Friday, October 24, 2008

Flea Market Fun!

A few weeks ago I decided to visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market. If you live in the Los Angeles area and haven't been, it is quite the scene.  They run the second Sunday of each month, and the next one is November 9. There really is something for everyone. Here are some highlights of what I saw available for purchase:
  • beef jerky
  • 4' x 6' oil painting of a Catholic bishop? deacon? high priest?
  • taxidermied elk
  • super-swinging acrylic bar
  • more hipster-esque clothing than you can shake a stick at
If you ever need anything that falls into the category of "kitsch," this is your one-stop shop. But, I digress.

After ogling the vast assortment of creepy wares, I did find a really cool vintage furniture vendor, Caught My Fancy. One of the best ways you can be "green" is by reusing existing resources, and these guys have done a great job at buying and freshening up vintage pieces. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of "shabby chic" for an entire room or house.  However, I think some of their pieces, integrated into the right setting, could be really great. For example, the nightstands shown below would integrate beautifully with mirrored furniture to give you a truly feminine, glamourous, regency look:

Another great thing about these guys?  Their prices are super-reasonable.  The night chests shown above are just $415 for the pair!  Check out the link here: Drexel Night Stands.

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