Monday, March 09, 2009

On the road: Sacramento Antique Faire

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Sunday I hit the road and drove from Silicon Valley to Sacramento to go to the Sacramento Antique Faire! It's about a 2 hour drive and I snapped some photos along the way to share with you...not easy to do while behind the wheel at 65+ mph!

This time of the year in Califonia is so beautiful because everything is so green. The wild mustard is blooming along the roads and it's so beautiful!
I arrived at the Antique Faire around 10:45 a.m. and headed straight to Tracey's booth! I was so excited to finally meet her after reading her blog and emailing back and forth with her over the last couple of years. Her booth was gorgeous and she was as nice in person as she comes across on her blog! It was just like meeting an old friend! It was also a pleasure to meet her business partner, the other Tracie!!!




Just around the corner from Tracey's booth was Marilyn's booth. She travels down from Oregon to sell in California!
She had some gorgeous things!!! While in her booth I got to meet Rosa who reads my blog! It was such a pleasure to meet her and her husband!

I stopped taking photos after this point because I had bags in both arms and I couldn't take any more pictures without putting everything down! Next time I'm bringing my cart!

Later, while I was back at Tracey's booth, I ran into Glenda~Many Fond Memories! We ended up walking around and shopping together. It was so nice to finally meet Glenda and she is so nice!!! We only live about an hour away from each other so I'm sure we will be getting together again!

After walking through the whole faire it was time for my long ride home but I had one more stop to make...My son's college is just a few minutes away from Sacramento so I stopped by there on my way home to take him and his adorable girlfriend out for a late lunch! I had such a nice visit with them! What a perfect day it was! I didn't even mind the two-hour drive back home because I was just so happy!!!

I'll share my purchases and some photos of my time with my son over the next couple days.

44 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds like a fun day trip, and thanks for sharing. That looks like my kind of shopping. :) Glad you had a great day.
Glenda

Glenda said...

Well it was fun to finally meet you and walk around and look for treasures. It was a beautiful day for it. So glad you were able to see your son.

And if you want to tag along with me to Petaluma that's great I'll have the passenger sit all warmed up for ya.

CIao

kayleeg2005 said...

oh, i can't hardly wait to see what you bought!

Beverly said...

So happy you got to go to Sacramento. Loved the pictures of Tracy's and the other booth too. Sounds like my kinda day. And you got to see your son----how perfect.

Will look forward to seeing what you picked up.

Beverly

Amber said...

It looks like you had a fabulous day! How fun! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing what treasures you snatched up at the faire!

desiree@lookiloos said...

Looks like you had a great time. Everything looked beautiful. How often to they hold this Antique Faire? I just couldn't get away this weekend.

Suzie said...

G~~~
I wish i was there to meet you and walk around with you, Cindy! :D

Happy To Be said...

Cindy what a fun trip girl...I call this Second Sunday swap meet and go every month rain or rain..I mean come on 300 dealers..Or they also call it under the freeway..I didn't see you there Yesterday...however I do know the dealers you mentioned..I get alot of my antiques there..Glad you had a great time..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Stephenie said...

OMG!!! What beautiful things I saw in your pictures.. I bet you had a great time... I wish I was there..
I just love your blog. I just found you today and I'm glad I did...
Stephenie

Carolyn said...

Glad you had a fun day and lunch with your son and his girlfriend!
Take care,
Carolyn

Joanne Kennedy said...

I'm so jealous of all you lucky gals that got to go there! It looked so fun and in every photo I saw at least a few things I would have loved to have gotten.

Can't wait to see what you bought.

Isn't Glenda nice! She is so easy to talk to also. I felt like I had known her forever when I met her.

She is planning on coming back down here in May. You should come too. We could all have a blast together!

Hugs,
Joanne

Bambi said...

Cindy~Glad you had a good day at the Faire and with your son! I'm alittle jealous, too, not to be able to go and meet all of you girls! Can't wait to see pics of your treasures!

Lee Laurie said...

I bet y'all had a blast! I can't wait to see what all you bought! I know whatever it is it will be beautiful! So glad that you and your son and his girlfriend got to visit each other!

kimmcl said...

Hey! That's not fair making us wait to see your treasures. Well, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. How nice that you got to visit with your son and meet people from your blog. I would LOVE to meet some (if not all) of these women! ~Kim

tardevil said...

Good times! Love the apothecary jars w/ the moss (?).

Gayla said...

How fun... It sounds like a blog SUMMIT meeting of all my faves!!! I feel so abandoned! haha.. Those car pictures are wonderful. That's my thing--- to take photos while driving... er... don't tell anyone! haha... Love the shots of the booths and I'm so glad you took your son and his girl out to lunch. Sounds like an adorable day. Hugs.

Chloe's Couture said...

Looks like a great place to pick up some treasures. I was loving those apothecary jars with the green moss!! Hope you post a blog with all that you found!!

Anonymous said...

your blog really brightens up my day. just want to let you know!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh how fun. I want to go to an antique faire! Looks like they had great stuff. I really have my eye on that dress form. I want one in the worst way. Thanks for sharing.

beckylynne said...

I so wanted to go, unfortunately I had other plans. When you go again, let me know and we can carpool & share gas...

I have met Marilyn at Alameda, I love her booth! I saw lots of cute items in your pictures that I wanted.

It is always a wonderful day when you can spend it with your kids.

~Becky

Neabear said...

Wow, I have never been to the Sacramento Antique Faire. Was busy and wouldn't have been able to go anyway. Probably would take us 2 hours to get there. Glad you had a great time.

Jade Creative said...

Looking at your photos makes my heart beat faster. Many interesting items. I'm looking forward to you sharing with us what you have bought.
later...
Darlene

pogonip said...

The mustard blooming in the Spring is one thing I really miss about Northern California! Sounds like you had a great time. I can hardly wait to see your treasures.

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time♥

Bettsi said...

Wow! It looks like a perfect day! As you know, I am in Sac and so wanted to get downtown, but for me, it was a work day. Glad you enjoyed it!

A Cottage Industry said...

It was great finally meeting you in person Cindy! The other Tracey and I had a wonderful time meeting everyone and selling our items...it was a very special day!
Tracey

Allidink said...

That looks like it was a great day for you! I wish I lived close enough to attend such a cool antique fair. Also my cousin goes to UCD and she loves it!

All the best,
Allison

tam said...

Awww what a great day you had! I know tracey was so excited about this faire too-very nice you got to meet her and other nice bloggers! Thanks for sharing and have a terrific week~Tam!:D

bumblebeecottage said...

Looks like a fabulous and enjoyable weekend; I can't wait to see all the lovely things you bought.

i cant sew said...

i am yet to make it to a fair like that!! i must be looking in the wrong places. every single thing was so pretty.
%^_^% rosey

Vicki said...

OH MY GOD Cindy!
what an amazing place... I want that pink dress!!!!!!
looks like youhad fun
hope your great over there
Vic xxx

villa extra said...

hi Cindy, I did put a link to you in my post of today ...have a look if you want to...take care, sylvia

essemia said...

It seems like you had a great time on the faire. I wish i could go to one one day. Those I've seen on TV just made me want to go even more (Rachel Aswells program!).
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Cindy!
What a fun trip....the scenery along the way is gorgeous, and so are the treasures in the booths. It's wonderful that you got to meet some blog friends too! I'm glad you had a great time...and that got the chance to visit with your son too! It sounds like the perfect day!
Big Hug,
Queenie~

Debbie said...

What a beautiful way to spend the day! Loved the pics and so cool you got to meet up with some blog buddies.

Blessings - Debbie

Julie said...

That looked like so much fun!!! I wanna go next time..

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Looks like you had the perfect day! I would love to have been there.

September said...

Sounds like you had a great little trip! :)

LivingTheLife said...

WOW...Cindy...I WAS at the Sacramento Antique Fair on Sunday, too....we got there at about 8:00 or so...I will be moving to Sacramento in late April or early May...we will HAVE to set up a time to meet...maybe at Tracey's booth...wasn't hers one of the BEST...I did so enjoy meeting her, too...and seeing all her treasures. I also like Marilyn's booth...she had some lovelies as well.

Can't wait to see your treasures...I have a few, too...but I left most of them in Sac...at the hotel/apt. we are renting till we close on our house...figured it would be crazy to bring them back to Texas only to have to re-pack them when we move.

Blessings...
Teresa

SashaKay said...

Do you know if marilyn sells in Grants Pass!!! no way i never knew we had such great talent here in this lil ol' town!
I dont have word i only have blogger i dont know how to get ahold of her!
-Thanks
Sasha K.

Annabelle said...

Thanks Cindy for dropping by my blog and letting me know how to paint the cherubs. I’ll post the gold angels tomorrow and then this weekend I’ll buy the paint and primer.
I would have loved to go with you on that trip…the beautiful weather, hunting for old lovely treasures and meeting fun and interesting people. I’m curious to see all of the precious finds you brought back home with you. Oooh and those jars with the moss... will have to make one this spring.
Thanks again for sharing.
Hugs Annabelle

Tea Time With Melody said...

Oh Cindy, I live about an hour from Sac and I didn't know they even had an Antique Faire! I am going to have to talk to my daughter who should know about these things since she lives near!!!!!

Definately next year. :(

YSLGuy said...

The fair sounds like it was fun and you got some great deals. I'll have to see if there is anything like this in my area.

Some Chilean Woman said...

What a fun blog! I am so following!