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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.

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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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The Old Mill.

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

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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:

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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!

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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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