a light in the attic

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Scouring yard sales and antique barns has always been a family ritual during trips to Vermont, the Cape and where ever else the road has taken us.  I have inherited my Mother’s thriftiness for making someone else’s junk my treasure, all while bargaining for the best rate.  So when Daily Candy informed me today of Le Grenier in Greenpoint, I nearly died and went to heaven. Owned by Maya Marzolf, a former fashion photography producer, this boutique has the perfect mix of eclectic vintage finds, as well as, modern contemporary wares.  The best green shopping all in one place; find rustic furniture, aged glass bar sets and vanity pieces, porcelain pitchers and delightful candlesticks.  This shop will even do rentals for set design.  And because heaven must have a garden, enter Le Jardin du Grenier, an outside space used for hosting poetry readings and wine tastings.  

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le grenier, Antiques & Housewares, 19 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY  781.569.0111

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The le greneir website itself is beautifully done, design by FuzzProductions.   It includes a replica of the birch tree mural painted in store by artist, Weston Woolley. Kudos to Maya for making recycling look so good!  legrenierny.com 

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