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??