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Friday, March 9, 2012

A Wonderful Trip to the Vintage Marketplace


Last weekend my creative buddy Lorraine and I headed off to the little town of Rainbow for one of our favorite "Flea Markets", the Vintage Marketplace. It was even better than usual, with new vendors and new items that we just couldn't resist. And the photo ops at this event are always plentiful. If you live in Southern California, this is a really nice show. And Rainbow is a cute town in a country setting. We decided that Lo"raine Beau"mont should move to Rainbow, since her name indicates so!

On our way home we headed to Escondido for lunch and passed Value Craft. A teacher at Stamping Details also teaches there and always talks about it, so we took a quick detour. Boy was it stuck in the past! We found price stickers from the early 90s on some of the items. But they had some great deals on lace and trim, so of course we had to have some.

Lunch was at a small Bistro in downtown Escondido, which was tres bonne. We split a desert that was a fabulous concoction of chocolate ganache, hazlenut, meringe and almonds. OMG, it was soooo delicious.

After lunch, heading back to the car, we passed a new antique store and popped in. It ended up as one of our favorite places of the day! Many wonderful vendors and I found a Paris crock and an aqua glass Eiffel Tower. I still need to take photos of those, so they will be on a later post. There are a number of little antique and thrift stores in downtown Escondido, and it was definitely worth the stop.
Thanks visitors from Pink Saturday for sharing my travels with me. It really was such a wonderful day! 


lynne said...

This to me is a perfect day, thank you for sharing.

trisha too said...

What a delight, thank you for sharing!


Marydon said...

Now this is my kind of day.

Have a lovely PS weekend ~

~Giveaway ends 3/15 ~

Karin said...

I have been wanting to go to this forever! Beautiful pictures....Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Love fun days like that! Having lived in the N. beach area of San Diego and visiting Escondido often, I am trying to remember the town of Rainbow...Have to run down and ask hubby! We did a lot of great antique shopping in that area!
♥ Jil

Lorraine said...

It was a lovely day, great pics!

The Junque Seeker said...

Sounds like a lovely day. You California girls know how to have fun!

LV said...

You definitely found a world of vintage.

Charmingdesigns said...

I met a new blogging friend last summer at tres bonne, we also split a desert! I'll have to check out Rainbow

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Marti! Sounds like a fabulous day! I love discovering new places to dwell! Thanks for taking us along!

Have a lovely (pink) weekend!

Cheers from your new follower!

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty! Come link with me with my Color Connection meme.

Broken Leg with a bit of pink. Have a great weekend.

Ira Huberts said...

Lovely photos Marti, thanks for taking us with you on your vintage market trip ;-) Love that lace blouse, I'd wear it immediately!

Maggie said...

Now, that is what I call a perfect day, too.
Can I come along with you and Lorraine next time??
bon weekend

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Sounds like the perfect day !

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marti, Lucky you to have found so many awesome places to visit. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Marianne said...

Marti, hello..thank you for your visit to my blog.

I just love the idea of little towns with a country feel. The vintage fair sounds wonderful.

Great photos, thank for letting us come along.


lostforwords101 said...

Thanks for dropping a comment in my Pink Sat entry Marti!

I super love that lace dress. :) Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

that is definitely my kind of perfect day. Sherry and I do that about once every 2-3 weeks and every single time we have a blast! Sometimes we are so anxious to get to the next junk or antique place we never stop for lunch. HPS

Cathy said...

Hi Marti,

Oh my, I really NEED one of those old bikes. All of a sudden it is a compulsion. I have to have one for my front yard this year. How I'm going to find one and get it home will be a whole other story. But it's now on my "MUST HAVE" list. I love the blue one in your photo, but of course, mine would HAVE to be PINK.

HPS, xo Cathy

Kay Ellen said...

Oh Marti...I wish I would have run into you at Rita & Christie's market:) I took pictures
It was such a wonderful day!

I will be apart of smaller market very Riverside the first Saturday of May~~~I know Rita and a few vendors will be coming out to shop and visit that day.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Kay Ellen

momto8 said...

sounds like a wonderful time for you! good for you!!
I love your pretty feminine pictures!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Marti! Oh, what a wonderful outing! I'm sure there was lots to oohh and aahh over. Thanks for sharing and for visiting me. Enjoy your weekend.


Vicki said...

Hi, Marti, and thank you for visiting me at Bunny Cottage. I think for sure you folks out in California have some of the best flea markets and antique shops! Your day sounds perfect and the dessert, oh my, sounds heavenly. I did not create the journal on my post. I wish I could take credit for it, but it was created by a very talented lady, Maria, at Under the Night Moon on Etsy. It was so nice getting to know you, my friend! Blessings always~ Vicki

Dru said...

Wow! What a fun and wonderful day! I can see why you love this market. Great finds! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello - Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dru

Life 101 said...

My sister had a bike just like the one here. Wow, that that send me back in time.
I'm your newest follower.

Eileen said...

It sounds like a wonderful day! I've lived in the same area for the last few years but have never heard of that market. I will definitely have to look it up. Thanks for your visit.

Susan said...

Oh, lucky girl. That marketplace looks fabulous and such great weather!
Thanks for your PS visit,

Jeanie said...

Oh, Marti, if I ever get out that way, this is first on my list! I love a day like that, filled with flea markets, creative stops and chocolate -- well, if you've been to Gypsy lately, you know about the chocolate part! Your photos are especially beautiful. Four star!

Kelly_Deal said...

Sounds like a wonderful day Marti!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Marti,
I just found your blog and am just over the moon! I loved reading about your shopping day with your friend and seeing the gorgeous pics. Your crafts are great!
Oh, I am following you and inviting you to join our linky party and share your treasures there, too!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Gorgeous images. Sounds like a wonderful day! Wishing you a great weekend. Tammy


Oh your trip sounds (and looks) so delightful.