The second Sunday of every month is by far, my favorite day of the month. A few years ago, I discovered the Rose Bowl flea market, and I’ve been in love ever since. I’ve collected some really beautiful gems over the years, but this rustic lantern light fixture is by far one of my favorites.
When we moved into our new home, it came with a decent chandelier, but it wasn’t all that jazz. When I found this fixture, I knew it would pair perfectly over our West Elm stainless steel dining room table and add that some real character to the space.
One of the best part of the flea market is that you can bargain, haggle, work da magic! I’m not the most aggressive negotiator, but even I can still cut a deal at the flea market. Don’t fear putting out your best or lowest offer – the worst thing they can do is say no, so put that poker face on and just go for it!
Even though I’m not crazy enough to get there by 5am, I’m happy to know that there are some seriously hunters like myself out there that are willing to get their butts out of bed that early on a Sunday morning to find a steal. Usually, I end up strolling in around 10am with a cup of coffee and just take it easy. If you’re still there mid-to-late afternoon, you might just come across a booth trying to unload their stuff by the end of the day. That’s how I found this fixture for 50% off the original price. $75 later, the sale was made, and I walked away a happy happy camper. I personally think I hustled the guy, but he seemed happy enough to have one less thing to pack up and drag home. Best deal ever and a day well spent.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
1001 Rose Bowl Dr | Pasadena, CA 91103
Opens at 5am