My morning at the Brooklyn Flea

On Sunday I and one of my besties, Miss Gail, nipped across two rivers to check out the happenings at Brooklyn Flea at their winter location in the old Williamsburg Bank.  We were taken aback when entering the gorgeous space. This was truly one of the most beautiful buildings I’ve been in in so long!  Vintage was mostly the thing to find. And of vintage mostly small things like clothing, accessories, jewelry, and collectibles.  There was a little furniture but not a ton.  It was super easy to park so going on a cold rainy day was a cinch.  I’m planning on going in a few weeks when i have a little more time to browse the vintage accessories. There’s a pair of kelly green glasses i can’t get out of my head!!

Our trip in was worth it to simply see the old bank.  The icing on the cake was to find two great vendors who we are already arranging in store events with! One handmade clothing and one skin products.  We will definitely keep you posted about both of these exciting finds!

terrarium obsession

OKAY… so Yomaira has been yammering on-and-on about terrariums since last summer (her husband says its been going on for 3-years now) and we finally are dedicating a blog entry to her love of the little-green-eco-systems-in-a-jar!

These little beauties can be displayed in vintage glass jars, carafes, or any other worthy container. They add a little earthiness to any modern/vintage home! Yomaira has gone from buying gorgeous terrariums from Twig Terrariums NYC  to making her own right at home. With a little help from Beethoven’s Veranda (moss and gravel), Hoboken Hothouse (succulent plants), and Succulents Galore (baby succulent cuttings), many a terrerium has been made by Yomaira & Tacuma – (they even made an appearance at her surprise wedding where four lucky guests went home with a little-green-world of their own)!

These bad-boys are super easy to care for…just a little spritz of water every week or so, and some indirect sunlight! Great for those with/out a green-thumb and super cute for the kiddos!

Interested in making your own? Check this out or ask one of the girls at Peper & Parlor!

Comment below and you will have a chance to win a hand-made terrarium from the crew @ Peper & Parlor!

Itty-bitty and oh-so-pretty!!!

Adorable barrettes from France…

I’m not even an animal person (sorry everyone, i’m just not.) But I’m obsessed with these teeny treasures here in our Land of Little Things.  They are $11 and perfect for the animal lovin’ besty in your life (or the not-so animal lovin’)

Leopard dogs? They’re like little puppycats!!!

Our little land is growing…

glass ornament

Our land of Little Things is finally all stocked and ready for the Holidays!  We are all making our lists here at the shop and finding so much of what we need right here in this little land of little cuteness and surprises!

This land is our land...

  1. Russian nesting doll glass set  $18.95
  2. Hand-dyes boy shorts $49.00
  3. Little Terrier barrettes $11.00
  4. Perfect gold hoop earrings  $49.00
  5. Zum glow soy candles  $16.00
  6. Gorjana neon leather bracelets $52
  7. Sparkly little clutch purses  $49
  8. Shimmer leather totes  $220
  9. Adorable toddler tees all hand-printed $24
  10. Gorgeous shea butter products in sets for $54
  11. Chunky, fingerless, cable knit gloves $46
  12. Little Red Ridinghood notebook sets $18
  13. Wool over the knee argyle socks  $30
  14. Floyd by Moss Mills leather keychains  $26
  15. “Salt n Peeper” birdie salt/pepper shakers  $18

And it goes on and on and on!

so strange, so beautiful

For all you ladies (and gents) that are obsessed with all things laquered and enameled…let us introduce STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™…an amazing line of luxury polishes by artist Jane Schub.

Library of Color

STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™ stunningly provocative but wearable colors!  Every polish produces hues that are deeply and richly saturated throughout.

Six steel ball bearings ensure that each intensely pigmented color of STRANGEBEAUTIFUL™ nail polish is evenly dispersed throughout and consistently creamy. A 220 strand brush guarantees an effortless, even application every time.

Library of Color Yomaira, our resident nailphile, tested these right away and reported that the colors are stunning and she only needed one coat of polish!

we have these beautifully packaged library of color gift sets in stock for the holidays ($112 for 10 full size bottles of polish)!

Library of Colorthey make great gifts for

you or your best mani/pedi loving friends!

We LOVE Pinecone Chickadee!!

All occasion cards for your special peeps...

Just wanted to talk about how much we’re loving Pinecone Chickadee for their toddler tees and adorable printed cards.  This is a wife and hubbie team from Portland, Maine. We stumbled upon them last summer at a crafts fair adn just got in our order!  The tees are innocent (for the most part) but not typical. Super soft cotton and sized 2,4,6,and 8. The cards are perfect for just saying “HI” to Mr. or Miss Special. We love being able to support such a tiny company. Check them out next time you pass by the shop…

yummy 100% cotton tees for kids!

Oh, thank you cute man with cupcakes…

Thank you Crumbs...

So yesterday a lovely man with a bandana on his head and no coat came in from Crumbs and delivered a dozen of the cutest little ol’ cuppie cakies you ever did see. Now i’m a big fan of local, privately-run, mom & pop joints like Sweet here in hoboken, but I gotta say the little tray was quite a welcomed treat! The man said they were just out gettin’ the word out about their delicious cake and thought they’d drop a few calories on the gals at peper and parlor!  I’d busy been setting up Dr. Peters’ table for his Vinyl Snooze this Saturday and hadn’t had time to eat lunch so:

Thanks to Crumb bakery on Washington st. in Hoboken for dropping those tiny blasts of flavor on us up at the shop!! xoxoxox

The land of little things…

So a few nights ago i went to the Prince St. opening of Chris Burch’s new venture, C Wonder. A brightly-lit impeccably-merchandised retail land of all things preppy, shiney, and inexpensive (relatively) from China. Though taken by the foldable “python” ballet slippers ($78?) and the fact that the store even sold bike helmets, I was most mesmerized by all the tiniest snacks i’ve ever seen.  Tiny hamburgers stacked high but only one inch in diameter, tiny paper cones filled with tiny french fries, tiny popsicles about an inch and a half high!  I left thinking one thing-well actually two: I need to make more note of all the tiny things i love on a daily basis and that i was really hungry (three tiny snacks do NOT a meal-capable-of-absorbing-3-glasses-of-wine make…).  Here is born my segment:  “The Land of Little Things”

Teeny Tiny passed snacks were the hit of the party!

As far as the shop, I plan to go back for a few items like a monkey-mug for $8 and another look at the cheapie footwear. As far as clothing it wasn’t my thing but the vast selection made me want to re-stock the racks of Peper and Parlor all over again! We are selling through things so quickly! I’m really looking forward to a big gift offering in our new Land of Little Things!  Now I’m off to add to our holiday buy.

Stay tuned…