Saturday, January 24, 2015

Treasure Island Flea - January 2015

It's January and a new year has begun.  I decided today to head to Treasure Island to check out its first flea market of 2015.  And the weather was beautiful in the Bay Area.  Even though we haven't had a drop of rain since Christmas, we did have 70 degree weather at the flea market.  The place was packed with shoppers, including the doggies.  The flea market has a special stall for them with homemade dog treats.  I caught up with 4 of them being pushed in their own buggy and looking very comfortable.

I also was there to find interesting belated holiday gifts for my parents who I will be visiting next weekend.  As I have told you in previous blogs, my mother, Fran, is a huge doll collector, especially those from the 1950's.  I was lucky to find her 2 vintage Ginny dolls in their original dresses at a fabulous price ($10).  This same vendor had vintage necklaces for $3 each and I got a Pierre Cardin watch for only $2.   It will need some fine tuning, but I have a repair guy who will put it back in working order.

I also want to mention that I met the most interesting vendor, Randy Mistrot, who is an expert in bakelite jewelry and gave me an appraisal on the bracelets I was wearing.  One of them turned out to be a cherry red bakelite bracelet from the 1920's that he would sell for $250.  He told me how to condition it with simple Turtle Wax. I also bought a beautiful vintage gold beaded purse from him for only $20.  Check out Randy's website at

I'm traveling to the gold country next weekend and will be re-visiting Victorian Closet in Amador.  It resembles a museum, but everything is for sale.  I love time capsules!

 Dogs on a shopping spree

 Traveling SF style

 Amazing crystal skull

 YvesSaintLaurent necklace with bracelets
Coincidental Discovery
Randy Mistrot, Owner

 Opera anyone?


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