Let me ask a question of all you fans of flea markets, vintage chic and treasure hunting: Have you ever been to the Rose Bowl Flea Market???
Yes? No? Well, I haven't, but last week I was THIS close!!! :-) It's such a legend it's something I've wanted to do forever and last Sunday we were road trippin' to the beaches in California RIGHT through Pasadena exactly while this monthly event was taking place ...
... and we didn't stop.
Well, it wasn't exactly the best place for stretching your legs with 2 toddlers on a hot, steamy August day, right? But, guess what?? The next day I hit it big with two major scores at an antique shop!! We had spent the morning on the beaches of Carpinteria, and then when Daddy had to make his Starbuck's run, I dodged into this place:Angel's Antiques where my babes were entertained by Zelda Plume and her fascinating children's stories: And the funny thing is ... when I was lamenting missing the Rose Bowl flea with three friends before we left, one asked "Well, is there something you really want to get - what are you looking for?"
My very real thoughts - "S-T-O-P the bus! Who IS this person and why does she think I need a reason to go to a flea market? Has she never experienced the joy of the hunt??? Has she never gone garage sale-ing Just For Fun??? Is she a Man??"
My very real words - "A surfboard."
Here's what I found:
The PERFECT vintage surfboard!!!!!!! I was giddy with delight as I hauled it all the way from the back of the yard up to the front, concealing my enthusiasm until after I got "the best price" from Mr. Zelda Plume. This is for my little dude's bedroom and something I'd been looking for online for ages. Truly perfect for our purposes AND truly an unbelievable price!!! And Mr. Zelda Plume had actually been selling down at the Rose Bowl the day before!!! Ha! Had he even brought these two items I KNOW they would have been priced quadruple!! Score!! Thanks, God!!
The other thing one often hunts for is that treasure you just have to have, but didn't know it existed 5 minutes ago, right??? Am I right? Are you feelin' me? This is just that thing:A fabulous old sign dug out from behind loads of junk. I'll show better pics and what I do with them down the road!! Now, go hunt with wild abandon!!! :-)