Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Morning Melrose Ave - Bargains and Brunch (Melrose Trading Post)

You may be familiar with my posts about the Rose Bowl Flea Market but the Melrose Trading Post is another favorite flea of mine... For one, it is only two dollars entrance fee, it is weekly (every Sunday), and it is not as overwhelmingly huge! The vendors, as you are about to see, have a great aesthetic with compelling booths... and I think they are more flexible during the most thrilling part of the experience - the bargaining! I don't think I've ever spent so little and bought so much! So skilled were my negotiations there was room left in the budget for a quick trip to Jonathan Adler!!

Erika's gorgeous new belt - $15!!

As I mentioned, there was room in the budget for a small purchase at Jonathan Adler. I just had to have Erica photograph me in the shop - my vintage carousel skirt was as at home as I was perched atop this oversize white leather poof!!

I hoped to check out the Los Feliz Festival next but alas, my back injury put a halt to my plans - glad I had the opportunity to do this impromptu posting instead!

Stay tuned for part two - what we ate!!

What have you been up to this weekend dear readers/followers??


tessa said...

how are there always so many fascinating outdoor market/festivals where you live?! super jealous.

pinkmate said...

awesome photos!!! I specifically like gold belt :)


♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

Love the furni's, frames, love the cowboy boots, Looove Erika's new belt! VERY NICE!♥
Like your sandals and top, you look great in orange :).
I hope your back gets better. :)

Sandwich de Dinausore said...

Nice pictures :)

Ann said...

The carousel skirt looks cute and cool ♥

Too many treasures in there,
and the furs look good.

Gina Michele said...

I see so many amazing things in those pics! You've got me itching to do some flea market shopping.
That carousel skirt is SO amazing!

♥ Gina Michele

In Pursuit of Style said...

This looks amazing! I am obsessed with all the great buys - I feel as if I need to take a little trip to our local flea in NY...

In Pursuit of Style

aninha said...

Veru cool!!! I loved

The Happening said...

Very cool shots! Kind of reminds me of Portobello market in London!

Miladies said...

It seems that this market is wonderful. In Spain there are markets like that next to beaches.

Kisses from


Fabrizia said...

What a wonderful market! Great, I like it!

Samantha said...

Extremely jealous that these amazing flea markets are so close to home for you!


Kayla said...

i LOVE the melrose flea market! Totally makes me miss living in La, so much

<3 Kayla xx

kira said...

great post!
looks like a fun day :)

Alex said...

I love the Melrose Trading Post. It's a great Sunday morning activity - there are so many great things hidden in the stalls. I also just want to say how much I love Jonathan Adler. I pretty much want everything in his store.

DiamondsandTulle said...

LOVE that vintage skirt you're sporting! It's such a fun, whimsical print!

xx Vivian @

Sabina said...

Great market! My fave things were those fur shrugs!

♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

Yea, I understand and like the anaware look of people who are dressed nicely, but I feel rude and I don't want to
look like or feel like a creep lol. I tried in the past taking pictures of people in a distance whithout them knowing, but I really didn't feel comfortable.
lol. I don't I think it's because, when I was 17, I took a photography class at a community college, and
for one of the assignments, I wanted to do fashion photography, and my teacher said, if you want to take pics of
people, always ask, because it's rude to take their picture without them knowing and what not.
But I tried to take pics of peoples shoes or bags with my camerea, and ugh, it doesn't come out that clear! >.< I just have a point and shoot camera.
-Eliza :)


loove all your pictures!!!

i started a new blog some days ago have a look!!


Ola said...

The vintage carousel skirt is wonderful!

absolutelyfaaabulous said...

Love the belt.. might think of 'commissioning' you to buy me stuff and ship them to me in Europe since things look so cheap and original! What did you buy??