Armed with a few recommendations from, foodie website, Chow Hound and the opinion forum website Yelp; I went grazing at the Eastern Market on Saturday. It’s the oldest farmers market in DC. Local farmers, food venders and artisans are present at this indoor and outdoor venue. Picture perfect produce and free samples made for a feast for the eyes and the stomach. I ate well and on the cheap.
My next stop was to the Capital Hill Flea Market to feast my eyes on all manner of jewelry, pottery, and vintage and hand crafted clothing and decorative housewares. My favorite stall was that of Olde Good Things. They reclaim architectural elements from old buildings. Someone else’s trash can become your treasure. I was really taken with the glass doorknobs. I grew up with clear glass doorknobs and I remember playing with them; imagining them to be diamonds or crystal balls to tell the future.