Last weekend was the one event that try to never miss, the spring Liberty Antiques Festival. Twice a year some of the best sellers in the region gather for a big two day sale in the middle of a large field. I can honestly say that I always find at least one exceptional item every show.
And now for the virtual shopping:
I used to collect vintage Halloween before the prices went sky-high-crazy. These cards were tempting.
Store and salesman display boxes always get my attention. I loved this one from Kickaway because I have a pair of black wool Kickaway bloomers.
This was a huge table of just summer handbags.
I thought this display for hair nets was interesting. “For the Woman in Every Stage of Life”
That’s a great pair of 1920s or 30s outing boots. The wooden thing behind them is a sweater block for knitters or for reblocking a sweater after washing.
This great dress was in the booth of Down South Vintage. It is actually two pieces, with the skirt being attached to a bodice, and the beaded top is worn over it. Note the curving waistband of the top. This was an exceptional garment, and I was not surprised to find an exceptional label:
Helena Barbieri was a very high-end evening and cocktail dress maker.
I’m afraid I’m starting to enjoy the self-portrait in the mirror thing. Here I’m modeling a 1940s tilt hat that was all one big bloom.
Nice travel tag
This is a reminder to always look under the tables. This was a lovely 1950s suit with matching shawl.
1966 Ar-Ex cosmetics color card. I sure wish I’d saved all the ones the Avon lady used to drop off at my house.
I’m not a big fan of Catherine Ogust for Penthouse Gallery dresses, but this print is great. Seen at Design Archives in Greensboro.
For years Shadowline was a family-owned business in Morganton, NC. Then the business sold and production stopped. Now they have reopened with many of the products still being made in the USA. Seen at Granddaddy’s Antique Mall in Burlington, NC.