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Shopgirl Visits: Brook Farm General Store in Brooklyn

Hello everyone this is Jillian posting from Australia today! How are you? If you love a natural approach to living then you’ll love this month’s edition of shopgirl where Brook Farm General Store in Brooklyn is given a friendly visit and photo shoot.

Brook Farm General Store

This inspiring shop (also with an online store) is a modern interpretation of the traditional general stores of New York City. Over the years I’ve seen the store featured on decor8 and in a few other blogs and magazines, so when it was my turn to visit New York, Brook Farm General Store was on my list. The store stocks well designed practical goods, the kind of items I like to use in my own home.

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store is located in Williamsburg nestled in a small street just under the Williamsburg Bridge. Philippa, one of the owners, welcomed me to the store and let me wander around the shop snapping away to my heart’s content. The shop is neat, bright clean and light, the perfect palette to highlight the wares on display.

Brook Farm General Store

So what did I find in the store? A little bit of everything! There were goods for the kitchen and items for pets. There were things for the office and for the home like lights, brushes, enamelware, rugs and throws. This store stocks iconic brands such as Falcon enamelware and Opinel in addition to items from their own in house brand, Tourne. Of course I had to go home with something, but with so many lovely things all around me, it was hard to make a decision. As I love to cook, a box of Opinel French knives came home with me tucked carefully into my luggage.

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

Brook Farm General Store

What would you have packed away in your suitcase?

Next time you’re in Brooklyn, you can find Brook Farm General Store at 75 South 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, (718) 388-8642. If you’re not in town, they have a great online shopping site that you can find here.

Wishing you all the best for the holidays! – Jillian.

(images & text: jillian lieboff)

Posted by decor8 in Shopgirl Visits on December 17, 2012

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  1. Laura commented
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:05pm

    aaaa, the rubber ducks, the rubber ducks…..adopt a duck….Lovit
    :)
    Laura

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  2. Zaira commented
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:11pm

    I always love your reportage…and your book is on the way!
    Thank you for inspiring.

    Zaira xx

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  3. Julia commented
    December 17th, 2012 at 2:42pm

    I love this kind of shop! What a pity I live in France. It is really lovely!
    Julia´s last blog post ..De retour dans la boutique • Back in the shop

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  4. Vicki commented
    December 17th, 2012 at 5:33pm

    I discovered their online store and it is beautifully simple. I ordered from them for xmas and will do so again.

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  5. Mnêmosunê commented
    December 17th, 2012 at 8:49pm

    This is typically the kind of shop I love !
    Mnêmosunê´s last blog post ..Muffins au potiron

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  6. Tazim commented
    December 17th, 2012 at 11:09pm

    That is my kind of shop! Love the ceramic knobs!
    Tazim´s last blog post ..Winter Ready Entryways

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  7. Chloe Moon commented
    December 18th, 2012 at 2:45am

    Oh my…If I went there I’d be broke!! I hope no one I know suggests we go to Brooklyn, because I know where I’ll be! =)

    Ergo-Blog
    Chloe Moon´s last blog post ..Here and There & This and That…

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  8. Zoe commented
    December 18th, 2012 at 9:11am

    That’s the kind of shop I could spend days in… Maybe I’m gonna spend today in their online shop ;)
    xo Zoe

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  9. the chronic utilitarian commented
    December 19th, 2012 at 3:14pm

    what a great shoppe!

    happy hollydays!!!
    the chronic utilitarian´s last blog post ..love over terror (okay, terrier)

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  10. Kicki commented
    January 4th, 2013 at 7:57pm

    Love these kinds of stores. Eye candy big time.

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  11. Kate commented
    January 6th, 2013 at 8:38am

    Ahhhh I’m coveting those beautiful wire baskets! My first visit to the blog, I’m hooked and will be coming back daily!

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  12. Rebekah commented
    January 8th, 2013 at 1:41pm

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to visit the shop on our next trip to NYC.
    Rebekah´s last blog post ..Roasted Roots

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