Monday, June 20, 2011

Long Beach Flea Market

My Husband and I finally made it out to the Long Beach Flea Market yesterday. I'm not sure what took six months to finally get out there but I'm so happy we did! I found two pieces of Pyrex that put the finishing touches on my collection and one item that I didn't know existed and I actually gasped when I saw it.


You know that I have this glass and have been looking for matching pieces. The trouble is with this design is that I know very little about it. The glass I have has no maker's mark or logo or anything on it. I found matching plate on flickr and all that says on it is "Taste Setter's Collection". There was a pitcher on ebay but it got too rich for my blood. So yesterday as I was happily walking along I saw this ice bucket and bee lined for it. For $20 I'll say it was an amazing deal. Sadly, there is no maker's mark or any kind of identifying stamp on this either.


The Pyrex were great scores as well. They were $10 a piece with the lids and they finish off my collection. Although I think maybe I need a couple more yellow pieces...


It was a fantastic flea market. Not as many professional sellers as the Rose Bowl but just as much good stuff. On a side note Bob and I discovered something about haggling. We are both very polite when we ask for a better price usually saying "Would you take ____?" but we've noticed that if you ask the price and just stand there the seller will usually come down on his or her own. It happened a few times this weekend and last weekend. One of us would ask the price, the seller would give it, we'd remain quiet and then the seller would come down five or ten bucks. So I guess apathy is a haggling tool now?

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the find, that is awesome!

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  2. Congrats...that ice bucket is totally awesome!!! I really am pathetic as I've lived in LB for 2 years now & STILL haven't made it to the Flea Market. LoL!

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  3. You really should go! It's a good one.

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  4. I love the orange and blue combination. Lovely. : )

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  5. I love your blog!! It made my day.

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  6. love your glass collection! and the ice bucket is way cool!

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  7. I read recently that instead of asking "would you take" you should say "can I give you" as supposedly it makes it more likely for the seller to say yes. Some psychological thing.

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