Flea Market Style

I have a weakness for Flea Markets, Antique malls and Thrift Shops; and I'm always a little envious of people who get REALLY GREAT DEALS on the things I want to own.

Unfortunately now days I don't have much time for thrifting plus having a 4-year-old in tow on those rare occasions isn't always the ideal situation.

Then there are days where the moon and the stars align. Like this weekend. Harrison went with me to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and a couple thrift shops along the way.

Harrison was incredibly patient and gracious the entire time. I've wanted to get some pillow covers (since I can't seem to sew them) for some extremely ugly throw pillows that came with our sofa and love seat. I LOVE Anthropolgie style pillows that I saw in the store. but at ove a $100 a pop ($50 - $60 on clearance) it's not going to happen; but they act as an inspiration.

Then I found a little pillow up above my head on th top of a pile of old comforters. I pondered it for a while and then figured, what the heck, it's only $2.50. It's a satin silk with embroidery on it. I tossed the inner pillow (that wasn't the original and didn't fit correctly) and popped in an ugly pillow.

I love it! Now only 3 pillows to go. The best part is I found a matching pillow at an antique mall, only in sage green silk with a butterfly embroidered motif. Unfortunately, I didn't get it though because it was $22! I scored with my $2.50 pillow! Woot! And that Antique Mall has a rod iron fenced play area in the front of the store that Harrison played in the entire time we were there. That rocked!

From there we went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market and I spent the day looking around. I had minimal cash and cut it down considerably by buying the first thing we ran into for Harrison. Vintage ABC blocks - almost 100 of them! $8 NOT wasted!

(he wanted me to take a picture of him with his blocks.)

I also got a wire basket ( I LOVE old wire locker baskets and such) It fits perfectly on Harrison's wall and holds a bunch of his little stuffed animals. I found 2 locker baskets and wanted them, but they were out of my price range for the day. Bummer, they're hard to come by.

A day at the Flea Market was a birthday gift to myself, afterwards we went to a beautiful park nearby in Pasadena so that Harrison could play and run. After all, at four years old, you can only be good for so long and then you have to let it all out. Needless to say, he slept in the car on our long drive home.

A perfect day.


HipMomma said...

Sounds perfect. I'm always looking for wire baskets, too.

Cara said...

I love the pillow. I love fle markets, you got some good deals.

ELK said...

you have a really cute shopping buddy and it sounds as if you really did well with him in tow..it works out some days!

Unknown said...

Oh, I'm so bummed we missed you. J. scored some fun things too. I just bought some Anthro tea towels on clearance that I'm going to make into pillows, I think.

And SCORE on the wire basket and blocks! Those are great finds!

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