So where do I begin? Anyone who reads flea market type magazines has heard of the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market. I myself have been fascinated by stories about it for a long time. So when my youngest daughter Bethany moved to Pasadena I was thrilled to have the the chance to check it out for myself.
It is billed as The Greatest Flea Market on Earth! I don’t know if that’s true or not but I’m here to tell ya’ that it is ginormous! We started off shopping the circle around the perimeter of the arena first before we realized that there was another huge section over the bridge and behind the arena. Row upon row of junk, glorious junk!
There were handcrafted items, vintage clothing, antiques, Steam Punk, rustic, industrial . . . but enough talking already, come along and see our day at The Greatest Flea Market on Earth!
Of course we couldn’t possibly see it all. There comes a point in the day where you just can’t take any more in. But it was wonderful and fun, there was something for everyone, the prices ranged from a bit too high to great bargains, especially as it came closer to closing time and the vendors were offering discounts. I was restrained in my buying (a fortunate thing I guess) by the fact that I had only one bag to bring home on the plane and it was already full with the flowers I bought at the L.A. Flower Market. We escaped the market with only one small purchase for my daughter’s apartment (which is darling by the way and well done on a student’s budget, but that is for a future post).
So was it The Greatest Flea Market on Earth? I’ve never been to one better, and in the end it was a great day of sunshine, people watching, eating, shopping and spending time with my girl. I would definitely do it all again!
Blessings to you,