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Kitchen confidential: Laguna Beach 'Flea Marketeers' invite us on in

January 8, 2011 | 10:43 am

Mission meets flea market in this Laguna Beach home owned by Mark and Cindy Evans. The couple wanted to create the ambience of the California missions they loved while making room for their favorite pastime: shopping flea markets. The couple call themselves the Flea Marketeers, and their eclectic home now is an entertaining mix of early California Monterey-style furnishings with collections of San Jose and Tlaquepaque pottery, Mexican yard art and their favorite Laguna Beach plein air paintings from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.

Asked if anything in the house is not from a flea market, Cindy jokes, "the bed and the coffee maker."

The kitchen, above, is a warm and delightful homage to Cindy's Mexican grandmother: green ceramic tile counters, bright red refrigerator, Mexican pavers and colorful Mexican pottery. Among the surprises: beer trays from the 1940s nailed to some of the cabinet fronts. Lisa Boone brings you this photo gallery tour of the home: "Mission meets flea market: A Laguna home's amusing mix."

Photo: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times