Friday, August 30, 2013

Even the stars like old stuff and bargains

You never know what famous faces you might see at an RG Canning Attractions antique and vintage show. Apparently celebrities can be making millions and still enjoy escaping for a little funky retail therapy at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, the Ventura Flea Market, the San Bernardino Market Place,  the Beaumont Outdoor Market or the Beaumont Garage Sale. Wear your dark sunglasses so you can ogle while remaining cool!

Designer Michael Ostrow takes actress Heidi Klum on a tour of the Canning Rose Bowl Flea Market

San Bernardino's next event is Sunday, Sept. 1. This show has been going for over 40 years and attracts 8,000-10,000 browsers to their 800 booths every Sunday. Parking and admission is free.

If you can't make it Sunday, there's still the giant Beaumont Garage Sale Sept. 6, or the Rose Bowl Sept. 8, or the Ventura Flea Market Sept. 29.

And watch on ABC-TV for the new pilot, The Great Big American Auction which will feature Canning events. It's enough to make you want to make a road trip!

Monday, August 5, 2013

An inspiration to us all

We often make the commitment to put something on our Facebook page every day, aware that daily posting increases following. But speaking for myself, I usually miss a day, then three days, then a month...blame it on those real world distractions.

But at Snohomish Antique Gallery Mall in Snohomish, WA, new owner Bruce Toscono is promising to post daily, complete with photos, and so far he's doing great. An inspiration to us all.

Today's post included this photo of a c. 1942 German soldier's helmet, an item that "redefines the word soldier," Bruce commented. It's one of their collection of militaria. You'll see something interesting, cool, curious, spooky or irresistible every day on their Facebook page, so go check it out! Everything you see there can be found in the store...unless someone else gets it first! They're at 117 Glen Ave, Snohomish, phone number (360) 568-7644.

P.S. they'll have a new website up soon, and we'll let you know when it's ready for prime time.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hot August Night!

Antique Warehouse in Salida (just north of Modesto) is having their first Saturday of the month Parking Lot Sale today, and also their annual Hot August Nights vintage car show. Wow! do they have some choice vehicles on display! It's their biggest event of the year, and there'll be giveaways, live music and surprises. Well worth the trip if you live anywhere in California's Central Valley! Start by visiting their website. The Parking Lot Sale ends at 3pm, but the store will be open for their regular hours.