Queen Bee Market

Last week, I headed down to San Diego with Kelly and Carrie for a little girl’s night out.  We were going to The Queen Bee Market.  We are all fans of handmade items.  On our way there, we stopped for some yummy snacks at Cafe Rio.  It was great because we weren’t in a hurry and just cruised along.

the Queen Bee Market

We got there and I will have to say, we were a bit overwhelmed.  All of these amazing things in one room. Because you pay at the end, we just grabbed some bags and walked around.  I kinda feel like a handmade market is like Costco or TJ Maxx.  When you see something good, you grab it. Because if you hesistate and think about it, well, it will be gone when you go back that second time.

I took a ton of pictures of the vendors, because my friend, Mique, asked if I would.  Once again, I curse and shake my fist at hotel ballroom lighting. It is just horrible for photos.

Creme De La GemsCute necklaces from Creme De La Gems.  You know I went home with one of those huladancer necklaces.  I need to take a picture of it, because I love it so much.  Her site says that they will be coming soon!

JAD_2664m.o.m at 42nd and Orange. These vintage fabrics were to-die-for. Amazing.  It is probably a good thing that I don’t have a little girl.  This place would be dangerous.

JAD_2666These chevron (or zig zag) pillows from Nena Von were gorgeous.  I want to do yellow somewhere in my house, just so I can get some of these fabulous pillows.  I think grey and yellow is an awesome combo.  Nena Von had some great color combos.

No. 17 Cherry Tree LaneRachel from No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane is just precious.  Her vintage wares and her display are precious.  Do you know that she is hosting an event in September, called BlogSugar? You must go! I am.

oliveBlueNicole is an Orange County gal. I just met her a few months ago.  I love the turquoise display that she has for her shop, oliveBlue.  She has the cutest baby legwarmers.

Funky Vintage LovelyOh look, it’s my friend, April from Funky Vintage Lovely.  She is from Nor Cal.  Her jewelry, well I may own several pieces.  I love her rings and earrings.
I love these magnets from Dot Thoughts that I got for my son's magnet board. I got them @queenbeemarket. www.dotthoughts.comWe are making a magnet board for my son’s room.  I think these magnets from Dot Thoughts are perfect for that board, don’t you think?

I'm wearing my new "DREAM" necklace that I got @queenbeemarket. It is too cute!I also purchased this “DREAM” necklace at Queen Bee Market.  I found out via Twitter that it is from Spiffing Jewelry.

Queen Bee MarketThese pins were at the cash register for sale. I kick myself for not buying one. The phrases are so great!

I took a ton more photos, and you can find them in my Flickr account here!

Mique and Jess are hosting a special one day Queen Bee Market on the Saturday of BlogHer in San Diego. Be sure to save money for that!

8 comments
Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

I love the Boy definition magnet, so perfect!

Jen @ Lita's World
Jen @ Lita's World

OMG everything looks fabulous!!! I just visited the market's site and am so excited to see they're planning to have one the weekend of Blogher!!! oh, wait...that could be dangerous!! :) thanks for sharing the info.

angie
angie

The Queen Bee Market looks wonderful!

Mama Bub
Mama Bub

Queen Bee at BlogHer?! Best news of the day!

Tracy
Tracy

Awesome post! Your photos turned out better than mine!! I may need you to email me the pic of my necklaces :)) Thank you so much, Tracy

Megan
Megan

Great post, Julie! Your necklace was from my dear friend, Annie's, booth. Spiffing Jewelry. (spiffingjewelry.etsy.com) LOVE it!

Nikki
Nikki

Looks like this was an awesome boutique. I would have liked to spend a day there.