Monday, April 12, 2010

A Morning at the Rose Bowl Flea Market

In the airport on the way home from BlissDom in February, I met four wonderful women. Laura Tremaine, the Hollywood Housewife, lives just up the freeway in LA and I thought her blog title was quippy and fun. Since then, I've really enjoyed reading her blog and getting to know her better through the blogosphere. Last month, she blogged about visiting the Rose Bowl Flea Market and though I'd never heard of it, I knew I wanted to go sometime, so I tweeted her and then invited myself along to join her...and she was totally game. YAY!

Yesterday was chilly and overcast, but we met at the front gate at 9:30 and spent three hours meandering through, catching up, and chatting about blogs. We had a blast and I can't wait to hang out with her again.

At the flea market, we found all sorts of AMAZING finds...this beautiful and wonderfully constructed deco desk was only $150...but sadly, neither of us decided to get it.
There were a lot of antiques and also new items...but I kept gravitating toward the antiques. There were a number of beautiful items!
This retro range made me swoon...at one point, I planned to do a retro kitchen, but then I realized that being that specific in a condo wasn't really an option. : (
We also found some CRAZY things...like the Puppoose. If I had a dog, I'm sure it would be that lazy, too. But really...REALLY???
We found a GORGEOUS set of end tables for a steal. With a little love, the blonde beauties will be amazing in someone's home...
...in the Hollywood Housewife's home!!!
What a fun day with a fun girl! I can't wait to hang out with her again, even though she made me do manual labor!!! : )
I also ran into Lindsey from Better After!!! What a small world!

I also found a darling end table which I'll be blogging about later this week. SO excited to find exactly what I was looking for!


14 comments:

Melissa Brandman said...

I LOVE the Rose Bowl Flea Market - it's been years since I've gone. Take me with you next time, pretty please???

Tira J said...

Oh Man! I have lived here my entire life and have never been to the Rose Bowl flea market. Next time you come up this way to go, let me know.

laura @ hollywood housewife said...

Such a fun Sunday morning! Can't wait to do it again.

You take beautiful pictures. Really.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

OMG on the dog carrier!!! Looks like a FANTASTIC day!!

Ashley said...

Can't wait to see your table! But I'm still really confused as to why you didn't buy that dog sling. Come on JJ, that's a find! (:

Condo Blues said...

The retro stove makes me so swoony I'll forgive it for being light blue.

I'm impressed that you went to the flea market with your own dolly. Whoa.

Living With Lindsay said...

gah! I'm so jealous. I'll have to come out sometime and we can go together. I've always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market!

That lady with her dog in a sling is freaking hilarious. Were they big sellers?

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

The dog sling completely cracks me up...

I'm still sad about the non-invite. Drats!

Pick a Sunday! We are going!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I'm so excited for yard sales to start back up. It's the best way to shop and find a bargain! :)

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Hey! What fun that was! I totally saw and molested that stove too. AND the dog carrier! What the heck was that? I'm so glad we got to meet in real life!

Kim said...

I miss, miss, miss the heck out of going to the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Good times, good times.

Thanks for the memory!

LoveFeast Table said...

The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the places I dream of visiting some day!! What a great day! ~Chris Ann

Marcy of The Glamorous Life said...

Your photos are delicious on this post. I am going to go on the June 13th one. Cuz the next one is on MOTHERS DAY. And um, I GOTTA do stuff with my kids right?

:)

Risa West said...

those matching end tables are fabulous. i would love them in my home... hopefully someday i will find some near me in DC