This month I finally got to browse around the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. I tried going last month, but the weather was abysmal; as soon as I got there it started pouring down with rain and all the vendors started packing up. Plus it was super cold. This month I got lucky. Clear weather but not hot, so I could have spent hours browsing the aisles without the sun pounding down on my head. My loot for the day? A beautiful vintage geometric Kuba weaving from Congo, $35. I also managed to score a cool vintage grey army blanket for $20 (you can find similiar ones here) and a pair of vintage aluminum wire baskets for $20. The score of the day? A handcrafted brass mirror from Morocco for a mere $7. Total damage $82.
I could have stayed all day, but I had to get back home to take the kids to a birthday party. Still, I was pretty happy with my treasures. Now, to figure how I’m going to use my new stuff. Of course, it would all be perfect for my imaginary country house. 😉