Yesterday was a special "5th Sunday" show at the Long Beach Flea Market so we packed the U-Haul again and headed out in the pre-dawn hours to get set-up for the show. We were the featured dealer for this show and got "shout-outs" on the LB Flea Market website and Facebook pages:
It was fun meeting new people that recognized retroda from the coverage - our 15 minutes of fame!
We also saw a lot of our regular customers too. Our friends Bonnie & Justin came by and we had a nice visit. Bonnie writes an amazing blog http://thisamericanhome.blogspot.com/ and is a great photographer too. She just posted a story about the flea market and posted a fun photo recap of their day at the show. She also gave us a "shout-out" and took a picture of one of my wife's favorite items in our booth - An orange ceramic bunny bank!
We had a great corner location yesterday and featured a lot of industrial items including these wooden molds from the estate of Bud Hurlbut, one of the creative forces who built up Knott's Berry Farm from berry stand into a full-blown theme park.
They got a lot of attention as they are striking pieces of architectural interest. I think the best part about them though is the historical connection to Knott's. Some of the pieces are even stamped "HURLBUT AMUSEMENT COMPANY". Other people thought they were cool as well and carried some of them home!
We'll be back at the LB Flea on the regular third Sunday schedule, May 20th. We have moved our regular show selling space and will be located further down the same aisle in space E434, into the center of the show, closer to the restrooms...the snack bar...the beer! Come out and see us!