The first Sunday of every month one of the largest antique shows in California takes place in Alameda... unless that first Sunday is a rainy day as Lori and I discovered on March 6th. Fortunately for us, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire has a "rainout rollover" policy and the show gets postponed to the following Sunday.

Although there were fewer vendors at the rollover event this past Sunday than on a usual faire Sunday, Lori and I spotted many great finds.

Above is a pair of cane chairs for $80. Lori said that they could be refinished and reupholstered fairly easily. She could see them with a light, natural finish with an overstuffed,bold stripe, down cushion.

At the same booth, I fell for this tufted leather sofa. The leather is in need of some TLC, but otherwise it was in pretty good condition.

Lori negotiated with a vendor to get this pair of brass lamp bases above for only $22. Future DIY post alert!

For another upcoming DIY lighting project, she found these fabulous collapsible fish holding cages that were in excellent condition for under $12 a piece.

The Antique Faire seemed to have it all: mirrors, mannequins, antique baseball bats, over-sized plastic chocolate Easter bunnies, outdoor furniture, Victorian chairs with cross-stitch upholstery, costume jewelry, glassware, silverware, art, and so much more.