This last weekend Sam and I took a little trip up to the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena.  Since San Diego is seriously lacking in the “quality thrift” department, it’s always worth the two hour treck to see what goodies we can find in LA.  I went with the hopes of finding some home goods. (You know you are getting old when you get more excited about buying things for your house than you do for yourself). A few things on my list were a media stand (for our bedroom), some cool vintage side table, wall decor, and maybe some cute odds and ends to decorate my shelves.  After trolling the home section forever and not finding what I wanted, I threw in the towel and headed to clothes and shoes!  I was surprised at how much stuff they had for guys too! Sam HATES to shop.  And I mean HATES it.  He buys everything online because he can’t stand malls and crowds of people and “hustle &  bustle”.  But here, I noticed him actually enjoying himself, and even walked away with a few things in his bag.  It was a successful day!  I love days like this, just me and my hubs….and loots of vintage.

I was dying over these baby shoes.  The guy was just asking way too much.  How cute would they be on a shelf in the nursery!?

Where do you thrift? Any secret spots near or around San Diego that you’d like to share!?


    • kelli

      Thanks Car! Yes, a little better! I think the next two weeks the nausea will slowly go away….fingers crossed! SOOO looking forward to your big day!!

  1. Beth

    Kelli..I so wish I was there with you!!! This is what I love doing the most!!! Were the prices pretty pricey or reasonable?

    Xx you’re so amazing

    • kelli

      Beth, I wish you were with me too!! It’s totally hit or miss there. Some sellers are super reasonable and others are ridiculous. More I would say though are on the affordable side. One day we will go thrifting together….ONE day! :) xoxo.

  2. jenna

    take a lil trip to the Southbay…
    Here are some of my favorites.
    Amvets near Downtown SD: 3441 Sutherland Street
    this one has a nice library Goodwill Downtown: 939 16th Street, San Diego
    favorite in CV: 881 Broadway (the prices are high to super low so you gotta take time to really look around..there is a 25 cent rack near the left side of the store;)

    plus one of my favs in Hollywood is Jet Rag: they have dollar lot sales EVERY SUNDAY…
    check it out.
    and if you’ve never been to a punk rock swap meet try to go to one. they are usually great for buying alot of great stuff all priced at mostly wholesale

  3. heather

    Long beach has an antique flea market the third sunday of every month. It is a little far from sd but it’s only $5 to get in and they always have a lot of good stuff! <3

  4. brandy

    Hi Kellie,
    The next time you are in LA, stop by my store in Silver Lake. We run a website out of our store and we do all of the photography right there. We have tons of amazing vintage pieces that I think you would love. It would be fun to shoot you in a few looks for your blog (and ours!). Check out our website, and if you like our vintage styling we can set up a date! Brandy

  5. Mariel Evans

    If you’re ever in the neighborhood of Pasadena, check out Acts Thrift Store on Hill. All the proceeds go to charity and it is run by Lake Ave Church! (BTW) love your blog & your art, you are such an inspiration!

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