Posts Tagged ‘ retro ’

Baby, It’s Old Outside: What’s old is new again.

December 16, 2015
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Dashing through the aisles and miles of antiques at our monthly outdoor show, looking for retro gifts can be overwhelming but fear not, my annual Vintage Holiday Helper Gift Guide is back!  Every year, I scour The Point and hundreds of booths to give you a seasonal selection of irresistible vintage items to delight everyone on your holiday shopping list. I’ve selected retro items that are available in all price ranges at The Point. If you are working with a small budget, you can still find quality vintage goods for a song. Vintage holiday décor is festive and we have merry must-haves to make your season bright. Look for evergreen wreaths and add some... 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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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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Tik-Tok Tiki Time

March 2, 2013
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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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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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