Over the weekend I got a chance to attend the Alameda Antiques and Collectible Faire (aka The Alameda Flea Market). Located at the former Alameda Point Naval Air Station, it over looks San Francisco. There's roughly 800 vendors there. So, if you're on the hunt for a specific collectible, this is a good place to start.
I thought these little cardboard face discs were cute and would be fun to incorporate into a craft project. I'm always on the look out for unique items for crafting which is one of many reasons why I enjoy flea markets. I also find antiquing great for inspiration, it really gets the creative juices flowing.
Antique printing blocks
This vendor had a lot of fun items such as watch components, vintage typewriter keys, old keys, bottle caps, etc.
As I was focused on the antiques, my husband was focused on the food. We stopped by the Feel Good Bakery booth . My husband decided to try the bread pudding. The employee working at the booth was kind and gave it to us for free. It was a random act of kindness that was much appreciated.
Photo from Paris Parfait
At the market I was on the hunt for vintage seltzer water bottles in aqua. I found only two and they were a little pricey so I passed on purchasing them. Perhaps next time I'll have better luck.
What do you like to search for at the flea market?