Thursday, April 03, 2008

California flea market scene...

I've heard so much about the flea markets in California that when we had a moment to spare in LA we headed to the Long Beach Flea Market on Sunday. It was a quick jaunt through, but as an estate sale junkie here in Minnesota, I had to see what California had to offer. I have to admit I am very spoiled here with the prices and the thrill of the hunt at estate sales. Here's what I saw...Piles and piles of vintage costume jewelry.
Some gorgeous Indian textiles.
LOVED the colors on these vintage bells.
The find of the day was this gorgeous vintage princess mirror. I just adore it. It was $175 and I had no way to bring it home, but hope to see something like it again sometime. Wow!
Here's what I did purchase. Aren't they adorable?! Love these little guys. Bought this cute vintage juice glass set as a thank you to my sister. When I got back to work on Monday night I had a bag of trims waiting for me from a co-worker. She has seen my blog and got such a kick out of my facinating with all things vintage. These are from her mother and grandmother. What a load! I love them:) Thanks, Rose. Don't you just love it when people "get you"!

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those vintage juice glasses are adorable! Your sister is lucky. :-) -Ginger

Tara said...

I ADORE those glasses. Very Anthropologie!

Babsarella said...

That flea market certainly looks amazing!! I would love to check it out sometime. The glasses are adorable, and I bet your sister will love them. What a wonderful friend you have...those trims are exceptional. Looking forward to see what you will create with them!

angie g. said...

Wow! I was at the market too,my mom & I go every month and I remember seeing everything in your photos. This one was an "EXTRA" date and was much smaller than it usually is. Would've liked to have said Hi!

femme hesse said...

I'm struggling with how to leave a comment since I'm new to this whole thing. So, please forgive me if I double post.
I love those Indian textiles!!! I live in Long Beach and will most definitely be hitting that booth next month.

Whitney Johnson said...

It is my dream to go to a real flea market some day! Living in Phoenix, we don't have anything really outstanding like that (if I've just not heard of one here - would somebody let me know?). I used to think I was really wierd about vintage, crafty things, etc. until I discovered this amazing blog world! Now I know that lots of people "get me". I love that!

jennalee said...

I love the flea market, glad you had a good time. Love the trims you received. I love when people get me too.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I too would enjoy a trip to that flea market. I live in the north east so it may be more than a day trip! I love the vintage glasses. I bought some like it the other day. They were orange. Speaking of orange/coral. I have the same jacket. Just waiting for a chance to wear it. Looks good on you.

Simply Me Art said...

I had to laugh at your post, I recognize those boxes of Jewels in your photo... I know that particular vendor, if it is the same one I purchase from him almost every week at my local flea market here in Los Angeles. I have been to Long Beach many years ago and it is Wonderful...Love the Glasses. Jamie

TheTatums said...

Yes, I love it when people *get* me. Not many really do. I live in California and haven't even been to a CA flea market!

Ann

Sarah said...

I love that little green bundle of velvet. Yummy! I love vintage glasses and pitchers too! Fun times in California!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

great stuff at the flea market, too bad it was so pricey....what a great gift to get a load of ribbons and laces....It is always a wonderful thing when people "get" us.!

jillian said...

How sweet that your co-worker thought of you! Awesome vintage finds!
Jillian

Anonymous said...

I like much to go to the flea market...
That adorable mirror of princess! The glasses seem to me beautiful. I leave a greeting you from Argentina.
Very pleasant your blog.
Pardon if my ingles is bad Jorgelina

Sabii Wabii said...

I wondered if prices were different in Minn. that in Calif.
What a fun class. I'm heading down to LA sometime soon, I'll have to check out the shop.....new location!
Your som is beautiful!
Hve a Blessed day,
Terisa

Brenda Kula said...

I've never seen anything like that mirror. How truly unique. And I love those glasses. How fun would that be when having friends outdoors?
Brenda

pumpkin seed said...

WOW! What a feast for the eyes! Your flea market trip looked like fun!

Vicki C said...

Oh.. there are some goodies there! Love it all!

Danielle Muller said...

love the green trim! so yummy!!

blessings,
danielle
www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com

Hazel said...

Ooh flea markets! I love them too, but there aren't many locally here in Nova Scotia. I will have to make do with the coming yard sale season :) Sometimes I have a lucky find. The vintage coloured bells are so sweet. Lovely photography too.

heather rene said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh!!! Crafty blog lurker here, and my jaw just dropped because I actually OWN that exact Cinderella mirror that you have pictured! It was given to me when I was little by my great-grandmother, and it is now in my daughter's room. I have researched for several years and NEVER been able to find out any info on it. I even contacted the manufacturer. That is so crazy. Thanks for sharing your finds!