(some of my newest vintage finds)
To market to market! This past weekend I went to the Long Beach Antique Market, and while it isn't as large as the Rosebowl Flea Market & Swap Meet, I adore it just the same. While Rosebowl has the biggest selection for vintage clothing that I've seen locally, I think I usually find more vintage jewelry at Long Beach. I picked up 2 new rings, 2 necklaces, a vintage seiko watch, and 2 shirts (not pictured). Not too shabby eh?
I'm pretty crazy about this blue and gold ring. It's a great funky little piece for my ever-growing collection. Watches have also been one of my latest obsessions. I'm loving watches of all sizes, shapes, and colors and have been wanting to get several new ones so I was very happy to find this dainty vintage Seiko watch. It's in perfect working condition, and it's one of the old fashioned type that you crank yourself (which I find very charming).
My husband found this one. He has a thing for goats (long story) so he showed this to me as kind of a joke, but I thought it was fun and decided to go for it.
It was a beautiful summery day and after our morning of hunting we were able to make it over to Zov's in time for their fantastic brunch (best melt-in-your-mouth pancakes ever). I really love this place; a local mom & pop type with great Mediterranean dishes. Afterwards we headed back home to play and BBQ by the pool. I just love those kind of relaxing summer days. :)
In other exciting flea market news - I'm very very amped that next month (on July 18th) the new LA Flea Market opens at Dodgers Stadium! You can guarantee I will be there to check it out. It is supposed to be large like the Rosebowl, but have even more and better food. Per the LA Times "The monthly market will try to distinguish itself as more than just a place to shop. With 500 vendors, gourmet food trucks and live entertainment, it promises to be an event." And the general admission is only $5, affordable for all. Sounds like something worth putting on your calendar if you like this sort of thing. Here is the official website if you want to check it out (click here), I'd love to see you there. :)
Rendering via LA Flea Market.
Hope you all had great weekends, and happy Summer Solstice to you all.