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)

6 comments:

Ivy Lane said...

that sounds like a fun day! We don't have ANY good flea markets, or antique sales around here... maybe once in a blue moon something will pop up... I think it would be fun to get up super early, pack a thermos of coffee, some danish/bagels..and get on the hunt!! Here's to the good hunt and the great get!!!

brock street said...

well, next time you are out west..call me and we will load em up and head on out.
at least you have ebay....:)

Ivy Lane said...

man .. I would love to come see SF...never been...someday!! I do like 1stDibs.com as well as ebay... not as much fun as seeing and touching the goods... (..mm..that sounded wierd...) lol!

Ivy Lane said...

maybe we could find a matching "hoof lamp"!! LOL!! kidding...kidding!!

red ticking said...

empty handed? is there such a phrase??
well we missed you at the ticking today..
it was quite a day...
wish you were jumping into my suitcase
and coming along to brimfield... xoxo
happy weekend to you dear friend...

love the hoof lamp and the ticking will make you a
lovely shade...

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