Sunday, October 5, 2008

It's the 1st Sunday of the Month - Must Be Alameda

Today the Vintage Husband was volunteered to help The Tattered House at the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire. Being a good Vintage Husband, I complied with the request. (I know what's good for me!) So it was up at 2:30am for the trip down, this time with the daughter in tow. Sandy worked at the Tattered House, leaving Erika and I to set up and sell at the Faire.

I am pleased to say that I made many attempts to interact with the customers today. As many of you may or may not know, I am not always the social butterfly. And I am not always quick to strike up a conversation with a total stranger.

After today I am a believer in the fact that the economy has taken a down turn. While lots of new friends and potential customers were made today, the cash was not flowing like usual. That is not to say we didn't sell anything, but the tire kickers were definately out in full force.

We did manage to sell this b-e-a-u-tiful side board today. And although I didn't get them in the picture, the pair of alabaster lamp sitting on top of it were also sold, but to a different customer.

Look for these metal flowers on The Tattered House's Market soon. They are in different sizes, between 3" to 5" and are made from, get this, old tin cans. Do you remember the frozen strawberries that came in a can? That is what a lot of these are made from. You can still read some of the print on the leaves. Someone really spent a lot of time making these flowers.

Here is some luggage we had out at the flea market today. Lot's of silver platters and cups.
Sea fans and some crowns, a little tin table and an unstuffed pillow case

This HUGE birdcage saw lots of attention today - but alas - with no takers. You may find this on The Tattered House Market soon as well.

We also put out an assortment of sea shells today, a staple of The Tattered House. I think there will be less of these going into the fall and the holidays, as the girls see these as more of a spring and summer item. However, I would expect to see some glittered starfish and the like for Christmas decorations.

After a very long, and slightly prosperous day, we all arrived home safe and sound. Once again I didn't make any purchases and didn't really look around at the other venders spaces as I don't really need anything. And with only me to help, Erika wasn't able to get away and check anything out. However, next month Erika said she will not be selling at Alameda, and I believe is going down with Annette to shop.

I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I will speak to you all again next week.


1 comment:

diana said...

Hey Brett!

I tried to leave a message twice but they just disappear when I hit the publish button....user error? Anyway...good job on getting the family to Alameda and home safely!! I loved the sideboard! Say hi to Abbey for me! See ya'll real soon!