November 25, 2013

Gifts For The Person That Has Everything At Long Beach Antique Market

I headed to the Long Beach Antique Market last Sunday to see what gifts I could find for the person that has everything!  Do you know someone that is so hard to shop for?  I got you covered with these fun finds!  You still have time – You can catch the next antique market on Sunday, December 15th!    Don’t live in Southern California?  Shop your local antique / flea market!  Support small business! Read my antique / flea market tips here.

For the fashionistas — 

Fur – it’s definitely in for the Winter.  I can’t hate on vintage fur.  What’s done is done and well, isn’t it better to buy pieces from a generation that didn’t know better?  I hate to see these just get burned or thrown away.  Some pieces I drooled over were from the 50s and 60s but looked immaculate.  

Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Louis Vuitton – So you want to buy your girl a bag but you don’t have all that money to throw down. Save yourself some cheddar and buy an authentic vintage bag.  I took a good look at these and I’m willing to bet money that they are real. I’m no pro, do your own research!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Dresses, cardigans and coats – I did a quick walk-through in two vendor tents and noticed the average going rate for a vintage dress is only $10.  What a steal.  I’ve been to vintage boutiques that charge double and triple that.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Piles of stuff - it might look like blankets in this picture but there were all kinds of good things in the little hills.  It might be worth digging through!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Real fox stole – My husband pointed this out and I was just about to pick it up when he scolded me not to.  I have no idea what I was thinking but yeah, ew.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013

For kids or the kid at heart —

I personally love vintage toys because they weren’t mass produced like they are now.  I’m always looking for characters that stand out or remind me of my childhood.  We picked up a very cool monochrome Astro Boy figure from Japan for $30!  
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For the home —

Mid Century Furniture – There were so many pieces in fantastic condition.  I’m just not ready to plunk down the cold hard cash, maybe in a few years.  Seriously drool worthy pieces that I can’t believe have lasted over 50 years.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Tupperware and Pyrex – So many good memories of my Nana’s house.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Original prints – I should’ve really bought something from this vendor but he didn’t have quite what I was looking for.  These are original prints printed from actual negatives and signed by the photographer – the 8 x 10 I was eyeballing was $10.  I tried to get him to go lower but he wasn’t going for it and now I regret not buying one!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Frames and art – There are hundreds of pieces.  Don’t tease yourself and glance at what someone has in their arms or cart.  I was really bummed I missed out on an original wolf drawing that was $7.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013

What is the one vintage thing you are always looking for?

For anyone and everyone —

I have wanted a seltzer bottle every since I saw it on I Love Lucy!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
I can’t remember what these are called, my aunt used to have them in her backyard by the pool in the 80s!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Everyone stopped to look at take pictures of Bob and Brett.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
I really wanted this hot pink Santa with the Tammy Faye eyes but it was out of my price league.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
I really wanted this gas mask.  It was in excellent condition and only about $125, totally worth it but sigh – out of my price range.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
I know lots of people into Saved by the Bell.  Could it be you?
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Random sighting of a Guam penant!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Letterpress and stamp fun!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Who doesn’t love jars!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
I wish to find a full scrapbook in a thrift store hunt one of these days… until then, I just admire the ones out of my budget!
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Illustrated Souvenir Book yall.  Before Django Unchained.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
Duke pointed this out to me and had questions.  I just don’t know.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013

There were definitely some goodies here
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013
And finally… a mechanical dinosaur.  He’s seen better days.
Long Beach Antique Market November 2013

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3 thoughts on “Gifts For The Person That Has Everything At Long Beach Antique Market

  1. marlita on the run

    I want to go vintage/thrift shopping with you. I know we would have tons of fun. :) I’m always looking for vintage housewares/art, vintage designer clothing-bags-sunglasses, unique vintage clothing…I can go on and on. :) xo

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