Can you believe it’s already August? The heat is on but so are the vintage markets.
Here’s where I’ll be shopping for treasures this month:
August 3: Kobeys Vintage Swap Meet – San Diego. This is a brand new extension of the existing Kobey’s Swap Meet which has been around for years and years. They promise to have over 100 vendors at the vintage market section alone so I’m excited to go check it out. I’ll keep you posted….
August 4th: Savoir Faire Vintage Market – this vintage market is located in Fullerton next to the campus of Cal State Fullerton. I hadn’t been in awhile but decided to go back and check things out and boy, am I glad I did! Last month, I found this wonderful vintage tool box in my favorite jadeite green.
Parking and admission are both free at Savoir Faire.
August 11th: The Coast Vintage Market – I love this market! It’s so close to my house and I always find treasures here. I also sell here on occasion (next time will be in October). There are over 190 vendors and the selections are vast. They also have live music and numerous food trucks that serve both breakfast and lunch. Admission and parking are free.
I found this gorgeous platter a few months back for $10!!!
August 21: Long Beach Antique Market – a huge flea market located just off the 405 Freeway in Long Beach. Get there early because this one gets crowded. I always get there for the 6:30 a.m. admission which costs $7.00. Parking is free but the lots do fill up quickly.
This show is amazing – huge and full of wonderful vintage treasures. Everything from vintage clothing to toys, furniture and glass. You’d be hard-pressed to leave empty-handed. I usually make more than one trip to my car.
Last month I came home with this gorgeous huge vintage crock (one of my newest obsessions).
Another great thing about the Long Beach Vintage Market is that they also have their “5th Sunday” shows which occur during months that have a 5th Sunday. The next 5th Sunday show is on September 29. Many different dealers then the regular show and much less crowded.
I found this huge ironstone bowl at one of the 5th Sunday shows.
August 28: Tustin Vintage Flea Market – Finally, at the end of the month, there is the Tustin Flea Market. This is a small market of about 30 vendors but you can usually get lucky and bring home a find or two. Admission is free and street parking is always available.
Enjoy the month of August and I hope you come home with a few new treasures of your own. Happy Hunting!