Thursday, September 11, 2014

Let's Go Shopping at Alameda Point

Oh what a beautiful day it was on Sunday at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire.  It was overcast until about 10:00am, but not cold, and a very refreshing break from the heat here in the valley. I haven't been out on a good treasure hunt since my weekend getaway with the girls in Southern California at the end of July?  Yes!!  This serious six week dry spell has finally been broken. I really needed this fix!!  
I wonder how many times I've mentioned my love for little storage drawers and cubbies. 
 I'm in love with all of them!
metal drawers

metal filing drawers

metal cubbies

chippy yellow metal drawers
They were still unpacking when I came across these chippy yellow drawers.  I wonder how many were left at the end of the day.

scary doll heads
What vintage show would be complete without creepy doll heads?  At least these are funny and a manageable size.

huge head
Look at the size of this!!  Who would buy this and what would they do with it?  I hope someone finally found the perfect massive head they've been searching for. 

trash to treasure creation
How cute and clever is this?

lamp shade covered with a vintage skirt
What a fun idea for a lamp shade, and it's all wired up and ready to go.

There's never a shortage of mannequins out here.  Some stand around in their underwear, some are completely naked, and some sport medieval looking belts.

antique dress form

vintage dress form

antique mannequin

hanging light fixture made from a chicken feeder
I thought this light fixture made out of a chicken feeder was really interesting.  They had several of them with 6-8 bulbs and singles too.

large furniture sign
Always hundreds of booths full of furniture in every style, color, and condition imaginable.  Yeah, old shoes too.

burlap sack covered chairs

vintage metal lounge chairs

vintage cots

wide load pillows

fifties style furniture
I've never been a fan of Danish Modern furniture probably because our house was filled with it when I was growing up.  If you like it, this is the place to buy it.

bench made with old crates
This booth was full of benches, tables, desks, and dressers that were made from old wooden crates.

Miscellaneous fun stuff.....
vintage Chevron gas station sign

antique wooden cash register

antique enamel wash tubs

large clock

I almost treated myself to one of these gorgeous purses made from vintage grain sacks.  Maybe next time.  

handmade pillows from flour sacks

vintage hardware
Bits and pieces of cool old junk. 

vintage barware
Beautiful vintage barware.

vintage Corona typewriter
This blue beauty was way out of my price range, just like every other typewriter I saw.

antique wrought iron salvage

decorative tin ceiling pieces
This is the same dealer I bought three large 24" x 24" tin ceiling tiles from several months ago.  Fun stuff!!

The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is held the first Sunday of every month, right across the bay from San Francisco.

Next time I'll show you what I came home with.  I behaved myself and didn't even fill my cart up, but I sure had fun!!  Can you believe I only bought one thing that was bigger than a bread box?


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