Today I discovered a new flea market.  It's on Treasure Island near the Bay Bridge in San Francisco.  It's only one weekend a month, so I didn't want to miss it.  Although I have lived in the Bay Area for several years, I have never been to Treasure Island.  It is really a wild and beautiful ride from the freeway to Avenue of the Palms where the flea market is located.  This fairly new flea market was the idea of a couple that wanted to have a flea market with vintage items along with handmade clothing, jewelry, furniture and more.

I met my friend, Kathy, there who traveled via bus from San Francisco.  The first thing we saw was a giant wire sculpture of a beautiful, dancing woman.  I was told that it came from Burning Man and is called "Bliss."  As we walked through the main gate, we were met by a French singer playing an instrument from at least the 19th century.  It definitely set the tone.

We spent at least two hours walking around looking at vintage and contemporary clothes, shoes, purses and cute dogs.   There were many other interesting there too, but I concentrated on the clothes.  I want to acknowledge three vendors that I met today that had my favorite vintage clothes.  (1) C&M Vintage Pros, 408-691-5741,; (2) The Window Lady, 510-326-6324, and (3) Nested Treasures, 113 Rickenbacker Circle, Livermore.  Proceeds from Nested Treasures goes to help animals.

And speaking of animals, there were many at Treasure Island Flea Market today along with the vintage clothes.  The ones in the baby buggies are actually service animals who enjoy being served.  There was also a fantastic band with a drummer who did not look over six years old.

Entrance to Treasure Island Flea Market

A dancing lady called "Bliss"

A view of the City from the flea market

French performer entertaining shoppers

Contemporary designed skirt, tunic & purse

Contemporary designed skirt, jacket & purse

 SF SPCA dog adoption - who could resist them??

1950's white coat with fur collar

Kathy displays a 1940's fur coat

Record plates for only $5

Copper and needlepoint purse

RCA dog & vintage music machines

1950's shirt just like my dad used to wear

Red & white polka dot party dress

Blue shimmery party dress

1940's alligator pumps

Lime green & black pumps

Metallic silver ankle boots

Ruby slippers

1960's plaid skirts

1950's swing skirt

Lace shoulder purse & dress

Hats & shoes

Vintage leather platform pumps

Mink hat & new-age necklace

Fur coats

Sexy leather ankle boots

Vintage hats

A service dog waiting to be served

Purses & jewelry

1950's lime green one-piece bathing suit

1950's Lilly Pulitzer green 2-piece bathing suit & matching jewelry

1950's Lilly Pulitzer pastel 2-piece bathing suit

 Pink Chanel slippers and black purse

1960's go go boots

Friendly vendor displaying a Lilly Pulitzer  green skirt

Navy blue & red pumps

Happy dog in green tutu

Another service dog waiting to be served

The flea market band with their 6 year old, star drummer


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