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High Desert Vintage Gypsies Flea Market

Vintage Gypsies Flea Market Day, March 2, 2013










Vintage Gypsies of Apple Valley, CA chose the perfect day for their flea market, gorgeous and sunny on March 2nd. It has been a fun day meeting individuals shopping for vintage or handmade items displayed such as vintage hair accessories made by Ellen from

Ellen, Dragonfly Design Coompany,

Ellen makes vintage accessories for girls of all ages. One of her popular items is for brides:











The crowd was entertained by music and dancers in their colorful costumes.

Vintage Gypsies Flea Market Day Dancers










A special little visitor, Summer,  also entertained guests. Summer is a mini greyhound, also known as Italian greyhound dogs. Summer does fancy tricks. In this picture she is praying:

Summer, praying










Flea market day comes and goes, but you can visit Vintage Gypsies through the week and shop for vintage lovelies as often as you’d like. Discover upcycled items such as this sweet bench:

Vintage Gypsies Upcycled Bench










If you have questions about consignment or a vintage item you saw at Vintage Gypsies, contact them on their Facebook page.

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High Desert Vintage Shopping Events for March 2, 2013

The High Desert’s Smoketree Junction Antiques, 815 Hwy 138/Oasis Rd in Pinion Hills and Vintage Gypsies, located at 20601 HWY 18 Apple Valley cottage 302, Apple Valley, are the places to go for flea market days this first Saturday of March.

Try out your haggling skills at Smoketree Junction Antiques’ Haggle Days. Meet the vendors and negotiate a great deal. Shop at the Saturday Flea Market, or barter at the Sunday Barter Market. Mark your calendar for every first weekend of the month. This is an outdoor event, but do go inside the shops and visit the outdoor nursery where you’ll find amazing yard art for sale.

Specially featured this week at Smoketree Junction Antiques is Artist Andrea, gifted with an amazing talent in mosaic, decoupage, and other art.

Featured Artist Andrea, Smoketree Junction Antiques











Want to learn mosaic art? Take one of Andrea’s business cards inside the shop at the front counter and contact her for more information on signing up for a mosaic art class. (She’s very patient with beginners, too!) See this fabulous vintage tub designed by the amazing Andrea:

Mosaic Clawfoot Tub










Andrea recently made these darling button push pins, perfect for adding to the message board in your kitchen like this cool wine cork message board:

Wine Cork Note Board with Featured Vendor Andrea’s Button Push Pins











Wine Cork Note Board with Featured Vendor’s Button Push Pins













Ask a shop vendor in Smoketree Junction Antiques to direct you to Andrea’s space to find the decorative push pins and her many other artistic beauties. Browse through G&A’s rustic country upcycled space where you’ll see 30% off of everything – you’ll find the wine cork boards there.

Take extra spending money and don’t be in a big hurry because you don’t want to miss this fabulous weekend at Smoketree Junction Antiques.

Now for those of you meandering over to Apple Valley to do some vintage shopping, mark an A1 on your to-do list for Saturday, March 2nd, to go by the Vintage Gypsies shop. You’ll find anything from romantic accessories to wear to rustic upcycled decor and everything in between – even a revolutionary skin care product called NeriumAD that is showing amazing, true, real results and improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and aging skin. Find out more about the vintage giveaway opportunity for those who sign up for the skin care product.











Look for more events on our Events page… and enjoy your weekend shopping!

Battle of the Bands at The Village Grind in Wrightwood

The Village Grind, Wrightwood, CA

The Village Grind hosted Battle of the Bands in Wrightwood Saturday, April 7th.

The Village Grind is an espresso bar and cafe and also serves wine in The Wine Cellar. Unique, cool art for sale  is displayed on the walls inside the cafe. READ MORE »

Victorville’s Old Town Walking Tour in the High Desert

Santa Fe Trading Company

Looking for a fun outing for the family? Join this exciting Old Town Walking Tour event planned by Santa Fe Trading Company on Saturday, March 17, 2012. READ MORE »

Darwin’s A-Team Improv Comedy of Victorville, High Desert

Guest Blogger: Andrew Block, Darwin’s A-Team Improv

Darwin's A Team Improv Comedy Group

March Madness!

It’s that time of the year! No… not THAT time of the year. It’s time for another spring show! After riding the horse named Sickness for the last couple weeks, I am back on the healthy pony and writing once again on behalf of my fellow performers in Darwin’s A-team.

Now, on to business; at the end of March, READ MORE »

Blogging News on the High Desert’s Darwin’s A-Team

Guest Post by Andrew Block

Darwin’s A-Team Evolves!

High Desert's Darwin's A-Team

Welcome to Darwin’s A-Team first-ever blog! The first thing you’re going to ask yourself is probably, “Who or what the heck is a Darwin’s A-Team?” Well, have no fear; that will be the first thing addressed! We are an improv comedy troupe based in the Hi Desert.  We spend our time practicing our improv techniques and putting on shows for the general masses over at the High Desert Center for the Arts in Victorville. Sometimes we stray down to L.A. or someplace when we can, but for the most part we stick with our local crowd.

If you’re wondering what improv is, that’s a simple question to answer. It’s make-believe. We get up on stage and play games that put our performers in certain situations and they have to, or, I should say, get to, make up a scene for the audience on the spot.  No scripts. No practice. Just put in the spotlight and away they go.

We hold classes and practices every Sunday at the High Desert Center for the Arts located on 8th St. in downtown Victorville. The classes begin at 5:00pm and end somewhere around 7:00pm… give or take. If you’re interested, you are more than welcome to come and sit in and check us out and even participate. We encourage all newcomers and remember, you can’t mess up because it’s all made up. If you have any more questions, you can visit our web site at, our Facebook page Darwin’s A-Team or you can e-mail our leader and teacher John Kane at .

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