The flea market at Hell's Kitchen was filled with hand-made jewelry, refinished furniture (some of which looked like a two-year-old slapped paint on them... just sayin'), tons of beautiful antique items, and tons of random old stuff. I love old things, so it was fun to dig through everything, but the prices were HIGH for a girl who is used to yard sales! I did end up buying a pretty necklace, though.
|A sculpture wall on the High Line.|
And the food! Wow. Evidently, the Food Network has a studio on an upper floor, so I think it's safe to say that Chelsea Market is a culinary hot spot. There were so many options, it was difficult to decide. Everything was DELICIOUS - my mom, aunt, and I got lobster rolls, my cousins got a crepe and a panini, and my sister had Thai food. Then we browsed the shops until we were ready for some gelato. It's a good thing we did all that walking, because we ate very well!
|Eating lunch with my beautiful sister and cousins. Love these girls!|
There were so many places where I found pin-worthy inspiration. I didn't bring my camera (thanks, girls, for the pictures!), so all the following pictures are poor quality from my (non-smart) cell phone.
Another adorable and DIY-able project would be these really cool light fixtures at Chelsea Market. I couldn't stop to take the picture because of how busy it was in there, but even with the blurriness, I think you can get an idea of how cute they were. They're basically a globe made out of sticks, with butterflies glued to them. I think with some sticks, a glue gun, and a beach ball as a base, I could totally make one of these. Hmmm...I am still looking for something to replace the light fixture in our sunroom/playroom...
At the other end of Chelsea Market, we browsed through Anthropologie. That store has a lot of gorgeous dishes, linens, and decor, but their products are expensive, like $700 for a very odd candle holder. Who would buy one, really? But I digress...
Anyway, I spotted these plate stands and fell in love. Aren't they cute, yet sophisticated and classic? For less than the $20 they charge, I think I could easily replicate with a strong glue, two old spoons, and a store-bought plate stand. How adorable would a few of these be on our dining room hutch? I definitely can see these making an appearance in our house in the future!
Finally, as we were leaving Chelsea Market, I noticed these awesome light panels on the walls. It would be really neat to make a nightlight like this for Kiddo's room. I'm still trying to visualize how it would work, but i think I could make one using a shadow box, marbles, and a string of lights.
So, even though this blog is called Pinspired Home, I'm finding inspiration plenty of other places. :)
And if you ever are looking for something to do in NYC, I highly recommend a trip to the High Line and Chelsea Market. At the end of the day, my mom asked us all what our favorite part was, and none of us could pick.