Monday, November 14, 2011

Homesteaders of the Prairie

Homesteaders of the Prairie
Hope you had a fabulous weekend. This was a weekend I'll long remember. Early Friday, Leslie and I headed east to Illinois to attend several absolutely wonderful shows. 36 hours later we returned home with a car full of primitive treasures and heads full of all the beautiful, carefully gathered and displayed things we'd seen and the sweet people we met.
The weather was beautiful but brisk and we were glad we didn't have to wait too long for the show to open. Once the doors opened the fun began and the booths quickly filled with avid antiquers. Since many of the antique booths also contained original handcrafted works, I didn't take many photos here but the vignettes were lovely.
And as we were passing through the aisles I recognized blogging friend Patti from Winding Vine Wanderings, creator of the most beautiful pillows and samplers. After following her blog for so long it was very fun to meet her in person.
After shopping our little hearts out at Homesteaders and the Country Spirit show in Arcola we stopped at Las Cuzuelas for a late dinner, then headed back to the motel and collapsed.
Chicken Tostada-Yum!
There were more shows to see, though so we were up bright and early Saturday and headed back to Arthur for A Gathering on the Prairie. Leslie had run into Sharon Clymer from American Harvest Antiques the night before and quickly headed back to their booth while I meandered around, visiting
Darlene Lesicko
Stone Fruit
The Paddy Wagon
Love the Under the Stairwell Cabinet
Outback Antiques
This Went Home with Me
Country Love
Bell's Antiques
American Harvest
By George
and others...

Whew! Please forgive me if I've misattributed any of these displays. I tried to take notes as I went along but you know how that goes. I'll post more photos of some of my finds in another post.


Carmen and the Primcats said...

SO pretty! Looks like a wonderful day!

Thanks for sharing!

Carmen and the Primcats

Shirlee said...

Gorgeous things! Wish I had been there : ) Blessings, Shirlee

sunny said...

What a wonderful trip. I'm glad you had a good time with a friend, good food, and good weather.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh my goodness Prim Heaven! I'm sure you had a blast.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Christine said...

I'm so envious! LOL! You have so much fun and get to enjoy wonderful prims galore!
Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

What an awesome time you must have had! TFS the lovely photos of all that eye candy. Just awesome!

Barbie Jo said...

Looks like such a fun trip!
We missed you at Bunco last week, and the dice LOL!!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Looks like you had a fun primitive weekend. Such wonderful things!
I wish we had shows like that around here in WI.
Can't wait to see what you all purchased from the shows.
Have a great day!
Prim Blessings

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh, oh, and OH!!! I can't believe all the wonderful treasures....Yeah - Like the other Robin said - wish we had shows like that in these parts! Pantry boxes, hogscraper candle sticks, nutmeg graters, stone fruit, treen pitchers, mortars & pestles, dough boxes...oh my!!! You would be hard pressed to find those kinds of things here! Lucky, lucky, you...can't wait to see the other things you brought home with you....Have a great rest of the week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (Sorry 'bout the drool....)

Patti said...

It was such a pleasure to meet you! Just wish we had more time to chat... I love all the photos you took. I was too busy oohing and aahing to take photos lol. Can't wait to see the treasures that you bought!
Blessings, Patti

Anonymous said...

Love the photos...some of the greatest old stuff that just looks like a cozy home.

Raymond Homestead said...

Ok, I am soooooooooooo jealous!!!!! How awesome! Thanks for sharing the pictures!!

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow beautiful antiques in those displays. Thanks for sharing Roberta.


prims by olde lady morgan said...

OH MY!!! Looks like a wonderful time! I live in IL... about 3 hours away... I really need to go one year!!! OLM