Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Off To The Market We Go


Happy mid-week! Hope you're all having a fabulous week. As I've been mentioning, the weather has been a bit on the cool side this week. Fall is most definitely in the air which I have mixed feelings about. Sad to see summer go but excited for all of the things fall signifies.

One of my favorite things to do in the late summer into fall is head on off to the greenmarket at least once a week. I just love strolling through, browsing the various stands and seeing all of the fresh, delicious fruits & veggies, baked goods, cheese, fish & meats & lets not forget gorgeous flowers. I usually leave with quite a few totes full of goodies. It definitely sets the tone for a pleasurable, relaxing yet indulgent weekend.

I was so thrilled when I came across these absolutely gorgeous photos of the Union Square Farmers Market that Jamie took. That's my market! And she captured the vibrancy & energy perfectly. Head on over to her blog for more goodness.

Before I go, I have a little announcement regarding the Betsey Johnson Bow Pendant giveaway. Unfortunately the original pendant that I posted is no longer available. But have no fear! The new prize is even better, I think. It's the Betsey Johnson 'First Date' Bow Pendant Necklace.


Adorable, right? Hope you guys love it as much as I do. Again, sorry for the mix up. And for those of you who have yet to enter, be sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win. Remember this is only open to followers of The Alternative Wife. And you can tweet every day for extra entries.

Hope you all have a wonderful day! xoxo

Images: Jamie at From Me to You

47 comments:

ceo said...

Oh how I miss my old home in the village.. Thanks so much for your post.... you just took me back...

xxx
CEO

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh..I Love summer markets:-)*
The are so lifely,so colourful,just fabulous summer feelings!!!

These necklace also amazing,sweetheart Dawn:-)*

Love,
***Violetta***

Diana Mieczan said...

Markets are so lovely...I try to go to our local one a few times a month and I am always so excited...I love the vibe there!
Hope you are having a wonderful day my lovely:)

Hugs and kisses

Ps: I will be hosting a really great GIVEAWAY this afternoon… so please join in !!!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love these photos!! beautiful beautiful!

hiven said...

adorable
x

Melissa said...

Agreed that there's just something so relaxing about browsing a good farmer's market!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, what delicious shots!;-)
I adore the market scenery. Hope you are having
a nice day. XX

LifestyleBohemia said...

The Union Square Farmer's Market is also my favorite!

The weather forecast is perfect for next week - summer is not over yet!

Have a lovely day!
xx

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

now this is why i'm dying for summer! jxxx

Cara said...

The Union Square Farmer's market is THE BEST! I bought the most beautiful pink roses there to decorate my friends bridal shower :)

Marie-Ève said...

Oooh, I love that market! I miss New York, and frankly I don't know when I'll be back... :-(

Tanvi said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Pictures!

SMK said...

I just love farmers' markets - especially when traveling, I think it's so fun to meander through the markets

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, I do love markets! Especially the ones in South of France, though London has some nice ones too. Wishing you a wonderful day, Dawn!

Debby said...

Gorgeous, I too love strolling farmer markets... everything is so fresh. Love those sunflowers. I am not normally a sunflower girl but I picked some up for my kitchen island and they were just so happy sitting there! (They lasted forever too)! xo

BigAppleNosh said...

I LOVE the Union Square Farmer's Market; I drop by all the time!

Copious Couture said...

I love these pictures!!!!!! They are so lovely, makes me wanna go to my market now! Great pictures, and I love that tumblr! Have a great day !



Carissa

Jude said...

This makes me miss New York & fab Union Sq mkt! :) I can almost smell the market air - as always, thanks for this!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh, I want to go, so beautiful!

style'n said...

oh love going to the market! And that necklace is really adorable too.
naina

Dena said...

amazing photos doll. love markets. x

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Lovely necklace! These photos are great--nothing better than fresh produce from the market.

Nikki said...

These pica are so pretty! Love them!!


xx
Nikki

Sarah Klassen said...

I cannot get enough of Summer markets... there's one just 2 min. down the road from me -- they actually do delivery services to homes, but I like stopping in to pick up a few things. Everything is organic and fresh, and so tasty... enjoy the last bit of the markets, lovely lady!

and that necklace is so pretty!

xoxo

Valerie said...

Farmer's markets are so fun and these pictures make me want some fresh fruit right now. I love this necklace even more than the last one! Amazing!

xo
Valerie

Etrapar said...

yep, great pictures....at least that flowers are so beautiful...
kisses&take.care

Poppies and Sunshine said...

So beautiful! What a fabulous looking market!

Jenna @ Mi Vida Bonita said...

I am so jealous of your market, it's beautiful! Looks like some great produce too. I can't wait for fall/winter because then our outdoor farmers market comes back...until then it's just too hot.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

These images are gorgeous. I love shopping fresh markets, especially the fruits and flowers.

shari @ little blue deer said...

I love the Union Square market! Do you remember after 9/11 when it was literally COVERED with flowers? So beautiful, so tragic. Dawn, I actually like the new Betsey Johnson better! XX!

The October Issue said...

love the shorts!

Charlotta Ward said...

Oh yes, the lazy hazy days of late Summer are the best! Gone is that panic and stress that comes with 'making the most out of Summer' and relaxation kicks in on a deeper level. Happy tanned feet walk barefoot in sheer contentment and the mind is freed from the clutter of all 'must do' and worries. I love the markets at this time of the year too. The abundance of ripe fruit, flowers and vegies. A time to indulge and fuel up for a productive Autumn ahead.

xx Charlotta

Charlotta Ward said...

Sorry.. I got so caught up in your 'late Summer' post I forgot to say that I'd love to enter the give-away.
I am also appalled with myself for not having clicked the 'follow button' before.. (I have now!.. right after I gave myself a real beating!..) :|
You have been on my blog roll forever though and you know I love you.

xx Charlotta

ash said...

colorful summer market!
so beautiful, love the sunflower :)

Jess said...

Oh wow - love the new necklace even more!!

Punctuation Mark said...

around here we don't have great markets because people don't appreciate the products you can find there... they prefer go to the super market... have fun!

Taylor said...

Beautiful photos!!!!! I love hitting the farmers markets and supporting the local farmers !!! One of my fav parts of warm weather!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello my beautiful friend! I'm so inspired by this post... it has left me thinking of Rome. Nothing more charming than a stroll to the market, and nothing more tasty than fresh produce, YUM! These are some beautiful photos, I can almost smell it...

Happy Wednesday!

Rachel

Stacey said...

I adore the shot of the peppers! Jamie is awesome! I love going to the farmer's market too. xoxo

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Visiting the market sounds like the perfect way to end a day - full of leisure, pleasure and beauty. Your week sounds like my day today and I'm so hoping it will slow down a bit. I'm exhausted. Smiling, but exhausted. Here's to getting to Friday quicker than expected. :)

honey my heart said...

i'm so glad that it is the middle of the week as well because it means the farmers market by my house is the next day and the weekend is close :)

Marcie said...

Your blog is so popular! I've loved watching you grow and gain popularity!

Back to the post at hand. I love the market! There is something so rustic and peaceful about the whole experience. I just love it.

xo M

ag. said...

Sunflowers are my favourite flowers...gorgeous photos of them! Aren't markets great?! When I was in France strolling through the markets was definitely my favourite thing to do!

PS That is an amazing necklace! Definitely love it!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Love all the beautiful photos of the markets.
The colours and photos of the sunflowers, fruit and vegetables are amazing.

Hope that you are having a great week
Hugs
Carolyn

Miles Of Style said...

beautiful images! i love going to the market on sundays! this giveaway looks sooo cute...im off to enter it rightaway!

persis.

Aspiring Kennedy said...

oooh- wine culture. definitely something i can get into!! ;)

Café Bellini said...

I love markets, too! Worlds away from a supermarket, even if it sort of the same thing!