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June 1, 2009

Mid-Century Shopping: The Midland Antiques Festival


Happy Monday, all! Whew, I spent most of this morning trying to figure out how to put a slideshow into my post. Man, learning a new skillset is hard. Anyway, I took a ton of pictures from the recent antique festival, and I wanted to jam them all in the same post and it seemed like the most efficient way. 

If you want to see the Flickr descriptions that go with the photos, enlarge the slideshow with the arrow button in the bottom right corner and when it enlarges, click on “Show info” in the upper right-hand corner.

antique-show-009Anyway, the show was amazing.  There is so much stuff here in Michigan!  I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more mid-century modern at the show.  There was a lot of Depression glass, Victorian and art deco, which I love to look at, but nothing really atomic.  The good point about that was when we did see it, it usually was pretty cheap!  I did stumble on some bargains, too. There was a both that had old cookbooks for 50 cents, a glass place that had 30% off everything, and one booth that had a ton of old patterns for cheap!

So, enjoy the slideshow.  Tell me what you think. Do you want the individual photos, or do you like the slideshow? Hope you had a great weekend!

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5 Responses to Mid-Century Shopping: The Midland Antiques Festival

  1. Sara in AZ Reply

    June 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    OOOHHHH Ruth! I am so jealous, the antique show looks great! I am obsessed with antique shows/flea markets and I love to see pics of them. My Mom actually has that pitcher (and glasses set) – the one that is in the background of the flower glasses. I love that Hamper, I am looking for one with poodles on it, if you EVER see one please, please, please let me know. I love the pic with Hubs gazing wistfully at the Heywood tables! The tables definitely need to be refinished though. I am trying to get myself psyched up to sand down my little Heywood end tables, that I just got in Texas, at least it will be less work than the dining room set! I think the slideshow works and looks great. Kudos to you for figuring it out!

    • RetroRuth Reply

      June 2, 2009 at 9:23 am

      Thanks, Sara! You have to get started on those tables, I want to post pictures on the blog! 🙂

  2. sablemable Reply

    June 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Oh, I’m swooning, or drooling now! That standing pink ashtray sends me and so do the pitcher/glasses!

    I feel faint, need smelling salts!

  3. sablemable Reply

    June 2, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Forgot about the red wall clock! Luv it!

  4. Tikimama Reply

    June 2, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I would’ve gone nuts at that show…out of frustration over not being able to buy everything! I love your comment about red-hot ashes over super-flammable paper, but gotta tell you, I love that ashtray stand!! No one will EVER be allowed to smoke in my home, but I want that for my living room!

    The slideshow worked out great! When I decide to give one a go, I’ll come pick your brains if I have trouble!

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