Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shopping the Antique Faire

Sacramento Antique Faire

Sacramento has an Antique Faire under Highway 50 every second Sunday of the month. I am lucky it is about a half mile from my house, so it is easy to case it every month. One of these days I am going to have to get there before all of the pickers grab up all of the choice items...say about 6 in the morning?

One of the best things about the location, other than it's proximity to my house, is that the Highway provides shade over the whole Faire. Nice for us, and even nicer for the vendors!

Much cooler under the Highway
Over the Ocean Home and Garden Decorations
One of the vendors I like to find every time I go is Marina Geest (phone...209-327-9440) who owns "Over the Ocean", Marina is originally from the Netherlands and travels there frequently to bring us beautiful linens and antiques. I am hooked on the blue checkered dish towels and end up buying a couple every time I find her. She frequently has Oyster baskets and demijohns as well.

Over the Ocean Linens
Marina is partnering with Sue's Country Barn and Antiquarian this weekend for a huge container sale in Manteca this weekend if you are in the mood for a little Antique treasure hunting!!

12607 E. Hwy 120
Manteca, CA 95336
2 miles East of Hwy 99
Thursday June 17....6-9 PM
June 18-20 10AM-6PM

If only I were in town!!!

Moving on down the row, I found Abdoulie Jawneh from Nairobi who imports African artifacts. It was his first time to Sacramento having driven up from LA. Abdoulie had beautiful African beads and cowrie shell baskets. I ended up taking home the baskets in the photo below. Cowrie shells symbolize wealth and never hurts to have a little help.
Cowrie Shell Baskets for Good Luck

African Beads from Jawneh Brothers Imports

To reach Jawneh Brothers 323-251-7349. Visit them in Los Angeles!

I was very happy to meet Andrew Church who specializes in vintage metal furniture which he refurbishes and sells at Alameda and other antique fairs throughout the country. He is based in Houston, and thought he might try out Sacramento! I hope he makes it back!!!

The table below was in the neighborhood of $395....much better than big city pricing!!!

Very cool metal furniture from Andrew Church

To reach Andrew, call 830-481-0080

There was another new vendor this week that had some very cool stuff.....vintage binoculars, flasks.......but I was sort of taken with something a little on the unusual side.......
It was a wood carved motorcycle that measured about 30" wide by 18" high. A little strange perhaps....but I almost took 'er home. But hey....if it's good enough for Cameron......

Carmen Diaz in the July Issue on InStyle Magazine, photo by Michelangelo Di Battista
I didn't have a chance to get this vendor's information, but they assured me they will be back next month. Maybe they will still have the bike. I can still dream......Peter and Jack would approve.


Shorely Chic said...

very cool items!!

Callie Grayson said...

what a fun day!!
love the starfish and the sea shell baskets!!

Suzanne said...

Darn it, this was the first one in months that I've missed. It looks like there was lots to see. Don't you just hate feeling like you've missed out on something? Oh well.... I'm happy to see there were some new vendors. I always love to see what Marina has brought with her--her offerings are invariably fabulous!

La Petite Gallery said...

That's a nice way to spend the day, interesting items..
The beads look fun, yvonne

Marija said...

This looks like a ton of fun! I love when there is a truly unique selection and this seems to hit the spot. I'm headed to the Chicago market this weekend and I"m hoping it's just as good!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

If you ever get out to Maryland my friend has this wonderful shop The Vintage Source, www dot thevintagesource dot net. Open one weekend a month. To die for items and furniture. Looks like you would like it.

Natalie Thiele said...

I love the flea. I try not to miss it. I grew up with the old Alameda flea market, then, when I was in my twenties, the Sausalito flea- HEAVEN!
I ran into a friend just as she was buying on of those desks. Lucky girl. I loved the matching medicine cabinet, too.

Wendy said...

AND the best farmer's market in town is just a few blocks away! They have the most amazing variety of flowers, priced to make choosing easy....just take one of each.

pretty pink tulips said...

I am so itching to get to the next flea up my way. So many great finds!!!

ghost chair said...

Antiques in Chicago and the suburbs are plentiful and varied! I love shopping or browsing for goodies. Makes me feel like I'm doing my part to save the planet too, because I'm not buying new products. Yay!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Love this! wish I could visit this antique faire. That Andrew Church gets around - he does Texas shows too.I think you should have gotten the motorcycle - kind of funky and great fun!

Interior Design Firm said...

Good very nice an excellent post, beautiful wooden bike.

Anonymous said...

so this is why the prices started going nup and the selection going down - rats.