August 28, 2012

Treasure Island Flea

This picture is one of those "stretch your arms and hope you get something decent" pictures.

Had no idea that the girls in the corner were doing that.

The above girls were imitating this large piece of art.

My lovely parents.

While I was visiting my parents up in the Bay Area, I diligently searched for vintage whenever and wherever I could.  I was disappointed that I would miss the Alameda Pointe Antique Fair by a week, but glad to know that my reliable hometown still offered other options for vintage hunting.  I took my parents and my son, so was unable to take pictures of different booths, but snuck some in of the view at the end. 

The Treasure Island Flea is much smaller and has a different feel than the Alameda Pointe Flea and the Long Beach Antique Flea.  It offers both old and newer items and attracts artisans and crafty people. I would say a good 20% of the vendors offered vintage clothing, which isn't very many vendors.  But, I always have more luck finding older pieces in Norcal than I do down in SoCal, so walked away with a good amount of vintage clothes from the 30s-50s.

We arrived right when it opened at 10 a.m. and if you ever go, bring layers of clothes.  I just had left 90 degree weather and was not used to the crisp air.  However, after walking and searching for about 15 minutes, I got used to it and the view was gorgeous. 

If I felt less rushed, I think I would have enjoyed the food trucks and the different booths more, but since my son was yelling he was cold and hungry, we left after an hour, which was ample time for me to quickly walk through the entire venue.  Like I said, not large, but good stuff!

So, if you ever are in the Bay Area and want to hit up a hip, fun flea, try this one. 


  1. I am amazed at your ability to successfully shop with child in tow--now THAT is multitasking! I love that you captured those girls imitating the pose of the statue without even knowing it. Cute photos of you and your boy, and of your parents, too!

    1. OH Karen, thanks, but don't be amazed! My parents watched him mostly. I have taken him before to thrift stores and flea markets, but he stays in a stroller. Don't think I can do both kids though. Thanks for reading!

  2. Glad it turned out well for you! Would have been fun to go & see what it was like.