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~I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.~

~Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.~

~I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know
anything about.~

~Oscar Wilde





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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Antiquing" Finds and an Extremely Desirable Display Case

Who knew that soccer tournaments and antiquing would go together? Well, I do now! Last weekend we had about 3 hours in between soccer games for our son, so we took along the motorhome to hang out and have the comforts of home with us. And, just a couple of blocks up from the field is a little town with one of the best street of shops for antiques in the area.

At our very first stop, I was in love...
with an Early General Store Flatware Display Case. To use for storing eating utensils? Not a chance! I might even be tempted to store tools in this. Of course, I would have to keep it in the house, not the garage. I know my etiquette.

And all for the mere price of $2,900.00.... {sigh}


Now on to more affordable items -aqua canning jars. You know the type! These were $6.00 each, which I felt really great about when I saw one for $10.00. :)

I couldn't resist a close-up of these beauties~

At the same shop, I also found myself a Frog. Not that I will be using it for flowers... I plan to use it to help me out in photo-shoots with my cardmaking.

Here's a close-up that I included even though it is blurry. I kept the flowers in the background in so that you could see that I was actually focusing on SOMETHING!

On our next stop was at a shop with over 50 vendors.... I came across something labeled "cake separator." I didn't buy it, but I took a picture and just had to know more about it. The tag says $7.00.
Turns out that even though it looks like a hair pick, it is actually called a "Cake Slicer." This one is a vintage butterscotch-colored Bakelite brand circa 1927(?)I think it was very helpful when slicing an Angel Food cake.


When we headed back to the fields, we saw this sign:


Someone at the Art Gallery has a great sense of humor. ;)


I want to go back..... I need more aqua jars, and aprons, and old keys, and jewelry... What do you need?

3 comments:

  1. Super bargains at such great cost!!! Well done and the flower holder looks lovely with the pink flowers behind it. Great picture - that one!
    Like the one with humour as well, glad that the gallery owner and you still have a sense of humour!!! Sometimes I fee that the world just takes life so seriously...

    xxx Monica

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  2. uh, I keep reading your older posts....obsessed with paper crafts and just cute things. Love the cabinet you found! I have a growing list of things I'm hoping to find next fall when I go to the Round Top antiques market. And yes! I know what you mean about having a small stash of craft supplies with you in case you get stranded on a desert island. :) take care, Diane

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  3. I just found out that a town just up the road had a French inspired Flea Market a couple of weeks ago, and I missed it -ugh!! Thanks for looking around, Diane. Always good to know other people get captured by older post too. :)

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