Monday, August 4, 2008

an unlikely encounter

I spent yesterday morning browsing the rows and rows of dealers at the Alameda Antique Fair, by far one of my favorite places to spend a Sunday.



I scored with some charming antique linens, some ribbon and paper and also this tacky, kitschy little piggy bank. Ron hates it and i simply adore it... oh, and the piano stool he is sitting on... yup, got that little baby too.... and it even has metal claw feet. I'm pretty much a happy girl.




And, guess who I ran into.....



yup, Tim Holtz. So I'm sitting there cramming my face with a sausage on a soft roll covered in sour kraut and i see this face that i recognize. So i am thinking to myself for a split second, "how do i know this face? Do they work for Starbucks? Are the a customer?" and then it dawns on me and i blurt out (with a mouthfull of sausage mind you) "TIM HOLTZ!"
anyhow, i am a dork but i couldn't let him escape without a pic for the blog. turns out he had been in the bay area teaching a class.

None the less, not the person i expected to run into.

12 comments:

staceyfike said...

haha! i did the same thing when i first saw the picture... i was like, how do i know him......

Mandi said...

That's cool about Tim... but dang, all those wooden type blocks?! I would have been SUPER excited to have a shot at some of those! I don't know where to get any... but I've been craving them majorly. :)

metrochic said...

ditto what mandi said! that first shot made me DROOOOOOL. but very cool about tim. so tell me. did your gaydar go off? hee. sorry. couldn't resist.

Ginger Dougherty said...

He was teaching at My Daughters Wish. Diane and I caught one of his classes. Wanted to take more but glad I got the one in. I blogged about it!!
How cool though to see him out strolling.

TiteC said...

that's fun !

usual people would have loved to have a photo with a rock star
scrappers just want photos with Tim Holtz !!! lol


have an nice day
xxx from France
Sophie

jenjock1 said...

how cool is that???!!
also.
if you ever get there again and have a chance to get a letterpress a and j...i'd SOOO pay you. i'm so jealous you have stuff like that there....we have nothing around here.

Bekka said...

The pig is sooo cute! And WOW -- what a great encounter!

Marie said...

that is sooo crazy!!! I wanna go there so bad.Love the pig love the stool loove those wood letters. We gotta meet there one day. Oh dude i found our glasses what color do u want? Im stuck between the pink and teal hmmmmm choices choices. OMG and i didnt know they were metal?!? wtf i thought they were plastic lol! going to expo this weekend how bout u? you should meet us somewhere.

scrapcat said...

how cool!
you look so cute together! ;)

Sorry we didn't get to meet up. Next time for sure!

Jenn said...

sounds like a fun time! matt and i have been wanting to go antiquing and your photos are making me itch to get out there =)

Diane B. said...

tee-hee! I took one of his classes that weekend! He's so great! Glad you ran into him. I think it's hilarious how you tried to put a name with his face. LOL
Hope to see you soon!

Kent said...

Oh how funny!! I LOVE that flea market too! My husband sells there every so often. I think the next time is in October. I LOVE the metal letters guy!!