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It’s become one of my favorite Mother’s Day traditions…

flea market

After brunch, I get to slip away to the flea market…

flea market

I usually bring about $50 and a couple rolls of film…

flea market

…to buy and take pictures of whatever I want…

flea market

Here are some of the things I spotted today at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. (My favorite is the pink petticoat hanging from a tree!)

I ended up buying two vintage summer dress (originally from the old Bullocks store on Wilshire Blvd.) One of them is leopard print and very 1960s! I have more photos! Will post them on flickr later.

Hope you had a lovely day!



21 Comments on Sunday at the Flea Market

  1. Oh, gosh, going to flea markets is one of my absolute favourite things ever. I wish I was there with you, my dear Tina! I love that painting in the last photo, btw, wonderful!

  2. always such interesting finds, when people put out their leftovers or left behinds. happy mothers day!

  3. I just came across your wonderful blog. Sounds like you had a perfect day at the flea market.

  4. I love going to flea markets. I am always looking for vintage clothes. Can’t wait to see your finds.

  5. The summer dresses sound wonderful and what a lovely way to spend the day. The Rose Bowl flea market is as fascinating as Portabello Road or the Paris markets.

  6. i really regret not buying the tutu now. not that i would have anywhere to wear the tutu. it would just look really cute in the closet.

  7. What a fun way to spend your day, and such fantastic composure and saturated color in your photos! Happy mother’s day!

  8. yep. the tutu is fabulous….but there will be another; and this one has brought us happiness, just getting to see it here! a delight.

  9. Looks like it was a lovely day!

    Really wanting to hit up the outdoor fleas in NYC very soon!

  10. What a wonderful way to spend Mother’s Day! Love the finds. MalcolmStudioShop.etsy.com

  11. Love the colour and sheer happiness of these photos! Glad you had such a wonderful day!


  12. Ooooooh this looks wonderful.

    I am moving to Pasadena soon so would love to check this out – where is this held?


  13. You hit the nail on the head: You must have at least one adorable vigntae item. Thus far, I have amassed a small army of vigntae vases, though I think your straw holder is far cuter than most vigntaey weddingness I’ve seen!