Spent all day on Saturday walking and shopping at the Alameda Point Antique Faire (flea market). It was a beautiful sunny day near the bay. It does pay to get there early so you don't have to wait to get into the parking lot or to buy your tickets. We decided to start in the back (low rent district) of the flea market and work our way up to the front where the regular high end dealers are. Everything at this flea market has to be at least 20 year old so the variety of stuff is amazing. Prices can be high so you really need to know what you are willing to pay and have some sort of budget.
Cool cherry cake holder
Credit card or business card holder
Heart shaped magazine rack
Match holder, at least I think it is.
Small cast iron plate with the word "queen" on it. Hey it was only $1.00.
Flat Fish Paper Arts was born many years ago when blogging first started. My family did a lot of camping and diving along the California coast. California halibut are huge fish that start out as any normal fish. As they age, one eye will start to move to the other side and the halibut will become flat so it can lay on the bottom of the ocean with both eyes facing up.
I always like the idea that we all start out the same but life experiences slowly changes us. In my case, my creative talents went the way of paper arts. Flatfish are always looking up when they mature and as with any artist, we see inspiration in everything around us - always looking up.
Evan and her flatfish
Years ago a local dive shop had a photo of a diver who caught a halibut so big he had to throw it over his jeep to take the picture. Our little spoof with our daughter sitting in her toy jeep with dad's halibut on the hood. 1987