Glass House Swap Meet: Recap

This is the best thing I bought at the Glass House Swap Meet: plush onigiris by Susuten. They’re both supah adorable and well-crafted. The handmade plushies were 2 for $30.

We also bought this onigiri keychain. So cute! You can find more of them at Susuten’s etsy shop.

Overall the Glass House Swap Meet was just okay. We arrived around 9:50, and the line stretched around the block. There were a lot of teenagers there, and some of them were there with the parents. I don’t think my parents would have driven me all the way out to Pomona. Lucky bastards.

The line started moving around 10:05, and we got inside the doors around 10:50. It was ridiculously hot, and we got beat down by the Pomona heat. When we got inside the venue, we saw a row of booths with hand-made plushies, art, and clothes. The main room had the big vendors.

Kidrobot had a looooong line of people waiting to buy bags and apparel. I was tired of standing in line so I headed to the tiny Paul Frank area. It was just a row of boxes that you had to dig through. The PF vultures picked through most of the good stuff, and mostly the Small sizes were left. However, I was able to buy a t-shirt and hoodie for $20. Awesome deal.

We circled the main room for a bit but didn’t find anything we wanted. He got some Gloomy Bear keychains from Japan LA but that was it. As we were leaving, we bought a bunch of cookies from Freshly Baked. We’ve had their cookies at roller derby events, and they are really delicious.

So I’m glad I found some new plushies, and it was cool to walk around. I don’t think it was worth the time and effort to get there. You’d have to get there an hour or two before it opens to get the best stuff. I don’t know if I have the energy to do that.

Author: Supahcute

Art Blogger • Curator at Leanna Lin's Wonderland

8 thoughts on “Glass House Swap Meet: Recap”

  1. lol. I love onigiris!! those are too freakin cute.
    I’m having some nigirimeshi right now… I grabbed some from Famima on my way to work. I love that store.

    I like the selections at susuten’s etsy shop.

    I love supahcute.. you have the best stuff on here

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  2. lisa: you still have an open Famima near you? they close and then pop up in different locations. i don’t think they’ve made it to the OC yet.

    i love onigiris, too. i love the real stuff and the fake ones. hehe. and awwww, thanks!!

    grrrace: i think i found a new favorite plushie artist. :D

    tardis: ugh. i hate pomona. no offense to those who live there by choice.

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  3. there were very few toy vendors and the rest were apparel and crafts.

    we stopped at our favorite dumpling place in Arcadia on the way back. so the day wasn’t a complete bust. oh yeah and i enjoyed my Freshly Baked cookies. :)

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  4. the onigiri plushies look so happy in their new home! thanks again for adopting them! I find a lot of inspiration from onigiri…I have a series of animal plushies called “Rice Ball Pets (Onigiri Petto)” :D

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