Monday, May 23, 2011

Vintage Snacks

My favorite chips from when I was a kid are back! Taco flavor...complete with vintage packaging!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Scenes From A Mall...

Thought I would post some photos I took of my space at the Long Beach Antique Mall II.  The mall is almost fully rented now and all of the dealers have great stuff filling the entire mall.  Stop by and check it out when you have time - The store hours are 11:00 - 7:00 everyday.

Lots of 1950's pottery, glassware, and serving pieces.  I'm always drawn to anything turquoise:

Barware, cookware, serving pieces.  I just sold the suitcases in the background!

Lots of kitchen items: cake plates, Fire King, Pyrex, pottery, rolling pins and baking items

Lots of decorative glass, canister sets, lacquered trays, a ceramic owl lamp, and a really great daisy table with a resin top and a flower pot base

A great wrought iron swing.  It's in great condition and rare to find one with the canopy extension

A wooden room divider/screen.  The colored panels are glass!

A vintage medical cabinet.  This one is in super good condition...I almost kept it for my house!

Lots of cookbooks, mostly from the 50's and 60's.  There's some cool ones from the 30's and 40's and a White House cookbook from the 1890's!

Lots of tablecloths - the ones shown here are mostly hand-printed ones from the 1950's

Lots of stuff from the 60's and 70's

A great BBQ cart!  This looks like it was custom built.  It holds a Weber kettle grill and has a ton of storage space.  It's on wheels so its easy to move.  A great Father's Day gift!

A rustic cart on industrial iron wheels.  I think this would be perfect on a porch or patio filled with plant pots

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Star Spotting!

Emily Henderson, host of HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist, flanked by her posse Rebecca and Orlando. They were my best customers of the day at last Sunday's LB Antique Market. Thanks Guys!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hello Blogosphere!

Welcome to my new blog.  I am a first-timer so please go easy on me!  If you have any tips or tricks on how to do this the Steve Austin way (Better, Stronger, Faster!), please let me know.

I am hoping to use this forum to focus on my vintage business, retroda.  I have been "on hiatus" (not my choice!) from the fashion industry and have been developing my business with my spare time...of which I have none anymore!  retroda allows me to utilize my fashion buying sense and hopefully make a little money in the process...someday?

I currently sell at the Long Beach Antique/Flea Market which is held every third Sunday at Veteran's Stadium at Long Beach City College I am located every month in space D-560, straight through the entrance on the right hand side very close to the front of the show.  This month there's an extra "Super Sunday" sale on May 29th where we will be located in space D-545.

I also have a dealer space at the new Long Beach Antique Mall II located across the street from Long Beach Antique Mall on Pacific Coast Highway  I am dealer #64 and you can ask anyone working there to show you where my space is located.  It also has a retroda sign on the front!

For the past few months I have been running a trunk show during Bixby Knolls First Fridays in Long Beach at the Bella Cosa boutique on Atlantic Avenue  We'll be there again on Friday, June 3rd and the product will be there throughout the weekend.

Please "follow" me and I'll do my best to keep you up-to-date with what's happening in and around my business.  I'm sure there will be plenty of random rants and raves as well.  Please help grow my follower base by forwarding to anyone who you think might be interested...Many Thanks!

Blog ya later,