Saturday, May 8, 2010
from flea to flashy
when i moved to sf 5 years ago my first and most important task was to find all the best flea markets in the area. i was willing to drive and drive if needed, but soon found the once a month alameda flea market in the east bay.
it was HUGE and felt a bit rough around the edges back in the old days (2005), just my style. well, 5 years later it is called "antique sale" and it is still HUGE and now if you show up at 9am you have to park so far out you need to catch a shuttle. ;o(
i went last weekend for the first time in the last 6 months and i was so overwhelmed by the changes that i wasn't able to focus enough to even consider buying. i left empty handed this time, but i am going to be fully prepared and armored next month. i will have to show up at 6am and wearing my running shoes. (most of the items i gravitated to were sold)