Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Greetings from across the pond. I am working from London for the next few weeks! How awesome is that? Feeling pretty special. I just got here today and am just about to crash as I have just finished my dinner: BBQ Pringles, Chickpea Salad, Red Wine, and a Tylenol PM for dessert... this post could get weird.

Before I left the Hubs and I spent a wonderful Sunday morning at the Alameda Flea Market. This place is no joke! They have 300+ antique vendors with gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. They've for who's its and what's its galore. You want thing-a-ma-bobs? They've got 20. (okay, that was a random Little Mermaid quote, told you the jet lag/wine/pill post could get interesting.)

So here are some of the finds that made it home with us....

Some Edif Piaf, Ray Charles, and Creedance. 3- for $10.00 Enjoyed listening to Edif while I hastily packed for my trip which will include a short weekend in Paris. whoop whoot.

No joke-- I was on a mission to find a bronze elephant and book ends to accessorize a new bookshelf... and would you believe we found ....

This is actually also a little "before and after". Babar on the left has been polished... the one on the right is how they came. What a difference a little bronze cleaner can do.

And finally, our most appreciated find; an interesting mid century pendant lamp.


  1. Katie,

    I love your new finds and your place in SF. Have a great time in London!

  2. London! how fun!!

    I love your new lamp. It looks great

  3. I love how everyone of these special pieces makes our flat feel more like a home.

  4. The Alameda Flea is an awesome place for great finds, as you've so aptly shown. Love the pendant lamp!