This past Saturday was the long anticipated Christie Antique Show - one of the biggest in Canada with over 300 vendors. The day was a little hot but much better than earlier in the week.
It was my first time going to a big antique show and I have to say I was a little disappointed as I thought the prices were on the high side. I think I must be more of a thrift store kind of girl as those prices seem to suit me better. I still had fun though and spent a couple of hours taking in all the antiques.
There were tons of Canadiana things, including skis, tobaggans, and snow shoes which seemed funny since it is almost summer.
This huge clock and the pretty signs were favourites of mine.
I loved this booth with all the red and white kitchen things.
I only purchased three things - something for a giveaway (more about that later), an over-priced greeny-blue mason jar without the lid, and a wooden box (you can see it below in the lower left-hand corner).
And here it is at home on our front porch.
I heard the seller saying he made the lid and some repairs using boards that he had around and he stained it and varnished it, so I knew it wasn't a valuable antique. Which was fine by me because I wanted it to solve a problem we have on our front porch.
We do not have an inside door to the garage and must go all the way around and open the big garage doors to put garbage into the garbage cans. Sooo what often happens is that we toss a tied up bag of garbage onto the front porch if we don't have our shoes on, or it is raining, or ... you get the idea. There is often a bag of garbage on our front porch waiting for the next person to go out to the garage, so I got this box to -um, cough, cough - hide the garbage in.
Are you as appalled as the rest of my family was when I told them what I was planning on using this pretty box for? Sorry about that, but at least our front porch will look tidy now.
Linked to Saturday Night Special - Old Crates at Funky Junk Interiors