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Our featured seller of the month, Steve and Alesia from Vintage Addiction travel the world finding one of a kind pieces with amazing history. Here is a short interview and a sneak preview of variety of cool pieces they will be bringing to the Long Beach Flea Market on Sunday April 19.
How did you get started with Vintage Addiction?
Vintage Addiction came about from a desire to reunite our family -- it’s really that simple. My wife, Alesia, and our girls lived in Southern California to allow my daughter to pursue a dream while I worked and lived in Virginia to support it. After nearly seven years of bicoastal commuting every two weeks or so, we decided to make some changes. We had both done the large corporate gig for over 20+ years, but decided the next journey would be our own and on our own terms. We wanted to create something and give it life but along the way grow a company with a conscience. Our plans eventually evolved into the creation of the Vintage Addiction brand of high-quality costume jewelry, ladies’ handbags, furniture, and home accessories.
What makes Vintage Addiction unique?
In the process of sourcing suppliers and manufacturers for our designs, our travels take us to unexpected places. We strive to be environmentally sensitive by creatively repurposing and also to be a good corporate citizen who gives back. We are hands-on and spend lots of time individually- selecting every single component of certain products alongside our suppliers. (They aren’t always happy about that. LOL!) We wish to ensure our artisans make livable wages and are proud to set up scholarships to provide quality English language educations for their children. We know we can’t solve all the world’s problems (we wish we could) but we can do our part and hopefully improve the lives of the families we have come to know and cherish along our life’s journey. We travel near and far to uncover treasures and find inspirations for designs that will carry our brand. Our journeys include toiling in dusty desert salvage yards in the deserts of India in 115 degree temperatures and traveling by camel (yes, they still do!); searching out artisans and craftsman in tiny and remote villages in sub-zero temperatures in the Himalayas; absorbing rich and unfamiliar cultures, languages and traditions; surviving the incomprehensible and overcrowded jewelry markets; and negotiating with sea merchants to bring it all home - - all in an effort to bring quality, color, and uniqueness to our product lines of vintage- inspired jewelry, handbags, furniture and home furnishing accessories.
What can our customers expect to find?
Our designs include vintage- inspired creations; some use vintage components; many are repurposed designs with architectural salvage; and along our travels, we find some true vintage furnishings that are just too awesome in their beauty to pass up -- so we bring them back to share with our customers.
The real beauty in our products lies in the stories that each piece tells. We can’t wait to share those stories and the people behind them with our customers at the Long Beach Antique Market. That’s what makes our products different and truly a real treasure.
Come meet Steve and Alesia in the B-Corner - Blue Section Sunday April 19; visit their website at www.vintage-addiction.com; and connect with them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/EnterVintage Addiction and on Instagram @vintageadixtion.
Cheap, chic, unique & vintage!!! Bargains and more! The Sunday MARCH 15 event featured hundreds of sellers of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, estate and fine jewelry and vintage finds from all over the country and many parts of the world. Thank you to all our customers and sellers for making this a great show. To see when our next event is click here.
A big congratulations to our Instagram Winners and Our Monthly Facebook Contest Winners!
Here are the randomly selected winners
- Mariela Alcantar
- Jillian Johnson
- Eric Vonhunter
- Jackie Ramirez Vannaseng
- Tito Hernandez
- Kirsti Olson
- Madilyn Sullivan
- Windy Heather
- Tawnya Betancourt
- Jamie Dornberg
- Celeste Figueroa @celestehhhh
- Sidnee Kane @viciously_kane
- Kristen Villopoto @kmommav
- Jaime Webster @thejamiewebster
- Angela Hober @angehober
- Joey Altobelli @heavyshakas
- Albert Alvarado @aalvaradojr
- Jessica Weymouth |@jessweymouth_
- Savannah Rogers @savannahhrogers
- Elizabeth Felsen @lfelsen
*Winners please collect your free passes at the front entrance gate. Please bring a photo id since the pass has your name on it.
Specializing in Vintage Antique Collectible & Repurposed Furniture
We specialize in building quality crafted furniture for our clients and locating rad rustic stuff. Our passion is developing one of a kind pieces with a focus on craftsmanship and detail. We also spend our time scouring through tons of junk to discover some really cool stuff!
We particularly enjoy collaborating with customers at the Long Beach Flea helping to create detailed, unique, made to order décor for their environment.
If you are looking for unique vintage and repurposed furniture, come see Zach Bancroft from Zb Design Co in the blue (rear) section on Sunday March 15th. See some of his fabulous workmanship on his website and connect with him on Instagram.