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Flea Day: Long Beach + Garden Bloggers

December 9, 2013
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Photo: A Growing Obsession

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This Sunday, December 15, I will be part of a “Cross-Pollination Pop-Up” with fellow garden bloggers, Denise of A Growing Obsession and Dustin of non-secateur, at the Long Beach flea market. We’ll be selling an array of stylish, handmade garden items as well as plants, pots and miscellany. For example, above: Lovely vintage rope doorstops by Denise and cool concrete “gems” by Dustin … both have a simple elegance that would add texture indoors or out. My contribution will be several art pieces, including my “portable mural”, ‘AGUA’. It’s made up of four separate panels, with a combined length of 81.25 inches; height is 63 inches. Each panel was constructed for me from painted reclaimed wood, and is approximately 20 inches wide; pigments are water-based commercial house paints. I think the random colors of the assembled wood background is very effective; overall I’m quite pleased with my painting. I think it would work well indoors or out, although I can see it really shining in a low-water garden … possibly installed in a rusted metal framework at the end of a gravel path … perhaps in a zig-zag installation. Paul thinks it would look great mounted over a fountain; I can tell he’s already hoping it won’t sell.

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If you’ve never been to the Long Beach flea, you should go! It’s not as pricey as Irvine and Santa Monica (that I can remember), nor is it as sprawling and crowded as the Rose Bowl. The best part? Three of the best darn (okay, cutest) garden bloggers in So-Cal will be together in one space, just this once, selling some very cool stuff to some very cool people. Yes, I mean you — stop by and say hi! Click here for more pics from Denise’s blog; click here for additional pics from Dustin’s.

THE LONG BEACH ANTIQUE MARKET is held the third Sunday of each month

Veterans Stadium,  4901 E Conant St, Long Beach, CA 90808; (323) 655-5703

For more information, including discount coupons, etc., go to their website by clicking HERE.
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Vickie Perez permalink
    December 10, 2013 6:57 am

    Good Luck! I’ve always enjoyed shopping there!

    • Reuben Muñoz permalink*
      December 10, 2013 5:13 pm

      Thanks, Vickie, it will be strange not going there to shop. Actually it will be strange going: I haven’t been in a couple of years! 😉

  2. Jeanmarie permalink
    December 12, 2013 1:46 pm

    Wishing you great success!!!! jeanmarie

  3. December 14, 2013 3:10 pm

    I was really hoping to go out and surprise you, but there is no way. I have all my family over next Saturday for Christmas and way too much to do to get ready for them. Damn!! I really wanted to see you and meet your friends. I know I would love them all the goodies that you guys will have for sale. I hope you do tremendously well!! Love you and miss you!! Brit

    • December 14, 2013 3:28 pm

      Well, I totally understand … the holidays are making my head spin already and we don’t even really do that much for them … Thanks for the good wishes; if we do well we’ll do it again and then you can visit! Miss you, too, see you in January 😉

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