While adventuring the Mission District with Christie, she introduced me to Viracocha SF. The store is filled with endlessly interesting items. Every turn and corner was something fascinating ready to be examined and digested by the eye. The architecture in the store is also stunning as exposed planks cover the interior wallss and a loft sits on top of the front window displays. An older man played beautiful melodies on a vintage piano as I explored the store.
It's been quite some time since I've been able to post. My life has been filled with a blur of activities. In fact, I can't even recall what I've really been up to. Recently my sister has introduced me to a little bit of paradise. The Half-Priced Books bookstore in Fremont. It's the physical store of halfpricebooks.com. I have a sort of book collecting disease. Any time I go to a bookstore or browse through Amazon.com I get the urge to buy books. I have bookshelves of books, boxes of books, pile of books... I even have a stack of books hidden in my bathroom. Needless to say, I love to buy books at Half-Priced Books. Anyways this post isn't about books... it's about what I discovered at the Half Price Books store.
Vinyl ablums. woot.
One day I was reading a magazine and I came across an article listing all the reasons why road trips across America are so awesome. While I was reading it, I was surprised to see the Alameda Antique Flea Market as one of the reasons! I thought to myself, "Hey! I know where that is!"
Weeks went by and I finally got around to going. It was so amazing. There was so much to see and buy that I felt like a kid in a candy store. I didn't end up buying anything because I decided I used this particular trip to scope out the goodies.
The flea market is at a really awesome venue--the old Alameda Naval Base. There are views of the Bay Bridge, Berkeley Marina and the San Francisco Skyline, as seen in my previous post. You can also check out sfgirlbybay posts: 1 2
Here are some little goodies that caught my eye
happy vintage/antique shopping!