Tuesday, February 8, 2011

oh you wonderful flea market you!


hello lovelies! the bay area has been getting some amazing weather which is typical for febuaray here. i love it and i never want it to go away! i love being out and about, having the sun kiss my skin, it just feels so right! sunday was the perfect day to go walking around the alameda flea market!


we always love going and get so excited about it! we both are huge treasure hunters and love finding great fun stuff to take back to our little casa :D


the sky was blue and not a cloud in sight and there was a perfect view of sf! i wore a jacket which didn't last long as the sun was so warm! it always feels so awesome to walk around in a sleeveless dress during the winter ***sigh***

there were some amazing things at every corner and i went in with an open mind. here are some things that caught me eye!

sure...everyone needs a painted picture of hitler...

this super cute little print

i LOVE these felted printed calendars...so so cute!!! made me inspired ;D

these super amazing turquoise reeboks...i had a white pair that came out in the 80's when i was little...man i really should have bought those and worn then with my striped leg warmers...damn it i hate when that happens!!

what a great triplet bike from the 20's...in pretty good condition considering how old it was...but the true treasure is the guy in the background...a double shot was needed...click to get a closer look! zz top sleeveless shirt...need i say more...

this just cracks me up! milky the marvelous milking cow! every child needs one of these!

my sewing machine's twin and with the original manual too!

we got hungry so we stopped at my favorite roach coach falafel truck (don't worry it really isn't a roach coach, it is actually super clean and the women who owns the truck is super awesome!)

i left the market with an empty wallet but came home with some really cute stuff!


owls to add to my owl room and the mushroom clock will replace the one we have in the kitchen, yay! i am going to make the flower brooch into a ring as i rarely wear pins and i love me some large oversized rings!

 have you done any treasure hunting lately?


xo,
cb

22 comments:

  1. A triplet bike AND a Hitler painting? Sounds the like the most unique flea market out there!

    Still sooo jealous of your sleeveless shirt wearing weather.

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  2. I love that clock! a lot. This was the one place we didn't go to when we visited SF 2 summers ago... I want to go back :(

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  3. I love the clock and the soon-to-be ring!!!!:)

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  4. It looks brilliant! I quite love that Hitler painting but not sure I could have him looking at me from my living room wall! I also love that you have an 'owl room'! x

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  5. Amazing! I wish we had some good local flea markets in these parts. That picture of Hitler IS pretty awesome, although I'm not sure who would really want that in their house? Great finds!

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  6. Oh man, I wonder who would get rid of a Hitler painting, surely he is welcome in any livingroom *death stare*

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  7. Ha ha that painting... can you imagine having that in your home, people that came over would die! Love all of your little finds though, and the flea market looks like a great place to pick up bargains!

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  8. I'm about to go thrifting in a few. :) I got it cut a few weeks ago. I love it.

    Thank you so much pretty.

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  9. looks like such a fun time! ahh and the weather! so jealous girl! i haven't done a thrift finds post in so long- you have inspired me. :)

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  10. Where is this magical flea market?

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  11. Ahhhh! I love flea markets! They're so fun. And hidden treasures are always a joy.

    <3 Deanna

    of: barefootblogginglove.blogspot.com

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  12. Yay! Flea markets!!! Loving these photos so much! You're looking so cute with the Beetle :) The photo looks like it's been taken in the 70s. Very cool. Hih!

    xxx mervi

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  13. ok - wow wow wow - your weekend just keeps sounding better and better. Love the sunshine too (it's been a gorgeous Spring-like day here today, wish it'd been a no-work day).

    Fabulous photos, super cute outfit (seriously, I WISH I was that stylish) and can't wait to see your owl ring, fab idea! xoxox

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  14. those turquoise reeboks rock my world. You would have looked grade A awesome in them. Next time.

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  15. OK this looks like my kind of event! Love the calendars!! Nice owly things too. And yes, I have had some fun treasure-hunting recently...(blogged).

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  16. lucky girl, I haven't been to a flea market in a really long time. that print of the 3 girls is beautiful

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  17. first, i'm violently jealous of your "winter". i can't even see over the snow drifts here at this point.

    second, the hitler painting. i have no words.

    third, you're adorable.

    love so pauvre

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  18. Impressive finds! I would have loved to find this stuff :)

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  19. whoa! looks like an amazing day! what great finds you scored. :)

    hee hee, i love teasing my east coast pals with the mild winters we have out here on the best coast. i mean, west coast.

    :P

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  20. Great finds! I really love the Reebok shoes. And I'm insanely jealous of your weather!

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  21. what great finds!
    ♥ amber

    www.amberandhilary.blogspot.com

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  22. i LOVE flea markets, particularly ones in France, where i try and pick up as much enamelware as possible. I don't have to go far to find any treasures, just to my parents. The last time i went home i came to find a retro telephone in the toilet, yes strange but it works and my ma bought me a vintage dish. LUSH.

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb