Last Sunday, I was in the Orange County
area visiting friends, and I was whisked away to a flea market in LA
I sadly didn't have my camera on me, and the only picture I
took was of my outfit.
But, I can share my finds with you all!
After getting in the area, the first booth I saw had loads
of vintage threads and sewing shears, I zeroed in on the notions, and grabbed
some zippers and seam binding. The seller was extremely happy I told her I
would be using the items for future sewing projects.
I of course can't go anywhere without picking up some
patterns, it seems. I love the collar on the blouse, which on the back of the
pattern, is described as a 'boy collar'.
So, there is an amusing story with these gloves. I get to
the booth and ask the seller if I could try on one of the pairs that were out,
I fawn over them, despite them being a bit too big on me. I try on another, and
I hear 'Oh, I have more, would you like to see them?' I of course say yes, and
she pulls out this big plastic bin of gloves of various colors and from various
years. She tells me 'You know how to put on gloves, you get to look in the
treasure trove.' I spent about 5 mins perusing the box and chose these simple
At the same booth I turned around and saw a rack of vintage clothing, and
slips! I've wanted a nice slip for a while, and I looked on the rack for
something that could work for me. Finally this plain white one called to me,
and I snatched it up. The seller was incredibly sweet and I enjoyed chatting
I seem to have a bit of a thing with zeroing in on the
littlest of things, this scarf being one of them. As I walked down the aisle, I
just saw the corner of this from the inside of a small box, so I pulled it out,
and this beauty came out. There are a few snags in it, but nothing too
I hope I can figure another trip up that way in the next few
months, I saw plenty of awesome things I can get for friends and family for not
a lot of money.
Have any of you made any recent flea market purchases? Do
you have a favorite flea market?
Pardon any little hiccups you see, I'm finally getting off my lazy ass and reworking the blog!
Labels: shopping, thrifting, vintage, vintage patterns