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October 8, 2012

Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties

By RetroRuth

We had a really great time at the Midland Antiques Festival, and we also got some pretty awesome stuff!

First up, another big cat for our growing collection. This is a tiger ashtray, and is going to live with the other big cats in our bedroom.


This was a great festival for crafty stuff. It was seriously everywhere AND it was cheap, which is my favorite combo when it comes to crafties!


First up, some awesome Mexican embroidery transfers, for only $1. Score.


Then, Sally and I happened upon the greatest booth ever.  It was literally a trailer filled with boxes and boxes of vintage linens and needlework and it was $1 for each piece.  I sort of lost my mind a little and I think Sally and I spent 20 or 30 minutes just at that booth. I think Tom took a trip back to the car then went and bought a corndog and we were still at the same booth digging through stuff.


You can see the nail holes on this one where it was removed.  I just might have to do a little restoration on this one.


The Old Mill.


Here are a few bits I bought just because I loved the patterns. 


The next booth had this interesting box in it.   I opened it up thinking it would be filled with ruined ties, and imagine my surprise when I saw this:





Fun, huh?  A lot of them very wearable and in great shape.  I even kinda dig the little handpainted ones.  And, as a bonus, there was also a set of bowties!


Well…now I have to learn how to tie a bowtie, because there is no way that Tom is getting out of wearing these!!

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7 Responses to Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties

  1. nancy greenstockings Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I love the box of ties best of all! What an excellent find! I love that they are all seemingly colourful, bright and interesting.

  2. ae Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Can’t wait to see Tom wearing those bow ties!

  3. missshapes Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 9:08 am

    This was a number of years ago, but I sold a few hand painted silk ties for about 100.00 dollars each on Ebay. They had pin up girls on them so I’m not sure how much a fish would go for…but I do think they used to be quite collectible!

  4. thatmidcenturyfella Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I just adore those ties! Very jealous!

  5. Sherree Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I am always looking for period attire for costuming musicals and plays that I have worked on 🙂 Those ties were a great deal!
    I also love the little scarecrow piece.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Andrea Reply

    October 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Fantastic finds, Ruth! I am jealous over your linen scores, I never seem to find any vintage linens around here. I am in love with that apple print tie and the fish tie as well.

  7. Silvercat Reply

    October 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Bowties actually aren’t that hard to tie with a little practice.

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