogging about the Flea market (and for your kind email about the fashion centre information kiosk)