October 7, 2008

Alameda flea

I went to the Alameda flea this weekend and got an eyeful. The place is huuuuge, filled with all sorts of vintage goodness. We managed to walk through most of it - here are some things that caught my eye.

vintage suitcases

vintage spools of thread

vintage keys

I ended up buying these vintage textiles, which the seller said she got from Germany. She had a lot of gorgeous prints to rummage through, all fairly large pieces. Many looked like they were drapery at one point. I absolutely love these two pieces, and am so excited for all the things I can possibly make with them!

vintage german textiles

10 comments:

Casey said...

oh, those are so vibrant. I love flea markets!!! here's to good finds!!

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Ooo I love the look of all those fabric spools, great looking fabric too, let us know what you decide to make!

whitney said...

Love the fabric! One of my life's dreams is to go to the Alameda Flea!! hah I'm on the East Coast and joke with my husband that we will buy one way tickets there since we'll have to rent a truck to bring back everything I'll buy! :) hah Glad you had fun!

Tina said...

I haven't been to the flea market in a long time. I've been thinking of going. Now I'm thinking of going to the Alameda Flea. I love your fabric finds.

insaknitty said...

love the fabrics! the red one is especially fun. :) those keys are cool too - I wonder what kinds of things they were originally for...

Krissy said...

fantastic photos! The thread and keys are my favs :)

melissa said...

i love the fabric spools!!!

::{J}:: said...

GASP! I love the skeleton keys! Oh, how I wish I was there!!

Kelly Fletcher said...

Love those spools of thread...

cleen said...

isnt the alameda flea market fun? my coolest textile find there (around 4 years ago) was this massive piece of tapa cloth from tonga that i got for 40 smackaroos. i love the fabric piece on the right (of course!), it looks like something seen on a 1960's-70's sarong. :) if only alameda was tad closer, and warmer...