August 15, 2011

Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market

We've been wanting to check the Pasadena Flea Market out for awhile now. We didn't expect too much since we both knew it would be filled with massive loads of garbage and yard sale diarrhea, with very minimal items that would entice us. We also knew the owners of said enticing items would be looking to break the bank. What we didn't anticipate was the 90+ degree heat.

After paying an ass-raping $8 entrance fee, apiece, we began to scour for cool miscellaneous nick-knacks, all the while keeping our eyes peeled for vintage furniture and toys. After an hour, all we had amassed was a $1 book detailing Scottish kilt plaid patterns and their respective family name backgrounds, and a $5 frozen lemonade. Seeing $650 price tags for a pair of knock off Herman Miller chairs wasn't really helping either.

I was determined to not leave empty handed when I came across this piece; a vintage smoking ears ashtray. Not as old as it looks, but still great living room fodder, seeing as we don't smoke. Lay the cigarette in his mouth and the smoke escapes through his ear holes; classic 1950's handcrafted miscellany.

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