The very best place to shop for antiques in the Bay Area is the monthly Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Fair at the former Naval Station in Alameda, California. This place is a zoo! Hundreds of vendors and thousands of customers frequent this event and for good reason: the selections are incredible. Regulations are strict – there are no reproductions allowed and everything sold must be at least twenty years old. It almost ended with a dispute between the partners several months ago, but fortunately the Antique Fair lives on.
My lucky stars aligned again on Sunday, for who should I happen to run into ? None other than the amazingly talented Eddie Ross and his partner Jaithan. Eddie was giving a tour that morning to a sold out crowd. How fortuitous to run into one of my greatest inspirations in such an incredibly crowded venue !
Eddie is very charming in person, and was so gracious to take the time to talk to me. Jaithan is equally delightful in person. Doesn’t Eddie have the best smile ? I told him how excited I was for his special on HGTV – did you catch it ? He decorated Kathy Lee Gifford’s home for the holidays with his exceptional Eddie touch. Read the rest of this entry »