Flea Feature | Rose Bowl Flea
A.K.A The Mother Flea
The mother of all flea markets has finally hit my pages. After spending most of my life in Southern California I finally got the chance to hit up the Rose Bowl Flea Market + boy, I was N O T disappointed! I saw so many amazing pieces from vintage paintings, to more textiles than I've ever seen in my life, table ware + kitchen goods, to even, R2-D2. They also provide various food choices (went with the breakfast burrito) + beer + wine, I'm definitely grabbing a drink next time around.
First of all, the space is gigantic. We only had the energy to shop in one section, the orange section, which is probably 1/4 of the whole flea. But, this section was where it was at. With furniture dealers, repurposed goods + tons of clothing we had plenty to peruse. Without a doubt, if you're looking for unique textiles + rugs, this will be your jam. We were looking for a beautiful rug to use as the alter at a wedding + found one for only $100. What a steal.
There was a generous mix of items from clothing + home goods to plants + knock-offs. The only downside of it being so large is there are so many vendors! Majority of them are amazing, but you'll see a few you shouldn't even bother with.
I tried to capture an array of items, however I got so distracted I missed out on a lot of amazing pieces. I'll be back month after month to capture you many more finds!
so many crystals...
The flea was buzzing with an eclectic mix of L.A people + out-of-towners. From super hip gals who walked off the page of a Free People catalog, to your bohemian granny + antique collector, everyone was there to check out the goods. The vibe altogether was relaxed, excited + eager to find the finds! All the vendors I interacted with were wonderful. They definitely want to bargain here, every single one of them wanted to work with me + get the price to a reasonable place. Overall, L O V E D the vibe + people!
Aren't these a m a z i n g ?!
My Flea Finds
There was a plethora of plants to choose from, however I fell in love with this pink tinted Aloe plant from For the Love of Cacti.
I also walked away with these adorable Vintage Noritake Green + White tea cups, it's hard to resist that pastel green + gold rim.
Day: 2nd Sunday of Every Month
Cost: 5-7am $20 | 7-8am $15 | 8-9am $10 | 9am $8
Space: 1001 Rose Bowl Dr. Pasadena, Ca 91103
Rose Bowl, you did not disappoint + I will be back! Whenever I move to L.A proper I'll be back for some major home shopping!