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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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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Spring is Green.

May 2, 2012
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Look who's Green at Alameda Point!

How did you celebrate Earth Day? Here at Alameda Point, recycling and re-use is our business and keeping other people's old stuff out of landfill is our mission. In other words, one person's junk is another person's treasure. We love to see the most over-the-top, outrageous vintage decor get wheeled off of our show field. You never know what you're going to find at our monthly show with 800 booths of antiques and collectibles. We've seen it all. Well…not yet. Every month is a new surprise!   In our modern world of constant production, we advocate wearing and collecting vintage fashion. It is re-cycling existing, pre-loved garments and... Continue reading

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Destination: A “Pan Am Style” Vintage Wonderland

April 26, 2012
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This Pan Am stewardess has just the ticket for your vintage clothing needs.

Fashion, spirits & entertainment all take their cues from the past so why not take a trip in retro style to the fabulous O' Club at Alameda Point  on May 18th &  19th, where we serve you a little travel with a twist. We'll be hosting a "Pan Am" style travel theme Preview Party with a costume contest to commence at 8PM in the Main Ballroom. A $100 voucher to shop the faire goes to the Grand prize winner with more prizes to be awarded. St. Georges Spirits will serve cocktails and live music by Bay Area Swing All Stars will set the tone for your shopping pleasure on the Friday night Preview Party (21+) and a re-admit is included to come back and... Continue reading

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A Bit O’ Irish

March 17, 2012
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Lucille Ball in traditional Irish attire

Happy St. Patrick's Day Vintage Lovers.We hope you enjoyed a parade or drank a bit O' Irish beer in celebration. Maybe you saw a rainbow with all of this rain in the Bay Area. It sure did feel like Ireland today in San Francisco. I like to claim my Irish heritage and proudly wear green every St. Patrick's Day. I sure do feel lucky at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire every month and March was no exception. Every month is green at the Point with recycled and repurposed goods. Until we see you on April 1st...{April Fool's Day}, I wish you the luck of the... Continue reading

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