Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Old Glory Antique Fair

For many years I got to
enjoy the wonderful
Canton, Texas
billed as the largest Flea
Market in the world.

I read about the Old Glory Antique
Fair in a magazine and thought
it would be fun to check it out.

I am so glad I did!
It was AMAZING!


Of course I took along my
two favorite antique/junk shoppers.

WARNING:  THIS POST IS VERY
PICTURE INTENSIVE.
For those of you who enjoy
Antique eye candy, read on.
For the rest of you, you might want to
scroll through quickly.

Life is Beauty pillow.
At first, I thought it said,
Life is Beautiful.
I think I like this better.

Don't you just love rusty old tricycles?
The plastic ones of today are just not the same.

Love the No Trespassing Sign on the chair.
Believe me, by the end of the day, we needed to
trespass on any chair available.

One of the reasons I love living in Colorado is
that this state is so very aware of our servicemen and
their families.
Love this sign.

I actually took a picture of this swing
to show Jeremy.  I think the little boys would love having some
of these under the deck.  Surely they would
be easier than making a Harding Swing.

These were all over the fair.  I finally found
out that they were from old Hardware stores
and they were nail bins.  

This scene reminded me of
our good friend Grady Burke
who is a fallen firefighter.

Neat display.

This is not a horse trough.
It is a baby bathtub.
I would love to bathe a baby in one of these.

I spotted Ki Nassauer, Editor-in-Chief of Flea Market Style.
The link above shows her
blog about Old Glory.
She's the one in the red blouse.
I guess I looked like a stalker snapping
her picture.  

Check out this burlap and muslin
table runner.  I could make this.
(Couldn't I Kami?)

I'll show you my big purchase later
in the post, but these little school
chairs went with the set.  The
girls offered to go and bring the
car to pick me up, so I relaxed in the chairs.
Several people drove by and smiled.
One lady rolled down her window
and said, Do you want to sell those chairs?
NO WAY!

Another view of the chairs.

Pots of geraniums were everywhere.

The next few pictures give you an idea of the goodies
that were for sale.




In the afternoon, a huge rain storm came up.
Do you think that stopped us?
No Way!
We just waited it out in the car.

More goodies!



There were actually no men working in sight.
There were lots of women shopping.
Oh, I take that back, there were
several men helping to lug purchases
back to cars.


Ta! Dum!
Here is my purchase of the day.
I LOVE anything school related.
That's probably not a surprise to anyone
who knows me well.
This school table and 5 chairs (one not seen)
was just waiting for me.
I was shopping ahead of the girls
when I saw it, and I went back and brought them
over to check it out.  My request of them was this.
"Either talk me out of this purchase or
talk me into this purchase."
I guess you can see the outcome.

It's going to live in the basement den, right
next to the Grandchildren's Room
where it is handy for coloring,
puzzle working, and anything else
that comes to mind.

It has cubby holes in the table and as you can
see, it is already being used.
Oops! I also notice in this picture
that it needs dusting.
Do you think I can get the little guys
to do that for me?

If you are friends from Colorado and would like
to attend next year's Old Glory Antique Fair in
Littleton Colorado, just about an
hour from Colorado Springs,
mark your calendar for June 14-15, 2013.
If you are a friend from Texas, come on up.
It's not as big as Canton, but the shopping is
GOOD!

5 comments:

Jenni said...

looks like great fun!!

Theresa said...

Looks like it was a very fun day. I would also have helped talk you into that neat find. :)

Miss G said...

It was so much fun! I still want some bedsprings. :) And my favorite part of the day when the lady talking to us in line thought Mandy and I were in college!!! LOVE HER! :) Kelly

Rebekka said...

What a great day was had by all! Looks like a blast.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Great buy! I know the kids will enjoy it for years to come....

Debi