Lynda Lindley has been busy this spring looking for some new gypsy finds; on one of her adventures, she visited Petaluma, California and their amazing Petaluma Spring Antique Faire.
‘Petaluma’s charming historic downtown district is transformed into an open-air marketplace. The iron-front buildings and architectural gems of the late 1800’s provide a fitting backdrop for more than 200 antique dealers selling collectibles of all types and price. From campaign buttons and postcards to heirloom artwork and armoires, there is truly something for everyone. And while exploring the intriguing array of antiques, refresh and refuel at a downtown café or restaurant before setting off for more treasure hunting; it’s a shopper’s paradise!’ – this is how the Sonoma County’s website advertises the event
It’s the talk of the town for those that like to “thrift” and “dig”. So when it was time for the 32nd annual Petaluma Spring Antique Faire I knew I had to go. Boy was I thrilled. There were city block after city block of amazing treasures of every imaginable type. I walked away with a few new items for my collection; even the small antler carved pin in the one image below.
These flyers are posted all over town to be sure you won’t miss the fun!
This faire has vendors that sell everything from the typical vintage linens to small vendors with cute signs like “pick your poison” selling vintage poison bottles.
There is tons to see for the art lover and collector at this fair.
If dress forms are your thing, there were a lot to pick from at many of the booths.
There were every type of antique container you could image. There were beaded purses, vintage floral frogs, and pins.
I even picked up this pin because I loved the handwork and the imagery on it.
One of my favorite aspects of this faire is how the vendors set up small little scenes in places with their finds.
Many items were groups together, so all the figures were in one place.
Because Petaluma has a farming history, there were lots of antique farm related items for sale.
Well I know I’ll be lookign for the signs and this banner to go up again next year. I know I won’t want to miss it!