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Flea Market Fun
March 11, 2008

I had been looking forward to this past weekend for some time for a couple of reasons. First, on Saturday was the incredible wedding of Megan and Sean at the Skirball Center. I cannot wait to see the gorgeous images from the super fun, totally amazing, Amy and Stuart. :)
Congrats Megan and Sean- I can't stop smiling from your beautiful day!
Also, on Sunday was the Rose Bowl Flea Market (which only roles around on the 2nd Sunday of each month..) and I was on a mission for some great finds for some of our upcoming weddings. Miki, my assistant coordinator (and resident vintage style guru) came along to help. We were both in flip-flop bliss (after a long day on our feet the day before) scouring the stalls for the items we had set out to find.
Flea Markets are full of fabulous wedding finds. We snapped a few pics while we were there that I thought would be fun to share.

{Vintage metal letters on old pieces of painted wood become darling signs. My eye went straight to the "They Lived Happily Ever After" and "Cocktails" signs- how cute would they be for a wedding?}

{I am obsessed with old glass bottles. A little fun fact- the purple hue in the glass is actually a side effect of the manganese in them. Because of the lead shortages during the Civil War, glass manufacturers used manganese to give the glass clarity. When exposed to sunlight, glass with manganese eventually turns this light purple shade. These purple glass bottles can all be dated between the years between 1860-1915 because of their color. (This is also why these tiny bottles are so expensive!) }

{Here are just a couple of the many chandeliers. Can you tell I was on a purple kick? }

{I loved this piece. Too bad I have no room for it!}

{The collections of drawer pulls throughout the day was impressive. Miki snagged some to revamp an old dresser.}

{Fun, old kitchen gadgets..}

{How cute are these tiny school house chairs? I had to sit on one (gently) to show the scale. We thought they would be perfect for a kids table or a row just for the little ones at a ceremony..}



great finds! what an awesome idea. i want to go. next time let me know and i will see if can sneak away.

beautiful weddings rebecca! cant wait until mike and sarahs. see you soon!

By Anonymous leigh miller, at March 24, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

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