Sunday, May 16, 2010

Long Beach Flea

Today we took a trip to the Long Beach Flea Market for a little treasure hunting. Before I go any further I have to give photo credit to Francesca G. (my 4 yr. old). She was in charge of pictures on this trip so most of the pictures here are taken by her. I spared you the many naked Barbie shots. he he he

It was a cool, drizzly morning but there were plenty of people ready to shop and lots of great things! This booth has so many pretties!

Everywhere you looked there were wonderfully worn old suitcases. I even jumped on one which will be available later this week.

This bike was fixed up rather cute and oh my. . is that a duck! I remember my mom having a houseful of ducks from when I was a kid.

Here are just a few of the items I came home with. This great suitcase and tons of bottles! Every color you can imagine. I can't wait to get my hands on them!

This piece is so beautiful. It is a pair of vintage combination underwear. The woman I purchased them from was from England and she said these along with other items I purchased were part of her Great Grandmother's trousseau and she had no use for them. I couldn't imagine parting with them!

Here is a close up of some of the lace. They really are stunning and have beautiful glass button closures both on the shoulders and on the bottom of the. . unmentionables

This beautiful cami was also part of the set. These pieces are so petite and dainty.

We found lots of vintage French lace. .

and this fun peachy-pink crinoline. These are just a few of the many items we gathered on this trip. I will be listing new goodies all week long and now I am off to play with my new bottles! (I just can't get enough of them).

Have a wonderful week and happy treasure hunting!


~Carrie

15 comments:

Susan said...

Ah..great treasures...that looks like an amazing market...we have not been able to get to our weekly market yet...I was teaching an 8 AM class on Flea Day! And now I am done...but it is supposed to rain...

Great photographer there...going to be another Annie Leibovitz!?!
Naked Barbies...it fits...LOL

Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Wise Take said...

Oh there were some awesome finds there! I love flea markets!Also, love that a four yr old was the photographer :) cute!

oliviapaige said...

What great finds! Lucky, lucky you!

Vera
Olivia Paige

Lisa said...

Carrie

You found some awesome treasures! Love the crinoline.

Francesca did a fantastic job.

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gail said...

Hi Carrie :) Wow, I love everything you found. We dont have flea markets like that around here!!!The lace is gorgeous. Francesca did a great job with the photography!
Happy creating and have a pretty week, (()) gail

carolineAlexander said...

I wish they had flea markets like that in WNY. All we get is junk markets and sometimes and incredible find. Great photos for a 4 year old, sometimes I let my girls take the pics too. They just love it.

Susie said...

Hi Carrie! Wow, what goodies you found at the Flea! I can never pass up laces. In fact I think I have house full of lace! Francesca did a fabulous job at the camera. Nice show and tell.
Susie
The Polka Dot Rose

Carolee Crafts said...

What wonderful finds on your trip, all those bottles cannot wait to see what you do with them

JessRaquel said...

All that stuff looks really neat! I wonder what you are going to do with the bottles....

BTW, your daughter did a great job with the photos!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Carrie ~
I love love your finds at the flea market ! I want to go to that one so bad !!
xoxo
Lori

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Mary Patterson said...

What fantastic treasures you found - WOW! I can't imagine finding all that in one day. You were VERY lucky! And your FOUR year old took some of the pics - Goodness, she is GOOD!
I'll be eager to see what you do with your finds!
Mary P
http://MarysCottageTreasures.com/

Patricia said...

Now, I'm sure somewhere there is a market for naked Barbies, lol. The things you found are amazing! Can't wait to see the magic you perform with all these treasures. Hearing someone care so little about her Grandmother's trousseau made me feel sad. I'm glad someone like you found that and will appreciate it!
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com
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House and Garden Boutique said...

Sounds like a fun day....thanks for taking us along. Going to a flea market is one of my favorite ways to spend my day off! Saw some great stuff in your photos.

SoCal Helene said...

Love the LB Flea Market, I have not been there in ages though.....You really found some neat treasures. Must say your daughter takes some pretty darn good pictures ;0)
Helene
SistersGiftCompany.com