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A Buyer’s Market

October 1, 2013


It always seemed odd to me that Riverside had no flea market. Sure, there are swap meets at local drive-ins, and yes, there are endless garage and estate sales held at private homes, but we’ve never had a flea market like those I love in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Well, this Saturday we take a small step forward when Vintique Alley, a local vintage and antiques venue, has their first annual flea … But that’s not all: Rancho Reubidoux will be selling outdoor and garden items there, too!

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PrintVintique Alley is a relatively new venue in town, specializing in vintage, cottage, French, industrial, handmade and home furnishings, including décor, personal items and accessories. Owner, Bobbi Vann, used to live in our neighborhood and was known for the awesome block sales she held several times a year; I was sad when she moved away last year. When I learned she was returning, as well as opening her own shop here a few months ago, I was pretty excited … I was even more elated when she offered me a chance to bring some things down on consignment. Saturday’s flea market will be held both indoors and out; my items will be on display in the rear parking lot, along with other outdoor and garden items. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. and I plan to be there until it ends at 3 p.m.; I invite all of you to come by and buy, or just say hello. I will be offering an assortment of items, including furniture and planters (see photo), and some industrial and farm items. There may even be a project or two available for sale. Deals will be made … Here are the particulars:


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH   •   8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

3758 Elizabeth Street, Riverside CA 92506

951.784.4005     •


10 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2013 8:21 am

    j’adore cette ambiance ! merci pour ses photos qui donnent autant envie de bricoler que de se reposer dans ce genre de cadre

    I love the atmosphere! thank you for giving her photos as eager to tinker than sitting in this kind of context

    • Reuben Muñoz permalink*
      October 1, 2013 3:47 pm

      Thanks, Willow! 😉

  2. KristiB permalink
    October 1, 2013 10:12 pm

    Reuben, I’ve coveted the aloe & agave chairs ever since you showed how you created them. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend the sale this weekend. Any chance those beauties will be for sale? Love so many of your pieces, and it’s torturing me knowing “deals will be made!”

    • Reuben Muñoz permalink*
      October 1, 2013 10:24 pm

      Hi, Kristi, those aloe and agave chairs are for sale for $100 each. Let me know if you’d like them and I’ll set them aside for you. Email me at if so.

      • KristiB permalink
        October 2, 2013 7:23 am

        Just sent you an e-mail, Ruben. Thanks!

      • Reuben Muñoz permalink*
        October 2, 2013 2:41 pm

        Thank you, Kristi

  3. char permalink
    October 1, 2013 10:47 pm

    Plan to make it…hope to meet you there. No fleas in Redlands…sounds good!

    • Reuben Muñoz permalink*
      October 1, 2013 10:50 pm

      Great, Char! Looking forward to meeting you 😉

  4. October 2, 2013 12:12 pm

    I’ll be there for sure! I wish I could hang out and help you, but I promised my son I would help him pack on Saturday (he’s moving). Anyhow, if you need any help on Friday, I’m available, it’s my Friday off.

    • Reuben Muñoz permalink*
      October 2, 2013 2:43 pm

      Thanks, WF, I may give you a call … if not I’ll see you Saturday.;-)

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