I wasn't looking for anything in particular when I went out to the Alameda Antique Faire on Sunday, but the idea of spending the day surrounded by vintage treasures, good food, and good friends sounded like a great idea. It's usually at least 15 degrees cooler over there on the San Francisco Bay and always a refreshing treat to get away from the heat here in the valley.
Let's go shopping!
It's always fun to dig through all the bits and pieces in this booth.
Lots of jewelry potential here.
I wouldn't mind having a version of these display boards hanging in my house.
This metal cubby would be gorgeous all dressed up.
This was once used in a church.
Sounds like a good idea to me.
You wouldn't believe the stuff I talked myself out of; I had so much self-control! After almost five hours of walking and talking, here's what I brought home.
A sturdy old step stool, grain sack remnant, door hardware, six old film canisters to repurpose, and a cool chalkboard hiding in the background.
I couldn't leave these sweet framed prints behind. I love the soft muted colors.
Signed: Your loving son, Bob and Angela.
I rounded up these old jewelry bits and pieces from about eight different dealers. The watches are missing their internal parts, but I still have a plan for them.
Tiny salt and pepper shakers for making necklaces. Here's what I did with the last batch.
My favorite find of the day! Turquoise and rust, lots of rust. I love the combination. The camper pops right off, so this old truck will be hauling around a lot of junk.