Tuesday, May 18, 2010

to each is own...

One person's junk is another person's treasure. The saying couldn't be more true.

Several weeks ago I made a trip to the navy base and headed to the Alameda Antique Fair. I was amazed by the endless rows of vendor booths and large crowds that followed. It was a gorgeous spring day with a clear view of the city. With an assortment of vintage textiles, jewelry, and accessories, I was lucky enough to bring home a lovely gemmed antique bracelet for $5! In addition, they have the most beautiful furniture ranging from french country, shabby chic to retro and georgian.

It is also a wonderful place when planning your own rustic chic wedding. With rows of colorful mason jars, boxes of vintage french lace, and a medley of dreamy milk glass vases, it's a DIY bride's dream come true!

The antique fair is a really great place to spend a Sunday morning. Some tips when visiting: leave after 9am as admission is only $5; go on a nice day, since there will usually be more vendors; wear comfortable walking shoes; and make sure you have plenty of time!

The fair is open on the first Sunday of every month. It's definitely worth checking out!