Hello my bloggy friends!! I have really missed you all so much. I starting to go into blog withdrawal while away on vacation! It took me a couple of days to get back in the swing of things, but here I am. The first destination on our 2 week trio up the California coast was the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market. Trust me when I say it was HUGE!! I have never been to a true flea market before and this was quite an experience. I wasn't even down the first two rows before my cart runneth over!!! I found a couple of fabulous lampshades with scalloped edges and two more old watering cans to add to my collection.
There were thousands of vendors! It was really hard to know whether to by something or not. There were a few bigger pieces that I had to pass up because they just would take up to much room in the car.
I loved this birdhouse but the price was to high for my budget. In fact I was a little surprised at some of the prices. They seemed comparable to what you would find in a shop. I guess I was under the misconception that the prices would be much lower. I was also under the delusion that it was common practice to haggle a little bit over price. Some of the vendors were really good about it. But a few were downright rude when I asked for a lower price. (And believe me, my offer was NOT unreasonable!!)
Some of the little treasures I found.... Vintage jewelry pieces (which I am always on the lookout for now!) And some wonderful old lace. (Which I am ALSO always on the lookout for now!) I'll show you what I did with some of these little treasures in a later post.
But, I would have to say... My favorite find at Pasadena was my vintage typewriter. I wave been looking for one for quite a long time. Here in Arizona, I just have not had any success. As soon as I saw this one my eyes lit up!! The woman had 3 and sold the fist two in the first half hour of the show. I was very excited to get it and happy to pay the $40.00 she was asking. It now sits on the dresser in my studio sporting my favorite quote.
Well, that's all the photo's I have for you from Pasadena. I was really expecting to find a lot more, but it's probably a good thing I didn't. I didn't know it then but I had so much more wonderful shopping to do!!! I'll see you in a couple of days for the next leg of our trip!