Today is my friend Rose’s birthday and we spent most of it at the Alameda Point Flea Market. If you live in Northern California, you’ve probably heard of the Alameda Flea Market or been there yourself. It’s open the first Sunday of every month and there were more seller spaces than we could possibly hit in a day. I takes us just over an hour to get there from Petaluma and today was the perfect day for a market. The sun was shining bright and we were down to t-shirts by the end of our venture. I didn’t buy more than I could carry in a couple of totes, I’ll show some of those items soon. I did have the best time visiting with different sellers and taking pictures of their goods. If you are one of the sellers I met today and are visiting my blog for the first time, WELCOME!! Be sure to comment on this post about your stuff and give your store info if you have one!
Click photos to enlarge!I bought a pair of painted metal mallards for the wall of my son’s hunting lodge, aka: his bedroom. And there’s a fabulous bronze stag statue I couldn’t afford.
I couldn’t resist snapping a shot at these girls with their big find, a vintage mounted deer head! I bought that 50s infielder’s glove for my daughter’s baseball mitt collection. How lucky was I that the seller had the history/story to go with it! And there are food vendors as far as the eye can see, but never enough seating for eating, this group of friends found their own solution using their recent purchase of vintage occasional tables.It was a great day with a great friend, lots of new acquaintances, many old acquaintances and bags of goodies to go through in the morning, and no sunburned nose, THIS TIME I finally remembered the sunscreen!