Oh, be still my heart….I think I’ve found a new love….the Pasadena Flea Market. This last Sunday I ventured down to the Rose Bowl to see what all the hoopla was about. If you like vintage, one of a kind pieces, then this is a can’t miss shopping opportunity.
They had a multitude of vintage windows, doors, hardware, and linen fabrics. Vintage clothing, handbags and the list goes on. In particular, I loved a vendor I found that had endless amounts of large, African beads that would look stunning grouped in glass vases in a cabinet. Can you image the beautiful texture and dimension that would add?
One word of caution, you must get there early. The good stuff goes fast! For example, I was looking for some bold, colorful pieces to be used on a photography set for my talented client, Lori Brystan. There it was, a velvet cobalt blue settee from the 1930’s! “How much is it I said,” trying not to sound too excited so I would have room for negotiating. “It just sold”, he said. Ughhhh. …Next time, I will get there by 7:00 a.m.
So what did I purchase you ask? I purchased some super fabulous vintage accessories. I swooned over a pendant from Nepal made with bone and antique gold. I saw something similar (not nearly as unique) at Nieman Marcus for three times the price. I love getting a good deal and the Pasadena Flea Market has plenty of deals to be had!