Add a beautiful warm day in March to the biggest antique show in northern California and you have brocante nirvana in my opinion.
It was incredibly packed at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire yesterday as everyone and their mother decided to make a day of hunting and gathering by the bay.
Everyone and their mother would include Ashley and me!
We arrived around 11:00 am, which is way too late to be considered a serious buyer.
No matter. I am no longer a dealer looking for resell merchandise, and besides, the best deals are at the end of the day.
With nothing in particular that we were looking for, we were free to just enjoy the people, the sun and of course, the merchandise...
Like a classic floral chaise.
Or a crazy quilt upholstered chair.
There was no shortage of rusty, crusty finds like the fabulous French antiques in Atelier de Campagne's booth.
They always have the best stuff!
Then the lightbulb went off, both figuratively and literally!
Ashley realized that she needed stuff for her apartment walls.
We both fell in love with these one of a kind lighted marquee signs by Scott Coppersmith Designs.
She bought the heart.
I bought a deer.
Later, when we got home, I realized that I've completely lost my mind!
What the blank am I going to do with this "antler light sculpture thingy" you are probably wondering!
Trust me, I think I have a vision.
A very outside the box vision!