Monday, July 30, 2012

Charming Antiques!

A while ago my mom and I went to an antique fair that's just a short drive across the river from us. It's one of my favorites because it's so close and convenient and they have TONS of great stuff! Plus they have it twice a year. Last year Ben and I went the day after we got married. Now that's what I call a honeymoon! (Speaking of which, I've finally got our wedding photos all sorted out and have decided to post them on our one year anniversary, August 6th! I know I'm terrible at being timely, but I thought it would be a nice nod to our big day :)

The cuties above just might be my favorite finds. The owl whistle, the tiny porcelain doll (to be used with a future spun cotton Christmas figure I think), and the bisque owl them all!

I found some wonderful Christmas stashed in a box for a buck! Not too shabby!! Everything is broken to one degree or another, and I had to weed out the ugly newer Christmas stuff (the lady said I had to take it all)...but with some work...these will be looking great in no time!

A trio of pom pom Easter chicks, some millinery flowers, and a pretty flowered hat where all there waiting to be found by me. The guy I bought the hat from is always there and always at Brimfield. He's a real miser. He piles his stuff up haphazardly without care. Half his stuff is dirty or in bad shape. You think everything will be a great deal for that reason...but then he wants $20 for a ratty old stuffed animal that's not even really that old. Or $85 for the ho hum scrap book my mom asked him about. He did have boxes of dollar items that got rained on though...and when I brought him the hat (a dryer item from one of those boxes), he tried to charge me more and almost didn't believe me when I said I got it from the boxes. Sheesh. He always remembers me and says hi very warmly every time I see him, but he stinks at prices! lol

One of these items was kinda pricey, one was cheap, and the other was free! Can you guess which is which??

The little wooden shelf thing was a buck and it's now employed as a divider in my narrow silverware drawer (my old ugly red plastic one was too wide, thank goodness, lol). It makes the forks and spoons look that must more charming against the old wood. The trivet matches the three others I found at a garage sale for 10 cents. The two cups were in a free pile at the end of the day...which was extremely surprising because they are really high quality and beautiful!!

This Birthday Candles box was a real box of fun! Full of old cupcake picks and things...and not to mention the box itself. A-dorable with a capital A!! The tiny matchbox had to come home with me as did the card with the girl and bird in a nest. Too cute!

I'd love to hear about what you all have found recently in your own treasure hunting pursuits! :)


Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Ohhh you found tons of little cute things! OK, my guess is that the CAT was the expensive piece, the SANTA was cheap, and the HAT/STAR thingy was free.
I love everything you found! Congrats on your 1 year! :)

Rae - Say It Ain't So said...

you found some awesome stuff! i love the little wind up santa! i bet the kitty was expensive. vintage halloween is so cute but SO pricey!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Halloween pricey.
Santa cheap.
Noisemaker free.

Fun stuff - really like that noisemaker!

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