Having sold her farm- and factory-salvaged vintage wares at the Brooklyn Flea since 2009, Valerie Bowers-Coombs has opened a Williamsburg storefront for her reasonably priced antiques. The windowed storefront’s natural light, white-brick walls and white-wood floors create a bright space for the rustic goods. Unique pieces, such as giant red letters from an old Hancock Fabrics store sign ($150) and an early 1950s scroll-down map of France ($125), are displayed next to haphazard collections of old fruit and soda crates ($12–$30). Galvanized steel containers ($8–$35), like pails and washbasins, are perfect for small-space gardens or good-looking storage. You’ll also discover wooden folding chairs from a former carnival ($20), a plethora of mason jars ($6 each; four for $20) and huge craggy chunks of decorative blue glass, salvaged from an old jar factory ($8 per pound).
Kings County Salvage
|Venue name:||Kings County Salvage|
|Cross street:||between Bedford Ave and Berry St|
|Opening hours:||Daily noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M to Marcy Ave|