11 October 2006

Of things past

We visited Canada's Oldest Antique Market in Aberfoyle, Ontario just recently. On Sunday we picked up my brother Tom and headed for the Antique Mk.
It was a beautiful day, quite warm, very Indian summer. We ended up spending 4 hours browsing around and looking for treasures. Steve and I found some nice stuff for the house, including a 50's turquoise lamp, a wicker basket, a metal trivet, blue willow china, a cute green birdhouse, S & P shaker. We were on the hunt for shutters for the house, but alas, it is difficult to find 4 matching shutters. So we did take quite a few photos and enjoyed just looking at alot of neat old stuff. Here are some interesting photos:

I loved these enamel flower pins and the jumble of colorful necklaces (only a dollar apiece for the these ones)

Boxes full of old keys and salt and pepper shakers made for interesting compositions.

Jadite mugs are hard to find and this one was a very expensive one in good condition (but too expensive at $28). Lots of old tins everywhere.

Steve and Tom (searching for reels for his ViewMaster).

I liked this pink boudoir chair (would be great for a vanity table).
This old green trike and old sign looked cool together.
After the market and a picnic lunch of bbq chicken sandwiches and pumpkin cream cheese muffins we went to Guelph to visit relatives and pick up my mom to take her back to Whitby for Thanksgiving dinner on Monday.
We had a lovely dinner that day and enjoyed each others' company, laughing alot and eating lots of turkey and stuffing, my favorite part of the dinner being the mashed potato and gravy. I served pumpkin pie for dessert with whipped cream and then later opened a bottle of sparkling wine to finish the meal. We were all so stuffed, lying around like beached whales and watching tv and talking. It was a very good day indeed.


n said...

Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving weekend to me! Lovely pictures!

Anonymous said...

That would have been nice to be there, maybe next year or sometime in the future.
Sounds like a good time!


angelune said...

will you be going to this one? http://www.antiqueshowscanada.com/vintage-style.htm

angelune said...

will you be going to this one? it's closer... http://www.antiqueshowscanada.com/vintage-style.htm
(btw I found your blog through the TCA which I am guest-editing this month)

Tricia said...

Hi angelune,
thanks for looking at my blog, and I hope you check back again.
I have never been to this show, but will try to make it there.


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