Monday, September 30, 2013

psa: palm springs modernism week 2014 tickets go on sale october 1

In case you missed all the posts about my trip this past February to Palm Springs Modernism Week, you can walk down memory lane here. Honestly, its more fun then a barrel of Bauer. Seriously.

Palm Springs Visitors Center from the Bus Tour
Tickets go on sale October 1 at 12 p.m. PST at

Monday, September 23, 2013

flea market pottery finds: bauer and a question

A few weekends ago I went to the Long Beach Antique Market. I was stunned and amazed at the truly fair pricing and and the quality of the merchandise. Even though I was really only on a scouting mission for future mid-century modern purchases, I can't go to an outdoor market and NOT partake of the wares. Seriously?

Long Beach Antique Market

It is extremely easy to glance at this table and see exactly what caught my eye based on past posts.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

long beach antique market: get your retro on

Just when I thought things couldn't get any better after my discovery of the Rose Bowl Flea Market a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the Long Beach Antique Market.

Long Beach Antique Market

Would you like a bison horn with your knitting needles and vintage chartreuse vase? I know. Who wouldn't?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

blenko? i think so.

Negotiating in a flea market. I am sort of just learning the shtick. Something caught my eye on this table at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market.

Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market - Blenko Glass

What could it be?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

pasadena rose bowl flea market: mid-century modern what not and then some

I learned a valuable lesson this weekend on buying vintage and retro stuff. This is the pricing hierarchy that I have been long familiar with:
  • Retail stores branded vintage are usually the more expensive option due to rent, and other factors. More so in California where mid-century is SUPER hip, vs. what I have seen out of state
  • Craigslist can provide great deals. BUT it is competitive. And you have the whole annoying Craigslist factor.
  • eBay has been my guilty pleasure for many years and bargains can be had for sure. However, eBay prices are starting to seem closer to retail as most sellers are fairly savvy. 

Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market - Mid-Century Modern, Vintage and Retro

Turns out there is another incredibly effective way to buy mid-century modern, vintage and retro in Southern California.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

vintage shop labor day glass treasure and a church

So I bragged yesterday about "discovering" a new vintage modern retro shop, Out of Vogue, in Fullerton, over last Labor Day weekend.

Blue Glass Genie Bottle Blenko

So what couldn't I resist this time? Guess before clicking. A few of you will get it right.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

out of vogue: vintage modern shop in fullerton

My oh my, what do we have here? A retro shop tucked into a corner of old downtown Fullerton (Southern California), only 25 short miles from my home?

Out of Vogue, 109 East Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA Vintage and Modern Shop

Have the gods been holding out on me? Why do I have to read Sunset magazine to figure out this little corner of heaven is in my own backyard?

Out of Vogue
109 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 879-6647
Out of Vogue