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Eucalyptus, bay leaf and pepperberry sprig wreaths and garlands…

It was a blustery cold morning at the Antiques by the Bay flea market. Rancor between

owners had put the previous month’s event in jeopardy, but the founding owners of the

event were determined to not lose this 11 year treasure, for the sake of over 800 vendors,

and thousands of customers. Today the mood of the market was up despite the strong

cold wind that whipped off the San Francisco bay, and threat of rain later in the day.

Lots of reliquary alcoves beyond the spotted toy horse…

Love that vendors take the time to add a bit of green to their booths

Various size and shaped bread boards starting at $60

This vendor also has lots of galvanized tin, wooden bulb trays,

hinged wicker trunks.  Regularly goes to Europe…

she’s going to Holland next.

Stenciled linen French chair flea market

Sonya of Belle Maison ties an extra cushion to the

leg of a chair she refinished and had upholstered

with stenciled rough linen…

Flea market stenciled grainsack covered chairs

It was before 8:00 and she was still pulling things out of

her van.  She often has stenciled linen lamp shades…very cute…

Flea market French mattress

Love the French mattress on this

heavily flounced settee…

Flea market French chair

And the cute tufted detail on this armless chair..

Unassuming reproduction chairs refinished

and up to date…

Belle Maison

Owner and design by Sonya Perez

(510) 427-7111


Fairly plain wood twin bed with this sweet crowned angelic duo

Karen Silen of La Maison Violette had her usual lovely selection of

French fabric, pillows, embroidered linen, curtains…

Bought a good pillow (or two) sized scrap of dark gray mattress

ticking…can see a  bolster with a bright red cord border

Karen said that she will be opening her

Ebay store here on December 14, with reduced

prices through the month of December

This was cool…and extremely reasonable (@ $400?).

Wished I had a place to put it..