19th Jan2012


Long Beach Antique Swap Meet

by Dinah Wulf
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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!

 

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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