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Alameda Point Antique Faire Favorites – Part 2

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Are you ready to see and shop for some amazing European and Farmhouse finds?  I love finding new {to me} places to shop and I like it even better when the owners are friendly and passionate about their work!  Last week I introduced you to Art of Salvage and the amazing work on Michael Avila {post HERE}.  Today, I want to introduce you to two more vendors whose booths really caught my eye.

First up is Napa Antique Wine Artifacts.  Chris has a warehouse located in Napa, CA and brought a few of his goodies with him last weekend.  Here are some of my personal favorites:

This demijohn with metal crate.  I almost scooped this one up but decided to wait until I actually had a place to put it.

 

What about grain sacks?  Love them and Chris had a stack!

 

Right next to the grain sacks was something that I love and actually use in my own home – an antique bottle drying rack.  I have a smaller version of this one on my kitchen counter holding my coffee mugs.  I also have a wall-mounted one in my dining room, displaying my teacups.

 

And last but certainly not least, dough bowls!!!  This was one of the best selections I saw at this show.

 

 

For more information on these types of items, their history, and how to decorate with them, you can check out my terminology post {HERE} and my vintage decorating series of posts {HERE}.

 

If you plan to be in the area, you can visit Chris’ warehouse for a personal shopping experience.  You’ll need to make an appointment in advance, though, so I’ve provided his email address below.

 

 

Very popular right now are farmhouse signs, thanks in part to shows like Fixer Upper.  I couldn’t help but be drawn to Nikki’s booth, Fountain Antiques, where she showcased all of her custom-made farmhouse and vintage-style signs.  Cute, right?

 

I love this Meats & Poultry sign framed in an old window:

 

And in the background, you might have spotted the Apothecary sign.  Nikki chose to use the vintage spelling.

 

 

Cute frames with custom designs and sizes available, too!

 

Neither Napa Antique Wine Artifacts or Fountain Antiques have websites listed on their business cards, so here are their email addresses in case you want to get in contact to inquire about something you saw here:

Napa Antique Wine Artifacts – wineartifacts at g mail dot  com

Fountain Antiques – nikki dot crowe at g mail dot  com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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