Thursday, September 11, 2014

Let's Go Shopping at Alameda Point

Oh what a beautiful day it was on Sunday at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire.  It was overcast until about 10:00am, but not cold, and a very refreshing break from the heat here in the valley. I haven't been out on a good treasure hunt since my weekend getaway with the girls in Southern California at the end of July?  Yes!!  This serious six week dry spell has finally been broken. I really needed this fix!!  
I wonder how many times I've mentioned my love for little storage drawers and cubbies. 
 I'm in love with all of them!

They were still unpacking when I came across these chippy yellow drawers.  I wonder how many were left at the end of the day.

What vintage show would be complete without creepy doll heads?  At least these are funny and a manageable size.

Look at the size of this!!  Who would buy this and what would they do with it?  I hope someone finally found the perfect massive head they've been searching for. 

How cute and clever is this?

What a fun idea for a lamp shade, and it's all wired up and ready to go.

There's never a shortage of mannequins out here.  Some stand around in their underwear, some are completely naked, and some sport medieval looking belts.

I thought this light fixture made out of a chicken feeder was really interesting.  They had several of them with 6-8 bulbs and singles too.

Always hundreds of booths full of furniture in every style, color, and condition imaginable.  Yeah, old shoes too.

I've never been a fan of Danish Modern furniture probably because our house was filled with it when I was growing up.  If you like it, this is the place to buy it.

This booth was full of benches, tables, desks, and dressers that were made from old wooden crates.

Miscellaneous fun stuff.....

I almost treated myself to one of these gorgeous purses made from vintage grain sacks.  Maybe next time.  

Bits and pieces of cool old junk. 

Beautiful vintage barware.

This blue beauty was way out of my price range, just like every other typewriter I saw.

This is the same dealer I bought three large 24" x 24" tin ceiling tiles from several months ago.  Fun stuff!!

The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is held the first Sunday of every month, right across the bay from San Francisco.

Next time I'll show you what I came home with.  I behaved myself and didn't even fill my cart up, but I sure had fun!!  Can you believe I only bought one thing that was bigger than a bread box?


Don't forget to come back here every Tuesday at 5:00pm PST to link up your vintage finds and vintage inspired projects at the Vintage Inspiration Party.  1 party on 4 blogs!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I've Been Featured ~ Vintage Blog of the Week

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's a happy Wednesday for me because I've been chosen as Vintage Blog of the Week by Diana from Adirondack Girl at Heart.  I'd love it if you could take a moment to visit Diana to say "hello" and to check out my feature.

Diana has been blogging for just over a year now, and she always has something wonderful to share. I really enjoy reading about her latest vintage finds, junking adventures, family life, and especially her visits to historic towns and sites.  Her incredible photography always makes me feel like I'm right there!!

Adirondack Girl @ Heart

Thanks so much Diana for featuring My Salvaged Treasures this week.  It's always an honor
 to be recognized for doing what we love to do!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Vintage Inspiration Party

Welcome back to the Vintage Inspiration Party!  We’re glad you joined us!

We had an awesome party last week and picking features was no easy job. The features this week were chosen by Angie @ Knick of Time.  Your links will show up on all 4 blogs, so we can't wait to see what you have to share!
Let’s take a look at this week’s features!
Penny's Vintage Home repurposed an Antique Ladder as an art easel!

Beatrice Euphemie Vintage Cottage Style filled an old galvanized bucket with roses and added a label to the front for a beautiful display at her son's wedding rehearsal dinner.

Chick in the Styx turned a vintage strainer into the coolest lamp!

Girl in the Garage gave a French theme makeover with paint and decoupage to a vintage desk.

Thoughts from Alice demonstrates that even if you live in a rental, you can still create a beautiful space like her romantic chic bedroom.

DD's Cottage was running low on her milk paint, so she mixed together what was left in several packages and created this chippy beauty.

If you were featured this week, you are welcome to add this button to your blog!
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Now, it’s YOUR turn!
This is the place to share anything old, treasured, passed-down or tattered, but you can also share projects that were made to look old, including repurposed and upcycled creations.
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- You are welcome to share anything vintage or vintage inspired. This includes yard sale finds, repurposed and upcycled creations, family heirlooms, and even vintage or vintage inspired items you have for sale. If it’s been around awhile or just looks that way…share away!! No food links please.
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