The first Sunday of every month, there is the most ENORMOUS flea market in Alameda. And that's exactly where I am heading this morning! I dragged my bum out of bed at 6:00 a.m. (let's hope I find coffee soon for the sake of, you know, everyone who is near me).
I'm excited to sift through rows and rows of vintage posters, furniture and jewelry (oh my!).
In March, I scored a fabulous yellow bedside table and a window shutter to display mail/photos.
Everyone has his/her method to the madness that is the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Some arrive bright and early at 6 a.m. when price for entry is the highest. Me, not so much. A 7:30 a.m. arrival and $10 to get in is much more my style, and there's still plenty to be perused and purchased.
My advice to you (granted I'm still a vintage and flea market novice):
• wear sunscreen (the east bay gets a wayyyy more sun than San Francisco)
• bring water (thrifting makes me thirsty)
• have a list of things you are looking for (makes sifting through all that stuff seems less overwhelming and keeps you from buying things you don't need)
• don't buy too many fixer uppers (if you don't plan on restyling it immediately, more often than not it will just sit around unused, unpretty, and collecting dust)
Here's to hoping I find some good stuff today! What's your best flea market find?