San Francisco For Creatives : Alameda Pointe Antiques Faire
Today we welcome back the wonderful duo that is Sarah and Lisa from the Awfully Grand for this week’s Your City// For Creatives. Two inspiring ladies who are a big part of the San Francisco community. You can read their previous post, A Love Letter To San Francsisco here. Isa Maria xo
The second place that we as creative professionals find a ton of inspiration is the monthly Alameda Pointe Antiques Faire held over in Alameda, California. It is a quick drive over the Bay Bridge to get there and when you arrive you’re immediately overwhelmed with the booths full of antiques, collectables, vintage toys, kitchen wares, thrifted clothing, and fun things to make craft projects out of.
Lisa and I went last weekend and headed all the way to the back and worked our way up to the front. As a photographer, I was stopping every few feet to snap a photo of something like vintage belt buckles or random typewriter buttons. Lisa was collecting pieces to craft wonderful things with like old skeleton keys and old hotel room key fobs. We had a great time together, as we always do, and we even ran into a friend who was selling some of her vintage jewelry. I wanted to buy every single piece on her table, wow!
If you live in the Bay Area and have never attended the Alameda Pointe Antiques Faire, you simply must go. They open super early and that’s when the serious shoppers arrive – come later on and you’ll see some awesomely dressed hipsters ready to pick up a new 1950′s style or hat or a pair of rainbow suspenders.
All photos copyright of Portraits To The People 2012
Sarah is a natural light photographer who has been working, living, and loving in San Francisco for almost ten years. Specializing in portraits, not-so-corporate headshots, families, engagements and weddings. Her biggest thrill in life is to follow her passion and manifest her dreams of living full time as an artist. Sarah chronicles the adventures of her creative life on the blog Awfully Grand.