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Snapshots /// LBC Antique Market

Posted April 09 2012

We are so lucky to have an amazing antique market right here in Long Beach, and Cesar and I ventured out to this past weekend. This market is really massive with over 800 vendors (wow!) and fills up an entire stadium parking lot! I've been a few times now, but this time I decided to snap some photos and document a selection of the great items to be found. You really have to have a game plan when you go to this market as there is so much amazing stuff that you can easily get sidetracked. I personally love it when I'm scanning someone's booth and that amazing item just pops out at me! You will certainly leave with more than you came for. My plan was to find us a new mid century coffee table but I came up short in that department. I did pick up a few little treasures though and added to my Pyrex collection. Cesar scored pretty big with some old fiberglass skateboard decks, some retro sports memorabilia, and an amazing (and strange) basketball hanging lamp with hoop & net. Sadly, as we were installing it in our garage, the "ball" globe fell off and broke into what Cesar recalls as "a million pieces"! We are pretty crafty though and I think a trip to the hardware store for a replacement globe and some paint will bring the "ball" back to life. I certainly don't think we'll come across that thing again!

Enjoy the photos and if you want to come check out the show here 's the info:

Long Beach Antique Market

When- 5:30 am- 2:00 pm, on the 3rd Sunday of every month

Price- $5 ($10 if you come between 5:30-6:30 am as that is the earlybird price!)

Where- 4901 E Conant Street Long Beach, CA 90808

LBC Antique Market

A beautiful display of vintage goodies!

LBC Antique Market

A bowl of woodblock letters & stacks of vintage containers

LBC Antique Market

More woodblock letters & a great little storage cabinet

LBC Antique Market

Retro packaging and tins, such great fonts & graphics!

LBC Antique Market

Industrial Salvage goodies

LBC Antique Market

Lovely old drawers and labels

LBC Antique Market

Giant metal letters & a fabulous green chair

LBC Antique Market

I am in love with the vintage pops of color on these chairs!

LBC Antique Market

Typography of all sizes

LBC Antique Market

Beautiful up-cycled jewelry in the Industrial Vintage booth

LBC Antique Market

Seltzer bottles and Cesar's haul!

LBC Antique Market

Picked up some more items for my Pyrex collection!

LBC Antique Market

I couldn't pas up the cute illustrations on this pail!

LBC Antique Market

Love the vintage Graphic Design on this Band-Aid tin