Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire


A gorgeous May day at The Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Fair


It was one of the longest lines I've ever seen at 9am.


There's an ATM at the entrance just in case!


My first stop is always at Coco's, just to the right as you enter. 


She and her brother are French and import all their treasures directly from France.


Their space is not to be missed... 


 I've scored many a fine treasure from them over the years!



My 2nd stop is always at Jana's.


She is from the Sacramento area and always wows me with her eclectic offerings.


 I'll never forget the time I bought a real stuffed turtle (taxidermy) in a cage from her.


You should have seen the faces and heard the comments as I carried it to my car!


I always stop to admire the vintage linens. 



I was so busy taking photos that I forgot to pick myself up one of these adorable French Bird Shot Bags! 
 

 I always make sure to stop and say Hello to George who I recently realized looks a lot like Jack Nicholson!


His space is always packed with people searching through his enticing collections for their initial, address number, or something sentimental and meaningful.

 He has lots of ephemera too!


 I recently discovered a new favorite dealer by the name of Marilyn.  She usually brings something I can't live without... this time it was these frosty bottle stoppers that reminded me of sea glass!


Then there is Pat.
 

She knows how to set up her wares for maximum impact! 


 I bought my gigantic coral colored seashell from her a few months back when I was selling.  As we drove in at 6am to set up I couldn't help but notice her amazing display and jumped out of the car to snag my prize!  I also scored my wonderful champagne & tuaca bottles from her!


No... this is not the Olympic Champion Snowboarder Shaun White, but rather the adorable son of none other than LISA GOLIGHTLY

Which brings us to The House of Golightly!


As you might imagine... the lovely Lisa's space is a vision. 

 Uh oh... I forgot to pick up more of her strawberry malt balls!


I can get so distracted at The Point!


 I love the way she sets up her space... she is SO talented.  She makes and paints most of her items and then finds great things to throw in the mix.  I cruised by several times and it was always crowded. 




Let's just say...  INCREDIBLE STUFF!


Some of you may recognize Atelier de Campagne from Trouvais' recent posts about their latest  container sale.





My friend Clinton re-purposes old tires into amazing things like planters, mirrors, dog beds and fountains!

Next door to Clinton are The Tattered Girls who have a shop in the Sacramento/Roseville area that I'm dying to check out!


These girls know how to have fun!  They just returned from Nipomo near San Luis Obispo where they were vendors at a fabulous Barn Sale last weekend.

 

Shane doesn't mess around...


he pulls out all the stops!!


Every month without fail... he wows the crowd with his spectacular displays!







Now it's my husband that needs a new/old bike!  He loved this one but the frame was too small.
 

Check out this shopper!


She was looking for one to match her hat!


I brought these home with me.  I figure since there are 15 they would be perfect for appetizers!


So long...  see you next month!

43 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

o, how I wish I could be there...those aged dress forms, that chippy green urn, and those religious statues (one of my fav things) are the BEST. great photos and thanks so much for taking us along for the ride.....

A Casa da Vá said...

amazing finds! i decided i can't go to flea markets anymore - they seem to disappear with my money!

Kathysue said...

Terri, looks like a fun and busy day. Lots of people there this weekend, the great weather brings everyone out!! I loved the trophie cups, for some reason I have a thing for trophie cups. I do not own any and I don't even know where I would put one but I am just drawn to those silly things. Love your plates they are gorgeous!! Just eating lunch and tryin to get up the energy to do some chores around here, I don't think it is happening today,Hugs Kathysue

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Great post capturing some fav vendors, including the ever-so-talented Ms. Golightly!!!

Wasn't it the most crowded Alameda ever? When I was leaving to go home at 11:00 am, the parking lot was completely full. People must have walked over a mile just to get into the faire. There were droves of people coming from God knows where walking into the lot! With that heat I would of passed out before entering the show..

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

I am DROOLING...and so JEALOUS!!!! I can't believe that there is a place that has all those beautiful goodies!!!! And, it comes once a month! Oh, I would be so broke!!! I love everything!!! Those chandeliers and that optician sign...LOVE!!!! I absolutely hate the heat and crowds but I think I would suffer through to get access to those goodies!!!

Hey, you should think of becoming a personal shopper for those of us on the other side of the country!!! Great post...thanks for sharing!!! Beth

1 Funky Woman said...

I'm so amazed at all the great stuff you get to see! I would love the Chanel C's, oh so me! I want to be there with you!

The Zhush said...

What was that cool looking shield thing? And OMG, THE HOUSE OF GOLIGHTLY...Chanel Marquis?! She was serious....How good is your life?! :)

Lily Lemontree said...

Oh my, you are one lucky gal to have so many wonderful places near you to browse and shop for these beautiful treasures! I could go mad at these fairs (and broke by the way!).
Hope you are having a great day!

lisa golightly said...

Wowwww ... great shots some very very cool stuff there !!! Good thing I didn't see it ... we would have had to hitchhike 200 mi. home !!! My fave, of course, is my man child. He got so fried. All day turned down the sunscreen and then had his face on the dashboard air conditioner all the whole way home ! We never laughed so hard. Lovely day had by all and you captured it beautifully. Thank you so for the sweet comments ! xoxo, lisa

Hamptontoes said...

Love this fun post. The antique, French linens are beautiful and perfect for Mother's Day this weekend. The dress forms are fabulous...would love to do a dressing room with one or two of those. The CC light up sign is a fun whimsical touch for a dressing room or walk in closet. Thanks for sharing.

Debra Phillips said...

i have just added you to my blog roll and am i glad, as a LONG time antique junkie i cannot believe my eyes, all this in one place?

wow, you have inspired me to give a long hard look and decide how long it would take to drive from chicago to alameda, with a big trailer!
thank you
debra

Maya said...

I still remember some of your pics from your last visit..., I have to say I'm just a tiny bit jealous that you live so close to such a fabulous flea market!!!

La Dolfina said...

Maya~ I know, sometimes I have to pinch myself over how blessed I am :) Just so you know, there's always a place for you chez moi if you can ever make it out this way!!

Privet and Holly said...

Fantastic pictures and FUN FUN FUN stuff! I am really saving a lot of money by just coming along on your photo journeys to these lovely places and not stepping foot in the real ones! {Not that there is any real one like THAT anywhere near here!} Thanks for another exciting shopping trip with you! xx P&H

The Tattered House said...

And a gorgeous day it was! Thank you so much for the fantastic pics. The vendors really pulled out alot of great stuff! Thanks for your support, we love ya!

Tattered girl, Erika, The Tattered House

Cristin said...

What treasures!!! Amazing day too... yippee - no rain!

xo,
cristin

Theresa Cheek said...

STOP IT! STOP IT!!! I hate you!! LOLOLOL!!! I really am planning an Oct trip to see my daughter around the Alameda Faire!!So glad you let me be a fly on the wall each month!!

Theresa

Cashon&Co said...

the lavender sachets, the empire chandeliers and the view of the people walking with the city in the horizon are my absolute favorites. I am so jealous you get to go to this on a regular basis. jealous, i tell you!

Copy Cat Chic said...

T - Do you know it took me an 1hr and 45min leaving the parking lot just to cross the tunnel into Oakland??? lol, miserable! I must find an alternate route!

KathySue - I love those trophy cups too! How did I miss those? I've been searching for trophy cups for months. I'm sooo bummed I missed that darn it!

FrenchBlue said...

Just like being there after being here! :) Will you get me one of those french bird bags next month and sell it to me?? Pretty Please!!! And I am serious!
XO

La Dolfina said...

Janet~ Of course I will! Just ask and you shall receive :) Actually you just gave me the perfect item for my next Giveaway (one you won't have to enter:)

Elizabeth said...

Every time I go, I get overwhelmed!! I almost never make it to the back where all the cool furniture is. I'm assuming it's towards the back. I almost always buy something from "Euro Linens" I love their stuff.

trouvais said...

Great photos Therese! Felt like I was there! Is that the Golden Bear ferry in the background? Was curious about how much Atelier might have lightened their load after their sale...still looks like they had some great stuff left. Merci Madame! Trish

Judy said...

OMG I think I would faint with excitement, we definitely don't have markets that great in Australia!

catpercher said...

Terri- The Pointe was fantastic this weekend! I ended up scoring TONS of stuff (lots of orange!)- and I thought prices were really reasonable, too...Your pictures are beautiful, and it's funny how I remember seeing some of the same things, but totally missed some of the others! I think if we had sold this weekend we would have done really well- it was truly the most crowded I have ever seen it...

cityfarmer said...

... so what did YOU come home with?

missn ya girl ... we need a good long chat ...

Beach House Living said...

Dear Therese,

Any interest in being a personal shopper for me at Almeda? Bottle stoppers, bird shot bags, brass tags, some of those tall trophy cups, chandeliers and that french wash stand, plaques, urns...I wouldn't want to leave the place

XO
Rita

Angie said...

Amazing photos!!

Rachel Joins the Fray said...

Ack! I can't believe I missed it this weekend! (I posted about missing it. ; )) Your photos of so much great stuff make me even sorrier! All those weathered urns and planters - I want them all! Definitely definitely will make it in June, and at 6am! Thank you for the heads up on the crowds - I haven't been in a few years and would have forgotten that and showed up late.

-Rachel

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

Man I wish I could go.
Just thought I'd let you know I'm having my first giveaway! Come comment for a chance to win! xoxo Erica

http://moth-design.blogspot.com/2010/05/moths-first-giveaway.html

Beach Combing... said...

You are totally cracking me up! I haven't finished my post yet, but we took pictures of some of the same things - next time let's plan to go together. Here's my post from last month - that's right we braved the freezing cold wind on Easter!
http://everythingcoastal.blogspot.com/2010/04/beach-cottage-shopping-join-me-at.html

Beach Combing... said...

one more note, if you check my facebook fan page - you will see some of the photos!

So funny!

Caron

A Casa da Vá said...

Thank you for the comment and support, how sweet of you!

^_^

Daisy's Mercantile said...

Guess I spent way too much this weekend. I have many of the things you have pictured at my house now! Ooops...

I love my tire, my husband asked if we were joining a HeeHaw reality show.

A Refocused Life said...

What a fun place to spend a day - such interesting items.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a note. I love connecting with new people. Rita

Sanity Fair said...

I'm living vicariously through you on this one! FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would DIE to go to this!!! (And also for those wooden double C's - if those are still available next month, I want to know! Please!). I would just go crazy here!
-SF

Cat said...

I adore flea markets...so many lovely treasures waiting to be discovered no matter where you turn :) What a lovely way to spend the day (looks like you had great weather too!)

Kathysue said...

Sweet Terri, thanks for stopping by the porch re-do this morning I am so glad you liked it. Someday you and I will be sitting out there having a glass of peach tea and talking the day away and solving all the world's problems. Love you, Kathysue

ashlina {the decorista} said...

wow. my sweet. you have such an eye! i cannot wait till the day i get to go to that flea with YOU! it will be a ball im sure. i really love that chanel light fixture. great find! those chandeliers too are gorgeous. such fun! :)

Lumo said...

Oh, I have to get there... one day! We have only few fairs yearly similar to this and much smaller here in Finland...

Loved so many of the photos... The French Bird Shot Bags remind of us the coin bags we bought in Cape Cod few years ago. I filled them and we have them as small pillows on our bed.

Marija said...

I think I say this every time I see read your amazing flea market chronicles...I want to be there. This time I'll add: with you! I love that you know so many vendors by name and have your regular stops. You're awesome! Marija

PleasantGirls said...

Such great shots - lots of our friends were captured, Coco, Jana, Dani, Lisa, Trinidad and Clinton. We are honored to be in the mix. Erika and I wish we could visit them but through your eyes, we could. Thanks Terri!!!
Xoxoxoxox - Sandy, The Tattered House

Punctuation Mark said...

I absolutely love antique markets... i used to go all the time to the one in Pasadena... have a nice weekend!