This fall I was finally able to attend my beloved Liberty Antiques Festival. It felt so normal being out in the field with other collectors enjoying seeing so much great old stuff. I stood by this tray of compacts, but eventually talked myself out of buying another Scottie.
I love old buttons, especially when they are still on the original card. The rule is to always look through a basket of sewing stuff. You never know what is lurking behind the rickrack and seam tape.
I’ll admit that I almost bought this Victorian Christmas picture, The dog was cute and the price was right. But I already have plenty of Christmas stuff.
I liked the cute graphics, but I have a similar pair of skates, so I left them as well.
I have already shown this dress, so you may remember that I did end up buying it. At first I thought I’d be happy leaving it and its issues for some other lover of old clothes, but the dealer saw my interest and made me an offer I could not refuse.
This is a rubber floormat, and it is not terribly old, but only the price kept me from buying it.
I wanted this, but the condition was poor, with ink scribbles and cracking vinyl. Still, I did love that Snoopy.
I hope some real football fan bought this fabulous poster.
I’d never before seen this Enid Collins design. There must have been 1000s of different designs.
If anyone can tell me what this is, I’d be most appreciative.
I loved these bowling shoes, but couldn’t justify their purchase.
I love old sewing stands. This one was a real temptation, but where would I put it?
And finally, for the biker who has everything.
Here’s to more shopping in 2022!