This past Sunday, my friend Emily and I went to the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. We were very excited about it and had planned it for a month. This fair only occurs on the first Sunday of each month. The gates open at an unimaginable time for a Sunday, and goes until 5. Well, we compromised and left around 8 in the morning for the hour long drive to Alameda. By the time we had gotten there, the fair was in full swing. There were a TON of people! We were so excited to get in there and go antiquing. Once we were inside the gate, it was total eye candy...well, for us. Lots of knickknacks, tchotchkes (who knew it was spelled this way?), furniture, paintings, frames, fabrics, jewelry, home accessories and a bunch of interesting swap meet kind of people. We were in HEAVEN! We walked to the very end of the rows and worked our way back to the front (I highly recommend doing it this way, in case you buy a lot of treasures, then you won't have to hike it all the way back to the front). Mid-way through our tour....or rather, a few hours into hour tour, we stopped to get lunch. It felt like we had only been there for an hour...but 3 had gone by! We had decided that there was just too much to look at in one day. I mean, who could possibly stick it out for that long? Well, after lunch (which by the way, was pretty fab. We had an awesome tomato bisque soup and egg salad sandwich. Plus, there were a ton of other awesome looking food trucks there. Like, for instance, for dessert, we had some maple glazed donuts with bacon sprinkles...mmmm. They were delish!) we ended up skipping a few rows and continued on our little tour of the fair. We finally made it to the front around 2:30ish and decided we should go home. I was a little disappointed in the fact there wasn't as much furniture as I was hoping there'd be. And with the fact that the prices seemed a little high. Some vendors were reasonably priced, but others, well, let's just say they were really proud of their things. I found a few things and Emily bought a few items...not nearly as much as I had expected. But I think she got a good deal, nonetheless. I want to go back (when I have a little more cash) and shop some more. All in all, I think we had a pretty good, pretty relaxing Sunday sans kiddos!
The Faire - it was overcast the first few hours
Emily with her basket :)
Maple glazed donuts with bacon sprinkles