I met my friend, Kathy, there who traveled via bus from San Francisco. The first thing we saw was a giant wire sculpture of a beautiful, dancing woman. I was told that it came from Burning Man and is called "Bliss." As we walked through the main gate, we were met by a French singer playing an instrument from at least the 19th century. It definitely set the tone.
We spent at least two hours walking around looking at vintage and contemporary clothes, shoes, purses and cute dogs. There were many other interesting there too, but I concentrated on the clothes. I want to acknowledge three vendors that I met today that had my favorite vintage clothes. (1) C&M Vintage Pros, 408-691-5741, firstname.lastname@example.org; (2) The Window Lady, 510-326-6324, www.etsy.com/shop/thewindowlady and (3) Nested Treasures, 113 Rickenbacker Circle, Livermore. Proceeds from Nested Treasures goes to help animals.
And speaking of animals, there were many at Treasure Island Flea Market today along with the vintage clothes. The ones in the baby buggies are actually service animals who enjoy being served. There was also a fantastic band with a drummer who did not look over six years old.
Entrance to Treasure Island Flea Market
A dancing lady called "Bliss"
A view of the City from the flea market
French performer entertaining shoppers
Contemporary designed skirt, tunic & purse
Contemporary designed skirt, jacket & purse
SF SPCA dog adoption - who could resist them??
1950's white coat with fur collar
Kathy displays a 1940's fur coat
Record plates for only $5
Copper and needlepoint purse
RCA dog & vintage music machines
1950's shirt just like my dad used to wear
Red & white polka dot party dress
Blue shimmery party dress
1940's alligator pumps
Lime green & black pumps
Metallic silver ankle boots
1960's plaid skirts
1950's swing skirt
Lace shoulder purse & dress
Hats & shoes
Vintage leather platform pumps
Mink hat & new-age necklace
Sexy leather ankle boots
A service dog waiting to be served
Purses & jewelry
1950's lime green one-piece bathing suit
1950's Lilly Pulitzer green 2-piece bathing suit & matching jewelry
1950's Lilly Pulitzer pastel 2-piece bathing suit
Pink Chanel slippers and black purse
1960's go go boots
Friendly vendor displaying a Lilly Pulitzer green skirt
Navy blue & red pumps
Happy dog in green tutu
Another service dog waiting to be served
The flea market band with their 6 year old, star drummer