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Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Mother Ship landed


Twice a year this 100 acre farm in Liberty NC hosts the Liberty Antiques festival. Every year I can't get there for some reason or another. The last time I was there, I was 9 months pregnant with Wesley, and had her a week later. This year I was determined to get there, and I had good reason, I need Civil War props.




Girl Child surprised us with a visit home this weekend, so I drug her along to shop, I bought a red wooden bucket and some whiskey bottles for the play, and a crock for myself. I could have done a lot more damage had I been there alone. The voice of reason was with me. I saw a Civil War era gun that would have been perfect but it was exactly the same amount as my entire prop budget, dang!

Here are some photos to enjoy:

I loved these vintage photos with the witches hats. 
How many of you are going to copy this one for Halloween!?




The smell of Kettle Corn hung thick in the air


Jugs for you potters out there


Blue and White, sigh..... is there anything better?
I bought a set of Currier and Ives Blue and White mill plates at the thrift store last week for $10
Saw the very same set with cups today for $275!!!! I would say I got a deal!


I love this baby's cracked open head, some days I feel just like this...










Well, that was fun, overwhelming and mind blowing. I want to be an antiques dealer, anybody want to set me up in business? lol

9 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Wow that's some nice stuff. Love the jugs.I could have done some damage to my bank account there.

Michèle Hastings said...

I want that Hastings beverage crate!!!!!

Tracey Broome said...

I know, y'all, I put those pics up for you!

Sandy miller said...

I would have had to take on a second mortgage! Blue canning jars....... Swoon! Wooden crates, weak knees...... And the jugs! Yup, good to have the voice of reason!

Melissa Rohrer said...

Neat stuff. I know what you mean about the cracked head. You need to put that on a t-shirt.

June Perry said...

Thanks for all the great photos! I love the Crab Shack door. Wouldn't it be a great door for a man cave!

If I had my old garden I would have bought it as a garden ornament. Great piece.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

That's the greatest kettlecorn maker I've ever seen. One large bag, please........

Vicki said...

Poor baby doll - I feel empty headed most of the time :D

Seriously, you have THE best antique fairs over in the US! So envious! I'd have a field day.

There's nothing as cool over here. Certainly not with such great selections. And, if there are any odd "gems", they are SO overpriced, it's insane! Too many people scrabbling for the one item drives the price up.

Your antique fairs show such an abundance of history.

elizabeth bunsen said...

what a feast - so happy to land here again...

such a beautiful life