February at the Alameda

 

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Last weekend the ladies of Warmth Company got up during the wee hours of morning to hit the Alameda again. It had been a while with all the holidays and trips to market.

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Nicole and I headed to the back with its many vintage clothing vendors,

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and sellers of oddities. We didn’t bring any of these scary creatures home, but we always enjoy it all.

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When we caught back up with Monica, Naomi and Jenny, their wagon was already to the brim with vintage goodness.

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One of our favorite things to do, is catch up with Tim and Lisa.

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Monica and I always notice quilts. This was a vintage piece that will most certainly influence a quilt or two from us in the future. You can see more of Monica’s quilts HERE.

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Jenni found these taxidermy chicks. You never know what you will find! She didn’t bring these home, but instead found a sweet little un-real¬† bunny for her young daughter.

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Monica and I loved these beautiful pillows.

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They are made of vintage needlework pieces imported from France.

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Then it was time for lunch. We love all the food trucks to choose from. And, conveniently, we had plenty of stuff to sit on, as we had gathered our purchases for our departure.

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Monica had a hamburger and french fries.

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Commenting to the chef about how they were the best fries she had ever had,

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when she asked him how he made them so amazing, he responded by saying, “They were made with love”.

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Here they are, chefs cooking with heart.

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The rest of us had falafel from the Liba truck. Ever since eating falafel in Paris, Tina and Naomi have been on the hunt for a falafel that compares. THIS was it! I would go to the Alameda just for the falafel!

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Unlike typical falafel I have had, when you are given your order, you then top it with all the ‘condiments’ on the counter. There were several toppings, such as pickled carrots, zuchinni, and shaved brussel sprouts each with a flavorful dressing.

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Here we are, quite tired out, and waiting to load up the goods.

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Which is quite a feat.

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There is always lots of laughter, but it is a bit tricky to put the puzzle together in such a way that our fragile treasures arrive home safely. We all head back home, just in time for the Super Bowl festivities!

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