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Sunday at SoWa!

Clover food truck

Clover food truck

What better way is there to spend a lazy Sunday morning, then by strolling around the SoWa Open Market down on Harrison Avenue in the South End? SoWa (which stands for South of Washington) is part farmer’s market, part vintage flea, part homemade crafts extravaganza, and it runs every Sunday from 10am – 4pm, May through October.

Our first stop was Clover for a breakfast sandwich and some yogurt with granola. Clover is just one of many awesome food trucks at SoWa serving up all sorts of deliciousness from BBQ to ice cream to gourmet grilled cheese!

Next, we checked out the goods at the vintage market that is inside the large, brick warehouse right beside the open market. I’ve found the selection to be very hit or miss–and, lately, mostly miss–which is why I haven’t been by for awhile. However, my experience this morning is perfect proof of why you should never give up on a place, because there were lots of interesting and really nice items that were very affordable.

We picked up an AMAZING vintage globe. Decorating with globes and maps is a classic and colorful way to create visual impact on a side table or wall. I’m pretty fond of them, and as you saw in the snapshot I shared last week, one or two will always be a staple in our inventory at Ampersand. However, this one is particularly unique.

Upon first glance, you might be thinking, “Oh, that’s nice.” BUT, if you look more closely, you’ll see that it’s actually a celestial globe! It shows all of the various stars and constellations in the celestial sphere. See…

The color doesn’t read very well in the photos–it’s more of a deep, vibrant teal. The globe spins smoothly, and you can remove it from the metal, tripod base and flip it over to see the constellations on the other side. It’s pretty cool–I’ve never come across one of these before. I may have to keep it for myself.

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