The threat of rain kept many of the vendors and visitors away from the Pasadena City College Flea Market.
That might explain why I spent $15 on flea market finds and $20 on Girl Scout cookies!
I did have fun, though...and now I have more money for the Downtown L.A. Flea Market next weekend.
Favorite find -
Each packet contains a lens of a different size. I like the envelope. My grandfather's name was Edward (close to Edmund) and he lived in Barrington (but in Illinois, not New Jersey). For some reason now, I can't get the connection out of my head. "Pop" was a machinist and I often wonder what he would think of me working with all the tools in my studio. I remember his work bench and the vise and all the baby food jars full of bits and pieces. He is in my mind often as I forge steel, solder and hammer away.
Here's some more metal, destined for a book cover, I think. They are from and old cash register and a little too heavy for jewelry.
Finally, I picked up this old Army bag. I've been told it was used to water horses, but I find that hard to believe. In any case, it is super handy in the studio to hold some tools or rolls of paper.
So seriously, that's all I got at the much reduced market! In Los Angeles, people are apparently afraid of the rain.
Not everyone minds the rain, however....the garden is loving it!
There are even buds on the dwarf Meyer lemon tree.
This makes up for the skimpy showing at the Flea Market. And next weekend, it will be 80 degrees here, so everyone should show up.