Since i grew up in Alameda, i am a fan of anything Alameda. Except a lot of things actually – but not as many as when i lived there. When you’re 16 nothing in your town is cool. People who live in the coolest places probably think their town sucks when they’re 16. So one of my favorite places to visit is the Alameda Antiques Fair at the old navy base. It is a HUGE flea market run by the same people who run the Rose Bowl Flea Market – so it is a hub of antique hunters, designers and regular old people like me. I managed to snap some pics of a few things that piqued my interest and wanted to do a flea market round up a la Emily Henderson (my new fave blog and designer). So here is some of what I saw:
These guys were cute. They were a little big and I am not crazy about that color upholstery, but with some love they could be nice in a big living room in front of a fireplace. I love the lines and the cane back.
I learned that these have a great name. Wishbone chairs! Loved the washed wood and the upholstery was okay, but would pop even more with a fun and simple pattern. They were pretty pricey though.
I am a sucker for anything Kantha. Old Indian fabric, you have my heart. These pillows were amazing, and I wanted all of them. Unfortunately they were about 80 bucks per pillow cover, without the insert! Yikes. Either way I stayed and ogled them for several minutes. Gorgeous.
A pair of chairs is a special thing. When there are two of something, the value increases – but these guys had seen better days. The fabric was sad, sure, but I think the seat cushions were holding up okay. Overall they weren’t in terrible shape. And look at those cute little legs! Nice gams, chairs. Love the wheels. And the guys was asking only 65 dollars for both. With a good upholsterer at my beck and call i would have swiped these up with a quickness. A beautiful indigo linen please, Mr. Upholsterer.
All in all it was a fun time, and I plan to go back again soon. Maybe even next month. But I may have to put the brakes on that one since I did go home a few hundred dollars less rich. I bought a couple pieces of art and a fantastic Persian rug in coral and blue tones. I am officially in love with it. Once we fix our hideous fireplace and hang some curtains I’ll post a living room shot. The rug is right at home, and luckily the hubs is a fan of coral. Yay for men who know good design! And double yay for the Alameda Antiques Fair. See you soon, sweet former airplane tarmac of goodies!