I'm pretty excited for this weekend. It's definitely going to be jam packed and two days is reallllly not enough, but I'll have to make it all fit.
The gargantuan Rose Bowl flea market is this weekend (held the second Sunday of the month, rain or shine)...Hopefully rain, so the crowds will be at a minimum, meaning sweeter deals for me! HA!
But if not, its a good thing I'm a great haggler!
My dad is an antique bottle collector and excavator and has been going to the Rose Bowl for years and years, so this isn't a new thing for me. I remember when I was a girl I used to hate going to the never-ending lot full of "old junk". But my mom always tried to make it fun for me...We used to look for antique crystal beads, many of which I still have today and love and cherish. Today my mom and I love going to the Rose Bowl, while my dad rubs elbows with his fellow collectors, buys and trades, my mom and I venture off to find pretty treasures.
We'll see what finds I come home with!
When Ivanka Trump made over her assistant's apartment she used various flea market finds. Funny, that an even an heiress can appreciate the "find".... though she probably wasn't the one digging around in flea markets. You just really can't find furniture and design elements today like they were made in the past.
IMHO what she created was a bit overdone for my taste, though I still think she incorporated some fabulous pieces! Take out one of the zebra rugs, both scary cheetahs, the silver walls, take out the red and add a blue hue.....then I'd love it.