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.
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.
recollections from oldtimers who recognized these old pieces of history!
and peacock, and pheasant feathers
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.
She specializes in Memory Quilts,with photograph transfers.
Here she is displaying a special quilt made with satin pieces
of her wedding gown!
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" ;)