I hit The Wall Historical Society's Antique Show last weekend, benefiting their Blansingburg School House Museum. I've never heard of the museum, but drove past it on my way to the show and can't wait to have a visit in the warmer weather. Whenever that is (it SNOWED yesterday!).
I spent a bit more than the $10 I spent on my recent Point Pleasant trip, but I think I did pretty good. Let's have a look...
Here's a collection of ephemera I gathered up from different vendors...
The Anchor Line luggage label was $3 (probably more than I would have/should have spent. but the tag's port of call is Glasgow, where my grandfather is from, so I couldn't resist), and the Ireland souvenir book was $1 from a vendor who had fabulous stuff. I could have spent more time, and a lot more money, in her booth filled with vintage kitchen and Christmas stuffs. I already used the St. Pat's Keepsake in my little holiday display, and I will scan the inside pages for crafty projects next year.
And, and some of you know, it's hard for me to pass up a Lady Liberty. So far I've set my "Libby Limit" at $10, and she made the cut on the nose:
The cookie cutters I will use to make Christmas ornaments (I didn't make them in 2008 so I don't have any photos), or some other kind of holiday-themed project depending on how many I can collect. The big gingerboy came from the tea cup couple for 50 cents, and the others were also 50 cents a pop. I got them from the same vendor as this butter knife, which I'm declaring my "Deal of the Day."
I have a small collection of twisted butter knives, and this Wm. Rogers one will join it. I've been using them for soft cheeses when we have company, but I'm hoping to collect enough to use at each place setting when we have holiday dinners. I've seen ones that are very expensive, and I'll only buy ones that are $5-6 dollars at most. I couldn't believe this one was only marked $2:
My treasure hunts have been going quite well lately. And it's not even yard sale season yet! (Which was a bust last year, by the way.) I hope your weekend is a treasure. I'm on Springsteen High Alert. We know he's in town rehearsing...we're heading to the boardwalk now, in fact hoping for a sighting...maybe he'd like to stop over for some tea?