Thursday, March 4, 2010

Come Flea Marketing with Me... and Eddie Ross!


Eddie Ross is coming back to Southern California. To lead us through the Rose Bowl just in time to welcome spring and meet the pent-up demands of fairweather flea market shoppers like me.


I'm sure my readers who are bloggers know who Eddie is. But for my non-blogger, non-decorator readers, here's a brief rundown of the talent that is Eddie Ross: Formerly a stylist and editor for Martha Stewart Living and House Beautiful magazines, he's also a CIA grad who ran his own catering company and is a terrific floral designer. Eddie was a contestant on the second season of Bravo's Top Design, was a participating designer in two recent HGTV holiday specials and the winner of Bloomingdales's 2010 Big Window Challenge. He is a frequent contributor to a long list of shelter mags. With his partner, Jaithan Kochar, Eddie runs his own lifestyle company in upstate New York, writes a killer blog and sells only the choicest vintage tableware and gifts from his Etsy store.

On his guided flea market shopping tours, Eddie teaches participants how to spot great finds like the silver tray, above, that required only a bit of elbow grease to restore its beautiful shine, or the lucite grapes he and Jaithan bagged, below, for their own home.


Eddie and Jaithan will be here to shop the Rose Bowl with us next Sunday, March 14th. Go to Eddie's blog to get all the details and to Apartment Therapy for contributor Laure Joliet's account of last year's trip (she scored that silver tray for five bucks!). I'm signed up and already working on a (long) list of goodies to look for. Will I see you there?

12 comments:

A Country Farmhouse said...

I wish! I would so love to be there! Sounds like an amazing time! I grew up in So. Cal but unfortunately, only ever enjoyed going to the Rose Bowl once. It was so great. Have a wonderful, wonderful time! Eddie and Jaithan are the best!!!!! Trina

Karena said...

Trust me I wish I could be there!! Eddie and Jaithan are the best to go on an excursion for finding great buys!! I will have a giveaway soon, so come follow me!

Karena
Art by Karena

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Sounds like you'll find some great stuff. Have fun!!

Simply Luxurious said...

Sounds like this will be an amazing time. Oh how I wish I could come. =)

Kathysue said...

Oh how I would love to go and see Eddie and Jaithan. You are one lucky lady. I met them at the Alalmeda Pointe this year and it was a thrill for me. I have never met two more endearing young men. I am a long time fan of Eddie. It is such a fun day and full of information. Whoever gets to go is going to have a wonderful time, guaranteed, Kathysue

eddieross said...

Thank you for such a sweet post! We can't wait to shop with you at the Rose Bowl on the 14th. And anyone else who'd like to join us, please do!

xo
Eddie + Jaithan

Janet said...

aaaaahhhhhh! I am soooo glad you wrote about this. I remember him mentioning something about this, during the window competition and I thought to myself "I am going to the Rose Bowl for that" and then I guess it left my mind almost as quickly. Thank you for the reminder, I'll be there.

Melanie said...

Oh, have fun. He should be a blast! I wish I could go:)

La Dolfina said...

Oh yes!!! I am coming and can't wait to meet you, Tracy! I'm addicted to E+J from when I met them last year at the Dec. Alameda Pointe, so I couldn't resist coming down to see them again when they are so close by!
I've only been to the Rose Bowl once over 10 years ago so I'm anxious to experience it again!!
See you in a week :)
~xo

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, have fun! You're going to love those guys, they are great to hang out with. Take a pic of yourself with them & post it for us. Have a great time!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I can't imagine what kind of FUN that will be. Both Eddie and Jaithan, and the fleamarket too. Have a great time. Find lots of treasures. Lidy

Love Where You Live said...

Take me with you, please! Sounds like such a good time. I can't wait to see what you turn up. Have fun!! -s