Holiday Gatherings, a Mixed Up Affair

I was so excited to see Topanga Vintage Market touted as a top source for vintage china, flatware and all things tableware in this great article about vintage table settings from LA Daily News !

MixnMatch China for Your Table
The Curated Table Is a Hit This Season

Apparently mixing and matching patterns and services is a new thing (my grandmother might disagree!)  I have to say, it looks very beautiful in the photos and makes sense to a “pinch of this, dash of that” kind of gal like me.

I decided to bring out my own special china and create a “curated table” of my own.  I had a limited amount yet very wide style range to work with. Very formal gold rimmed Phoenixware china from England, and hand thrown ceramic Vince Kitira plates from Thailand, a few Russel Wright pieces, and 1930’s bakelite flatware. The Wright pieces were all wrong, but the rest seemed to hit if off.  OK, so here goes!

mixnmatch tableware setting
Patrice’s Special Blend

Not too bad!  Unfortunately I only have enough pieces to do a table for three. Always an awkward number! SO, I guess I will be joining the shoppers at our fall shows hunting for more pretty pieces for larger gatherings around my table.  

Here’s a preview of what you might find for your own holiday table:

Mixed China at Topanga Vintage
Mixed China at Topanga Vintage
Pink Depression Ware Serving Dishes
Pink Depression Ware Serving Dishes
Blue Patterned China
Blue Patterned China from Irene Tompkins
Cut Crystal and an Ethnic Apron
Every Kind of Serving Spoon and Fork

 See you there!  

If you have any questions about these tableware pieces feel free to email


Topanga’s Messenger Review Covers Flea Etiquette

Messenger Review and Etiquette at the Flea
Messenger Review and Etiquette at the Flea

Read this review if you’ve ever wondered about haggling, 

and read about Topanga life at Messenger Mountain News


recent coverage

Fun recent coverage of our flea market popping up all over!

Coverage: Time Out Top 10 LA Fleas
TIME OUT Finds LA’s Best Fleas
Coverage: Chinese Travel Channel on LA Flea Markets
U Channel Reviews LA’s Flea Markets in Mandarin
Coverage from Flea Market Insiders - Best LA Fleas
Flea Market Insiders on LA’s Best Fleas

Scroll down for more!  Have you checked out our LA Flea Calendar and our blog?


“Vintage Holidays” Features Topanga Vintage

“Vintage Holidays”

by Flea Market Decor

“Vintage Holidays” is a new special edition magazine by Flea Market Decor.  It features Topanga Vintage artisan and vintage vendors Lauri Grosso of Shimmering Self and Lene Abraham of Vintage Chic DK, as well as a bit about co-owner Patrice Curedale (that’s me!).  There’s lots of great decorating and entertaining ideas for lovers of antiques, up-cycleds and all things vintage, and look for a “how to” about Grosso’s jewelry trees!


Vintage Holiday Finery From Vintage Chic DK
Holiday Finery From Vintage Chic DK
Vintage Holiday Jewelry Trees by Grosso, a 60s Tradition
Vintage Jewelry Trees by Grosso, a 60s Tradition


Look for more great vintage holiday ideas, decorations, clothing and serving ware at our flea market!


Topanga Vintage Market On

Check out the pictures & comments some great yelpers have posted from the Topanga Vintage Market!

“Cool name tags… this nice lady let me take a picture of her… name tags. Sweet.”

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