Thursday, March 13, 2014

Need Suggestions

Next week we will be heading to Pennsylvania and I'm so excited! We will spend some time in Philadelphia seeing historic sites but the majority of time we will be attending the National Trumpet Competition in Harrisburg, PA. Dear Trace has clued me in to a great antique mall in nearby Lemoyne, but I appreciate any suggestions you might have of places to visit between Philadelphia and Harrisburg!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

More from Illinois

Just a few more photos from the shows last weekend showing the softer side of primitives.
I found some things for the sewing room...
Scissors and herb bundle
Hat pins for the pincushion purchased at the fall shows
More scissors
Shaker berry basket in old paint
Did you remember to spring forward? I'm ready for longer days and working in the garden!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Vignettes from Illinois Antique Shows

It's easy to get caught up in the thrill of the hunt and miss the lovely displays vendors carefully create. Even now as I look at these photos I see things I didn't notice at the show.
We also stopped at our favorite home decor store, Winterberry in Tuscola and the following photo is from there.  One of the iron doves came home with me and will be nesting on my potting bench.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Homesteaders on the Prairie, Country Spirit and Rural Life Shows

Last weekend Leslie texted me to ask if I wanted to go to the antique shows in Arthur. After about two seconds of consideration I enthusiastically said "yes" and early Friday off we went.
The crowds were slightly smaller than at the fall shows; the threat of bad weather probably kept many at home. But as usual the dealers outdid themselves with selection and staging and I took lots of photos and will share them with you over the next few days.
I'll try to organize the photos by theme. I'm sure you can guess today's theme!
Outside the yard is filling up with snow so it's good to remember that spring and warmer temperatures are just around the corner!