Friday was my antiquing day. You all might remember there is a bi-annual sale in my area that I love going to. They have all sorts of decently priced vintage stuff. I just love going. I’ve gotten some pretty neat things from there too.
Sadly the weather was terrible.
But…the picking was fun.
I snapped some pictures to share with all of you.
While I shopped it rained and rained and rained.
I checked out the linens and fabric.
There was a great old phone collection.
There were many different styles.
Salt and Pepper shakers anyone? There was a pincushion in the bunch but it was more money than I was going to spend.
They had lots of old cabinets this time around.
To give you an idea about prices…this cabinet was $100. I think that’s totally reasonable. Check out the pretty collection of dishes inside.
They had all sorts of goodies.
I love the doors on that cabinet along the back wall.
I really liked the dresser in the picture below…
I tried and tried to think of a spot for it to go. As I was thinking I pulled out a drawer.
The drawers all had dividers. Oh, be still my heart. I love divider drawers.
Check out all the Raggedy Ann and Andys.
This room was full!!
Even more of them!!
They had so many things to see.
Because it was raining so hard, I made a second loop through the set up.
My mom and dad have had a birdcage like this. It made me tempted to get a bird. I loved having a bird when I was a kid.
With so much stuff to see you can understand why a second trip around might be warranted. Plus, it was pouring rain outside.
There were several cabinets in this area.
Here was an old hoosier-style cabinet.
This set of drawers was metal. So neat.
This one really caught my eye. Can you imagine it filled with folded quilts? I’d paint the outside a better color though.
If I had a cover porch at the back of the house I would have been tempted to buy this sink. I would make a great potting station.
When I came out, the road out was a MESS.
The wind was terrible.
I didn’t get stuck, but I couldn’t get my van out of the field where we park. The driveway to the field was completely mud. UGH.
I ended up having to go and talk to one of the gals that owns the place. I explained that I wasn’t stuck but couldn’t get traction to get out. I could only back up.
She ended up coming out with me. She told me what she thought I should do which included me driving right across the lawn. I just didn’t want to rip up the lawn. I said, “How about you drive?” She ended up having to back my van out across the lawn until she got to the regular driveway. Oh my.
I’m guessing that the next I go in the fall that they will have hauled in a few loads of gravel. Oh my.
So…what did I buy?? Not much.
I bought this 6 yard piece of fabric. I’ll back a quilt with it.
I bought this little stitched sampler. I am certain it’s not an original…but still so cute.
Read what it says on it…
“Patty Polk did this. She hated every stitch she did in it. She loves to read much more”.
It’s super primitive style. The stitching is awful. Check out the roof of the house. It made me smile.
It has one of those alphabets with no “J”.
I love the frame on it too. Anyway…it was quirky and totally me. It might find its way on my sampler wall or somewhere else in the house that I find a little spot.
It was a fun find and to me, worth the $13 I paid.
It was a fun outing and even the trouble I had with the mud didn’t even dampen my adventure.
I had to smile as I was driving home. It was last spring that I was at the sale when Kelli called and told me her water broke and the twins would be born.
That was my Vintage Venture for the Spring of 2022.