Monday, March 9, 2009

Antiquing Weekend Update

I was up and out of the house early Friday to head over to the Portland Antique Expo where I met up with Isabel and Joy. They, along with lots of others were setting up for the big sale. I, was helping and shopping. I got there a little early so I could shop the tailgaters in the parking lot. I always find a few interesting things out there. After helping Isabel with setting up and pricing, which didn't take long as she was pretty organized, I was able to do a little shopping inside. Lots of vendors still had stuff in boxes, so I didn't get to see everything, but I did manage to find a few neat things.

Here is where I apologize for not taking any pictures at the show. I completely forgot. I was so focused on seeing as much as I could, in the time I had, that it just didn't cross my mind. So, so sorry. I know Isabel took some pics of her space so you will have to check out her blog to see what was going on.It was so fun seeing everyone there.

Krista and Julie had a really cute space. Cindy was there helping Joy with her space. Joe and Sue were shopping. Mary Ann got a double space this time and had lovely things for sale. Randy from Madison Park was there selling as well as Donna and Diana who now have a blog. Hooray! Too soon it was time to go home. I hate leaving a fun party early, don't you?

I spent the whole day Saturday cleaning and organizing the sewing/guest room as I was going to have a very special guest staying over. Since Joy was going back to do Expo on Sunday, I suggested she sleep over at my house. My guest room was a mess. Wish I had taken a before picture. Trust me, it was bad. The best part of getting it cleaned up was finding things to sell/get rid of. I love that.

On Sunday after Joy headed out to Expo. I decided to go back and get a better look at stuff that I didn't see on Friday. Here are some pictures of my weekend finds.

Two pieces of ticking fabric (one very big, one little), ring of skeleton keys, little spoons, various rhinestone pins and a cute rhinestone bracelet, adorable vintage doll skirt and some lovely vintage wallpaper (featuring roses, of course).

More rhinestone pins and earrings, lovely rose patterned butter pat (new collection?), lovely old lace, miscellaneous vintage knobs, rose doll dress.

I got this cute little cabinet from JoDee and Kat's booth. Together they are called Duchess and they have a blog too. They were super sweet and will be selling at Farm Chicks in June. I also got a cute flower pot from them that didn't make it into the picture.

And finally, two adorable crinolines. The gal I bought these from told me that she had sold several others earlier and I actually saw one of them. A lovely pink one I wish I had gotten to first. I guess I shouldn't be greedy. Joy and Isabel were calling me a "knob whore" and a "rhinestone whore." I didn't mind. They were right.

I also found a cute little cabinet that is still hanging out in my car. I need to do a little work on it, but will show you when I get done.

That's it for now. I hope you have a fun Monday. I have a busy week coming up. Monticello on Tuesday and on Wednesday I am going over to Stars with Mitzi where we will be meeting up with Laurie and Paula. Fun times! Sometime this week I'll have to fit a little work in with all of that playing.

13 comments:

Diane said...

You sure scored, I have a Sister in Portland her blog cottagecozy, I should tell her about those wonderful flea markets you all have! Love your treasures.
Hugs, Diane

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a lovely selection of things you have found! I particularly like the keys (I love collecting them), the fabric, wallpaper & brooches. Just the things I would have bought. It sounds like you had a great day. Flea Markets are such fun.
Isabelle x

Lori said...

look at all the goodies you found!!! i love the keys, crinolines and the bling!!!

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Lisa! You got some beauties at expo. I'm bummed I didn't get to meet you. It was fun to meet Isabel and Joy! I went to Monticello's on Sunday - loved your space. I bought a tablecloth from your stash of linens. I can't wait to go back and shop again!
-Karoline

Auntie Joy said...

Thanks again for the wonderful hospitatility, it was the best treat ever! You are so generous with your time and treasures! Your not really a whore at all we are just crazy jealous of all your wonderful finds!
JOY!

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow what fabulous finds.
Alison

Rochelle said...

Boy, what a load you got there.....love those crinolines! One can never have too many! :)

Heidi Ann said...

Wow - what a bunch of wonderful things you found! Wishing I had your schedule from the tale of your antiquing weekend, to your upcoming antique mall forays!! I wanna go!

Stephenie said...

I just love everything you got..I'd say you hit the mother load....I just love the jewlery, wallpaper. Let's just say I like it all..
Stephenie

laurie - magpie ethel said...

Good finds at Expo dear! I won't be able to meet up with you guys tomorrow for lunch (have been emailing Paula). Having dreaded gum surgery and I can assure you I will not be at my best! We will have to set another date for a get together...hope you all have fun tomorrow - would much rather hang with you guys than do the dental crap!

tiffany ~ shabby scraps said...

sorry I missed you when I was in portland! It was fun to see Isabel. Hopefully we can catch up next time. You need to make a trip up this way!
xoxo, Tiffany

white o'morn cottage said...

wonderful finds...well done!

Carole said...

I love those keys! I have a rhinestone bracelet just like that. It belonged to my mother. I also have an amethyst rhinestone bracelet that belonged to my husbands grandmother.

I wanted to go to the Antique Expo (actually know some people who show there), but didn't get the chance. One of these days I will get there!

Great stuff.