Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday at the Alameda Point Antique Faire

When I lived in the Midwest, driving to the nearest 'big city' was an event.  It was an hour away max and the drive seemed endless.
Funny how time changes perspective. 

Now an hour drive is just a commute to work. 

                                     can get you to the Alameda Antique Fair.
That's San Francisco in the background.

I have never seen it more crowed, or as huge.
You can't put it in a photo. 
The line of cars waiting to merge and enter into the grounds to park was about a quarter to a half mile long at the peak entrance time of 9 - 10 am.
So if you know your way know to take a side route and sneak in nearer the entrance.

The Good News:  Parking is free!  
And after 9, entrance is only 5.00.
 Hint...if you don't want to walk another quarter mile from your car to the actual entrance gate to the faire, then do not follow all the rest of the cars like sheep with the shepherds yelling at you to get in the line up.
Ignore their wild hand waves and yells and drive off to the right or left and keep moving down the road and cruise for empty spaces from visitors who have already left, because they were already there at 6am scouting for finds.
6am equals 15.00 entrance fee.
But if you know what you are looking for and have to have first pick is well worth it.

Me..I just go for the FUN eye candy!

Collectibles Galore

Fabulous textiles

Lisa Christophe's Creations out of Lafayette, Ca.

The very strange...

Take a second look at the guy above.

The unusual

The Cute

So if you are in the Bay Area the first Sunday of any month....and love antiques...
....and have patience and the time...
(It takes 3 hours to practically RUN thru.  No kidding..)

...Then what fun you will have here!

                                                                                                                     all photos copyrighted 2011

And don't forget to bring a truck!!!