The Flea at El Museo - formerly the Flea at the Downs - is a great vintage romp. There are about 80 vendors and lots of nifty stuff - vintage clothes, Native American jewelry, rare books, Mexican pottery, and glorious kitsch. Here goes, I'll start with the stuff and move on to the great faces.
Shirley Jacobson - Books Unlimited - is a vintage print book dealer and she's been doing it for two decades. Her inventory is "oceanic" with more than a thousand volumes to chose from. If you're looking for something special, give her a call or e-mail with a request - 505.989.8966 firstname.lastname@example.org. I loved the 3-inch miniature book of memoirs by
She also has some great children's books that would make dandy holiday gifts.
And, if you're looking for vintage turquoise jewelry or old concho belts, Nancy Elby's booth has it all - vintage Ralph Lauren too. See photos with all the rings and bracelets below. 248.390.6063
And now some of the Faces of the Flea
Nancy Elby's rings
And her boots.
THE FLEA at El Museio
Saturday & Sunday Dec. 18 & 19
Call for 2011 schedule: 505.982.2671