Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Long Beach Flea Market

 This last weekend my sweet man and I made the 6 hour drive from Phoenix to Long Beach for their monthly flea market.  We drove in on Saturday, stayed the night and then got up bright and early in the morning to shop till we dropped!  This was how my day started... with a lovely sunrise and lots of vintage treats!

 There are lots of vendors at this market, so there really is something for everyone!


 I  really want to find an unfinished dresser like this one so I can paint it myself!!! (although the finish that was done on this one was gorgeous)


 There were lots of things I wanted there, but most things were reasonably priced at retail and I needed to find inexpensive things that I could put in my shop!

 Around 11 we both needed a little pick me up so we indulged in a soft pretzel. (There are no carbohydrate restrictions when on a road trip!!)

 Got crates???
 Here are some of my purchases ready to load up in the car and on the flatbed trailer we brought.

 Most things will be repaired, painted or made into something else.

 She will go to the shop just as she is, the sewing cabinet will get a new paint job. I think it's height will make it a great entry table.

Got some great iron bases for tables, some cool baskets and these fun chalk board slates!

It was a wonderful weekend and I would definitely go back and do it again.  We did the Rose Bowl flea market several years ago. That was fun too, but the prices at Long Beach were much better.

 I could not have done it without my hubby. He made several trips to the car with my treasures whenever they wouldn't fit in my cart or if the cart got too full. He worked his but off for me. I am truly grateful to be married to such  wonderful and supportive husband!!!

(If you are in the Phoenix area and would like to follow along as I bring new stuff into my space at Rusty Saturday, you can follow me on Instagram (@mydesertcottage)! Everytime I redo the space or bring new things in, I post them there!

20 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

What a wonderful day. You got some great finds.
Rosezeeta.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Long Beach and the Rose Bowl have gotten ridiculous in pricing, just like Orange Circle became. Oh I miss the days when I was hunting 15-20 years ago... before everyone was looking for the same thing. Arkansas and TN used ot be great haunting also but alas folks now know what their old junk goes for and they expect those prices lol

Jeanie said...

I'd say your man is VERY sweet -- I'm pretty certain I couldn't get mine to drive two hours to a flea market! What great pickings there was -- sounds such fun.

margits bastelstube said...

wonderful & great!
I can not tell you how much I love that!!
greetings
margit

Marrianna said...

Thanks, Karen, for the review of the Long Beach Flea Market. Your treasures look wonderful. Glad "she" is in good condition. You are tireless! Thank God for that! I live vicariously through other people's shopping experiences. I'm so glad for all the photos. Not everyone would understand the need to take the photos, the need to post the photos, and the fun of taking the photos while shopping.

Rhonda said...

OH MY, what an incredible trip!! Love it all, Karen.

I've had the pleasure of meeting your sweet man and YES indeed, you are blessed! Does he have a brother? Just kidding. xoxoxoxox

Nitka Design said...

I wish I were there! I wouldn't leave empty handed!
Great treasures, thanks for sharing:-)
Greetings:-)
Anita

Lynn Richards said...

I live maybe two hours from this flea market and have never gone. No more excuses!!!!!
xo
lynn

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Looks like you had a great time! So many wonderful treasures, Can't wait to see what you will do with them. :) Jo

Jules Aviles said...

Oh my Karen!! I was just in LA! I would have loved to meet you. I went to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena for their flea market weekend but we got rained out....I was so sad but had I know of the Long Beach one I would have made an effort to go. I may have to catch you on another trip maybe! You got some really great shabby things and I can't wait to see it all in your shop! Happy travels back sweetie!! xo Jules

Missy George said...

Looks like you made out pretty well. Can't wait to see what you do with it all. Happy for you that your husband is so supportive. Glad you had a good day.

Vickie ~ Mademoiselle*Rose said...

You are so lucky to have a hubby who will help like that. Mine wouldn't do it, no way, no how!

BarbaraAnn said...

I just read about your trip and I told my husband, look hunny bunny someone as crazy as me! I live about 40 min away and have never been.but I do have one of those dressers your looking for. My sister wants me to get rid of it. If interested I'll put it on my ig and you can contact me. ROAD TRIP!
Barbara Ann
etsy.com /shop/barbaraannscreations
barbaraannscreations on Instagram

Sandra Kaye said...

Totally loved this show and tell:) There are so many things you found that I would buy:):) Hugs-S

BarbaraAnn said...

I live Less than an hour away and have never been there. But I do have the dreser you are looking for. My sister wants to get rid of it. Please feel free to contact me.
Barbara Ann
etsy.com /shop/barbaraannscreations

Janice Petty said...

Hello Karen! I found you via Vicki's Grow Your Blog post!
I am a new follower and just love your photos! I am a doll maker and lover of vintage and shabby chic goodies! Please stop by anytime! Jan

Bohemian said...

Your haul was enviable and it looks as though many of the Vendors there know how to Merchandise their Spaces well, so I'm sure you also came Home with loads of Inspiration. Dawn... The Bohemian

Shirley said...

Love this post!

Marilou said...

Love you!

Marilou said...

Thanks for all your help, checking to see if I have pic when Ipost:)
Hugs xoxo

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