Blue skies reigned at Saturday's Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market in Berkeley Park, where more than 100 craft and flea market vendors set up their tents in a parking lot at 46th Avenue and Tennyson Street. That noted, it couldn't have been a more beautiful day for mother-daughter bonding, people (girl and dog) watching, freshly slung pizzas, gourmet iced mocktails and hunting for lucky finds from Colorado crafters and funky shabby-chic dealers.
Hair flowers, adorable stuffed nonsense, chic shoes and big bags were just a few of the things proffered at the season's first Horseshoe.
Local burlesque queen and cocktail know-it-all Michelle Baldwin traded her feathers for a tiki apron to mix ice-cold mocktails from the Hula Moon bar. Hungry vegans -- and just plain forward-thinking foodies -- braved long lines for a taste of good grub from the touring Great Food Truck Race contestant, Seabirds. Did we mention the beer-battered avocado tacos and jackfruit sliders? But Denver's own Little Orange Rocket and Basic Kneads held their own, too, slinging the goods all day long. The market's impromptu dog show rivaled the Westminster Kennel Club in scope, and there were pretty girls in sundresses, boots and wide-brimmed hats everywhere, including this ivory-skinned beauty, who sweetly flaunted a Victorian circus girl vibe. Yep: It was all there, from the cheerily rustic to the downright strange. If you missed this opportunity, fear not! You'll have a second and even a third chance to visit the Horseshoe Market on August 6 and October 1. Check out the website for details.
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