Rose Bowl Flea Market

Wow.  This flea rocks.  Of course, there were some junky areas, but overall, I really wish I had a U-Haul to take back to North Carolina.  Raleigh, NC's flea market is pretty big too, but the Rose Bowl, which only happens once a month in Pasadena, CA, is at least 3 times the size of Raleigh's market.

I started out a little late getting there around 9:30 a.m.  There were lots of clothes, antiques, new items, home accessories, and of course, vintage items and collectibles.

I thought this art could be a fun DIY project.

I was drawn to this X for some reason.

I really, really wanted one of these signs, but they were so heavy and cost a little more than what I was willing to pay.

Old children's books turned into art.

For some reason I wanted this picture.  It was only $10 too, but I was afraid I was going to dislike it once I brought it home.

Lots of hardware.

Book page blocks.  I was going to buy a few these to go on a bookshelf, but I opted out.  I thought maybe the print was too small for guests to see, so it might come across as just a large black rectangle when looking at them across the room.

I should have taken a lot of up close photos of the items in this booth.  This was probably my favorite booth there.  Lots of fantastic vintage items.  I was particularly drawn to the Borden milk box and old metal canisters.

Um, how cool is that fan?

The funny thing about this post is I forgot to take photos of the things I bought.  I didn't buy much.  Okay, I only bought two items.  A sign that said "N St" and a small brass pig.  Yeah, I am shocked too.    I walked in there with the idea to spend some money on some items for our home back in NC but the nagging reality of having to make sure it fits in our car was in the back of my head the whole time.  So if you are ever in the Pasadena area during flea market time, go check it out!  But remember there is barely any shade, and this flea goes on and on and on.  There's lots to see!

Have a great weekend!  I am spending the weekend with Grandma from OR, and we are taking Owen to Sea World today.  Yippee!



  1. ooo... I hadn't heard of this flea market. we've got a big, fun one up in the bay area {if you make it up this way}. they get all fancy and call it an antiques fair. :)

  2. Love your finds. Can you believe I have not even been to this market yet and I am only an hour or so away. I definitely need to put that further up my to do list :)

  3. So fun! I am so glad that you posted lots of pictures of all the cool things you saw. I am so jealous! Makes me want to visit our flea market we have here in Raleigh. They had some really neat stuff the last time I went.

  4. So much eye candy in this post! Your photography is superb, too. We don't have anything like that where I live, I'm extremely jealous!

  5. That looks like fun!my husband and I would both love that. We don't really have anything like that in Australia unfortunately. I would have snapped up the vintage Peter Rabbit story book turned into art. Beatrix Potter books are beautiful.

  6. Wow!!! great flea market and of course I would love to go the Rosé Bowl football game..Ohio vs ANY team! Woot woot!


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