Conrad liked these grapefruit-colored Pyrex bowls for a bright kitchen — perhaps her house in Laguna Beach. She had been working there with a color concept of teal and white, and had even found a perfect antique gumball machine at a previous visit to the Rose Bowl flea. Only problem: In a debit-card era, who keeps pennies at the ready like in decades past?
Lauren Conrad buys colorful, often floral, flea-market finds, and today added 50 cup-and-saucer sets to her collection. On this Sunday, she purchased two mismatched but similarly pale blue and pink cups and saucers. She was loaning her entire collection to her friend Jennifer for bridal shower.
Conrad admired this clamshell because it was like one she bought and installed in the entryway of her Los Angeles condo. Hers, though, is at least three times larger — and heavier. So much so that she planted succulents in the shell's bowl.
Conrad examined these 8 pieces of German stemware, which she liked for their gold accents. The vendor, whom she had met at previous visits, said they were small because people back when these were made didn't drink as much as they do now. Unbeknownst to Conrad, her friend Jennifer bought the set a few minutes after Conrad passed on them.