If you find yourself in sunny Southern California this weekend or subsequent weekends in May, don't miss these antique markets. All three are terrific shows. Any suggestions on other antique shops or markets that are 'must-see' in SoCal?
SANTA MONICA-Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market ($4–$7; first and fourth Sunday of each month, next show is May 1st; 3050 Airport Ave.; santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com).
PASADENA-The Rose Bowl Flea Market ($8–$20; 5–4:30 on second Sun of each month, next show is May 8th; 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.; rgcshows.com) is host to 2,500 vendors...and great for celebrity watching!
LONG BEACH-Long Beach Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market ($5–$10; 5:30–3 on third Sun of each month, next show is May 15th; 5000 E. Lew Davis St.;longbeachantiquemarket.com) and is home to 800 vendors.
Every once in a while I like to share photos of a great 'antique' home that I've visited or read about. This weekend I was visiting my sister and picked up a copy of This Old House Magazine. Amy herself lives in an old house, a charming farmhouse built in the 1880's. If you haven't read the magazine, the last page showcases a home that needs 'saving'. This month, a Greek Revival-style house that pre-dates the Civil War is being sold for $1, but needs to be moved from it's present location outside Indianapolis. I can imagine this place in a charming beach town with vintage bicycles in the drive next to a hedge of hydrangeas. The staircase alone is makes me want to research the cost of moving a whole house. Anyone know?