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!