Monday, January 17, 2011

Hunting and Gathering at Candlestick Park


Northern California's newest antique fair is held at Candlestick Park, home of the San Francisco 49ers. BFF Maureen and I went yesterday, and had a great day of doing what we love to do more than anything: hunting and gathering!

We both ended up finding our treasures within the first half hour!

Maureen considered this pair of lamps, but ended up walking away from them. I was lusting after the angel in the birdcage. Actually, the birdcage was calling my name too!

What I did buy from this dealer though is this pair of candlesticks.

Maureen fell in love with this "fake" trumeau mirror. The dealer said it came out of a hotel and was probably from the 40's. Priced right, she bought it without hesitation!

Close up of the linen scene on the mirror.
I could have arm wrestled her for this! But she had the perfect place for it, and I didn't!
I can't wait to see where this ends up in her home.

The popular antique linen and pillow dealer was there.
I was tempted to buy this adorable pillow for the granddaughters....



Uh oh! How cute are these tartan slippers?

Another favorite dealer has lots of wool and flannel shirts, mostly from Pendleton.

A nice pair of botanical prints.

Just enough rusty, crusty stuff to look at!

The Candlestick Park Antiques and Collectibles Faire is held on the third Sunday of the month...

...Unless it's football season.
Not yet as big as the Alameda Antique Faire across the Bay, I have no doubt that it eventually will be.

My candlesticks from Candlestick Park now have a new home!

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32 comments:

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Delores...I think those candlesticks would love living at my house...I will e-mail you my address;)! They are gorgeous! Looks like a perfect day to me...sooooo fun!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Delores, those candlesticks are fabulous and look perfect on your table!! I LOVE the chair at the end of the table...that fabric! LOVE!

I window and the table in the first picture! Gorgeous!

What a great day~!

Lou Cinda

NanaDiana said...

LOVE those candlesticks...great choice...and you will always remember where you got them...CANDLESTICK Park...get it>? Never mind...

I would have had a hard time passing up that angel too. Hugs-Diana

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
Those candlesticks from Candlestick Park look exquisitely elegant on your dining table. What a wonderful find while you were shopping! I am wondering though. . .did you come home with a pair of those tartan slippers? Hm~m~m~m.
Fondly,
Pat

salmagundi said...

Those candlesticks are wonderful, and are perfect for your home!! Sally

Tricia Rose said...

Candlesticks from Candlestick Park - irresistible!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I do like those candlesticks! Like that birdcage also, but would not have a place for it in my home.

Kate said...

What a great day! I love your candlesticks. They are perfect!

Charlene said...

I discovered your blog recently and just love it! Those candlesticks are beautiful and look divine on your table.

Marlis said...

Great candlesticks.. wow. They are totally amazing and look perfect on the table. Still coveting, oops admiring the runner!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Delores, the candlesticks are EXQUISITE!!!! Perfect on your dining table! As soon as I saw them I wanted them too!!!! I sure wish we had something like this near me!!!! I know you will do an awesome table using these too!!! XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Delores, the pair of candlesticks were meant for that table in your home. Gorgeous! You have great style, my friend.
Thanks for taking us along. Wish I could shop there once a month. ~ Sarah

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

I believe you need to start a tour group to hit antique & flea markets. What an eye! IF I lived in the area, I'd invite myself right on over to admire every vignette in your beautiful home! {{LoVe}} your latest addition to your table!

Vintage Gal said...

That looks like it was fun, fun, fun! Oh I wish I could have been there ~ alas I am toooo far away.

maureen harber said...

That was such a great day! My mirror fits perfectly in the spot I was envisioning for it. So fun.

Mariette said...

Dearest Delores,

That proved to be a day where the word 'JIT' Just In Time proved to be valuable for you and your friend Maureen!
If one has a space for such a faux Trumea mirror; perfect.
Your candle sticks seem to have settled in very well already.
Enjoy your treasures and have a great week!

Mariette

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I'd love to take you to Scott's Antique show that is held the second weekend (FSS) of each month. There are between two and four thousand dealers each month, depending on the weather (many can set up outside). Let me know if you're able to go. I'd love to see what your fabulous eye would leave with.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Really Rainey said...

A gently warn Pendelton! I would have been all over that for sure! I love your candle sticks. They are lovely on your table! Bigger than I first thought. LQQKs like you girls had fun!
~Rainey~

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

The candlesticks are stunning! They look great on your table! I have a request. I'd like to see more of your kitchen. I've seen it once and it is gorgeous! I'd was just wondering if you change things out in there like you do your tables?

The Tablescaper said...

What a perfect day - hunting and gathering with your best bud. And an amazing find. Does it get any better?

- The Tablescaper

Allison said...

Those candlesticks are gorgeous on your table, Delores! Those were meant for your home. I wish I'd known about this antique faire. I'll have to go another Sunday. My girlfriend got me those Tartan slippers for Christmas. I opened them and thought to myself, "Oh, Delores would love these". I've never met you in person but instantly thought of you from your love of tartan posts. I adore that angel! She's beautiful! Do you know what vendor was selling her?

*Chic Provence* said...

Hi Delores, we almost went yesterday!! I could have met you there... it was such a gorgeous day too!

I do love the new Flea at Candlestick, more manageable than Alameda (for now!) and the vendors are fabulous!

You scored well, my friend!

xoxo

Kit

Kathy said...

Great finds and I spy my new fabric coming for my bedroom window treatments...your dining room chair...oh I just drool that chocolate brown with flowers, yummy

French-Kissed said...

I would have to say that Candlestick Park was the perfect place to find an amazing pair of candlesticks...they look wonderful on your dining table!

~jermaine

Designs By Pinky said...

Hi Delores, I agree with one of the comments: PLEASE, show us your kitchen....I know it must be gorgeous! XO, Pinky

swede collection said...

Delores, I love it when you post photos of flea markets as I love to see fun things people buy. Wish I still lived in the Bay Area to attend these. Would have got that angel in a heartbeat if it was old. Congrats on your candlestick purchase! Swede

quintessence said...

FABULOUS finds! Your candlesticks look spectacular!

Cindy D. said...

Delores,
Awesome candlesticks! Glad to know about the flea market too! This week, while I was perusing my local thrift store,(where I go to "search and rescue" the remnants and cast-offs of the lifesyles of the rich and famous) I came upon a pair of crystal candlesticks. Picked 'em up for $5 for the pair. Got home and noticed a "Tiffany & Co." mark. Looked up online. Candlesticks were "Tiffany" and were $160.00 for the pair! Score! I will going back to that thrift store real soon! Just thought I'd share my candlestick story! Cindy D.

Lila said...

Perfect place for those beauties! I'm always looking for the right candlesticks, but never find them! GRRR!! Love that mirror too!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

lvroftiques said...

Great candlesticks! And your friends trumeau is fab too! I hope she'll let you share a picture of it hung. Vanna

Jacqueline said...

Candlesticks from Candlestick Park, what could be better!?? These are such a fabulous find. I would have loved the mirror too.
So many fun things so little space!

Your table looks fabulous, the chandelier is great and I also adore the tablerunner. You have such fun things.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, I've missed a lot of your posts, and I've just scrolled through some of I've missed, and enjoyed myself so much! Your daughter's luncheon at the winery (beautiful); your son's desserts in jars (love that idea!); your fun day with your friend (love those candlesticks-the mirror too). What beautiful posts - all of them! laurie

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