The Antique Show


On Sunday Hubby and I headed down to the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls for the annual spring antique show.  We enjoy going but never buy anything.  Everything there is pretty expensive.  There is just row after row of antiques.  When we get to a place like this the first thing we always do is make a plan of attach.  Which end we start with and whether we do both side of the aisle or just one side of the aisle is always part of the decisions.


If you were in the market for a spool cabinet, they had  MANY there.  All were over $350 and some closer to $600.  I want one someday but I’m loving the hunt more than actually laying out the money for it at this point.


Hubby and I loved lots of the many cabinets that we saw but luckily, nothing tempted us and in the end, we liked what we had at home best.



I loved this little display box but we have more formal antiques at our house.  I snapped a picture so I remembered to display quilts like this someday.


They had a Mrs. Beasley doll.  Oh I wanted one of those…I never got one.


I did get a Baby First Step though.  I remembered loving her because she skated.


I talked with the lady in the booth about the doll because I was relatively sure mine had red hair….I even came home and googled it.  I was right.  Mine looked more like this on the left.

I smiled when I saw this old swing.  I remember having one like it and swinging in it.  My dad hooked it up in the rafters of the alley of the barn.  Our cows were butt to butt with an alley in between so there was space to hang the swing.  He’d milk cows and we’d swing.  I loved it.  He’d sing to the radio while he milked cows.


Hubby asked me to take a picture of the peach crate stand shown below.  I love the ingenuity of people.  I am sure some family was tickled with the work of dad making a cupboard from the peach crates.


This sewing machine was gorgeous.  The cabinet was an absolute show piece.  It made me sad to leave it there but my pocket book is slim and so is space.


That was a sneak peek but not all of the picture I took.  I saved the best pictures, the quilt pictures for the next blog post.



A post from Kelli–

As you may or may not know, Mom and I are hosting a quilting retreat this summer, with classes taught by Mom and Bonnie Hunter.  Because of the overwhelming demand, we ended up booking a second retreat space because so many people were interested.  We have been taking reservations from the list of people that had previously contacted us and discovered that we have a few openings!

Here are the details-

-The retreat is running from July 30th through August 2nd.

-Registration price will include lodging for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at either LouAnn’s Quilt Garden and Retreat in Oelwein or Moonlight Stitching Studio and Sister’s Retreat in West Union.  Lodging will be available on either end of the retreat for an additional fee.

-You will be attending a trunk show featuring Bonnie Hunter and Mom and I along with 2 days of classes with Bonnie and 2 days of classes with Mom.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, send me an email at and I can provide further details and a registration form to you.  Please note that registrations will be received on a first come, first served basis which will be based on when you first make contact with me.

Let us know if you have any questions!

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