There isn’t much that can top how inspired I feel when I go to flea markets. I love the way things look piled together and I especially love creating scenarios in my head about the kinds of people who were previous owners of gorgeous dilapidated antiques, clothing, and all the other random things at flea markets. I went to the Melrose Trading Post yesterday and took a few shots.
I have always had a penchant for ethnic clothing. I love the bright red embroidery and the length of this top.
This vendor has the most amazing vintage jewelry. Victorian, Native American, Art Deco, you name it she has it.
I really wanted this bag but I couldn’t bring myself to pay $75 for it. But it was in mint condition and the leather was heavy and perfect.
This poncho looks so cozy. More of that bright red that I love.
I love how these old purses are hanging from the lamp. It reminds me of the way something would look in a boudoir. This is actually a genius way of merchandising.
Seeing this made my heart melt. It’s a box filled with old letters a woman wrote to her husband or boyfriend or friend while he was away. I started to dream up my own scenario and got really bummed. But it’s beautiful, right?
Horses are my favorite animal.
I really like this pattern. It looks very ’80s and Mexican/Native American at the same time.
Beat up brown leather vintage bags always look good. Remember Dooney & Bourke? Every popular girl in junior high had one. They look so much cooler now.
How amazing are these boots? These are definitely authentic riding boots. Or are they military boots?