Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March Madness

       Well, Grandma Linda was in her glory this past weekend,
 surrounded by tables laden with pretty old things, truly enjoying
 the excitement of "setting up shop",  and meeting with delighted customers.
    I loved chatting with the other ladies while sipping tea,
 sampling homemade cakes, learning more about antiques and vintage treasures.
  Hearing stories about old times, talking about other upcoming antique events.
A fine mess of tea things clutter this table.
 My customers had fun rummaging through,
 searching for a new teacup or sugar bowl.

There were linens, doilies and aprons of every kind!
Here is one of my favorite aprons, a fifties cocktail apron,
like my mother might have worn, at a party.
 It is from simpler times,  a time of peace and prosperity. 
 The country was full of hope in the postwar era.
Ladies were enjoying the availability of new appliances,
new designs.  They were happily homemaking and entertaining.


Marian's blue jewelry collection, all vintage pieces.

Joan has pretty pottery, glass, and china and more!
Here are some  Hall china bowls, in the Autumn Leaf Pattern, 
 made between 1938-1976
Hall China Company, in Ohio,  was founded in 1903. 
They produced daily use pieces, suitable to the needs of the time.
Hall is still in business today, mostly producing restaurant ware.

I showed some tin signs, old barware, lamps, etc. and heard lots of 
 recollections from oldtimers who recognized these old pieces of history!

Valerie always brings stunning vintage  hats, 
 and peacock, and pheasant feathers

Sissie brought some pretty green depression glass from the 1930's.
  The colorful glass was popular and affordable when it was new
and could be purchased in the dime store or received as a premium

These are amazing miniature oil paintings on silk.
 They were painted by Nancy Steelman's husband, only about 2 1/2"x3",
 intended for finely- furnished doll houses or miniature collections.

Carmie brought quilts, tablerunners, and baby blankets.
She specializes in Memory Quilts,with photograph transfers. 
 Here she is displaying a special quilt made with satin pieces
  of her wedding gown!

I like this "egg-quisite"  Napcoware planter and vase.
It is handpainted light blue porcelain. 
 It didn't sell, so I just listed it on my Etsy  shop! 

 And the best thing of all, was when my friend, Kathryn Ross,came! 
 She found some very special gifts for her blog giveaway, in honor of 
  The Writer's Reverie's   1st anniversary.
Stop by and visit her delightful blog!  www.thewritersreverie.blogspot.com   

I will be listing many items on my Etsy store, now that this March madness is over.
Whew, that was a lot of work for a two day show!
 But, wasn't there a good variety of Vintage and handcrafts here? 
 The Vineland Women's Club hosts this Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts Bazaar
every spring and fall, and we have a lot of fun participating. 
 They raise money for scholarships and other charities.
 It was nice to be a part of the show, once again. 

Today, I was back  with my sweetie-pie. I missed him over the weekend! 
 I think he called me "Gamma, gamma" ;)
So precious! 

Be Blessed!


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Seems as though there was a good time had by all...!

nannykim said...

Hi, I am dropping by from my blog which you visited today. I am now one of your followers. How nice to have your grandson on your knee as you were blogging! A bit tricky, but nice! There is something special about old things because they connect us to those who lived in the past and I just love that--it reminds us how quickly life is over, but it also is so nice to place our hands on things loved ones or other women have used in the past--just seems to connect our lives together.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

This looks like a load of fun, both shopping and selling! Wish we had something like that where I live. Then again, maybe I should be glad we don't. I don't think I could control myself and bring way too much stuff home!

I'm a bit behind on making the rounds, but wanted to thank you for visiting my new kitchen blog this week. Have a great weekend!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It must have been great to hear the recollections of people. Looks fun!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I loved looking at all those great items - especially the dishes!! Thanks for joining my blog and leaving your sweet comments.