Sunday, November 15, 2009

CARNIVAL BROCANTE AT THE ROSE BOWL

A week ago today, Sandra and I headed once again to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena,CA. It's about a 2 hour drive...but oh,so worth it! It was extra special day as Heather Bullard was hosting Carnival Brocante. She invited gals to shop, share, eat, laugh for the day at the Rose Bowl. What an absolute fabulous time we had.

We arrived earlier (cause we're cheaters..he he) and shopped for about 2 hours first. Then we met Heather Bullard, Jennie Doh, Pam Garrison, and Amy Hanna,along with about 40 other women at the front gate. After we introduced ourselves, chatted..we were off like crazy women to shop. The front half alone will take about three hours to go through!!

Then we met back at the food court for lunch and show and tell. After lunch we went back in for more shopping of course. By three vendors start taking down...so we had to hurry and pick up all of our heavy and I do mean heavy purchases!!

What a great day...thank you Heather, Jen, Pam and Amy for hosting such a wonderful day to network with so many great and talented women!




Me junkin' bud Sandra





Ladies, start your engines!!

Here we all are ready to go through those gates and get to shopping!!

I won ,I won! I won best decorated cart! Can you all guess which one is mine? The other is Sandra's.



Heather, Jen, Pam and Amy made these cute bags for the prizes! This is mine!! Ye haw!


This was the cutest bag made by Karen...but sorry my picture is the worst!! Trust me it was the cutest red and white bag and she made it the night before the Rose Bowl...We're all such die-hards!


Karen won the prize for the cutest bag!


Getting ready to go back for more shopping at the Rose Bowl!!




















Heather and Amy...humm I wonder what they're laughing about...Hey, I didn't get that dirty trying to get that table!!

12 comments:

trash talk said...

Looks like y'all had a great time. The weather looks beautiful and so does your cart. Wasn't hard to guess at all!
Debbie

Tattered Goods said...

It looks like you had a great time... my Grandma used to sell there when I was little. I think that is why the junkin bug bit at an early age for me oh 4ish I htink is when it all started... and is still going strong. I will have to make it out to Pasadena at some point :) Have a great week!

Sheila

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Oh, gosh, I would have loved to have been there. Looks like everyone had a fabulous time and tons of great things to find! Loved your darling cart!
Debra

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hey there, MISS SHOPPING WITH ALL THE BLOGGY CELEBRITIES! Debra owns the store and does all the displays herself. She really is a design genious. The store looks completely different each week. She's amazing!
Hey girl, what all did you buy at the flea market. That's just my kind of place. I'd love it!
Debra

Laura said...

Oh to have been pulling my cart right along with all you ladies! My favorite thing...treasure hunting out in the fresh air with good friends! I hope you share with us your finds...I am going to follow along to make sure I don't miss anything!
Take care, Laura

June said...

Gosh Gale, this looks like such a blast! I love your carts!!! A shopper's best friend for sure. And Jill's bag is as cute as she is!
I'm so glad you had a great time girl!
Hugs,
June

The Attic said...

Had so much fun at the Rose Bowl! Just saw your link on Heather's post about the December sale and I am planning to go with my 2 shop partners! Looking forward to be dazzled by it all!

Nancy
shab-n-chic

KarenB said...

Hi Gale! I never got to tell you how much I loved your cart. Actually, I wanted to look at it closer. I came to visit from Heather's blog. I'm definitely going to try to go to the Valley Center barn sale next month. It looks fantastic! Glad you liked my bag. It got a little dirty from all my shopping, but it's as good as new. Maybe I'll see you in Valley Center!

Karen @ Elderberry Street

Anne~fiona and twig said...

That looks like so much fun! And your cart is divine. I really need to pimp mine out, too.
Thank you so much for the heartfelt comments you left for me on my Uncle post, they are muchly appreciated!
hugs,
Anne

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

You Ladies shop in style...those carts are 2DIE4! What a fun day you had...now we want to see the goodies!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Oh, wow! If I hadn't been glamping, I'd have loved to have been there! Looks like a great time. Indeed, show us the goods! ~Mindy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That looks like such a great day!