I made it out to the antiques fair on the weekend despite getting a late start and it being a ridiculous 80-some degrees. It was way out in the country, a bit of a drive to get there, and there was an entry fee. I bought no antiques---these were of the "domesticated" variety, meaning that they were expensive, as opposed to those antiques a person finds in the "wild" (goodwill, garage sales, the curb). One woman did have an outrageous pink tulle 50s dress on a vintage mannequin and she was selling both for 140.00, which is a screaming deal, because people are getting over 100.00 for a dress like that ALONE these days. If I had 140.00 and more room at my house I would have snapped that sucker up!
Please enjoy another one of my blurry pictures. I swear I will learn to use my camera one of these days! The barn concept was kind of neat---it was cool and dark, and everyone had battery-operated candles and chandeliers going for ambiance.
I did end up buying a pair of "grungy" battery-operated tapers. Made in China!!! I kind of felt like a jerk for buying them at an event that featured vintage and handmade, so I went over and bought this little nest with some eggs hand-decoupaged by the vendor:
This nest will hopefully end up on one of the hats I am working on. The festival season is coming up and I have to have outrageous headgear, so the hat-crafting is beginning :)
At another booth, a delightful little gnome of a lady sold me some culinary lavender and some home-made lavender hand cream.
I had some lemonade and called it quits. I really wanted to check out this event because I am considering doing some fairs again. I've only done two in my life and they were rather grueling. But---hauling all of your goods out to a site, setting up, selling for hours, then breaking down and hauling out can never be considered easy. So we shall see...