Vanity Faire

February 6, 2014
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Vintage vanity at The Alameda Point Antiques Faire by Pretty N Chic furniture, painted by Kimberly Burbine

Films of the Hollywood “golden era” are often filled with images of a glamorous starlet primping for an evening out on the town, in front of a stunning & dreamy vanity table. These tables went out of fashion in recent decades, but are now making a big comeback. Sure, you don’t actually need one — not in the way you need a bed, a couch, or a closet full of vintage shoes. But a vanity table suggests intimacy, romance, and vintage style. If you pick the right one, it adds an element of glamour to any room. While roaming the antiques faire, I often talk to our sellers who have the talents of painting, refinishing, and selling old furniture.  The... Continue reading

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Rockin’ Vintage at Rock Wall Wine Company

November 20, 2013
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Shoppers with wine barrels as a backdrop

The fall 2013 edition of the semi-annual Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire was a Halloween style bash lined with barrels of wine. The event was held for the first time at Rock Wall Wine Company on Friday night, October 18 & Saturday, October 19th.  It was the biggest Vintage Fashion Faire yet with more dealers and close to 1,000 attendees. The crowds flocked in to shop for glamorous vintage, jewelry, men’s suits and more. They bought VFF fashion tote bags and filled them with quality vintage clothing from every decade. Hollyce Jeffries made the spooky Halloween decorations and set the vibe with owls, cats, witches and a giant skeleton named... Continue reading

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Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire “Halloween Vintage Style” at Rock Wall Wine Company.

October 16, 2013
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Rock Wall Hangar

We proudly announce a new venue for the fall Alameda Point Fashion Vintage Faire with a “Halloween” costume contest at historic Alameda Point. The fall event will be held at Rock Wall Wine Company and is located on the former Alameda Naval Air Base, which was decommissioned in 1997.  This location is neighbors of our monthly Alameda Point Antiques Faire drawing over 10,000 shoppers and 850 booths every month and Michaan’s Annex Auctions warehouse. Rock Wall Hangar The etymology of the name: The name Rock Wall refers to the defensive perimeter wall built during WWII in the San Francisco Bay to protect the base from Japanese air to sea... Continue reading

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How to walk down the wedding aisle in vintage style

July 9, 2013
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vintage wedding photo ca. 1920's

It’s wedding season and many of my vintage loving customers have inquired about what to do when planning a vintage themed wedding. This was so popular in our printed version of "The Point" magazine, I am sharing it on my blog. I’m also a romantic so without further ado, I share some tips for evoking the timeless style of a bygone era on your wedding day. One of the most popular themes for weddings at the moment is vintage. Any era you want to choose from the 20s to the 60s you can find plentiful resources to tie in with your chosen wedding theme. Let’s explore a couple of my favorite eras: vintage wedding photo ca. 1920's 1930’s Style... Continue reading

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Vintage Spring Fashion 2013

March 20, 2013
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We are celebrating a new season! Spring fever is in the air. It's time to start bringing out the flirty frocks for springtime. We all do this at home, we store away our winter clothes like heavy winter coats & boots and switch to a new colorful spring palette. Here, at  Alameda Point, we will do the same and stock up on our spring looks at the Vintage Fashion Faire with playsuits, wedges, sun dresses, bathing suits, big hats and accessories. We dream of spring.....floaty dresses, cardigans, colour and roses. We are looking forward to the many events this spring starting with our vintage extravaganza at the O' Club. The theme for our costume... Continue reading

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Tik-Tok Tiki Time

March 2, 2013
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tiki bar

Aloha Vintage Lovers! Have the winter blues got you down? It’s time for a tropical vacation. You don’t have to go too far for Island shopping. We have you covered at Alameda Faires. All your Tiki dreams can come true without an airline ticket. Just shop for décor, barware,  & retro fashions and you are there (with a coconut or two and a flower lei). The words "tiki culture" refer to the Polynesian style bars and tribal art that started to crop up in America in the mid 1930s. When American soldiers returned home after World War II, they brought back a major South Pacific influence along with them and helped to achieve a similar feeling... Continue reading

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Happy Retro New Year

January 2, 2013
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Vintage New Year's postcards are plentiful at The Point

We've wrapped up the wrappings, made ourselves merry, and donned our gay apparel. The holiday season is over and we rang in the New Year in retro style. Now it's time for resolutions. You can find my  Top 10 "Thrifty Style Resolutions" in the January issue of the Point Magazine. We have some fun things planned for you in 2013 including the upcoming Vintage Fashion Faire on March 22 & 23rd at the O' Club. Also, look for a new updated website look this year. We have new shopping totes for a mere $3 at the front of our show that will hold all of your collectible antiques and vintage goodies found at our Faire and make great hostess & New Year's... Continue reading

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Retro Holiday Shopping At The Point

November 17, 2012
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vintage glass ornaments

Where do you go for ho-ho-ho Holiday shopping? Seasonal shopping at The Point is one of the most unique places to shop for special gifts and décor. So many vendors come every month to our Faire with vintage goods to tempt you and the holiday season is brimming with great ideas for decorating your hearth and home. Not to mention finding gifts galore. (Next month, for December~ I’ll once again feature some gift giving suggestions in my Vintage Holiday Helper Guide). vintage glass ornaments Getting ready for the holidays is a cinch when you know where to shop for one-of-a-kind treasures. As you wander the aisles bring a shopping list of things you... Continue reading

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Get Your Steampunk On!

August 4, 2012
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Steampunk Art design from my Pinterest

Steampunk fans create their own fashion designs, an adventurous pastiche of neo-Victorian, Edwardian and military style accented with sometimes crudely mechanized accouterments like brass goggles and wings made from pulleys, harnesses and clockwork pendant necklaces, not to mention the odd ray gun dangling at the hip. Steampunk style is corseted, built on a scaffolding of bustles, crinoline petticoats and parasols & high-arced sleeves, often made with leather. At the fall Alameda Point Vintage Fashion Faire, Steampunk lovers will be able to shop for accessories and clothing and show off their own creations on September 14th and 15th. I’m excited to... Continue reading

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Pan Am Style Grooming Tips

May 9, 2012
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Airline Grooming Tips

The Officer's Club (O' Club) is right off of Pan Am Way. What could be better than having our spring Vintage Fashion Faire Preview Party take off as a Vintage Style Travel theme since so many people loved the now cancelled TV show Pan Am?  Our 60's Mad Men costume contest was a hit so we wanted celebrate the fashions & styles of that era. If you tuned in to Pan Am and saw the first episode, they depicted the rigorous restrictions on weight and grooming of the airline stewardesses back in that time. They had to weigh in every day and were required to wear girdles and slips. Not to mention be well groomed (see below for a small sampling). If you... Continue reading

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