Monday, April 19, 2010

My Weekend

The weekend here was pretty drab--cold and rainy, but I had a good one.  Yesterday I played around in my room and on Saturday I went to the local antique show that  we  have twice a year here. I actually didn't have to travel miles to go to a good antique show--it was just right across town. 

I love going to these antique shows.  It's just a whole different world.  Everything here is someone's history.  Some talented lady took the time to hand crochet  these doilies and placemats--

Someone used to wear this jewelry, and all of these buttons (you can never have too many buttons) came off of someone's shirt or whatever.

And how about these--


These are metal interlocking stencils.  I don't know if I'll use them as stencils or just use the stencils themselves as collage items--whole box of them for $2.00.

There  was  also a vendor who had 4 or 5 old suitcases just filled to the brim with old cards, postcards, photos, booklets--you name it. If I looked though them all, I'd still be there.  I found these there--

He told me that he thought that they were given away in cigarette packs. They're famous people from way back when--I love them!  Also these--

I always feel a little sad when I see family photos just thrown in a big pile of stuff for sale.  They should be with the family they came from in a photo album or frame or if anything , just a box of other family photos.  I couldn't resist getting it--I love this photo! And check out the postcard.  This person had so much to write, that he started on the front and continued on the back. It's all written in a different language--I think German, but I have no idea.

One of my favorite purchases--


It's a 160 page song book from 1893, and it's the size of  regular sheet music.  Look how perfectly aged these pages are--I couldn't have done it better myself.  I paid $5.00 for it, and I probably would have paid more.

And of course, I was on the look-out for boxes, which I found, and I even found the "legs" and "knobs" for them--


I LOVE these old children's blocks--$5.00 for the whole bag!

One more thing I wanted to show you.  I found some more faces for my face collection--


These are oil and vinegar ceramic bananas--love em!!

So our plan was that when we were finished to go for a walk at our beach area which is right there by the show.  Well, it's more than a beach.  It's Presque Isle State Park, which is a 21 mile peninsula that goes into Lake Erie with 12 beaches.  It's a very popular tourist site.  You can hike, bike (10 mile bike trail), boat, swim, birdwatch, etc., etc. All the out of town people call it Presque Isle, but everyone hear just calls it the beach. We love walking on the bike trail, and that was the plan (I was going to take photos), but it was 42 degrees out and sleeting.  Okay its Spring and I'm not complaining or anything.  And I know all about the April shower and May flower thing, but 42 degrees---really??

34 comments:

sharon said...

Fantastic finds Diane! Can't wait to see what you do. I especially love those stencils and cards!!

It's cold here too, but at least we keep getting closer to summer!

Marilyn Rock said...

I'd call this a great weekend. Wonderful found elements! Those stencils are cool! xxoo

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Wow, you found some real treasures ! I love the musicsheets, so wonderful !

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Gosh Gal...you made a haul and I can hardly wait to see all the collage art you will make. The cigarette cards are very unique. Being a crocheter, I'm very taken with that grouping and of course the ceramic bananas. I've been in and out of blogland lately and haven't seen your newest background...very nice. Come see me...enjoyed my visit.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What great finds. I can't believe the stencils for $2.00. I've been looking for stencils like that for AGES. You are so lucky and the cigarette cards are PRICELESS. OK, I'm shouting. Can you tell how much I think you SCORED? Great eye for everything you bought.

Christa Irell said...

Looks like you really found some wonderful things at the antique show! You are so very talented and so I already know that what you do with your finds will be simply amazing! Can't wait to see!

Terri Kahrs said...

What a haul!!!! OMG! Your "finds" are amazing!!! And those cute "bananas" really made me smile!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janine said...

Oh Diane I envy you! What a wonderful haul!

Janet Ghio said...

What a haul you made!!And I can't believe the prices--wow you made out like a bandit!!

Lovey said...

Wow Diane...you did good! Such wonderful treasures. Simply a great find for you!!!

Janet said...

You found some real treasures! The stencils caught my eye and also those little cards of famous people. I'm always a sucker for boxes and containers but unlike you, I never seem to do anything with mine!

Sounds like a great day with the exception of the sleet and 42º temps!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! I love all the goodies you found, the stencils are fab. Thanks for sharing.
debby

Dorthe said...

Such a wonderfull bunch of goodies,Diane--I love the stensils, and yes the card is in german,--can`t wait to see, what you do with the boxes, and the legs----
Hugs,Dorthe

Micki said...

Absolutely fabulous finds, I love the cigarette cards, my grandad used to collect those ;)

Micki x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wow! What a fantastic haul of treasure you found. I love the stencils. I look forward to seeing how you choose to use them, and your boxes of course x

Dawn said...

Diane, first off I just have to say you have the most AMAZING blog, I looked for an e mail to e mail you directly but couldn't find one - then I looked for you on Facebook and found you, sent a friend request.

Your finds are fantastic, love those stencils and that card says Merry Christmas in German.
Have fun creating with your boxes
and blocks!

Kristin said...

Oh! I'm jealous!! What fun finds (really, I'm happy for you!) - I especially love the blocks (of course) and used one for the first time just yesterday for my MMM piece - so cool to see your variety! And, BTW, I paid $2 for each block!! I knew it was high, but . . .
Happy week, Kristin xo

Lola ^^ said...

Antique shops must be so cool!!! I've never been to an antique shop..how sad is that!

Dianne said...

Wonderful finds!

pammyjo said...

OMGosh ... your treasures are great. I especially love the song book/music. Waiting to see the treasures you create with them. :)

Marlynn said...

You like so hit the jackpot - not much more to say - except I am so happy for you while so jealous! Hmmmm,did I tell you how jealous I am. LOL, hugs.

Kelly Berkey said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend and look at all the goodies you have to play with!
We actually had sunshine...oh I so needed it!
Hugs to you!
Kelly

Andrea said...

Diane, What wonderful treasures!!

Emelie said...

I should not ocme here to visit you, it makes me feel sort of nutty to see all that stuff, such good, good stuff, you know that someone else's stuff always looks better than one's own stuff. This sound's like a tibute to George Carlin, but it is true, we kind of get attatched to our stuff and want more, and it is so much fun that between the time we purchase stuff and get it home we sort of forget because we looked at so much other stuff, then when we get to be surprised again by the stuff we do have it feels so good.

Great stuff I love it all.

Deb Harvey said...

Looks like fun! I'm excited to see what you create!

Dawn said...

Diane just popping back to say that you can put your e mail on your page by clicking on Customise then when it opens on add a page element click on "add a gadget" scroll down to the element titled "Text" then add a title i.e. e mail me and then your e mail addy in the subject line, best to write it like this example
goldbettyboop (at) Gmail.com to stop spammers, don't forget to save your changes Thanks for your help too

NatashaMay said...

Great finds, Diane! I never had an eye for antiques. I wish I had. :)

Buffy said...

Oh you found some great things for great prices. I love the doilies and the blocks,they are going to be so cute as legs and knobs.I always get sad too when I see family photos in a box,I always think "is that going to happen to my pictures one day". Sounds like you had a great weekend. My daughter had a sleep over at your house so I'm just now feeling more like myself. it only took two days to catch up on sleep!LOL.

Star said...

OOOOOh....le sigh.....

Saschi said...

you know, once a wonderful friend of mine (who is now deceased) and i were looking through old quilts that his mother and grandmother (whom were also deceased) had made or started. Some quilts were completed, and some were only quilt tops in waiting. very old. in the later years when both women were basically "blind as bats" i guess you could say, we noticed that in several instances in the vintage quilt tops , certain pieces were flowered paper! indeed paper! from where they couldnt see what they were quilting with (and these beautiful women were quite poor) they had selected colorful paper towels not knowing all the while what they were doing! so sad and so lovely at the same time. and with pictures i always try to imagine the life of the ones photographed. these things make me sad.

MyPinkTurtle said...

Just love all the treasures you found over the weekend! I am CRAZY about anything with a face on it, anthropomorphic thangs, that's what they are. Love the old postcards too! Ok, you got me ready to hunt for garage sales next weekend! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, LuLu

Martha Lever said...

h wow, you found some great things. I am coveting the stencil set. I would be using that for spray painting on those before you could say skat.
AI tonight! YAY

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What wonderful treasures you have here! I have been searching everywhere for vintage songbooks. Can't seem to locate them. We have a few outdoor flea markets around here, so the next great weather day I will be seeking them out! :) Theresa

Shelley said...

Hi,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment!!! Have a super great day!
Hugs Shelley

Love your treasures!

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