Welcome to the Long Beach Antique Market Blog!
Featured Seller of The Month
Tell us a bit about yourself
As Bliss, Chief Cherub in Charge, selling my pretty purses is my labor of love as well as my livelihood. I'm eager to laugh, talk & help put a Heavenly Handbag on your arm- I LOVE to "Play Purse!"
How would you describe your business?
Heavenly Handbags offers glorious vintage needlepoint handbags! Each antique bag is true vintage, handmade c1920s -1960s, by a woman for her own personal use- each purse is as unique as the woman who made it.
Cheap, chic, unique & vintage!!! Bargains and more! The Sunday May 17 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
- Myra Alexandra @myra.alexandra
- Patricia Clark @trishaclark47
- Jaime Davern @JaimeDavern
- Maggie Ford @MaggieFord
- Sahara Heredia @xhollyxgolightlyx
- Tiffanie Morgan @tiffaniemorgan
- Lesli Nisbet @leslijodontchaknow
- Nikki Padrnos @littlechiefmamabear
- Gustavo Robles @gusman2688
- Tessa Robles Thrun @tessathrun
- Christine Almozara
- Marlena Beltrame
- Timothy Fiala
- Larry Freels
- Robin Harker
- Philip Reed
- Cindy Rosales
- Stephanie Smith
- Michelle Vanderhyde
- Trisha See
Repurposing Contest Winners
- Kelci Reynolds
- Allison Olson
*Winners please collect your free passes at the front entrance gate. Please bring a photo id since the pass has your name on it.
Our featured sellers, Kim and Tim of Ripe Designs bring their vintage “East coast meets West coast” style to the Long Beach Antique Market.
Painting, creating, and getting her hands dirty has always been Kim's passion with the ultimate goal of creating a design company. She went to business school, and right before graduation met Tim. Tim grew up in New England, building tree houses as a child. He had a hands-on craftsman upbringing molding him into the designer he is today. Here’s their story and a sneak preview of some of the cool items they will be bringing to the Long Beach Flea Market, Sunday, May 17.
How did you get started with Ripe Designs?
Our passion for discovering hidden treasures and unusual items quickly grew while searching for vintage pieces to furnish our home. This led to the creation of Ripe Design in 2012.
What makes Ripe Designs unique?
Combining our eclectic style and unique designs we create a one of kind look, transforming the once
forgotten into statement pieces.
What can our customers expect to find?
An ever-changing inventory of wonderful treasures at great prices