Saturday, February 2, 2008

Just Like the Old Days

I had such a fun Saturday!
My mom, dad and I went together to this show today. It was just like old times. The 3 of us heading out to go antiquing....

I had two things in my mind that I really wanted to search for today. First was an old Romeo & Juliet or Shakespeare book and second, I wanted to find a candy box that had roses or flowers on it. Well... of course I found what I was looking for and more!
Here's what I got... a jar of buttons, 10 individual buttons, some misc. buttons on cards, 2 Victorian shoe button hooks, an assortment of die cuts, an old Valentine, a German Easter egg, a vintage Bulova watch, some old millinery flowers, vintage velvet, silk and rayon ribbon, 2 elfinware rose placecard holders, a Dresden rose placecard holder, vintage crocheted pillowcase trim, an old lipstick holder w/ rhinestones, a quilted divided tray, a Russell Stover candy box and an old Shakespeare book. It was a great day!

The 3 of us together today, had me reminiscing.... When I was growing up, I took many Sunday drives and road trips with my parents. We always had to take the backway/roads (i.e. the long way) to wherever we were headed stopping at each antique shop, show, flea market, or estate sale along the way. This always drove me crazy! I would always ask, "so why can't we just take the freeway and get there fast, why do we have to take the long way?" Since my brothers are 8 and 5 years older then me, they were able to stay home by themselves I guess. I never had the choice if I wanted to go or not, I HAD to go, so naturally I never wanted to go. If you would have told me back then how much I'd love antiquing as I do now, I never would have believed you!


7 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what treasures! What fun to go out and about with your parents again. Reliving your childhood but this time you enjoyed it.
Alison

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

wow!! you found lots of wonderful goodies!! I love Pyuallup(I am sure that s spelled wrong!! lol) I go to the fair there,but have never been to a antique show there. How fun!!
xo Britt

vintage*soda*shoppe said...

Oh! What fun! Antique shows are always fun, and you never know what you are going to find...so exciting! I'm sure you had a blast with your parents and traveling down memory lane with what treasures they remember growing up with! I hope you took lots of pictures to share! Cheryl :)

A Thing for Roses said...

I just love all of your treasures and would have bought them myself if I was at that sale. I'm glad you had a good time with your parents.

Lisa

Nora Lee said...

I love all of these little things! It sounds like the best part of the day was spending it with your parents, what a great day :)
Sandra

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful treasures! I remember taking back roads when I was growing up too...
Penny

Jillian said...

I had to stop back again because I finally saw the photo of your valentine...GORGEOUS! He did good!

Also, love all of your vintage finds! I am an antiquer too so I enjoyed seeing what you picked up.

Check out my blog for my latest finds!