12.09.2010

THE WEEKEND

HI GALS! 
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. 

15 comments:

  1. I love it when I find a good deal at the flea market! Good luck sifting :))

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  2. I agree!!! I dont get the cheetahs at all!!!!

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  3. I cant wait till you show us your haul!! :D

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  4. Good Luck - I hope you find some great things!

    Carrie

    http://ruelamarr.blogspot.com

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  5. yes, a little overdone. too busy.

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  6. Hey Alex,after seeing those cheetahs it made me think of something for your apt. Have you ever seen those large dog statues-I think they are greyhounds? Anyways they stand tall sometimes 2 flanking a fireplace, and I see them mostly in white. I can totally see that working with your decor style. And I did see one a couple weeks back at my local Marshall's! Just an idea! :)

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  7. ahhhhhh. made me well up. for me those days were the good ole days. don't forget the vintage linen lady and the "hunter gatherer" booth. love you <3 ..mommy

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  8. *sniff sniff* I totally miss the Rose Bowl flea market! My mom was the same way, she would drag me there every single time. Now I can appreciate her efforts because she left me a fabulous collection of milk glass. I used to hate the stuff and now I love it. We lived somewhat close to the RB so we were always doing stuff like that in Pasadena. We used to decorate the Rose Parade floats every year for Wells Fargo Bank. She was the curator for the Wells Fargo Museum downtown LA. I don't know why I'm telling you all of this.......oh well. Lol!

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  9. Alex, I love the fact that you are so close with your fam!! Have a fun weekend!! Thanks for the wonderful necklaces!! Now I need a new wardrobe to match my necklace collection!! Ha!! Just kidding!! But I love them!! Thanks! : ) nikki b.

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  10. Gosh, lucky P.A! I'm in the wrong profession x

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  11. Good luck, chickie :D

    I hope it rains!!! HAHA!

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  12. omg, that sounds soo fun I love finding a great buy:)

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  13. I'm from Dena and know all about the flea market and the treasures.
    Have fun and maybe continue the tradition with your own kids... someday!

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  14. That is so true about getting rid of all that animal print and adding a small pop of blue...I think that a lighter shade of that Tiffany's robin egg blue would look great with those silver walls, kind of like what you did with that cockatoo painting in the frame! I just found your blog and I LOVE it!!!

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