The location of the "Rose Bowl Flea Market" stadium was beautiful as I gazed upward to view all the beautiful and stately homes dotting the hillsides.
I was previously advised by a friend to wear comfortable shoes for walking and bring something to place all my wares into (preferably with wheels). I immediately spotted what appeared to be "the veterans"of such events because not only did they push carts on wheels, but arrived in trucks and were loaded with merchandise on 4 wheeled flatbed carts.
As for me, I was just like a kid in a candy store well more like a collector/decorator store. I can hardly wait for the next opportunity to return with my husband and feel so lucky that we share a love of collecting, thrifting and look for vintage finds.
Lastly, I want to say how proud I was of myself that I didn't loose my head among 2,500 vendors trying to buy everything in site. I actually bargained for everything and that's why I could go home with so many fabulous and functional finds for $122.00.
On our way home we drove through scenic Malibu and realized all over again how blessed and happy we are to live in beautiful California!
Hubby in line for tickets
Making a purchase (ceiling medallion) for a chandelier
Beautiful blue and white quilt
Vintage Valentine cards
Beautiful chandeliers everywhere