Thursday, May 23, 2013

Antiquing Field Trip

Well, you know how it is. My friends and I like to go antiquing and especially to the monthly sale at Matilda's Mouse antiques. The May event was "Through The Garden Gates," appropriately named for the time of year.  Here's a taste of the goodies.

This beautiful display was disassembled right after I took this photo. Someone bought the HUGE counter it was sitting on and the absolutely stunning door. You can't tell by this photo, but that door was a One-of-a-Kind. I've never seen anything like it. Glass between spindles which had remnants of kelly green paint. I wish I'd taken a close up. If I was selling these antiques, I'd have such a hard time taking apart the displays. Although, a sale is always a good thing, especially a BIG sale. This happened at the beginning of the three day event. I hope they had a Plan "B".

This beautiful "cage" was very hard to photograph. It also sold first thing which is too bad. I would've grabbed it.  What an impact it would've made a big impact in a room.  Just lovely.  


Nancy posed for me.  She really wants that basin, but has no where to put it. 
The pealing gate was also a beautiful color.
 I have never seen anything like this side board before.  Look at the detail on the drawers below!

 It's too bad this beautiful lace top was T I N Y! 


 Isn't this a fun Vegas chandelier from the 1960's? 

Can you believe that all I went home with were two blue Ball jars with lids intact?  
ME EITHER!

5 comments:

  1. beautiful items really enjoyed this post!

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  2. Great pics of so many pretty things. Such a fun event...I've got to make it there again someday. I'm still kicking myself for not getting that book last time. Duh! lol Have a great weekend!

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  3. Sometimes it just happens that way.
    At least you didn't leave empty handed
    that's when it gets frustrating.

    M :)

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  4. Dunno why, but this kinda reminds of the history show with the antiques dudes! Still I gota confess that some of them things you have there are much better looking than what they find on regular day!

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  5. Oh, so many things caught my eye but that door was outstanding...the trunks were beautiful too! That is definitely my kind of field trip.
    Linda
    msewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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