There is a new flea market in town- The Candlestick Park Antiques and Collectibles Faire. It is the 3rd Sunday of every month. They have room for 500 vendors. We went the first day, Sunday, July 18th, 2010.
Here's me, ready to go:
Beautiful Daughter #2 came along. We bribed her with candy. She posed near my favorite transportation signs as a measuring guide. She is about 5'7". My friend Sandy lives on Sandy Lane and I think she needs this sign. Where she would put it, I do not know.
I saw some gorgeous breadboards:
But I don't cook. So I passed them by.
I thought of my sister AMY when I saw her old doll, Margie, in the exact old wooden high-chair that she received for Christmas from Santa when she was 3. Holy Cow, we loved playing babies...
I thought of my little sister LISA (and my DAD) when I ran across two Bobs!
We used to go to Bob's Big Boy for dinner. Lisa would get the brownie hot fudge sundae. EVERY TIME. Mom and Dad took us there. It was our family dinner hang out spot.
Scarlett was a great sport...there were plenty of OLD things to discover. Like typewriters-
and the old Mickey Mouse Phone Amy and I used to share during high school-
I always like William's stuff:
and his French club chairs are the best. Each wonderful and unique, French and OLD!
The enamel clock faces remind me of a beautiful piece of ART I once found in a gallery in Paris (5th arr.). Someday I would like to find that piece of art again. It was a beautiful collage of enameled clock faces. Enorme- about 10 ft tall and 6+ ft wide. I would have bought it on the spot, but tant pis, I was a pauper then (as I am now!) and besides, it weighed a TON.
Certain treasures remind me of certain people, it's true. I seem to think of Karen Finlay most on flea market days. We've been friends since we were 11. That's a long time. Last year all of her garden gnomes were GNOMENAPPED from her front yard. It was so sad. Since then, I always watch out for the person who may try to sell them at the flea market. Or I just watch for replacements-
(nah, too scary! Too expensive $575! and too old- 1850's)
this one was more affordable at $55, but not very cute...
If you see any gnomes, please let me know. I'm always on the lookout for them. For Karen.
Karen writes one of my favorite blogs-
Back to the flea market:
There was a toadstool. But it was cracked and kind of *strange* and not very cute so I wasn't tempted
All this 'gnomes in the garden' stuff made us think of Howard and Sarah. HM bought the frogs and he and Beautiful Daughter #2 hauled them to the car
and drove them across the bridge
(oh heck, I didn't have a picture of the Bay Bridge so just pretend!) and through the tunnel:
and planted them in Howard and Sarah's yard-(while they were in Wisconsin...)
And they were surprised! Sure beats the old cows we planted in their yard last year. And definitely better than the football Santas...
Howard & Sarah should be so glad they got frogs instead of the football santa's.
See you August 22nd at Candlestick Park.