Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Island Finds

Last weekend while we were up at my parents cabin, my sister-in-law, mom and I managed to sneek away from the beach for a bit, and do some shopping. We hit a few garage sales, an antique show, and a thrift store.
Every Memorial Day weekend a cute little antique show takes place at the local fairgrounds. The show is in the main barn and there's lots of cottage goodies to be found!
I took this picture from the main stage. Behind me there were more vendors. It's not a big show, probably 40 vendors or so.
The lady who has this space always has fun things! She had some wonderful barkcloth that I just loved....
Isn't the basket of petunias pretty in this birdbath? I thought so.
Here's a peek at what I found Saturday. I bought the German plate and Josef figurines at a garage sale. The Mobley lamb and the vintage rayon seam binding I found at the the thrift store. The old photos and the French beaded purse I purchased at the antique show. As much as I love Josef Originals figurines, I decided I just couldn't keep 'em, so I've listed them here.
Oh, and I have to share my favorite things of the day.
Even though my birthday isn't until August, I got a birthday present Saturday, from my Mom! This is it, a wonderful old celluloid photo album full of photos that date from around the 1860's.
Each photo is so beautiful. I love the babies in their christening gowns...
Here is a funeral card for a woman who passed away at the young age of 20.
The album also has a few pages of tintype photos from the civil war era.
More photos of the family. It's fun to look through and see the children as they grew. I love that the album is complete. I can't help but wonder what their lives must have been like.
Thanks so much Mom! You see why I love taking her shopping with me. hehehe

12 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

cha ching!!!
wow what great finds. that photo albumn is in perfect condition!!
what a treat,
oxoxo,
jessi

LiLi M. said...

Hi! You did some amazing finds!! That album can reconstruct your whole past and history of your family :-D! No kidding, what a find! I guess you like these early birthday presents a lot!

Needled Mom said...

What fabulous finds. I especially love the photo album. The old photos are always so priceless.

Maison Douce said...

Great finds! I especially love the old photo album...!!
Isabel

Paula said...

What a fun way to enjoy some time with your mom & sil. Glad you found some treasures!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the treasures you bought.
What a fabulous early birthday pressie from your MOm
Alison

Rescued For You said...

Hello! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your site! I just know this is going to be one I visit regularly! All the cottage goodies in your pics are making my mouth water! The second I post this comment, I'm heading back in to check out more of your posts! If you don't mind, I'd love to add your blog as a link on mine! I am just getting started but know that as I grow any visitors at my site would LOVE yours too! Smiles, Lorie

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This looks like a fabulous flea market. You bought some wonderful things.
My birthday is in August too.Yeah August!

Linnet said...

Gorgeous finds. I love these type of shops/fairs, makes me want to spend, spend, spend!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Looks like heaven to me!!! What a great place and wonderful treats you collected.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Karoline, you have a wonderful mother to have sent you the celluloid album. I love it! And I would have had a fun time shopping at the barn sale! I spy some great things in your pics - like the green picnic basket, tole tray and tole watering can. Whoa whoa!!!!

xoxo
Becky

Feathering My Nest said...

Amazing finds Karoline!!! What a fun sale. How nice that you could do this fun thing with your mom and sister in law. I wish I could have gone too. Kathi