Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Overwhelmed by Antiques

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.

In other news, I discovered that one of the old antiques trunks my parents have is filled to the brim with old photos. Most are from the 1950's and 1960's but some appear even earlier than that. Here are two of my favourites so far (of my Grandma) but I expect to scan some more once I do some digging and get everything sorted.

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 :)

That's All.


  1. 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!

  2. The postcards are beautiful, I'm glad you got to go despite a certain exbestie being a douchebag.


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