What a Combination!

How was your weekend? Ours was great. Busy. Those flowers in above pictures were purchased at Eastern Market in Washington, D.C. (which I will talk about later) by my husband and girls and given to me for Mother’s Day. They add an uplifting colors to our living room and the fragrance of the flowers remind me of the fabulous day I had with them.

This year Mother’s Day and my husband’s birthday both fell on the same day. I felt sorry for my husband since I wanted his birthday to be the only focus on the very day, but the world around us was all about Mother’s Day. We went to a diner for a birthday celebratory breakfast in the morning and then headed to a flea market at Eastern Market for a Mother’s Day afternoon. As you might already know from this post about Brooklyn Flea, I love going to flea markets.

We walked away from the diner full. You know what? I forgot to take photos of our food. My husband also does not like me to make everyone pause when the food is served so that I can take stupid pictures for my blog. Therefore, it was for the best. Honestly, I was too starving to take photos. We love Sunday breakfast/brunch and we, especially my husband, enjoy coming to Silver Diner for breakfast. I like going to diner because of the retro design and decoration. I find it very American. It’s like time traveling back to the 50’s. We’ve visited Silver Diner in Clarendon area of Arlington, VA numerous times in the past year and a half and we’ll certainly miss this joint after we leave. When we first went back to the restaurant after we came back to the D.C. metropolitan area, my second child was 10 months old. Now she can sit in a booster seat. Life is certainly moving on.

Anyways, Happy Birthday to my hubby!

After we left Silver Diner, we headed to the well-known flea market in Eastern Market, Washington, D.C. I haven’t been to too many flea markets, but I want to say this is one of the best flea markets I’ve been to.


I stopped at this jewelry store as I overheard the vendor explaining to her customers that the jewelry pieces she sold were made of natural materials such as orange peel. Everything produced by Calamarie is made with natural and recycled materials; fique, wood, iraca palm & tagua. I asked if the seeds on a pink brooch would break eventually as it was made of seeds. She told me that it wouldn’t as the material was called tagua or vegetable ivory and was known for its durability. I was quite intrigued by the jewelry pieces that derived from the creativity and consciousness to conserve the environment.


They were eye-catching. Each piece looked delicate and original. I like the big wall hangings, which find unique and gorgeous. I’ve never seen anything like that before.

What I covered here is merely a small part of this big flea market at Eastern Market. There is a lot of great food here as well, but because I was so full from breakfast, I couldn’t make myself look at food. Drat! If you ever visit Washington, D.C., I hope you will make time to go there.

It was an impeccable day. Funny thing was that it quite windy at Flea Market in D.C. just like the day we went to Brooklyn Flea in NYC during our trip there. Interesting coincidence. I felt bad for my husband that his birthday was a bit overshadowed by Mother’s Day. We celebrated his birthday a bit on Saturday, a day before, so I hope that compromised!


  1. Sophi's mom says

    What a day for you. Happy Mother’s day. Did you buy any? I want a couple things for my house from your pictures. I need to drag my husband there one of those days.

  2. says

    I love your pictures of the flowers! bright colours :) it makes me happy. Thanks for letting a comment on my blog, it put a smile on my face. First comment !!
    Have a nice week!

  3. says

    Happy Birthday to Mr. P :)
    and Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

    This flea market looks fun!! Another place to visit before we leave. Was it stroller friendly?

    • says

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for the b-day and mother’s day wishes! There is a great food section here as well and I thought about you.

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