Last weekend, there was a deal struck in our dollhouse.
"I'll go with you to see Watchmen on Friday night", I said.
"And I'll go with you to the big Antique thing on Sunday", Josiah said.
Hands shook. There was no arm-twisting necessary, because I kinda wanted to see Watchmen, just like J kinda wanted to go antiquing. It's so nice when things work out like that.
The movie was fine, I liked parts and like everyone who's familiar with the comic, griped about others. But the antique show! Oh, the antique show.
It was my perfect afternoon for treasures. I'll start with the small treasures and work up to the big (very big) one.
Of course, I had to pay a visit to the button lady (I saw her last time I was there!) These little jewels make me so happy. For a size-to-happiness ratio, you're getting a very good deal with a paper sack of vintage buttons.
I fell in love with the box for that "Japanese Magic Boat"...the toy inside is so dinky! It's worth it for the beautiful box. And this vintage collar is just the cat's pajamas. The lady that sold it to me gave me an amazing deal, and was the second or third person at the fair to tell me "I can tell you're going to really love this, so I'll give it to you for half". So sweet. And I will really love it.
Pretty vintage fabrics. Of course, they must be inspected by the vintage fabric inspector.
And then, even though I was already slap-happy and drunk on old-things, I found this amazing old bath-cabinet.
And for a really good price.
And we really, really needed a place to stow our DVDs and other things out of sight.
So we bought it, and drove it home in our far-too-tiny-for-hauling-hutches car.
And now it is housing many things, including this cat that arrived with the hutch, who I can only assume is part of a display in the Cabinet of Natural Curiousities. Wait...he looks kind of like the "vintage fabric inspector". Hmmm...
And, I mean, it came with a free display cat...there wasn't much to think about.
See you soon, and Happy Wednesday!