Lookie what I got in my trade with friends Jenny & Aaron!
I love doing trades! I still owe one to Rande (it's almost done!). She already sent one to me, but I'm waiting to open it until I send hers out...it's making me crazy!
OK, I went to an Antique show/flea market in Phoenix this weekend. I'd like to know how some people go into these and spend less than $50 and get a whole bunch of stuff, and I go and just spend a lot! First of all, I don't know how to do these shows...I have very limited experience. I'll tell you how much I paid for some of these goodies, because I want to know if I did good with anything. Overall, it doesn't matter what I paid, because I only buy what I really want.
I've always wanted a dolly like this! Her head/shoulders, arms and legs I'm going to give her a new dress and I paid $25. Alex is doing his best "Vanna White" and showing you the french bread thingy I got for $50. It's so beautiful and shiny and worn with age, but still in perfect condition.
This is the mother load. The Hamilton oak typesetter tray I paid $10, bunches of "authentic" Victorian die cuts (each packet had 4 -5 die cuts) for $5 each, 2 tin types at $5 and $9, valentines and small postcards and adds were about $1 each, all the milk caps for $2, the Farmer's Almanac from 1901 was $5 (i thought this was outrageous but I wanted it!), the darling children's book for $10 (same guy) , $5 for the train schedule and $15 for the "Grecian Corinthian" drawing. This was made in 1907 by a gentleman who took a class from the International Correspondence School. I love it on it's own, but I will be able to make some great transparencies from different pieces of it. I also got a vintage linen christening gown for $11 and a kids plastic hanger from the 50's for $3. Those 2 I'm not showing because they are going into a special piece I'm making. Lastly, my big splurge was this:
It's a huge ceiling tile that a guy from Arkansas framed out. His mom did the painting and the staining to give it the beautiful colors...yellow and reddish. I would have paid almost anything for this.
Look what I scored on ebay. It's a big, stuffed door pillow made by Rosemarie. It's all vintage fabric and it is so pretty! I found her through Jenny and I'm thrilled with my purchase!
I won this on eBay and it's made by my girlfriend Sylvia: