Friday, February 28, 2014

Treasure Island!!!

This past Saturday night daughter number 4, Kate, sent me a text asking if I wanted to go to the Treasure Island Flea Market on Sunday.

A friend had given her 4 tickets, (apparently you can buy them ahead of time), that she could not use...Kate and her boyfriend were planning on going, along with some friends, and she wanted to know if daughter number 3, Erin, and I wanted to go....

My response was

Of course we would go!

Flea Market friend and I have talked about going to the Treasure Island Flea Market but never have been able to make it work..

Treasure Island is a man made Island in the San Francisco Bay. It was built in 1936 and 1937 for the Golden Gate International Exposition.

So a couple of different things about the Treasure Island Flea Market......

One, have you ever heard of a flea market that doesn't open until 10:00am????
Nope, neither had I!


Have you ever heard of a flea market that has happy hour from 10:00am until 12:00pm?
All the cocktails are two for one during happy hour!!

The market was packed! Lots of vintage goodies, tons vintage shoes, but also lots of new, artsy stuff.

Kate and her roommate were looking for small patio furniture for the house they share in San Francisco. And their boyfriends, who are also roommates were looking for bar stools.
The boys found their vintage bar stools....nice and sturdy, they look like they could survive living in a house with 4 young men. And they only paid $30.00 a chair...not too bad!

The girls found two vintage patio chairs!  I think the vendor was tired of them asking if he could do better on the price..... he finally said give me $30.00 for the two and just take them!

I'm not sure I would go back to the Treasure Island Flea Market.....the prices are really, really high, and very few vendors seemed willing to negotiate prices.

 The weather was just perfect, considering how foggy San Francisco can be.

And the views.....well, they speak for themselves!!

The Golden Gate Bridge from the flea market lot

Looking from Treasure Island toward San Francisco and the Bay Bridge

The San Francisco Bay Bridge heading from Treasure Island to downtown San Francisco.

I'll spend a Sunday with these two any day!!!



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  2. What fun! Especially going with your daughters and friends :)

  3. What a fun outing! Cocktails, shopping, gorgeous weather and wonderful family time...does it get any better! Too bad the prices are steep, it does sound like a wonderful time though. It's snowing again this morning. I'm starting to wonder if our outdoor antique/flea market will still have snow come April?

  4. Duh, me too! Looks like my kinda day:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  5. My kids love San Francisco. This GA girl has never been! What a treasure hunt!

  6. Fun day with your daughters! Didn't know about cocktails at flea markets :)
    xoxo Jane

  7. Looks like alot of fun! I can't wait til it warms up around here!

  8. Looks like you had fun!! xo Heather

  9. What fun! Yes, I'd say it was a very good day!

  10. Warm weather, no snow, OCEAN and a Flea Market...I would so GO just be outside :) LOL, happy hour all day and night!
    Prices are up all over it seems.

  11. Well even with the high prices it seems like a wonderful way to spend a day!

    So glad that you had fun!

  12. Looks like a very fun time!! :) And my kind of day!! :) xo Holly

  13. That is my kind of Flea market that opens at 10:00...Perfect! Looks like the "Kids" got great buys!


  14. I hope to finally make it to San Francisco this fall...I've never been! I didn't know about the factoid!

  15. How about you meet me in LA and we go to the Hollywood Bowl Flea when I come to work on Rose Parade Floats Dec. 2015? I love flea markets and summer ones in MN are HOT!!