Flea Market Finds

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I haven't had a land line in years, but I keep this phone on my desk for a fun, retro feel.

I get a lot of questions about where I go thrifting (The Rose Bowl and The Melrose Trading Place) and the kinds of things I look for when I visit flea markets. My trick is to never look for one thing in particular. Of course sometimes you leave with exactly what you were hoping for (like

here

,

here

and

here

), but I find that it's best to just take note of the random things that catch your eye. Here are a few of the little trinkets I've collected over the years that add some eclectic flair to my place.

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I picked up this insect with no real goal in mind, but it now lives happily on the bookshelf. The best part?

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The wings flip up so that you can store little trinkets inside (I think it was originally an ash tray).

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This globe has parts that are peeling off and entirely outdated countries, but that's what makes it so special.

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This antique bucket holds my collection of matchboxes that I swipe up from different restaurants in L.A.

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I keep it in the guest bathroom as a much chicer alternative to a bottle of Oust.