Monday, 13 October 2008

Rose Bowl Flea Market Fun

Today was the Rose Bowl Flea Market and ladies all I can say is that it was fantastic and I could've spent some SERIOUS money there if I didn't have to worry about getting it home

I didn't take many photos as I have to be honest I was completely overwhelmed and searching out stalls to look closer up but here are some

I really wanted this oven

And this is what I came home with

We didn't search the whole of the market due to time and the desire to buy everything insight!

I've brought myself a pair of Ugg boots (ok, ok I've brought myself 2 pairs!!)... they're the same price in $ as they are in £'s at home... what a bargain!

My friend & I have also been making our hotel room feel like home, she collects Barbie so we've been displaying them on the tv cabinet (the Hello Kitty basket is mine!)

I love buying magazines when I visit the US and have a huge pile by my bed to wade through. I was very pleased to have been able to get a copy of Matthew Mead's Halloween and Romantic Country featuring Rachel Ashwells home

Before I say goodnight I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind messages whilst I'm on my hols, I'm scrolling through google reader when I have a chance but don't have the time to comment as much or reply to your emails but I will have a proper catch up on my return!


MelMel said...

Lucky bits and bobs!
Wow fab flea market!

Josie-Mary said...

Oh Victoria that trick or treat card is lovely. That place looks fantastic, bet you can spend loads of money. Really don't think they'll let you bring the oven back!!! It's a good job I'm not there with those Ugg boots....I love them but already have 5 pairs!!! Kept up the good shopping :) x

LiLi M. said...

Aah now I envie you even more! Love that you bought an Eifel tower bottle over there! Oooh and those Ugs, they are even more comfy at that price I guess. Love all the children's books and of course the magazines. Have a great time over there!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Well done girl...You look to be whooping it up over there...
Oh I hope i too can do that oneday:)

Suzie Button said...

Hi Victoria, The flea market looks like heaven! I love everything you bought too! I love vintage cards too!
Sherry with the Wizard of Oz wanted to have everyone post their pics from the swap, since you're on vacation, do you want me to just put your pics up for you? I can, no problem, just let me know! Have a lot of fun! Suzie

Sherry said...

You got some great stuff!! I hope your enjoying your trip! To bad I'm on the other side of the country because it would be so great to see you!

Have more fun!

Sherry said...

Oh, I tagged you -- when you get time check it out on my blog!


TattingChic said...

Looks like you are having fun hitting the fleas! I'm amazed that you've found time to post! LOL!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You are so lucky~THE ROSE BOWL. Did you know we had planned to go on Sunday too? I bought my trailer so I could not do it this time. I think in July for our Anniversary.

I would be in heaven.....Keep having fun for me :)

I love my warm and cozy

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello from Australia So! SO! nice to see your "stash!" I too would have had trouble at that market Oh! no one could have had me moved from there.

Your blog is a lovely place to trip home again with all your finds.


Lisa said...

Your finds are great, sounds like you are having a good time. Glad to see you made it safely.

Sherri said...

Victoria, it looks like you came away with quite a stash of items from the Flea Market! That stove was awesome!! It doesn't fit in your suitcase though :(.

Lori said...


Couldn't you just go crazy seeing so much and couldn't buy?? The furniture was awesome! Oh and I have the Hello Kitty too!!! Have a devine time, wish we could have met! Now don't forget to sit on those suitcase to stuff it all in!!LOL, later,Lori

Country Bliss said...

Wow it looks like your having a great time it must be so hard having to restrain yourself from buying everything. The cards are so cute!
Yvonne x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh my goodness!!! You make me a horrid shade of green (that really isn't becoming) with envy, girly!
Glad to hear lots of spending is going on and lots of goodies are being had.

Sandra Evertson said...

What a Fabulous day out!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm so happy for you! You are finding some great stuff! Have fun! Twyla

MelMel said...

So loving your posts from LA!!! how cool!
I had a look at R.Ashwell's Shabby chic fab you got some of her stuff to bring home!
Your house will be amazing!
Hope your still having fun?

Sondra Behne' said...

Love the photo with all the white treasures. I am addicted to old painted white furniture.

Checkout my post at .... you'll see how much I do love white pieces.

also check out my other blog @ we are having a contest right now and will also be having another in Jan 09.

Hope to see you there and I will be back again soon.