On Saturday I made the 2 and a half hour journey to the Christie Antiques Market (alone because everyone was either busy or didn't want to go). This was my first year going so I didn't quite know what to expect. I must say I was a little overwhelmed when I got there. I had planned on just wandering around aimlessly but that wasn't really an option when I discovered how large it was. I soon formed a plan and began walking up and down the main aisles, then moved to the aisles that ran perpendicular. I was there about 4 hours and I still don't think I saw everything but it was a lot of fun.
I didn't buy very much since I had to take everything back on the train with me. The only thing I regret not getting was a rusted 1920's dark green birdcage. It was $350, which ironically is the same price as the bird cage Holly Golightly gave the narrator of Breakfast at Tiffany's (which I finished reading on the train ride). Too bad it was so much money and there was no way to get it home with me (it had a full stand too). *Sigh* Oh well, there is always next year.
Here are some scans of what I bought (which the exception of a pretty blue plaid dress which I will post later).
Three lovely postcards and the cutest little valentine.
And two patterns. 1950's maybe? They had some cute ones from the 1930's but nothing in my size.
I am so envious of my Grandma dress in the first picture. The second picture just looks so cool, it almost has a film noir look to it. Sorry if they are a little hard to see but they were small photos to begin with.I apologize it took me so long to post about the antique market but there's a good reason. I got a job! After much panic about not finding a job this summer, I managed to get a position at a local museum. I am now an "Archivist Assistant" :) Yay! Hopefully it will be a fun as it sounds. The other girls that work there seem quite nice. I will keep you guys posted :)
I wish I had known we were both going to be at the Christie's Show! I would have suggested a blogger meet up!! Anyway, lovely finds! Congrats on the fantastic new job!ReplyDelete
The postcards are beautiful, I'm glad you got to go despite a certain exbestie being a douchebag.ReplyDelete