San Francisco – Alameda Finds

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Since I flew into San Francisco with only carry-on, I knew my shopping would be limited at the Alameda Flea Market. So I focused on a few small items I was needing for upcoming shoots and projects. I bought this bundle of air mail letters for $5.

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And an envelope filled with vintage stamps for the same price.

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I found these old watch makers tins and could think of lots of uses for them. So I picked out 6…only after trying to find all their lids scattered in the box.

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With Christmas being in full swing in the publishing world, I couldn't pass up these vintage pipe cleaner candy canes. All for $2!

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 And I did buy myself a few presents. I have a collection of these cuff bracelets made from antique sterling silver napkin rings. Whenever I wear them I always get compliments. People find them so unique and I love that almost no two are alike.

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I also came across a very well made leather bucket bag and had to have it! I'm a sucker for leather bags and especially one with a simple shape.

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These folding coat hooks come in handy for small spaces, like the back of a door or inside a closet for jewelry or scarves.

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I knew my kitchen hand towels were running low. I think they wander off by themselves at my house. So I bought ten more antique German towels. They're my favorite because they wash up well, are super absorbant, and look nice in the kitchen.

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I thought the old cash ledger below would make a great journal cover. I may give it to a friend since I'm terrible at journaling. And a dozen lace appliques for a project along with a brass number plate with a 15 on it. It's my favorite number…our wedding day!

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With all the stuff I bought in Chinatown, I couldn't fit anymore in my luggage. But that's ok because the Rose Bowl is this weekend and it's just a short car ride away!
What have you found at the flea lately?

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