Summer has come to an end…wouldn’t know it though as we are having a heat wave with temps today at 100 degrees in lovely wine country just north of San Francisco. We made it to the Petaluma Fall Antique Faire this past weekend.
This was our 3rd time at this faire and I have to admit it is one of my all-time favorites as we always find some great items!! I will admit that this year’s show however had a bit of a different vibe as dealer booths didn’t really seem to have much ‘wow factor’ you know, those amazing items that you spot from across an isle that draw you in. It felt more like ‘this is what we have left over from all the shows’. Nonetheless, we scored!!
The faire was packed with shoppers (it always draws huge crowds). We did manage to find some amazing items like the vintage Black Americana Maruhon Mammy tea/coffee pot and shakers from Germany, adorable vintage pair of Bradley mermaids and another set of pretty Made in Japan Mermaids, a lovely Relpo vintage Christmas girl planter/headvase, a pair of sweet Holt Howard vintage Christmas angel candle holders, a pair of awesome vintage Christmas western cowboy Mr & Mrs. Santa Claus shakers, a pretty pincushion doll from Germany, Napco Christmas angel with fur trim, Inarco Christmas Pixie planter, Italian Yorkie Dog or Shih Tzu, a box of vintage Shiny Brite elves pixies, and some collectible Hamm’s Beer Bears. The Hamm’s Bears were a surprise and not normally something I would have gravitated towards. The dealer had a table full of collectibles from England and these Hamm’s Bear salt and pepper shakers were there and we were looking at them and he told us how he brought them over from England and that they are made by Wade and very collectible and he gave us a great price for the 2 pairs so we were thrilled.
We made it about ¾ of the way through the faire before we tuckered out; it was very hot and we were wilted. It was time to get a very cold drink and have some lunch!
Hope you are all doing well. I know it has been a little while since posting but we have been very busy this past summer house hunting an dare moving soon to our house and I will update you all with details!!
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