My trip to Long Beach for February's Flea Market was fun? Well, it ended up that way....
Kidnapped Daughter to go with me. I had driven to LAX for a rendezvous transfer of Daughter from her Aunties car filled with still slumbering party goers (niece and her gal pals from Santa Barbara) after celebrating Daughter's 16th Birthday. How else do you "come down" from a day and night "all about YOU" filled with giggles, Universal Studio (including the skydiving ride/lesson), wonderful gifts, card games & movies until the wee hours?
Well, I came up with it - surprise stop at the Flea Market!
"Whaa The?!" "Mommm, no. please, I'm tired!"
And boy did I
And then her suffering began....
|(Detail of above photo) In the background you can see the selection from this dealer.|
Apologies to blogger friends who would love to know how much $ this was, I should have you on speed dial/text messaging - we'll figure out shipping later!
Giant agricultural fan - screaming to be a garden ornament or industrial design detail on one of those "fantastic" architecturally well thought out SoCal 22 ft walls.
Observation of Daughter at this point is, "This place goes on forever. (that's bad?) We will never get though it if you keep stopping to take pictures!" (again. that's bad? I need to share these!)
This brass knocker made us both laugh - lion or orangutang? (should have taken a side view shot - that nose!)
Heavy Iron knocker with good sound, $55. (why sound is important, here)
Flea market items when your this close to USA's southern border - great color!
Brass belt buckles $5 each or 5 for $20 - we made a deal on 2 for $8. (this impressed Daughter!)
Now for one of those dealers who put together a boutique shopping experience. Her style is industrial with tattered custom linen and burlap upholstery - really L.O.V.E.
|She had a pair of these, linen w/upholstery tack trim....check out the table too!|
|Pieced linen with big nail trim - cozy barrel shape|
|Sloppy flat styled welt trim - pieced linen and burlap|
"OK. We'll just finish this area." (I waive my hand in the direction of 4 more aisles - kinda in the direction of the exit)
|cute sunny bar cart|
|Very tall, good curves|
|Carved and Gilded head board - good "transitional" style|
Ok, this could become almost anything! Mantel, over door detail, behind a custom sofa - I just remember that it's price seemed very reasonable for what is was and how much it would cost to replicate. (Where would you even start to find an artist to do this for you?)
|Two belt buckles, stone knob set, Daughter's #33 tag necklace|
|$20 original oil on canvas - Oregon Coast view from North of Cannon Beach|
Woo Hoo - Score! All hauled around in my Splendid Market tote bag blogger Emily sent to me as a prize/gift in December. I made certain that her logo was in plain view - hoping someone would notice. :-)
Today is March's Long Beach Flea Market and we are sitting this one out as the weather has poured rain, hammered hail and sun breaks rarely. See you there in April!