Here we are at the Brandywine View Antiques Fall Fling. Erin and I unexpectedly wore semi-matching aprons. I had the same apron at Clayson Farm sale, and Isabel told me that it was a Portuguese design. She is from Portugal, so she would know. By the way, I wore the same skirt, necklace and shirt to the Clayson sale, too. I do own other clothing, in case you were wondering.
Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day. Sunday...not so much. But beggars can't be choosers. We had a fun time and met lots of fun customers. Some of them even tried our favorite new drink, the Creamsicle - Whipped Vodka with orange juice. Try it and let me know what you think. But don't blame me if you find yourself in rehab in a few weeks.
My creepy armless, legless doll in a high chair got a lot of attention. I can't imagine why.
This produce scale was made in the early 1900s by the Jacobs Brothers of NYC. Wouldn't it look cute in the corner of a kitchen?
Straight from the farm...
I set up three tables in the back of the tent, in an effort to clean out some of the older stuff that has been lingering in my garage. I stamped some vintage "Anniversary Sale" signs with the prices, and posted one on each table. It is something that I would definitely do again. Here's the one dollar table:
The five dollar table (the most popular):
And the ten dollar table:
Erin could have sold her farm table five times over. But she was just happy that it is out of her garage (and so is Doug).
Here's Erin with her Mrs. Smith's Pies sign that she bought at a yard sale. Yes, that Mrs. Smith's. The company was started in nearby Pottstown, PA in 1925. Needless to say - that sold pretty quickly.
Here is another one of my finds from Yakima (that my in-laws had to mail to me because I didn't have room in our suitcases). It is a lollipop box from the 1950's. I haven't seen one of these in probably 30 years. Last week, I saw one at a thrift store near me. And today, I just saw one Fiona and Twig's latest blog post. Weird.
It is one of those items that I didn't put a price on, because I really want to keep it for myself. But if someone offered $100, I just might change my mind. Here it is opened:
Wouldn't this be a great tin to display at Christmas time?
These two wine decanters were a big hit.
OK...maybe they aren't actually wine decanters. But if you come to my house, you just might find yourself pouring chardonnay from one of them. Yes, white wine would look so very appetizing in these his and her medical urinals.