What’s Up at Your Flea Market? May 19, 2011 By Mary Ann Pickett 58 Comments The Long Beach, California flea market is every third Sunday of the month, rain or shine. Usually, it is shining here…however, not on the day I decided to run up there at 7 am without an umbrella. It was fun anyway. 1. Vintage mason jars For use as flower vases (like in the show house in my previous post.). One woman was buying about twenty for her Fall wedding. They are also good for storage and display. 2. Industrial Chic (metal with patina) I could use a sturdy step ladder in my pantry…will it look cool or like a beat up old stool? I am using a similar tool tray in our kitchen’s beverage center here.. I could see these filled with branches… One dealer bought ALL these industrial bread pans to sell as shelving. 3. African Handiwork I like the sea colored glass beads for color and texture (my daughter bought me some in NY for Mother’s Day). I think these crosses from Nigeria are pretty. 4. Copper Kitchenware I’d like to shine these up with some Bar Keeper’s Friend cleanser. (See how wet everything was from the rain?). 5. Letters 6. Antique Engravings (these came out after the rain stopped) Hand colored, good selection. 7. Vintage Stone Fruit This bunch of jade grapes caught my eye. 8. Vintage License plates I thought of buying one of these California plates to decorate my son’s dorm room at the University of Florida–until I turned one over and there was a $250 price tag. Look what came home with me. Uh oh. The metal step ladder does look less chic at home… well, at least I can reach the top self now. My new copper tray was $10 (I also bought the larger one, not shown for $20). The jade grapes ($15) are the right shade in our living room. And lastly, I bought this heavy brass bamboo tray (it was a mottled black before I cleaned it) for $10. Brass is Back, Baby. Have you gotten any good deals lately at a flea market or garage sale? Put the flea market in your area on your calendar. Have fun. Best wishes, Mary Ann Participating in Today’s Thrifty Treasures Related PostsSF and LA Fabric Deals and Other Fun Things5 Faves: Bathroom Styling, Valentine’s, Newport Beach HomeMy Favorites From Serena and Lily ON SALEGreat Style You Can Copy at The Studio!