Every time I attend the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet I have the best time. This time, last weekend, I went by myself and I STILL loved every second of it. I spent two and a half hours meandering around, admiring each vintage find, examining unknown artifacts, and meeting friendly vendors. I spoke to a father son team who fly around the country, picking up old Pepsi crates and salvaged materials from old buildings.
I also met a woman named Linda who has a full time day job but still finds the time to and design and sell cottage furniture and vintage décor for fun on the weekends. As I was walking up, she had just sold a huge dining room table. Here is some of her other pieces.
On my next stop I met Neil who sold farm and industrial collectables. Check out some of his pieces. I love all the rust! It’s beautiful.
Check out some other amazing finds I found along the way.
This place had a lot of Restoration Hardware inspired pieces. I didn’t get the chance to speak with the vendor, because he was too busy selling. LOVE the large orbs and metal baskets.
I have to say that one of my favorites of the day was from a shop called Irons & Duck. The industrial seating and lighting is just my style. If only I could weld… You can see all their inventory on their website.
For more information about the Long Beach Antique Swap Meet, click here!
Oh wait! I almost forgot. I didn’t leave empty handed! I bought a large antique wooden tool box which is a great piece for organization, and these three vintage seltzer bottles!