March Rose Bowl Flea Market Finds

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arriving at the market at 6:30am

arriving at the market at 6:30am

Yesterday my husband, my friend Kristin, and I hit the Rose Bowl Flea Market bright and early -even with daylight savings, so kudos to us.  It was our first time, and holy cow was it awesome.  For those of you that have never been or don't know, the Rose Bowl market is a huge monthly flea market in Pasadena with endless vendors selling all types of antiques and vintage finds.  It's pretty overwhelming- but if you have the patience and the stamina (we were there for 6 hours) it's totally worth the trip.  My husband loves thrift shops, so he was absolutely in hog heaven when he found the second lot filled with vintage clothing vendors.  He came home with some questionable clothing pieces as you can see below. I know for the future not to let him run loose with cash in the market without supervision!  Kristin is in fashion and she scored some rad vintage aviator sunglasses and an old luggage case.  And me... I learned a valuable lesson at my first flea market- don't hesitate!  I saw some things I liked but wanted to take a few minutes to think it over, and I ended up missing what I now realize were some really special finds.  I will be dreaming about the vintage woven lampshade that I let slip through my fingers for quite some time I'm sure.  I'm hoping whoever bought it will try to sell it on etsy or ebay- I'll pay top dollar!!  Anyway, I did eventually buck up and buy an amazing vintage Saltillo blanket from the 50's.  I'm not quite sure what I plan to do with it yet, but love the colors.  I also picked up a cute little brass bug that's actually a bottle opener.  Here are a few snaps of our day.

the greatest flea market on earth

the greatest flea market on earth

Vintage saltillo blanket from the 50's

Vintage saltillo blanket from the 50's

my husband got a little overly excited and bought some questionable items.  I'm still cracking up about the lady poncho!

my husband got a little overly excited and bought some questionable items.  I'm still cracking up about the lady poncho!

I scored with this $5 vintage bug- it's actually a bottle opener!

I scored with this $5 vintage bug- it's actually a bottle opener!