Sunday, October 17, 2010

Long Beach Flea Market Round Up!

If you read my blog often, you will notice that every month (3rd Sunday) I attend the Long Beach Flea Market. It's my absolute FAVORITE and everytime I go - I find something absolutely amazing.  Honestly - Long Beach in general is just amazing for finding cool home decor.  This time around there was a lot of chinoiserie. 

So... Please come along for the ride and I'll give you a quick tour!

These gold lamps I am actually kind of kicking myself that they didn't come home with me.  They are the chicest things I have ever seen.  Stupid.  I would have found an amazing spot for them.  Oh well.  Each time I go there is always that one thing... These lamps would be "it" for this go round.

Lets go with creepy... BUT creepy in a good way.  They were just expensive.  $50 each.  The dealer said they were antique glove molds.  I was thinking they were hands for Edward Scissorhands. JK.  Would be great for jewelry, or just a weird decorative statement.

I debated on these.  They were $10 for the pair of needlepoint vintage pictures.  I just had no clue where they would go. 

Bar carts are so popular right now.  This one was way cool - but needed a thorough Brasso job.

How sweet is this.  If it were Spring, I'd debate this.  It would be kind of cool to spray paint this a wild color.

Flea markets are great places to find storage and organization stuff.  This was an African dealer selling beaded necklaces and baskets.  These would be great as a magazine holder, a toy basket for the dog stuff, recycling, a whatever you need bin.

A fabulous elephant garden stool.  I already have one, but if I didn't - this would be the one for me!  Love the all white clean look.

A gorgeous pair of accent chairs.  Spindle love.

Loved these.  They would be fantastic really shined up.

Well if you haven't opened up a design magazine in the past 4 years... then this is the obvious staple.  I love bamboo.  Its past trend now - its a classic.  Or has it always?

For the TV buffs - The Gray's Anatomy book.

Fabb.



A coat of paint a custom cushion would do wonders to this chair.
Hope you enjoyed!
Hallie

9 comments:

  1. You so reminded me that I need to get over there! I live not far from there for crying out loud!:)

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  2. Love those glove molds for holding jewelry...you can get them at a fraction of that price at Urban Outfitters, only they will be reproductions, not vintage...great round up...loved virtually attending this sale with you!

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  3. I love, love all your picks. I found my elephant garden stool at Vallarta (the Mexican grocery store) for 18 dollars. Must check out this flea market.

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  4. WHAT!!! Where is Vallarta!!!??? yeah - you gotta go to LB flea. its awesome!

    The Zhush - love that you stopped by to read my blog!

    Happenstance - GO! Next one is November 21!! Hope to run into you then!

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  5. You are aware that the Gray's Anatomy book has absolutely nothing to do with the tv show, right?

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  6. HAHAHA!! 100 percent aware!! Isn't it a medical book?

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  7. Oh man, I LOVE your flea market posts. Only problem is that they always make me want to go shopping :) I think I would die to have those gold lamps too!!!
    Nancy

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  8. Nancy - its time to grab the hubby (of course bring him along for the ride) for a fun filled weekend in LA....

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  9. oh how i miss that flea market! i used to live in LB. i actually sold a bunch of stuff there just before we moved out of cali. made a ton of money there too!
    don't miss the rose bowl and pasadena college too.

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