I’ve already showed you some amazing stores that I visited down in Southern California. What I didn’t tell you about is the fact that I also made visits at several thrift stores and the fabulous Long Beach Flea Market. Unfortunately, I didn’t find much at the thrift stores. Just a few vintage nighties which were great as they didn’t take up that much space in my luggage. But the LB flea was another story. I found lots of my favorite things and ran into some friends which I’ll tell you more about later because I know what you really want is to see the stuff.
Okay, here it is.
Vintage bling is always a great find.
Misc. metal tags and a couple keys.
Lots of great vintage buttons.
A cute little lock with key that someone glued some vintage jewelry to and an adorable little petite point coin purse.
Sweet crochet hangers and crochet doily trivets.
Sweetest crochet picture.
Lovely vintage cotton hankies.
Gorgeous vintage slips.
Beautiful floral fabric remnants.
I also got a couple vintage crinolines and as I mentioned above,and a few cute vintage nightgowns. But my favorite find is one that wouldn’t fit into my suitcase. It was a little black cabinet with four drawers which had to be shipped home. After a little a little sanding and a couple new knobs it has now landed in my Stars mall booth. If you’ve been reading my blog awhile, you know how fond I am of little cabinets with drawers. Here is my LB flea find.
It’s kind of hard to see as the lighting wasn’t great. Here is another little cabinet that I recently scored on craigslist that is also now at Stars.
I got it and another larger cabinet from the same guy. The other larger cabinet is super cool and will be making its first appearance at Farm Chicks. Ooh, I can’t wait!
Back to the LB Flea. I was so busy shopping and enjoying the sunshine to bother getting my camera out, but I did happen to see a few people I know including Brent and Darwin, the owners of Stars Malls (where I have one of my booths). They were vacationing in Palm Springs and decided to do a little junking. I also saw Tim and Lisa of Blue Canoe Reloaded. They were first time vendors at Farm Chicks last year and had the most amazing stuff for sale. You can see Tim and one of his awesome large bird houses in the latest issue of Flea Market Style magazine. I was also lucky enough to run into the adorable Trisha of Vintage Bliss. I had met her on a previous visit to the Urban Barn where she was a guest vendor at their Street Faire. And finally, I can’t be sure, but I’m almost positive that I saw Tori Spelling at the flea. Last time I was there, which was a year and a half ago, there was a celebrity siting of Simon Baker. I didn’t see him, but a few of the vendors were talking about it.
Okay, back to reality. Oh wait, I am headed up to Tiffany’s house for a fun girl weekend of giggling, crafting and eating. Maybe even another visit to the Yella Beak. This time I will try to behave myself. Have a fun weekend!