Guess what’s coming up the day after tomorrow? I’ll give you a hint. It only comes around once a month and it inspires me to wake up at the crack of dawn…the Long Beach Flea Market! It happens to be just down the street from our church, so I like to wake up super early and get all my shopping done every 3rd Sunday when all those tents roll into town with their junky goods.
Laura, my friend from Ascot Friday, introduced me to this flea market. After moving from the Bay area, I was lost. I used to have my round of thrift stores that I’d hit once a week. I ALWAYS found something good. Consistency is key. And when you’re a photographer, you NEED junk props like water. I tried thrifting here in Long Beach, but I just couldn’t get into. Plus I don’t have the time, as my business has taken off. So, this once a month trip to the parking lot of the Veteran’s Stadium fills my house with a never-ending supply of old chairs, pottery and collectibles. Yay for junk!
On my last trip, I added a little ‘arm swag’ to my collection. There was a seller with piles and piles of bracelets from all over the world. $5 later I was peacing out. Oh and collections. I’ve started a little collection of old cameras. They are such fun props. Here’s my newest addition…
All these photos are taken with my iphone, because bringing my big camera out would distract from the shopping! I hope you can make it out to one of the best flea markets around. Here’s the link to all the info: Long Beach Antique Market (fancy website name, but it’s really just a flea market