October 8, 2012Vintage Finds From The Recent Midland Antiques Festival – Another Tiger, Needlework and Some Vintage Ties
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!!