Every time I go to California, I try to make it just before the 2nd Sunday of the month. The Pasadena Rose Bowl is an absolute MUST for me!
There are all kinds of vendors that range from vintage to antique, shabby chic to ultra modern.
However, I have to admit that this past February I was very disappointed with "The Bowl". They are under construction, it was extremely crowded due to limited space, and the vendors were charging amazingly high prices. AND I couldn't find one of my favorite venders. (insert very sad face here) I didn't come away with as much as I usually do.
Still, there is no way I would miss it. There are just so many fun and beautiful treasures to be found…I just had to look a little harder this time.
Even though it wasn't the shopping trip that I had expected, it was still worth the trip. And of course, the worse day of flea shopping is better than the best day at work.
One of the things I love about vintage linens, is the beautiful holiday embroidery. And this month it's hearts! I'm not 100% sure that all these linens were used to celebrate St. Valentine's Day because they're too beautiful to bring out just once a year. Most likely most of these were embroidered by a bride for her linen hope chest.
Here's some HEART eye candy.
If you'd like to see more photos or get more details on these linens, please feel free to visit my eBay for more information.
I've been married for 25 years to the love of my life. I met him when I was in high school and we're still sweethearts. We have two awesome children. Erica who is 20 and recently became a firefighter and emt. She's now working on becoming a paramedic. Michael is 18 and is still in school. He has a job at an expensive clothing store, but his love is mudding in his jeep and riding his bmx bike. I'm a stay at home mom, but work very hard and spend lots of hours working on my vintage linen business. I love the history of every day people. I want to know how people lived, not who fought in what war. My favoriate time period is the Victorain era, though anything old really catches my interest.