Sunday, March 28, 2010

Where's the Maple Syrup?

So I went to the Elmira Maple Festival on the weekend expecting to buy a whole bunch of maple goodies. The only maple related product I bought were some maple syrup apple fritters (basically just apple slices fried in a little bit of batter and a whole lot of maple syrup). There really wasn't that much maple related things at the maple festival, which I thought was a little silly. I didn't even get to go on the sugar bush tour since the line was HUGE! Luckily there was a lovely little antique sale in the community centre. It wasn't a large as I expected but I got some lovely goodies.

My purchases included:
-1948 hardcover copy of This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald for only $10! I almost bought it for $15 (for a new paperback edition) the other day, but I am so glad I didn't.
-3 new postcards for my collection. They are all from between 1909 and 1912, and are all written by the same girl to the same girl! I love how the first one starts with "What is the matter with you? Why haven't you written?", the next one says "I am still looking for that letter you said you were going to write", and the last one says "Why don't you write? It has been six months since I heard from you last." It is fun to guess what sort of relationship these two girls had. I feel sorry for Lydia who sent these letters. Sounds like Carrie wasn't very good at answering back!

-A magazine from 1944 called National Home Monthly. It is in perfect condition and I got it for only $5! I was stunned when the man told me the price. I thought it was going to be at least double. I will likely scan some more pictures from it later but it is a little too large to fit on my scanner so I will have to carefully select some pictures that will actually fit.

(A picture from one of the stories in the magazine)


  1. awww, sorry your maple festival didn't have any MAPLE!!! The Bronte Creek one was really fun!! GREAT finds, though!!!

  2. LOL that is SO funny! I went to a sausage festival with very little sausage but I ended up with some antiques from the town too! Looks like you got some lovely treasures even though there was a lack of maple!