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March 20, 2013

Some of This, Some of That – My Latest Antique show finds!

By Andrea

The first of the spring antique shows was on here this past weekend, and I thought I would show you what I found!

I cannot pass up vintage barkcloth, especially when it’s reasonably priced. These pieces were only $5 each, and they are fairly decent sizes.

This one is an interesting print. I picked it up because I liked the turquoise in it, but the pink shades are not something I have a lot of in my house. I might end up doing a purse or something like that out of it.

I really really liked this print, as it’s got both turquoise and avocado green in it. I also like the fact that it combines a modern design with a leaf print.

I also collect mid-century china dog statues, and I found these three cuties to add to my collection.


This one is my favourite, as he looks like a Chihuahua to me, and I’ve been looking for a Chihuahua statue since I started my collection.

And now for something a little odd…

This was Darren’s purchase. I think for the entire time I’ve known him (and probably before!) he’s been lamenting about this cheese that they don’t make any more that he used to eat when he was a kid. So, we happen upon this candle, and he got a bit excited, since he said that was the type of cheese he’s been looking for all this time. But, then we got the candle home, and he looked more closely, and said that it was not in fact the same type of cheese, as the one he used to eat was not individually wrapped. So, now we have an odd cheese candle.

And finally, this is not mid-century, but I am showing it off anyway …

I’ve been looking for some time for a toy sewing machine for Ella. I’ve had a hard time finding one that was both in working condition, and at a price that I wanted to pay. I was pretty excited to come across this little Pfaff for $15! I also really liked the fact that it had both the hand crank and foot pedal options. It seems to look like it should work, so I am crossing my fingers that it actually does!

What about the rest of you? Any exciting finds lately?

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7 Responses to Some of This, Some of That – My Latest Antique show finds!

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Love those pretty fabrics! And I’d love to see your dog collection! That is so, so funny about the cheese candle. Funny that it exists and funny that in the end, it was the wrong cheese!

    • Andrea Reply

      March 20, 2013 at 10:53 am

      I think I’ll have to do a future post showing off my dog statue collection! The cheese candle is definitely funny in general – now I am just trying to figure out what to do with the darn thing!

  2. Betty Crafter Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 9:41 am

    $5 barkcloth??? Awesome! Color me insanely jealous. I especially love the modern one with leaves.

    • Andrea Reply

      March 20, 2013 at 10:54 am

      I was pretty excited by the barkcloth – I never find deals like that! That one is definitely my favourite, too.

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Totally, totally LOVE that barkcloth……….I am such a sucker for it I always have to buy it if it is cheap! Love those little doggies too and that candle…too funny! Maybe you should burn it in effigy of the favorite cheese that is now gone forever! 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      March 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm

      LOL, Sara! I am totally thinking that we should!

  4. veg-o-matic Reply

    March 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    The barkcloth is nice, but that candle is awesome! I love the way it’s “American Cheese” south of the border and “Canadian Cheese” up north!

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