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A Day at the Faire

Apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought it was a good idea to spend the holiday at the Alameda Antiques Faire. Actually, the crowds were much lighter than usual, and a few of the vendors were missing. But look! Lots of goodies and strange folks there as usual.

Harvey was there with his fabulous warm, melt-in-your mouth donuts. And now he offers donut sundaes–have you ever?! If you find yourself at the flea market, run, do not walk, to his booth and treat yourself. Seriously. They are beyond yummy! The donuts were just the first course; Stephanie and I set up a little picnic area to eat the main course—I knew that old quilt would come in handy!






Tinsel Trading Co. had some very cool stuff, as always. And what about these shoes? Don’t you just wonder where the little feet that wore them are now? What stories they could tell…

There always seems to be plenty of body parts, and bodies missing parts….

I found myself looking over my shoulder more than once, as there seemed to be some unsavory characters there.

And then there are the folks who snap photos incessantly, so consider a disguise if you don’t want to be recognizable on someone’s blog.


I do love seeing all the glamour girls who show up in all their finery. I envy the way they always look so calm, cool and collected, even in the heat.


I found some goodies for the attendees of the upcoming *retreat, but my ‘get’ of the day was this old tea box from Boston, MA. It had my name written all over it–literally! I’m slowly taking back my maiden name of Woods, so this was a ‘sign’ that it was meant to come home with me.

All in all, a really great Fourth of July—hope yours was too!

(*The last day to register for the July retreat is this Friday, July 9. If you can’t make it, don’t despair—there’s another fabulous lineup coming in February. Details soon!)