After my most recent jaunt to our local Target I came home hiding my purchases a bit more than usual. Come on ladies..you know what I’m talking about. You spent just a tad too much while at Tarjay and so it becomes a bit of a game to not only get your one too many bags in the house without the other half seeing it, but then casually pulling it off when he asks, “Honey is that new?”. NOOOOOO! Of course it isn’t! Yeah right.
Well, I’m guilty. It was just too good! Not only did I pick up this cute summer hat for days by the pool and hanging on the beach…..
Glass Lamp Base
Adorable for a dash of Americana just in time for the 4th of July! Throw a few on a neutral sofa or an all white bed.
I so wish they had these frames in multiple sizes! The pattern is just too cute and of course the white looks fresh and summery.
I have been one busy girl lately! This past weekend as I have been sharing with everyone, quite often, was my trip to the Rose Bowl with Eddie and Jaithan. Our little flea market group wasn’t meeting until 10am Sunday morning, but since the hubby agreed to watch our girl while I shopped I took advantage of my alone time. I got up nice and early and headed over to the Bowl way before 10am to see if I could score deals. To be honest, I was overwhelmed!!!! I don’t go to many flea markets..actually I think I’ve been to one. I usually hit up estate and yard sales for my deals. So, I didn’t really know my prices and I was a bit nervous to buy anything in fear that it would be a piece of…well you get the idea.
Well, that’s where Eddie’s little trip totally helped! Our group was fun, enthusiastic and ready for those deals and finds. Eddie was SO informative and full of so many wonderful, creative ideas for gifts, decorating, and general antique knowledge. He and Jaithan are the sweetest guys and so down to earth. I wish I could bundle up their positive energy for myself. Really, truely,…these guys are the real deal!
One particular highlight of the day was meeting the bloggers behind some of the blogs I follow and admire. The three girls were none other than Grace from Grace Happens, Alex who owns Rustic Rooster Interiors and Melissa from Seagrass Interiors who works as a junior designer at the Rooster. I was thrilled to finally meet the Rooster chicks from Encinitas, CA and will definitely be taking a day trip down there very soon to check out the store!
It was awesome that they came to the event because the three of them had a design sense similar to my own. Since I didn’t take a friend with me, I kept bouncing ideas off them and getting their approval on some things I was seeing and liking. Thanks girls for putting up with me!
So, you’re wondering…what did I find? Here are my flea market goodies:
I found this gorgeous mirror with the scallop shell at the top for over our living room fireplace. Its a bit more Shabby Chic than I had planned on going with, but I’m liking it a lot. But, knowing me I’ll decide it isn’t right and want something else. And that actually is fine because it would look great in our guest room which is beachy with white painted furniture.
Well the living room is coming along slowly but surely. Still need tables and some other things, but its coming together. Any thoughts…opinions?
Can you tell I am super excited!? I’ve been a So Cal native all my life AND I grew up very close to Pasadena and I’m ashamed to say I have never been to the Rose Bowl Flea Market. I think the task always seemed too daunting to me. I’ve done other, smaller flea markets, but I’ve always wanted to hit the Rose Bowl one.
Last week when I was catching up on my blog reading, I found out that Eddie Ross was going to be in town doing his flea market shopping trip! If you live in the Southern California area you need to sign up now for the event which is on March 14th. There may be a few more spots open for you to join in. Its going to be a fun day for sure!
Here are some photos from his last Rose Bowl trip. Sign up HERE!