Monday, January 14, 2013

Apres Weekend | Rose Bowl Flea Market

Before watching the greatness that was the Golden Globes and swooning and flinching at the red carpet fashions, I was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market on one of the coldest days of the year, where I walked and haggled with the best of hipsters in Los Angeles. I also hit starvation levels of hunger until I FINALLY found a taco stand at the farthest end of the antique mall and nearly swallowed a carne asada burrito whole while sharing a standing table with some dude and his cobalt blue macaw. True Hollywood story.

Seeing as it was my first time at the famed flea market, I went there with a mission in mind: to find antique brass sconces. However, I also planned to make my way around the whole of it to check out every single item lugged there by very kind and patient vendors. This is why I go shopping alone. Most people don't make it out alive with me. While I did find the most beautiful antique brass sconces dripping in mint condition crystals, the lady was firm on the price tag and my Armenian negotiation tactics were exercised in vain. I did come across some other beautiful trinkets, like two mini urchin objets that now decorate my nightstand and three super thin yellow and rose gold rings, which I snapped up immediately. That's not to say I didn't fall in love with other pretty little things. Check out my fave finds below and don't forget to follow La Petite Gigi on Instagram for daily behind-the-scenes shots!

Just wasn't meant to be.

Gotta have fresh horchata!


  1. i was supposed to go yesterday too!

    etsy for the sconces..i see them all the time while price vetting for work

    1. Totally. I've looked at Etsy and eBay and, while they're both great, these were just stunning in person. I don't regret it, though. You have to establish a budget and stick to it!

  2. love this!

  3. love those urchins and that chair!
    I've always wanted to go to that flea market and have yet to just get to it!

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