Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring antique show

Spring was in the air this past weekend when I visited a local antique show!
This is a small, local show that is really growing now that it's in a new venue.  I expected to see the whole show in about 2 hours but instead I spent double that!  It was a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon, though.
I didn't have much of a budget, as I'm coming up on a big antiquing trip at the end of the month.  But, I was unable to resist:
a vintage honeycomb Easter egg...
a little rumpled pincushion...
with the sweetest embossed design;
this necklace, marked "good"...and it reminded me of what Karla used to make a monogram recently, so I bought it to do the same, someday...
German fairytale ephemera (stickers that probably no longer stick);
bathing beauty cigar silks;
an earnest little sewer on a piece of scrap;
and some buttons that just screamed, "Spring is coming!"
To my delight, I ran into Kathy, who reads this blog and who was a vendor at the show.  (My apologies for the fuzzy shots -- I was using my cell phone.)
Kathy always has beautiful things for sale; she and I love all the same things!  And she is one of those people with a talent for putting together vignettes, so you want to linger in her booth soaking it all up.  Of course I had to take home some of her treasures, too:
little 'wax' seals, Dennison star labels...
and this awesome little candle holder decorated with...
charms!  And I couldn't leave behind this charming little bag of child-size kitchen toys:
They are going to a certain little girl whose grandma I'll be visiting next month!
I think she'll love the little kitty and chicken cookie cutters, especially!
Did you find anything fun and vintage this weekend?

6 comments :

khess136 said...

Fabulous treasures, Laurie...easy to see how you spent the whole day there!! Makes me realize I've been inside working and need to get out to support my local antique stores!!

Melinda Cornish said...

I remember those dennison stars....dang I am getting old....I know all the antiques. because I am one.

Vintage Jane said...

I would have bought them all too! M x

Kathy said...

Those tiny kitchen toys are so sweet!!

Sherri said...

I would have been there for hourssss also! Great little finds. LOVE the child size kitchen toys and that necklace. Sounds like more fun than I had this weekend. LOL

Wendy said...

Looks like you did really well. I wish I could find those cig. silks, they are so hard to find in my area. Your finds were really great.