Being in the business to find stuff for resale takes you to some pretty interesting places. One of my very favorite places to scout for cool stuff is at the Alameda Point Flea Market, located in Alameda, California. The flea market is quite large with over 800 vendors set up to sell all kinds of cool things. (And you won’t find tube socks there either). If you go, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and always check the forecast before leaving home.
Two of my favorite vendors there are Daniela and Eric, a super nice husband and wife team who own Euro-Linens. (I was in the middle with them while this photo was taken, however I looked wicked terrible …so I simply cut my mug from the group photo-op). :0
Euro-Linens is a destination spot for so many shoppers. They’ve been mentioned in Romantic Prairie Style book and sell at the Rose Bowl flea market as well (they will be there February 12th).
Here a few shots of their wonderful items they have to offer.
French Mill sack pillows and grain-sack pillows……
…and pillows made with ticking and images from vintage cloth books.
There are so many vendors and it is nearly impossible to see each one in a day. This day I only spent a few hours walking around and found some other small vintage things to bring home. This booth (below) offers European linens, too.
I’m kicking myself for not getting the HP pillow. Though these are not my initials, it could stand for Happy Place, right?
This guy was trying to get me to buy the little aqua child’s chair. But instead, I found a cool wood tote, kind of like the one below the chair, which for some reason I totally was not paying one bit of attention to. Funny how you notice things when going back through photos.
There are a lot of decorating and styling ideas that can be noted from the dealers. Take for instance the white enameled tub being used for succulents.
This particular day there were tons of old bottles, metal baskets, cool architectural pieces to use as planters…and these totally adorable children’s cowboy boots. Wish I would have snagged those! I can think of a few of my Texan blog friends who would have liked these.
Lots of Pyrex, tablecloths and vintage feed sack fabrics. The prices at the flea are more like retail prices – but there are bargains out there – you just have to look for them.
Now this view of the San Francisco skyline is a million dollar view! Yes, the City By The Bay is just right over the water from the flea market. To the very far right you can make out the Gold Gate Bridge in the distance. See it?
If you have the chance to make it to the flea market, it is on the first Sunday of each month. For more information, click HERE.