30 Minutes in the Life: January 2019

Over the winter months West Palm Beach has a green market at the bottom end of Clematis Street.  Two week ago I was supposed to go up and join Amy and Daniel at the market but things came up and I did not get up there.  Last week I drove up to West Palm Beach and we headed down to enjoy the sights and sounds.

First off there was a flea market leading up to to the green market that we meandered through.

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The streets were lined with vendors and I love all the interesting things I find at a flea market.

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Beautiful handmade baskets.  I loved the one with the candle inside it.

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So I now know what to do with all of Richard’s golf clubs. Make a dog.  I thought this was pretty cool.  The bicycle at the very end of the table was made with a bicycle chain.

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Jewelry and stuff toys made for an interesting table.

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Reloved – not quite sure what that means but I am assuming that it is existing clothes with a new take on them.  I did love the banner though.

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I did not get up close enough to decide whether these were pens or decorative hair pieces but I really loved the vibrant colors

At this point we had reached the green market and I was looking forward to finding the spice stand.

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I always love to see orchids.  They remind me of my dad.  These Vanda orchids were outstanding and I while I wanted to get some there was so much to still see that I found myself moving on to the next stand.

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What a wonderful burst of color these cacti created.

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And then I spent some time here at this particular stand looking at all the different spices.  Mmm the smells were awesome and I walked away with with a red curry, lamb rub spices, Marsala, and another version of curry.  I had got what I had come for.  A few stands on I found another Indian store where I bought some beef samoosa’s for Richard.

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These cute little air plants could definitely find a place in my home.

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I just gave Amy three round glass balls after her wedding with the idea that she could make some small terrariums.  These were the perfect examples for me.

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And then I found the lady selling tea.  Tea has a special place in my home.  My grandmothers, mother and aunts drank tea.  I drink tea.  But one of the best memories is always triggered by the smell of vanilla tea.  My friend Gavin, who is no longer with us, always used to invite me into the kitchen when I visited for a cup of vanilla tea that he had brought back from the Maldives.  He always said the others did not appreciate the Vanilla tea.  Of course I left with a packet of vanilla tea.  Just opening it up and smelling it makes me feel good.

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The fruit and veggies looked delicious.  Poor Daniel became the one to carry all the purchases.

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Another spice dealer.  A little more expensive but I loved that you could see what had gone into make up the spice.  Daniel decided to smell one of the spices and spent the next 10 minutes sneezing.

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Chilli’s – the colors were so vibrant and enticing.

And then we were heading back up to the flea market. My 30 minutes is up but I am going to share the rest of our outing.

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Hand made butterflies that were so delicate and beautiful.

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Colorful beads each design worked into the clay before the bead is even rolled.  Of course, I loved the black and white beads.  Amy says I need more color in my life.

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I loved these big flowers made out of recycled soda bottles and spray painted.  Amy decided that her and Daniel would have a project soon to make their own.

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And just because.  I thought of my cousins daughter daughter who has just had a sweet little girl.  I could see her in this outfit.

As I expected Amy was hungry and we needed to go for something to eat.  Actually I was hungry as well – I skipped breakfast to get up there as early as I could, so we spent some time eating before heading back to the car.  On the way I could some of the beautiful graffiti that you can find in WPB if you go looking.

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Some of my favorite artwork is on the walls in Clematis Street.

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I had to crop this one as someone in their wisdom put a gas heater in front of the bottom of the artwork.

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I loved this colorful encouragement of friendship.

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Cartoon characters and more.  I love how the artists minds work.

Going to West Palm Beach is always fun for me, especially heading down to Clematis Street and the art district.  If you are in the area stop by and enjoy what the city has for you.  Clematis Street has lots of little restaurants, pubs and places to hang out along with some awesome graffiti if you are happy to go looking.

Thank you for joining us for another month of 30 Minutes. Just a reminder that this is a circle blog, so take some time to visit my friend Kristina from Hello Olivia Photography   and see what she has for you this year.

8 Comments on “30 Minutes in the Life: January 2019

    • Thank you so much Janet – I love graffiti as well and I have done some exploring around there and there is more than I showed but those were on my walk. I have to say I am enjoying winter as a change from summer.

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  1. Images like this make me desperately miss Florida. I’m so excited to go back in just a few weeks. I need some sunshine ASAP.
    I love love love open air markets (and always go straight to the spice vendors) – sadly I’ll have to wait a few months until ours reopen again in the spring 😰

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    • I hate to tell you this but it has been a little bleak the last couple of weeks. It was cold, for Florida, and wet last weekend and kind of cold this week. I am enjoying it though because once summer starts it will be brutal again. Spice vendors are awesome. I love all the smells.

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