October 14, 2010

vintage goods

These are the vintage goods we found for the kiddos while on our road trip (along with the adorable umbrellas). The swiss dot dress, snapshots book, and Here Comes Daddy book all came from different places during our hunt in Portland, and the rest were from the Alameda flea market.
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One of the things I was most looking forward to about our road trip was gonna be our hunting for vintage goodies and a stop at the Alameda flea market. I always hear such good things about this market that we planned the timing of our trip around it. The market was fabulous, the venue was beautiful, but the girls were cranky as can be. Thus, we saw what we could, but we didn't get to go through the whole market (also, because we had a long drive to Portland to make that same day). This was the worst behaved the girls have ever been going to a flea market and Ben and I just were just baffled. What did keep them quiet towards the end were the cute vintage umbrellas that I got them, but gosh... you should have seen them. They were wailing as we walked up and down the aisles.

Another fun story from Alameda is that as I walked into one particular space to admire the vintage umbrellas, which we purchased, the owner of the space turned out to be a reader (Hi Erin!). She was so sweet and had the best stuff (the baby shoes and the knit dress pictured above were bought from her, as were the umbrellas)! I was just ooh-ing and ah-ing over all her cute finds. Good news for you because she will be opening up an etsy shop soon, so stay tuned because I just know she will have good things that you will absolutely want to snatch up (if I don't beat you to it)!
soulie and me in erin's booth
I have a few more vintage treasures to share, which are a few dresses for myself and a pretty fantabulous find for Ben, but I still need to take proper pictures of those items to share them. I love vintage and I love the hunt for vintage! You just never know what you will find and the hunt is what makes it so much more exciting! Don't you think?

Have you had any good vintage finds lately? Please share!

22 comments:

  1. I live in the bay area and have never been to the Alameda Flea Market...I will definitely be going next month!! I hope I can find amazing stuff like you did. Everything is so cute.

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  2. Yeah I live in the Bay Area too and I've never even heard of the Alameda flea market. We'll have to check it out.

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  3. everything is beautiful!

    i love the hunt, but lately i've been on a treasure finding dry spell.
    Will just have to keep heading out and looking! (smile)

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  4. Isn't it a small world? :) You always find the best things and from your earlier photos of the girls, it looked like they had a good time! Ah well. LOvE that vintage book and the little shoes!!

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  5. I love the Alameda flea market and am super excited to see Erin's booth! There are like 10 things in that picture that I would have bought :)

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  6. I love swiss dot! faaaabbbbb! I would love to use that fabric!
    Also I collect pyrex, I want to buy some!
    Love the turq one in your photo!
    You found some beautiful things!
    Congrats!

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  7. I have been second hand shopping more and more. but nothing preciously vintage. Boy, you guys are some kind of cute!

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  8. Adorable finds! I'm sorry to hear that the trip wasn't as successful as you imagined, but there will be plenty more opportunities! That's so awesome that you met one of your readers! How cool! :)

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  9. Love the dresses - adorable! I recently posted our 2009 and 2010 finds from Antique Weekend. YES, the hunt for vintage is SOOOO much fun!!

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  10. I recently found a couple tea cups and saucers with the coolest designs on them. Now I have a nice amount to actually call it a collection. And I just ordered a cool vintage-inspired shelf from Pottery Barn to display them all in. It's actually got 25 boxes in it, perfect to put one teacup in each. Can't wait till it comes!

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  11. they are so cute! I love the swiss dot dress! I found a cute vintage clutch the other day...for only $.50! I posted it on my blog. http://thecraftysarah.blogspot.com/2010/10/thrifting.html

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  12. eek...it's all so cute. seriously, you find the best bits of lovely. can't wait to see your dresses.

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  13. oh my goodness! the dresses are perfection. i want little girls to dress! :)

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  14. Those dresses are darling! I can't wait to see the other items that you found.

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  15. The dresses are very cute.

    You should check out zulily.com, they offer such a variety of hard-to-find brands for babies/children...I thought about you cause I sometimes come by your blog.

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  16. I have just found your blog and I am in love! I love all of your vintage finds - gorgeous dresses! I look forward to reading your blog from this day on!

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  17. The Alameda Antique Fair is amazing! So big, it takes all day to get through it all. Not to mention those breathtaking views of the city just across the bay. You came away with some great finds! I love reading your blog and seeing what you make new and cool again!

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  18. So many great finds, thoses dresses are lovely! Have a lovely weekend!

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  19. Oh man, I LOVE that Erin is a reader already.
    How neat.
    And the items you found are incredible little things- what I wonder about is, how do you find such perfect backgrounds for your items?

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  20. then you tell me i live in thrift haevan? i love the swiss dot. so freaking cute!! so sorry to hear about soul's sickness! i hope she gets better soon!!! poor baby!!!

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  21. it was so fun to meet you and your family. your girls looked well behaved enough to me! and i look better than i thought i did after getting up at 3:30 am!

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