Monday, March 18, 2013

What a long strange trip....

A Long (Beach) strange trip that is...Sunday Debbie, Angela & I went on the hunt at the Long Beach Antique market. For those of you who don't know, Here in Southern California...the Long Beach Antique market is the older, uglier, and slightly gimpy the All mighty "Rose Bowl" in Pasadena.

Yah' kinda like this... Just sayin'

 The selection is good, but the pricing varies from completely delusional, yuppy, wanna be "Pickers" to not quite lucid, possible tweakers(?) selling their poor granny's stuff at just cat shit crazy prices! So......needless to say..yah' gotta' weed through the vendors! At least we had a list and a focus since we were on a time crunch!Buuttttt my A.D.D ass was all over the place! They had so much. WEIRD stuff!

Buckle up...I'm gonna run you all over this motha'!

Eewwww...Body Parts..everywhere!


  I am a complete SUCKER for vintage linens! Tablecloths,runners,hankies,doilies..yada yada yada..So for my kindred spirits out there, here's a little linen porn for ya'!....Bow chica wow wowwwwww

 OK..EERRRRRRRRRRTTT Stop right HERE. THIS. guy was a highlight of the day ..A real live leprechaun in the flesh! Fah' real you guys!!!!!.....

All in all we had a great time and accomplished our task..We went home with these beauts'

A huge panel from the back of a CA school bus from 1969...a kick ass laundry basket, industrial floor lamp

Some vintage Mexican art, & a friggin' solid metal tricycle! *Random, I know.

But I just have to give an honorable mention to a couple of my favorite pieces....

Ummm...can everyone see that this MONSTROSITY is propped up against a 4x4 JEEP! This woman is the longest woman in history! Uh...your height perception is just a TAD bit OFF their... Picasso

And THIS one.. well it's pretty self explanatory right? lurved it!

So there you have it, the Good the bad and the very frickin' ugly! In short, it is a great place to find one of a kind pieces and a JEM of a place to people watch! See ya' there!
~ Melissa



  1. What a hilarious post! Looks like you had a blast,
    thanks for sharing your day. cheers!

  2. How funny, the strange things you can find at an antique market. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  3. Hi fellow thrift lover!! Came across your site over on the Primp link party. Thanks for the unedited version of your trip... hilarious! I'd like to come shopping with you!!

    Newest Follower,

    PS. Come check out my site - I show a lot of my thrift sotre and garage/estate sale finds.

  4. What fun! I totally get why that creepy fella is locked away! They made a mistake with the tranparent cabinet though! x

    1. I know RIGHT! They needed a burlap sack over that sucka'!

  5. WTF are you gonna do with that bus panel??? I bet you had a blast that day, but probably not as much fun as I had junkin out of abandoned buildings for free SUCKA!!!


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