Alameda Antique Faire

Thanks to my friend, Darla, I’ve had the Alameda Flea Market (technically it’s the Alameda Points Antique Faire) on my “must go” list for a few months and my sister’s birthday weekend was the perfect opportunity to take a trip up to SF. I probably go to San Francisco at least once a year and my friend since first grade, Mary Kay, lives in Alameda.  How I haven’t heard of it until recently is beyond me.

It takes place the first Sunday of every month and it is HUGE!  My sister, daughter, future son-in-law and MK were up and out early to beat the crowds & the heat.  It was a cool, overcast, foggy morning…..perfect weather for treasure hunting.  We must have walked miles & miles, inspired by some of the creative upcycling done on some old discards, while reminiscing about vintage objects long forgotten.

Pictures tell the story best….


I sent this pic to my daughter-in-law..they also have a tandem. I like the addition of the baby seat on the back (hint, hint!!)


I love the two tone paint on this vintage piece.




grab a colorful cart for all your precious finds



Creative use of old wood and pallets


Galvanized pipe with wood…love this rustic idea.


Soulmate…and Bestie!

We went back to the hotel to relax before my sister’s birthday dinner at a new-ish place called Presidio Social Club.  The atmosphere was fun and lively with thirteen of my niece’s friends.   I must have been a little tired after our busy day because I didn’t take any foodie pics…but I know my steak and duck fat fries were good, as was the mac & cheese!



presidio social

IMAG5022The next day we were up at the crack of dawn for our long drive home.  A road trip isn’t complete without junk food….

IMAG5026…and I made it home just in time for Pizza Monday and this cake that Taylor & Dan had made for my neighbor Jan’s birthday.

IMAG5027The next antique faire is a couple of weeks away…make plans to take the coastal drive up!

 You cannot direct the wind, but you can adjust the sails!


  1. GREAT weekend! The faire was so much fun in the fog & cool coastal air. Yes, go early! Thanks for documenting our whirlwind weekend. It was a blast!

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