Irvine Antique Market
October 6, 2008
Our new favorite past time is hitting up the outdoor Irvine Antique Market at Irvine Valley College the first Sunday of every month.
It’s much smaller than the massive Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea Market, but we end up finding way better deals on really nice pieces. Here’s some cool things we liked this week:
And here’s some of our latest scores that we picked up over the past few months. First up, a new walnut bar for our kitchen. The top panels open up for expanded counter space, and the inside has racks to fit liquor and wine glasses:
Next up, Flathead’s pride and joy – a 60’s Drexel bench table. We picked this up in beautiful condition for $100 and later found them online selling in the $700-800 range!
Not as fun, but still a good find, was this antique mirror that we picked up for $15. The lady who sold it to us said there’s an old newspaper lining inside from the 1920’s that was there when she got the piece, but I haven’t opened it up to take a look yet. It’s replaced the gaudy etched oval mirror that was in our bathroom before.
Also, the coffee table in our living room was one of our first purchases at the Antique Market – only $40 – you can see pictures of the coffee table here, or newer pictures of it covered with foam corners here, now that it’s Sockets favorite thing to climb up and jump on.
Somehow we always manage to score at least one really good find every time we go, so it’s highly recommended to anyone who lives nearby. The Antique Market is the 1st Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and located at Irvine Valley College, 5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine CA 92618.