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At the Alameda Antiques Fair

Posted in photo by gwen on January 4, 2010

January 3: Dollhead floozy

Tim and Gary picked me up this morning and after coffee, we met up with Victoria and Dusty at the Alameda Antiques Fair. It took us 10 minutes just to walk across the parking lot to the main entrance, and the fair itself stretches out across the base just bout halfway across the bay to San Francisco. It is one serious swap meet. Two hours and I didn’t come anywhere close to seeing everything. I wish you had been there, you would have gone nuts.

Reds are hard to match
Self, mirror vaseInstant ancestors $1 each
Steampunk express
The one where she said, "You're not allowed to take pictures here!" and scowled at me.

I scored some Murano glass carrot beads and a tie pin with a G on it and some old watch faces that I think I’m going to put on a bracelet. The photo of the beads up there caused some lunatic vendor to scowl at me [“you’re not allowed to take pictures here!”]. Regret of the day: I wish I had bought the entire box of these doll charms but they were $1 each and I don’t really have a use for them. I would just like to have them to look at once in awhile.

Dollcharms

You can view more photos from the fair here.

Afterward we met Donna and D at La Piñata and gorged ourselves, sat comatose at the cafe, then came back and discussed politics with Chad for far too long. Tired now.

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