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Billy Blue Eye’s Virtual Flea Market Now Open!

Recently Acquired Van Briggle Pottery

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60’s 7.75″ Calla Lily Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $ 139.00 SOLD

Welcome to our First Virtual Flea Market. Throughout the next seven hours we will be posting photos of our very best ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies. They are being offered today at special Flea Market prices that reflect a substantial savings from the suggested retail “book” prices. (March 25th, 2012 Please note that special “Virtual Flea Market” prices have ended.)

See something you like, call us now and we will wrap, box, insure and ship your selection free of charge ($75.00 minimum please). We guarantee that all items are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, previous repairs or other damage unless fully disclosed in the item’s description. We stand behind our product and if you are not fully satisfied, return the item to us for a full refund. (Buyer to pay return shipping or you may return the item to us at one of our upcoming outdoor Flea Market events.) For your convenience we accept MasterCard, Visa and Pay Pal. We process under strict security guidelines.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1970-80 3″ x 4.25″ Hand Thrown “Original” Low Vase with Floral Design Imprint, $ 85.00 SOLD

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1980’s 8.25″ Bud Vase/Candle Holder in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $65.00 SOLD

Call Now 949-842-8732.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1946-48 5.5″ x 2.25″ Original Hand Thrown & Hand Pinched Ruffled Bowl by Clem Hull in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $140.00 SOLD

All four of these newly acquired Van Briggle pieces are in excellent condition.  The two “original” hand-thrown items are especially sweet and have the hand-made feel that Van Briggle creates so beautifully.

Questions??? Ready to Buy!!! Call us Now 949-842-8732.

Much, much more to come!

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Our First Virtual Flea Market Opens at 7:00 AM Sunday Morning

We are rained out of the Long Beach Flea Market and are setting up the Billy Blue Eye Virtual Flea Market for you to shop Sunday, March 18th beginning at 7:00 AM. We will be featuring selections from our recently acquired inventory from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Van Briggle, McCoy, Haeger, Red Wing, Hull and Weller to name a few.

This is an easy and fun way to build your collection with terrific incentives to acquire beautiful ceramic and stoneware items at special one day pricing.

 This is what the Billy Blue Eye Virtual Flea Market offers to you

  • A friendly shopping experience from your own home protected from today’s drenching rains and winter storm.
  • All items offered at special one-day pricing of at least 25% off the Book Value.*
  • Easy, safe and secure payment options – MasterCard, Visa and Pay Pal accepted.
  • All purchases will be wrapped, boxed, insured and shipped Free of Charge. (A minimum order of $75.00 please)
  • Our five years of knowledgeable, customer service with our guarantee that you will be satisfied with your selection.

We open at 7:00 AM and for you early birds here is a great McCoy Arcature vase that we just acquired. First to claim it by e-mail will be very pleased with this 1951 McCoy treasure.

McCoy Pottery c.1951 6.75″ x 6″ x 2.75″ Arcature Vase in Green with Yellow Bird, $90.00 SOLD

E-mail us direct with your questions or to hold this vase at BillyBlueEye@cox.net.

McCoy Pottery, Arcature Vase Bird Detail

We will be busy tonight gathering inventory and setting up our shop. We hope to hear from you tomorrow!

* Please note that special “Virtual Flea Market” pricing has ended. Please contact us for current special offers.

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This Time Mother Nature Wins! Threat of Heavy Rain & Strong Winds Keep Us from the Long Beach Flea Market Tomorrow, March 18th.

Laguna Niguel is blanketed in fog and drenched with rain on Saturday, March 17th. The forecast calls for more of the same on Flea Market Sunday.

As many of our loyal customers and fans know, we look forward to working the monthly Long Beach Flea Market. It has always been our favorite event as in the past five years we have not only met wonderful clients and assisted them in building their pottery collections, but we have also developed many cherished friendships.

In the last six months Mother Nature seems to have decided that the third Sunday of every month is a wonderful time for the skies to open up and drench the pavement at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach. Sometimes her threats have turned out to be just that (like last month – a finer February Sunday does not exist) and other times we have found ourselves standing in three inch puddles of water with wind driven rain finding new and creative angles to fall from the sky. (Anyone  remember this past November 20th? Well at least all of our vases, plates and candle holders were washed clean; pass the Dawn Detergent!)

"...the skies to open up and drench the pavement at Veteran's Stadium in Long Beach."

Most of the time we take Ma Nature’s threats and the TV Weather Persons promises of ….BREAKING NEWS…..The Storm of 2012 to Hit the Southland on Flea Market Sunday…in stride and usually give it the ole’ College try and set up shop under the drizzle and threatening skies.  But somehow this threat seems real and as much as we hate to give in to the hocus-pocus of weather prediction we have decided that we will not be at tomorrow’s Long Beach Flea Market.

One of our Aleppo Pine trees during a short break in today's storm.

Now for some good news.  Since the weather will keep us from setting up shop in Long Beach tomorrow, we are going to launch our first Virtual Flea Market at this website tomorrow morning beginning at 7:00 AM. We will offer to you all of the new acquisitions we have purchased for tomorrow’s event here at BillyBlueEye.com. Additionally all merchandise offered tomorrow will be available for purchase at 25% off the ticketed price and we’ll professionally box and ship the items free of charge!

So set you clocks, Pottery fans. No need to pull out the yellow slicker or grab the galoshes, come shop Billy Blue Eye’s Virtual Flea Market from the comfort and warmth of your dry home tomorrow morning. More information will be posted later today as well as advance postings of some of the terrific treasures we will be offering. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market – Tustin’s Best Kept Secret is Out!

For those of you that enjoy the hunt for antiques and collectibles,  a great place to find those special treasures is the The Jamestown Vintage Flea Market  in Tustin, California where 50 plus vendors set up shop at 474 El Camino Real, Tustin from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the fourth Sunday of every month.  This month’s event is on Sunday, February 26th and admission is always free.

Roseville Pottery, c. 1943, “Magnolia” 8.25″ Basket, mold # 384-8, $325.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye Pottery will be offering a fine selection of pottery from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Weller, Monmouth, McCoy, Beswick, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff, Red Wing and Van Briggle. We are located in space #45, just look for our familiar green and white tent.

The secret is out and this event was recently named the “Best Flea Market in Orange County”  in Orange Coast magazine. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, c. 1943 “Magnolia” 5.5″ Hanging Basket, mold # 469-5, $300.00  SOLD

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Start 2012 With A Day at the Long Beach Antique Market

Billy Blue Eye  invites you to our first sale of 2012 by joining us at the Long Beach Antique Market this Sunday, January 15th (Rain or shine!). The Long Beach show held at Veteran’s Stadium just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. (Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.)

Zanesville Pottery, c.1930’s 8″ Mission Style Tobacco Leaf Stoneware Vase in Matte Rose #102, $150.00 SOLD

Billy Blue Eye is located in space #A 853 and we will have on display for sale over 200 ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite pottery companies including Rookwood, Roseville, Van Briggle, Haeger, Catalina, Red Wing, Sascha Brastoff, McCoy, Hull and Beswick to name a few. Look for our green and white tent; we look forward to seeing you there!

West Coast Pottery, Los Angeles, CA, c.1940’s 9.5″ x 6.5″ Floral & Leaf Basket Vase – Mold # 209, $49.00

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Holiday Event Schedule Announced – Four Great Shopping Days

Billy Blue Eye Pottery & Paintings has announced its’ Flea Market Event Schedule for the remainder of 2011 beginning with this Sunday, November 20th at the Long Beach Antique Market. The Long Beach show held at Veteran’s Stadium just off Lakewood Boulevard at Conant Street is open from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  (Update 11-19, 9:00 PM – Regardless of the weather, rain or shine, we will be there Sunday, November 20th.)

Holiday Event Mailer with Recent Acquisitions from Roseville, Hull and Haeger Potteries.

Billy Blue Eye will offer over 300 ceramic and stoneware items from all of your favorite Pottery Companies including  twenty-five newly acquired Roseville vases, bowls, planters, and candle holders from many of your favorite patterns including “Apple Blossom”, “Zephyr Lily”, “Cosmos”, “Jonquil”, “Dahlrose” and “Snowberry” to name a few. Billy Blue Eye will be located in space #A853 under our green and white tent. Visit the Long Beach Antique Market website for a discount entrance fee coupon.

Roseville Pottery, "Dahlrose" c. 1928, 5" Rose Bowl, Mold #209-4, $300.00 SOLD

The next two events will be held in Olde Towne Tustin  at the Jamestown Vintage Flea Market. This terrific and increasingly popular monthly event will be held on consecutive Sundays, November 27th and December 4th from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM.  Billy Blue Eye is pleased to offer holiday shoppers over fourteen hours of shopping for that perfect holiday gift. You can find us in space #45 featuring terrific stocking stuffers, grab bag gifts and that unique “Art Pottery” vase guaranteed to wow that special person.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1950's 8" x 5" x 2.75" Pillow Vase w/ Original Label, mold # R - 651, $52.00 SOLD

We will end the holiday shopping season back at the Long Beach Antique Show on Sunday, December 17th from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. There we will be ready to assist all last-minute shoppers with a full array of ceramic items.

Roseville Pottery, "Apple Blossom" c. 1948, 6" Low Bowl with Twig Handles, mold #326-6, $220.00 SOLD

We look forward to seeing you at one or all of these shows  and as always we are available to assist with phone orders.  We offer full gift wrap services, a liberal return policy and will guarantee Christmas delivery for all orders received by December 20th.  For your convenience we accept Visa and Master Card and all orders over $200.00 are shipped free.  Call today 949-496-1889 between 9:00  AM and 9:00 PM PST.

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Escape Carmageddan & Come Enjoy the Long Beach Flea Market

They used to say that all roads led to Rome. Well in Los Angeles County with its maze of freeways all roads can lead to just about anywhere you want to go.  With the 405 “Carmageddan” closure upon us there is a route that will get you to Long Beach from just about anywhere in LA County. It might take you on a “scenic route” this weekend but forget about the forecast for traffic nightmares and make your way to the Long Beach Flea Market on Sunday, July 17th and experience the pleasure that treasure hunting can bring.

Van Briggle Pottery of Colorado Springs, Colorado, c.1952-65 7.5" Vase with Raised Single Floral Stem in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $165.00

The  Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market is held in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot located just off North Lakewood Boulevard and East Conant Street from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are located in space # A 853 under the green and white tent.  Click here for 10% off Admission Discount Coupon.

Van Briggle Pottery, c.1940-60's 5" Thin and Sleek Fan Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze, $85.00

We hope to see you there!

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Sunday, July 10th at The Rose Bowl!

Billy Blue Eye is proud to announce our participation in this Sunday’s, July 10th Rose Bowl Flea Market. Over the last several months many of our Los Angeles, Pasadena and LA County clients have asked us to set up shop closer to their home and the Rose Bowl is the perfect venue.

Beswick Pottery of England, c.1940-72 by Mr. Symcox in 1940 9″ Fan Vase with Scalloped Lip, $139.00

We will be located in the Orange Area (Antiques & Collectibles) in space H -07. The entrances to this section are found on Arroyo Boulevard past the stadium’s main entrance and leading toward Seco Street.   Look for our familiar green & white tent. For information, directions and admission costs visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market website.

Royal Haeger Pottery, c. 1976 10″ Marigold Agate Earth Graphic Wrap Bud Vase #4132, $50.00 (left) and c.1976 11″ Marigold Agate Earth Graphic Wrap Vase #4233x, $68.00 (right) SOLD

This Sunday we will have over 300 ceramic vases, wall pockets, bowls, serving pieces, and art objects available from all of your favorite pottery companies including Roseville, Weller, McCoy, Beswick, Haeger, Blue Mountain, Van Briggle, Rookwood, Cowan, Marc Bellaire, Sascha Brastoff, Catalina, Zanesville and many, many more. We hope to see you there!

Roseville Pottery, c. 1915 “Donatello” Gate Vase/ Candle Holder, mold #9, $155.00 SOLD

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Terrific Offering of Art Deco Inspired Roseville Pattern “Teasel”

Roseville Pottery, circa 1938 "Teasel" Six Piece Collection, $1500.00 (Also Available Individually)

Billy Blue Eye Pottery is pleased to offer a six piece collection of Roseville Pottery’s 1938 “Teasel” pattern.  The set consisting of a low jardiniere, a low vase and four six to nine inch vases are terrific examples of Roseville’s Art Deco inspired pattern. The elegant line of a single stem from the teasel plant artfully placed as if touched by the wind is a reminder of the beauty found in the understated decoration presented in this Roseville offering.  In “Teasel” Roseville shows us its versatility in depiction of flower and nature; a dramatic departure from other 1930’s floral patterns such as “Poppy”, “Sunflower” and “Fuchsia”.

A close-up view of the wildflower "Common Teasel". (Dipsacus fullonum) Photo by Brian Johnston (Canada)

The set is being offered at $1,500.00 for all six pieces.  Although we prefer to keep this collection intact, the pieces may be purchased individually. (Priced from $200.00 to $340.00 each)

This very special offering can be seen and purchased today at the Long Beach Antique & Collectible Market in Long Beach, California. Long Beach Collectible & Antique Market is located in the Veteran’s Stadium Parking Lot from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM. We are located in space # A 853. Click here for 10% off Admission Discount Coupon.

In addition to Roseville, Billy Blue Eye will be featuring today works from Van Briggle, Weller, McCoy, Beswick, Stangl, Blue Mountain, Red Wing, Rookwood, Catalina, Sascha Brastoff and many other fine ceramic companies. Look for our green & white tent, we look forward to seeing you there!

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Great Shopping & Family Fun – Whittier, CA Street Faire Saturday, April 23rd

Billy Blue Eye Pottery is once again proud to be a part of this Saturday’s Whittier, CA Spring Street Faire. The twice annual celebration is held in Uptown Whittier from 9 AM until 4 PM. We will be located in booth # 36 which is located at the intersection of Philadelphia & Friends Streets.

Van Briggle Pottery c.1947-48 6.75″ Hand Thrown “Original” Bud Vase in Ming Turquoise Glaze by Fred Wills, $135.00 SOLD

Once again we will be featuring a large selection of pottery from all of your favorite companies including Roseville, Weller, McCoy, Van Briggle, Catalina, Frankoma, Rookwood, Beswick, Red Wing, Royal Haeger, Sascha Brastoff and many more. We have plenty of great holiday gift ideas. Be sure to stop by and shop our treasures, We look forward to seeing you there!

Red Wing Pottery by Rum Rill c.1935-40 Pair 4.5″ Triple Bud Vases with Center Candle holder “Shell Group”, $95.00 SOLD

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