I love going to flea markets. Growing up, there was a flea market at Aloha Stadium that I would go to with my parents that—I thought—had really cool things. Then I grew up and realized that a bunch of the booths had the same things, and the only booth I really liked was one that sold a bunch of metal signs with fun messaging. (To this day, it's still one of my favorite booths.)
When I moved up to San Francisco I gained a new appreciation for the flea markets up here. There was a much wider variety of things for sale. Things that were handcrafted or repurposed. The saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure" began to ring true all over the place.
Anyway, this past weekend, we went to the Treasure Island Flea Market, which coincidentally had a Hawaiian theme going on with free plastic leis upon entry (to the first 500 attendees) and Mai Tais available for purchasing. We've been there once before, but this time, we went specifically to support my friend, Kelly, and her fiancé, George, who is an amazingly talented letterer and sign-painter.
There were lots of different prints to choose from, but in the end, I chose these and got a surprise custom one for free! Thanks, George!