Tuesday, September 9

Lost, and Then Found.

As promised, here's a little peek at some of the flea market treasures I found this weekend at the Alameda Flea Market. I didn't spend a lot - just a little over $100, but I love what I brought home and was able to give new life to. Flea marketing is just like recycling, but with furniture, clothes and accessories (and maybe a bit more fun than your traditional, average recycling!).

Pretty striped gray pillow, made from vintage French mattress ticking,
from Euro-Linens. You can find many more of Euro-Linens' beautiful
pillows, fabric and products in their eBay store ($50).


Funky cut glass bowl ($7). Not sure what I will do with it - one thought was
planting succulents in it. Or perhaps it will become a candle dish.


Flower-shaped, wrought-iron based wicker chair ($30).


Vintage souvenir Eiffel Tower ($12). Looks quite happy next to Mr. Pig on my desk.

Vintage red Keds ($10). Don't worry, I washed them!

25 comments:

woodley park-zoo said...

OMG! That wicker chair is FAH BU LOUS!

(omg again: side note! I just saw the painting I've been re-looking-for, the 49 Scenic Drive on the side of your screen in the Three Fish Studios ad! That is needed for my gallery wall!!)

I like Mr. Pig and I like the 'white pearl' eraser that you have there. Does it have any characteristics differing besides colour to the Pink Pearl?

A.Diehl said...

...i need that flower wicker chair STAT!!!! =) ..and i mean STAT!

So Lovely said...

The wicker chair is AMAZING. Very Auntie Mame. I am a huge fan of the Fairfax Flea Market in LA and trawl thru there, almost every Sunday. This week, just lucked out with clothes.

Kibbe said...

Ahhh! That chair makes me smile! What a happy little place to plant one's bum :)

A Print A Day said...

ah! i love those keds! did you get them from that booth in front? they have the awesomest boots too :) and oh my gosh, i was so thankful it wasn't as hot as saturday! eep!

San Smith said...

ahh - I would looove to have a wicker chair like that, its adorable!

karina said...

As I wrote before you have an eye for putting things together!!

sfgirlbybay said...

woodley - yes, you can order that painting from Annie Galvin through their ad for 3 fish studios. and the pig just holds my paper clips, thumbtacks, and eraser. :)

i love the chair, too - it's a very happy chair!

print a day - yep, that's the booth i got them at! they have great things, including cowboy boots!

thank you karina!! :)

Pook said...

Hi Victoria,

I went to the Alameda for the first time on Sunday. I loved those flower chairs and tried to convince my husband we needed one for our garden but he vetoed it. Too funny! At one point when we were walking around, I explained your style and apartment to him. Funny if you were there then!

Cynthia

sfgirlbybay said...

cynthia - that's so funny! well, at least you know where it ended up! :)

Holly said...

oh, i remember seeing that table with the keds in every shade of the rainbow. nice finds!! first alameda point i ever got sunburned at!

karina said...

Victoria, Please visit me, I want show the bath tub I got, I am very exited and happy, I have to get it restored but I love her.

foo said...

I am having a furniture orgasm over that chair!

Shazam!

Sigh. I just love a good flea market. I almost died when I went to the flea market at the Rose Bowl (the biggest on the West Coast). It was simply divine. In fact, when I fly down, there were a group of ladies who were specifically flying down to buy vintage buttons. These girls were prepared: they all brought empty suitcases for their treasures.

Uncle Beefy said...

Okay...so CLEARLY the chair is an uber-fave! It really is too fabtastical!

I love the add-on to the Keds byline.

Love those vintage finds!

Amanda Conley said...

That wicker chair rocks!

Sylvie said...

Depending on how deep that cut glass dish is, you could float blossoms in it.
xo

Goody said...

love..want..that chair!

SimplyGrove said...

The chair is fab and I love the little glass bowl:) Great finds!!! Thanks for entering my contest. I was totally honored!! Sorry you didnt win:(

Sophie said...

oh I am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous of your chair. If you ever get sick of it, I would love it to be sent over to me is australia! hahaha

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What a fabulous wicker chair! The shape and lines are divine -- and look really comfortable. Such great treasure finds Victoria! Thanks for sharing the eye candy :)

Jo said...

If you ever find yourself in New Zealand, please take me shopping and show me how it's done !

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Looks like I agree with everyone when I say..."THAT CHAIR!" It's just fabuolous.

Anonymous said...

such great stuff!
i was wondering where you got the tiny white vase sitting on your coffee table..
thanks!

sfgirlbybay said...

shoot! i should just auction off that darn chair! ;)

the small vase was a gift to me, but i believe it came from a really cute shop in mill valley called Maison Reve: http://www.maisonreve.com/

Elizabeth said...

I love the Euro Linen people at the Alemeda flea market. I bought one of their rag book pillows with a Christmas theme, and two giant vintage shams for my room. LOVE visiting them every time I go.