The Savvy Scavenger — A Field Trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn and Mid-Century Modern Madness

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Sampling Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie, a Red Hook favorite.

Sampling Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie, a Red Hook favorite.

There’s quite possibly nothing better than the joy of discovering cool things in your own backyard. When I heard about Field Trip Day, an afternoon of exploration with the help of a smart phone — I signed up immediately to delve into Red Hook, a nearby neighborhood. After downloading the app on Saturday, we set about sampling artisanal goodies like Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie and a little wine from Red Hook Winery. In between mouthfuls of local deliciousness, we took in the architecture, the bluegrass music scene and the neighborhood’s importance during the Revolutionary War. Turns out Red Hook was the site of the Battle of Brooklyn!

On September 15, Field Trip is hosting two more events in Los Angeles and Seattle so sign up now. But even if you’re not in the area to participate, it’s worth downloading the hyper-local app. Between Field Trip and the Krrb app (if you don’t have it, whatcha waiting for?), you’re set to really take in all that’s great in your neighborhood.

Vee’s Want List

My Want List is a little long this week but you try leaving one of these finds out!

The Savvy Scavenger — A Field Trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn and Mid-Century Modern

How charming are these figurines? My friends just got engaged and this feels like the perfect find to gift them.

The Savvy Scavenger — A Field Trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn and Mid-Century Modern

In the summer I’m always sipping on ice coffee. But now that fall is just weeks away, I need to make the switch to hot and this sleek coffee pot is singing my song. It’s so much nicer looking than a clunky Mr. Coffee maker.

The Savvy Scavenger — A Field Trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn and Mid-Century Modern

My bed is my favorite place in the world. I’ve been searching for headboards for months but my indecisive ways have kept me from making the leap. This one is ornate yet still feels fresh. And the price is right for the picking.

The Savvy Scavenger — A Field Trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn and Mid-Century Modern

If I had enough room, I’m pretty sure I could justify buying just about every dresser I see on Krrb. But it was love at first sight with this updated one. The color scheme and Mid-Century Modern lines perfect for a modern home yet it still has a sense of history. But it was the original pulls that really won me over. Now, how to get it from Chicago to New York…

The Savvy Scavenger — A Field Trip to Red Hook, Brooklyn and Mid-Century Modern

It’s quite possible that this set of wheels is too cool for me. I want it anyway. This 1967 Convertible has great gas milage and the owner swears its easy to find parking for it in urban areas. A great car like this needs a great playlist for the open road. Leave me some suggestions in the comments below!

I’ll be back in a week to recap my flea market adventures with the queen of scavenging — my momma. Have a great Labor Day!

 

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