Monday, October 4, 2010

The Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire


I thought I'd start the show with the most unusual find of the day...




 a chair made out of a pair of very large turtle shells.  I don't know about you, but it was a first for me!












































































































































Hope you enjoyed the show!

21 comments:

Everything Coastal said...

Good Morning! The dust was overtaking us, and we had NO fresh veggies in our frig, so we opted to stay home and go to the Belmont Farmer's market and vaccum our little apartment. Then I made a big bowl of fresh guacamole and cheered on our Giants!

Everything Coastal said...

PS LOVE the animal print!!

larajanepark said...

I rarely skip the Alameda Flea Market, but did yesterday to watch football and our Giants!! Thank you for showing me the treasures from your point of view...I have always done the same thing on my blog and it's fun to see what everyone else "sees" from the lens of their camera...
cheers!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I did I did! I went to the Brooklyn Flea Market last week and I think the Alameda looks like it might be better (for me). I am wondering if you left that mannequin with the shell dress there? It seems like it was made for you! I would have snatched up that bag of marble boulders for $12 in a heartbeat. Will try to get my BFM photos up for tomorrow.

Tricia Rose said...

Wow Terri, was it a month ago we went? Seeing this blog was like visiting all over again! I love the things that catch your eye!

Kate from Party Resources said...

So, so, so fun! I want to go!

vignette design said...

Fun stuff! I wish I could have gone! Love the seashell dress form! And all the baskets.

Ann said...

OMG! I can't catch my breath! I want the lady head planter thing, the pink headboard, the glass flowers and so much more. I must find a flea market soon!

cjsullivan133 said...

Beautiful photo's Terri and you keep getting better at capturing some fantastic shots of people's wares! Let's get together soon for tea or coffee.. xoxo

Love of the Sea said...

oh my - Susan from Blooming Rose Musings sent me over - and now I see why! Wow - these are amazing treasures. Not sure what I like the best...I love the screen, the giant clam - (love those clams)...the bottle with the coral on it, the shutters...and the animal prints - to name a few things...I am going to go back through the post and look again. Amazing stuff!!

Amanda said...

I've never seen such an amazing assortment of treasures! What a brilliant fair this must be.

Lumo said...

Ooh... I have to get there! What a great selection! I Would probably go crazy!

Thanks for sharing. Did you buy anything?

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What fun treasures! Did you find anything for yourself? That shell dress is amazing...at first I thought it was part of the form but on second look it seems to be a dress. You would be a hit at your son's parents weekend if you decide to wear that!!! You have an eye to show us the perfect assortment and make it fun. I have to drive up to this flea sometime soon. I'm so looking forward to us getting together sometime when you are down this way. Sending you many hugs.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

What would I give to have been there! So fun. Hope you bought some goodies!

A Perfect Gray said...

I'm telling you...it would not DO for me to live in CA. I'd be so broke......

Karen said...

Incredible..reminds me of the Hells Kitchen Flea market in NYC!

cityfarmer said...

I'd have to say that would've been a first for me, too ...


fun show!

how are things going in the empty nest?
think of you o.f.t.e.n.

Mélanie A. said...

I love everything but the turtle chairs are the best , they look diferent and gorgeous

Beach House Living said...

That shell dress form is wild. Maybe I should dress up the one in very poor shape with that idea.
I've never seen a turtle shell chair. Like the big dome server thingy. My favorites are the outdoor iron chess set and well test tubes with a cool metal rack would be nice.

Diana said...

Some amazing items to behold. I, too, was at the Alameda faire and had such a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing so many great photos.
Hugs
Diana

Cashon&Co said...

you are NOT kidding about that turtle shell chair! i have NEVER seen anything like that. how unique!
and those pointy shoes are creepy. and interesting. I thought our platform heels are uncomfortable, can you imagine wearing those? are they mens? i am so curious about them.