If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
-Lin Yutang, 1895 - 1976
It was a hot, hot day in Pleasanton today! We attended the Pleasanton Antiques Street Fair on Main St in Pleasanton, CA. Picked up our good friends Howard and Sarah and headed out on our treasure hunt.
I found two Gnomes for Karen. This one was $110.
and I think we've seen this one before, but it appears his price has gone down by $50 today-$525
I found the old kitchen timer for Mom. It's the one we always used at home when I was growing up
HM found our old friend William!! I love William. He told me I had to get him to sign a photo release, but I didn't.
To make up for that, here's his website. Now go buy some French Club Chairs from him so he can make his beautiful wife Katie happy!
William always has the best treasures, here's the Charcuterie sign Howard loved
William's famous antique French Club Chairs
Here's a stunning piece of French Enamelware William had
At another booth I found some boxes that would be great for my new filing system. My current system=throwing everything into Jjill bags and shoving them under my bed. It's probably time to start a real filing system.
Someone was selling her Grandmother's old Singer for $200. I like it because it is exactly the machine I learned to sew on (THANKS MAMA!)
And my friend Ilhan in San Francisco plays the accordion, as does my dear friend Dave in Santa Rosa so I took these pictures for them. I thought this was very cool. It's also very cool that I know two people who can actually PLAY THE ACCORDION
It was very hot today, like a summer day. We were hungry too so Howie, Sarah, HM & I ended up at La Fogata for tacos and a pitcher of Herradura margaritas. We relaxed and watched about 5 different sporting events for awhile before heading home.
Tequila makes me sleepy so I took a little nap and awoke to the sound of the kids cheering with HM in the kitchen (music to my ears)- our GIANTS were winning!
A drop by visit by our dear friend Chloe was a lovely surprise and to top it all off my girls arrive tonight. Such a sweet and lovely day. I am one lucky mama, I'll tell you.