Treasure Island Flea — A Community of Collaborative Consumption in San Francisco, California

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Once a month, you'll find people sharing their haul and the stories that brought them there. Photo: Markandrewboyer.com

When you pick up something secondhand at a stoop sale, garage sale or flea market like Treasure Island Flea, you share in its history. Not only is the antique watch or dollhouse passed on, but so is the story of whom it belonged to and where it came from. Take a walk around the Bay Area’s Treasure Island Flea on July 28 and 29, and uncover a number of curiosities. Don’t forget to preview the monthly market’s mix of repurposed products, crafts, vintage clothing and home decor on Krrb.

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Vintage military pins from around the world. Photo: Shopsweetthings.com

Tami Jo Benson of Tami Jo Studio is a perfect example of the historical significance that many of these flea market finds can carry. If you’re in the Bay Area on July 28, be sure to grab a spot in Tami Jo’s DIY class at the monthly flea market. She shares her take on origami scrapbooks, a craft passed down in the family. Once a year, Tami Jo Benson’s grandmother, aunts, and mother would get together and everyone would bring a new craft to share and teach the others. It was from her grandmother that Tami Jo learned how to make photo albums, a craft she made her own with basic origami folds. Tami Jo Studios was born from Tami’s workshops where she shared her creative process with others. Over the years, she’s perfected her bookbinding techniques and continues to hold workshops to collaborate with other crafters.

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Share your flea market finds with others. Photo: Farmgirlstudios.com

Share your flea market finds with others. Photo: Farmgirlstudios.com

The Treasure Island Flea is the only Northern California two day weekend event held the last Saturday and Sunday of every month on Treasure Island, Avenue of the Palms in San Francisco. The venue features indie, creators, makers, antiques and collectibles, vintage, up-cycled and re-purposed products, art, DIY workshops along with specialty food purveyors, local entertainment and award winning California wines.

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July 28 – 29, 2012
10am-4pm
Admission is $3. Kids under 12 free.

Located on the Avenue of the Palms,Treasure Island in San Francisco, California.

 
  • Seule771

    I like flea markets quite a bit. I recently attended the famed SoWa Open Markets in Boston, MA. It would have been much more fun had I money. It was a lovely day to remember somewhat fondly. Times are toughening up for me due to no income. A fleaing for me, unfortunately.

  • Love this flea market. When I am in the area, I always try and visit. Very unique items out there.