Posts Tagged ‘ Holidays ’

Paris Loves Lovers

February 3, 2015
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With springtime approaching and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I find myself pining for a Parisian holiday in the most romantic city in the world. Since I can’t whisk myself away to Paris right now, I can time travel a la Midnight In Paris back to the 1950’s and take you on a sentimental journey to this lovely, enchanting place. Prepare to swoon… Let the Alameda Point Antiques Faire set the mood for L’ amour. French vintage finds beckon you from every aisle to tempt the romantic in you. From décor to retro jewelry there is a trinket for every budget to get you in the spirit of the holiday. While roaming the Faire,... Continue reading

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Hollywood Revival

November 10, 2014
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There’s no business like show business and Old Hollywood is an influential piece of golden age history that has significantly shaped and defined what we consider to be glamorous to this day on the red carpet. This is the same glamour we still pay homage to and emulate in fashion. Old Hollywood is the dream factory and continues to be a representation of a more romantic, nostalgic era that has passed down some of the most iconic looks to date. The spirit of Hollywood from the 1920’s to the 1960’s affected the masses and influenced the fashion industry and tastes of the audiences in such a way that movie stars, films, costume designers and... 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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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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Green for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2011
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Maureen O Hara

There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were. Whether or not you're Irish or wish you were, we celebrate being green every month at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire with recycled and repurposed vintage goods. Today, I'm wearing a 50's three strand vintage necklace with multi-colored green beads found at the Point that two dealers sold to me for a song. Talk about the luck of the Irish...Happy St. Patrick's Day Vintage Lovers. I took this photo with my Hipstamatic. The vintage necklace was found at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire this year and I told the dealers I would wear it for St. Patrick's... Continue reading

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Flirty Tips and Trends for Your Funny Valentine

February 5, 2011
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A 50's apron like this one can be found at Alameda Point (Sold online at Heavenly Lingerie)

Our fearless Faire producer, Sandra Michaan takes you to the trenches to find the look of love... retro style. Love is in the air. Or do I need an inhaler? Apparently, I need two since this winter has given me the flu and a very unsexy cough that won’t seem to go away but I digress. February is the month of LOVE. What better place than the Alameda Point Antiques Faire to find something sentimental for your beloved? If the romantic holiday fills you with dread, don’t despair; woo yourself for Valentines Day. After all, who knows you better? Find yourself the perfect love gift. Here are some shopping suggestions I gave in the latest issue of The Point... Continue reading

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Vintage Holiday Decorating Tips

December 3, 2010
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Vintage glass bottles & cake stand at Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Season's Greetings Vintage Lovers! In vintage décor, you can see how trends repeat themselves in a common thread for the 2010 holiday season. Come to The Alameda Point Antiques Faire this Sunday to acquire holiday gifts and deck your halls in retro style. Here are some tips I share in The Point magazine for shopping this Holiday season. Mercury Glass – Buy authentic vintage mercury glass and add a little old Hollywood glamour to a theme or décor with pieces from dealers who sell votives and glass at the Point. It takes on the glow of candlelight and adds beauty to your holiday theme. Mix your vintage finds with modern reproduction mercury glass which... Continue reading

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