Alameda Point Antiques Faire

The flea market or ‘Antiques Faire’ was awesome! It was our first time and the faire was located approx. 20 min south of San Francisco in the town of Alameda. The faire is next to the water and you can sea shipping docks and containers with a great view of the San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Weather was outstanding, warm nut not too hot and a light breeze blowing in off the bay. Shoppers and vendors everywhere. Lots and lots of people were buying furniture and vintage fruit crates. My husband is into collecting antique and vintage cameras and he found a couple really cool ones at great prices. Me, not so lucky as everything I was interested in was priced way too high though I did manage to score the cutes vintage spaghetti poodle lipstick holder dog. Its is good we packed packaging paper and bubble wrap in our backup as when you purchase from a vendor they do not usually provide a bag nor wrap you item.  We did notice that in order to draw buyers into booths, vendors had their “eye catching” pieces placed ‘just so’ and they are priced so high that no way would anyone buy it but, it sure draws people into the booths.  Also, vendors don’t always know everything about what it is they are selling and will embellish the item(s) details in the hopes of making a sale so do your own home work.  Check for damage on items prior to buying as many times a price sticker will be placed over an area of damage so buyer-be-where. We walked so much and had a blast, can’t wait for the next faire!!