I have to admit - I was holding out on you yesterday. During our fabulous Brooklyn excursion, I happened upon a store that I adored, but I couldn't post about it - at least not yesterday. You see, I asked the permission of the friendly woman working there to take a photo of the store's interior and to post it on my blog. She asked that I wait until I spoke to the store's owner to post anything. And I couldn't reach the owner until today, so... now I can say it: I love Brooklyn General! And Julie, the crafty seamstress behind julieree, will love it, too (so add this one to your list, Julie).
Brooklyn General, located at 128 Union Street, carries a make-me-drool selection of yarn, vintage fabric, and fun notions. I'm not much of a seamstress myself and my knitting skills are minimal, but I had so much fun just browsing through the wares here. Since I don't frequently purchase fabric or yarn, I can't really comment on the prices. But I do know that the store's design is so inviting - many of the fixtures are vintage general store pieces, and the goods are displayed so thoughtfully. I lingered there for a while, marveling at the beautiful prints and the store's replication of an atmosphere from years gone by.
And now, in totally unrelated news, look, Ma, mint!
My mom was moved to post a comment a while back when she saw that I was using store-bought mint to make mint juleps. I'd been trying to grow mint in our window box all summer to no avail. Finally, I brought it indoors (and plopped it into a planter that Peter and Jennifer gave us), and now it's finally growing. I thought that would thrill my mom the way Brooklyn General thrilled me.