I have been on a inspirational high for the past several weeks! It all started in mid October when we went up to an auction here in Mt. Juliet on a Saturday morning. We got there at 9:00a.m. and pulled out after the 3rd truck load (you heard me right) at 4:30 p.m.!! I think Jared and I both had auction fever! I got the hatpins and holder you see above as well as the very old Victorian purse (I bought two others which have already made it to my booth). The best deal of the day was the huge early 1900's harvest table we scored for $100. It is beautiful and I almost feel bad for paying so little (almost)! What a rush!!! It was so long (almost 12ft) that I think it scared some people away. We are packing product on it now but it will have a nice place in our new house! We got a dresser for the guest bedroom, a wash stand and a beautiful primitive church pew for our side porch (among at least a dozen other pieces). Here are a few of the other things that I scored:
The old child's cabinet came from the flea market the next weekend. I plan to clean it up (bought an old set of milk glass knobs for it) and get it in my booth. It poured the first day of the flea market, but of course that didn't stop me (my polka dot rain boots came in very handy)! Found lots of stuff there too including the larger postal scale you see in the first photo and 3 others that have already made it to the booth.
Then came this weekend and the County Home Antiquing Festival and Tailgate Show. I called Jared after I walked in hyperventilating! I have never seen a collection of so many things I love in one place. It is a great show for finding that one thing you will never seen again and will love forever (you'd better- nothing is cheap)!! Bought some ironstone and brown transferware for my collection, a milk glass light fixture for our new powder room, some old store displays for our trade show booth and the primitive apothecary cabinet and time card holder you see below:
The cabinet is made up of 10 drawers I think (hard to tell here I know- it's sitting inside of the church pew here). I wanted to show how each label holder has old pharmacy labels in them. Be still my heart!! I am on restriction for large pieces right now so this was the biggest thing I could bring home! I got a handmade blackboard from an old country store as well for my new kitchen. It still has the original chalk price list on it- so amazing!