Sunday, August 16, 2009

To Market We Go

Today we took a little trip to the Long Beach Antique and Flea Market. The weather was perfect, cloudy even and so not like August in Southern California. I had a list of things in mind for this trip and top on the list was a bed for my daughter Francesca. Well. . we didn't have much luck in that dept but I did manage to find some great things for the site. I also had my eye out for pink and here are a few things I found. . .

I really wanted this bench (it was such a steal!) but DH kept asking the question of the day, "Where are we going to put it?" Why do men always need a plan. I would find room and make it work. . lol.

We did find this bed but it was a full and we needed a twin. Oh, I was so hoping to come home with one.

The kiddies really had a good time in their chariot. They even got a little magic show from a sweet little old man who sold them some Hot Wheels.

Here are a few other things that caught my eye. Some great chippy old chairs.


This booth had lots of pretty things. You just wish you could take it all home with you. All in all it was a fun day and I did find something that really made it all worth while. . but I'm not sharing just yet. I will say it is for Olivia my dress form and I now have a vision for her and can't wait to get started making her over!

Oh, before I end I guess I should give you a little look at a few of the goodies I got. Lots of old bottles, crystals, lace and a big box of old millinery flowers. . among many other great things. Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you a day filled with inspiring treasures.

14 comments:

gail said...

Hi Carrie,, i have been waiting to see your photos since coffee chat this morning. lol. I love the pink bench too. The Bed was awesome, too bad it was full size. I cant wait to see what you got for olivia! I would love to find a box of miliner flowers! Wow what a great day. Hugs, gail

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhhh Carrie ~ How much fun !! It looks like a wonderful place to spend a Sunday ~
I needed to be there sooo bad !
xoxo,
Lori

Grandma G said...

Oh, darn, Carrie.....I had plans to go to Long Beach today but had to cancel at the last minute!! Hmmmm, would I have known you if I saw you?!! We will get together sometime soon!!

Looks like you had a fun day!!
Hugs!
Georgia
Grandma G's

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

You lucky duck!!! What great buys you got!!! Wish we had some of those things around here!! Beautiful, Carrie!

Marie said...

Oh Carrie, What beautiful kids. GReat finds, too. Sounds like a wonderful day.
Marie

Nancy said...

Fabulous, just Fabulous Finds Carrie!! Yes, Nick always wants to know where things are going. Can't men just walk and pay?!? I would be in Pink Heaven with all your finds.
Have a Great Week with all your new Treasures Carrie!
Huggs, Nancy
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Tedi said...

Carrie, You know I'm not going to be to look at Olivia without wanting to buy her! It looks like it was a fabulous day... with great finds!
Hugs, Tedi www.PetiteBookstore.com

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

Thanks for sharing the lovely pics, it sure looks like you and your family had a fun time at the flea market!

Have a great week!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

What brilliant finds, I love to rummage and find hidden treasures that you can take and give a good home to. Thank you for sharing

Susan said...

Well, you know I love the "fleas!"
It is so interesting to see pics from other areas...too bad you are not closer...I have a wonderful twin iron bed in stock right now!
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Susie said...

Looks like you had a grand day Carrie! Can't wait to see what you got for Olivia.
Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh what a fun place to visit and shop! The kiddo's look extra sweet!
Have a great week!
bunny hugs,
shell

Kimberly said...

What fun you must have had and the kiddies are adorable! I get asked, where I am going to put something too, and I always want to figure that out later, I'll find a place! I am always looking for special things too. Sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing!
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Kim Di Maggio said...

Carrie, what fun! I wish that I was there with you to search for those goodies. You would almost have to drag me out of there! Can't wait to see what you have done with Olivia.

Kim
www.roseblossomcottage.com
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