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!

6 comments:

  1. i was supposed to go yesterday too!

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

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    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!

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  2. love this!

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  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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Merci beaucoup!

 
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