christine on her own
A Los Angeles gal now in San Francisco, discovering a new city and museum, while filling my mind with art, food, fashion, design, books, and places I've never been to.

This Tumblr started when I discovered myself on my own. And though there are many incredible people in my life, including my partner and co-adventurer P, I still consider this a place of my own to think, explore, share, and be inspired.
a trip to the flea

I loved going to farmer’s and flea markets in LA, so I was excited to check them out in my new home city. While there are various farmer’s markets throughout San Francisco, I learned there aren’t as many fleas in the city or Bay Area for that matter, though the one I absolutely had to go to was the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Held monthly, the Faire is a short trip across the bridge and showcases more than 800 dealer booths, making it the largest antiques show in Northern California. Em, Chris, and I decided to take an afternoon jaunt on a Sunday in hunt for some neat finds.

The tents seemed to go on forever, until you saw the distinct skyline of SF on the horizon.

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I loved the numerous specialties boasted by the booths, like these vintage rackets and telescopes.

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These antique European linens wouldn’t work for my place, but I imagined they would be fabulous for a rustic home.

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As I make my way around all the indie bookstores around the Bay, I think I’ll eventually have to acquire a couple magnifying glasses to accompany the collection.

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And while I didn’t get to take home as many pieces as I would have liked, I am so pleased with a couple new additions to the home — a fun picture cards set from Oklahoma and the perfect glasses for P’s favorite scotch.

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    1. 2 notesTimestamp: Sunday 2012/07/01 20:12:00Alameda Point Antiques Faireflea marketSan Franciscovintagepersonal
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