Spring is here in the Bay Area with our foggy days and breaking sun. I thought what a perfect Saturday to return to Janay Rose's flea market at 5th ave marina. It is not only a fun flea market with gorgeous vintage clothes and original designs, but it is also the last bastion for artists in Oakland who's live-work spaces will soon be displaced by condo projects. The 5th ave marina neighborhood also has a community art gallery.
It was a lovely day to shop and be at the 5th ave marina again. Janey welcomed me back and showed me some of her new creations. I also visited with Claudia, owner of All Things Vintage. It was her first time at the flea market and she was enjoying combing through the racks. I plan to visit her store next weekend, so looking forward to seeing she and Lucy again. They are going on a road trip in July cross country to visit vintage stores and invest in some gems for their shop. They may do a blog about the trip, so look for that.
Also at the flea market was my fellow volunteer and friend from Strings, Brian. He was visiting a friend at the marina and came down to check out the flea market, which is such a gathering place. Check it out for yourselves and have a great time too!! Enjoy, Toni
Claudia combing through the racks
Adorable vintage bathing suit
Claudia shopping for gems
Claudia found this most stylish cape
Little black dress trimmed in fur
My Strings friend Brian & his Elvis cd
Happy vintage dreaming!