Sunday, September 09, 2007

Antiquing

It was a beautiful day to go antiquing, so that is what we did! All three of us got up early and headed out for breakfast and then to the antique fair. This is the same fair I went to last month (see post here) when it was soooo humid and horribly hot! Not this month though. . .the weather was perfect! I found some good buys on old books....should have bought more.....I always have regrets when I get home. I thought these were good since it is "back to school" time. Wish I had found the In College Days book when I was making this for my daughter - which by the way I still haven't finished.
Lots of great dollar rhinestone jewelry this time. It was hard to know when to stop digging!
A great vendor with lots of inexpensive old photographs. . . again, I should have made an offer for the entire lot. Dumb! I already have plans in mind for these, so stay tuned!
And below is my special find of the day! I told my husband and daughter to be on the look out for an old train case. I wasn't really looking for a particular color because I didn't think that there would be a huge color selection. We came across a few reasonably priced ones that were terribly stained or had ripped linings, etc. Near the end of the day we stumbled upon a darling little shabby-chic type booth that had several sets of luggage. Again, the train cases were badly damaged. Then my daughter looks up and sees the one pictured below. . . .
. . . and I couldn't believe my eyes. The true color is closer to the pic below, which happens to match my little car perfectly. And since I wanted to do something like Rebecca did here with it, the color couldn't have been better if I had special ordered it. And to top it off, it was priced less than the damaged train case. I can't wait to clean it and fill it up with art supplies!

I also bought another suitcase full of sewing notions, dress patterns, buttons, etc. for a song because the vendor said she was tired of packing it up at the end of each show. I found quite a few vintage postcards of the area where our cottage is located at. Usually they are difficult to find. And also a few tiny porcelein doll parts which didn't photograph well enough to post. All in all, I'd say it was a successful shopping trip for a beautiful birthday weekend!

6 comments:

Babsarella said...

Oh my!!! What an AWESOME haul!!! That suitcase is FANTASTIC, and the books...lovely. The rhinestone pieces are 'to die for'!!! Wish I had something like that in my area!!!

Lilli said...

What a coincidence! A few days ago I found a train case at a thrift store! Mine's a smoky blue, like the one my mom used to have.

Love those rhinestones and photos :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Just love the rhinestone jewellery. That case is nearly as cute as your car!
Alison

Monica said...

great little suitcase, sometimes the insides of those things can be scary! That one looks perfect, great find!
Beautiful jewlery too!

Miss*Laurence said...

I just love the case, it's retro and in perfect condition, brilliant!
I've decided to tag you ( although you don't have to do it) the rules are on my post:
http://editionslm.typepad.com/be_crafty_be_happy/
2007/09/7-shall-be-the-.html

dede warren said...

Lucky DuCk!!!! Great train case, and love the blingy jewels!!!

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