Two antique/primitive shows were held in Mansfield, Ohio, yesterday, only about 10 minutes from each other. I headed out with friend Melissa and met up with friends Sheila, Bobbie and Earlene. We first went to Gathered Treasures, one of my favorite shows. We got there when it opened and it was a mass of humanity. Much too crowded for me. The older I get, the less I like crowds. Many of the booths you couldn't even get in to browse and the ones you could get in, I found it hard to really see what they had to offer. I guess I was just too distracted, but that didn't stop me from finding a few treasures. The kitty is not old, but so sweet. (The little putz sheep was a purchase from Simple Goods.)
I was pleasantly surprised to find this on the bottom.
I collect old figural Christmas bulbs and purchased 4 of them. One went home with Melissa. I wire the top and use them on a tree during the Christmas season.
Next we headed to Simple Goods. To be honest, I am not a big fan of the show, but I knew the tin lighting vendor would be there and I was hoping to purchase a bedside table lamp. I find many prices laughable (ie, a mirror maybe 4" x 5", though early, $300.00. Puleeze.).
I had no intention of purchasing anything much, but I fell in love with this sampler. My mom's initials were AKD and I thought EKD was close enough . . . lol. How's that for rationale? Dated 1843, I'm assuming it's a British sampler because of the crowns. It was in a horrible new, cheap frame so I've already removed it and will see if I have an old frame in my stash that I can make work.
I've never noticed antique paisley at shows before, but found 3 vendors that had four large pieces. I purchased this wonderful large piece (see the next two pictures for truer color) with the intention of selling half to Melissa. Now I'm not sure if I want to cut it. It is in beautiful condition . . .
. . . except for this one tear. I don't believe I'll be cutting it any time soon.
By the time I got to the lighting booth, selection was very limited. I could have ordered one, but chose to purchase this lamp. Perhaps a little too small, but I do like it and can always find another spot for it if I find something else.
The little hit and miss mat is the 3rd thing I hooked ~ back in 2005. Then I hooked all very small pieces and they used to take me many hours. Thankfully I've gotten to be a faster hooker.
I can't believe the weekend is over already. This will be a busy week with hooking two evenings, but Wednesday is a holiday so that will be a nice break.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)