This weekend was the picture of LA perfection. The summer weather has held, and (along with a Saturday spent hiking, lunching and beaching in Malibu), I finally visited one of LA’s most famous Sunday flea markets, the Melrose Trading Post. This community flea market at Melrose and Fairfax sets up shop each Sunday in a high school parking lot, and offers everything from cut off jean shorts, to old photographs, to household trinkets, to vintage jewelry, and many, many more cut off jean shorts.
I consistently find myself drawn to old typewriters (above) and decided that when I find the exact right place for it, I will get myself one someday as a whimsical and creative relic of the past. These piles of old picture and mirror frames (below) had me thinking DIY, and I’ll have to take a trip back when the right project comes to me.
I could spend hours combing through boxes of old jewelry bits and bobs and came across a few pieces that inspired me to go back through my own collection and bring them out again. I also had a bit of a self-realizing moment when this table of old cameras (below) caught my eye, and included in the line up were a few pre-digital designs that I recognized from my high school days.