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Hi! 

thank you for stopping by rénové. hope you'll browse around a bit and be inspired. xxx

Alameda Antique Faire

Alameda Antique Faire

There's no place like home.

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From Posh Antique Markets in Paris, Exotic 'Thieves' Markets in Portugal, & the All-American, We-Have-Any-Item-You-Can-Possibly-Imagine markets of Southern California, [ie: The Long Beach Antique Market & Pasadena's Rose Bowl Flea] I can honestly say I've had my fair share of experience in the flea market realm this summer.

And with all of that being said, I seriously cannot believe that my all-time favorite market just so happens to be right in my very own backyard. Let me tell you. ..

The Alameda Antique Faire is where it's at. 

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Across the Bay Bridge in the city of Alameda (a neighbor to Oakland) every first Sunday of the new month this iconic faire sets up its tents at the former Navy Base, overlooking San Francisco's Skyline. 

This Faire has the perfect combination of furniture & fashion, all done with finesse.  

At Alameda, there is something for everyone.

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Let's Talk Tips

1. If you know exactly what you are hunting for: Go Early. {gates open at 6am}
Less crowds, Less competition.

2. If you want a steal of a deal: Go near the end of the day. {closes at 3pm}
Vendors simply don't want to pack it all back into the truck!

What to Bring?

Cash (in various amounts in order to bargain well!), Measuring Tape, Re-Usable Bag, Hat or Sunglasses (even if it's foggy, watch out! clouds can be super deceiving & I totally got sunburnt my first time there), Layers (weather can be unpredictable!), & Water!

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May we admire beautiful things..

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hand crafted & well-worn

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Here is one of my favorite Alameda Treasures:
I was so in awe when I found this metallic image portraying the Last Supper.

One last thing, Don't Forget..

Sometimes it's easy to get carried away with finding a great item that you forget about having to transport it. So this may sounds silly, but don't forget what kind of vehicle you brought to the flea market as you are making a purchase!

this may have happened to us more than once...

So for the love of all things hand crafted, vintage, antique'd, restored, or worn...

& for the love of furniture. Alameda's got it. xxx

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