after living in the bay area for almost eleven years it's sometimes hard to believe i haven't explored, tasted, visited, and seen all of the local wonders- but if you live here you know there's an awful lot to explore and sometimes you just get stuck in your routine. which is why today was such a treat. i woke up early and headed to the Alameda flea market with some friends. i've long wanted to check out this once a month event but have never gotten motivated enough to really make it happen. there is SO much there and i have no idea how anyone can make it through the entire place in one day. as long as i can convince someone to come along and drive i want to make this a regular monthly trip. i got a great glass lamp for my bedside table, some blue mason jars for flowers, chandelier pieces i plan on using for necklaces, and a beautiful piece of vintage fabric.
sadly i'm still cameraless but i'm posting some photos i found on flickr from user colleenbaptist's photostream of the Alameda Flea market, i think they capture it well!
and after the early morning flea market i had another first- Bakesale Betty's! the fried chicken sandwich is as delicious as everyone has always told me it was and i just loved the ironing boards set up as tables on the sidewalk. i see many more visits there in my future..