Monday, May 30, 2011

Shopping at Christie

Here are a few more photos from the Christie antique show on Saturday:

Do you remember that scene in "Under the Tuscan Sun" where Diane Lane's character (thanks for correcting me, sis!) sees the former actress nuzzling a baby chick?

This hat looked just like the one that woman was wearing in the movie:

Not that I could pull off a hat like that!  But I did buy a few things, although I was surprised to come home with as much money in my pocket as I did.  Two weeks ago at the Flamboro show, I ran out of funds quite early in the day and this time, with cash burning a hole in my pocket, I just didn't see very much that I had to have. Isn't that always the way?

I did get myself an antique yard stick, a package containing several styles of vintage lace and crocheted trim, another package of rick rack in assorted colours and sizes:

and yes, one more antique photo album (I told you, it is becoming an addiction!).  This one is much smaller than the others I have, measuring only 5 x 6 inches, and has an unusual cover:

The top half of the clasp is missing and the spine is falling apart but for $20, I simply couldn't resist the unusual pictures inside:

and the decorated pages:

I missed out a couple of things I would have enjoyed, like this wooden drop leaf table and chairs that would have been perfect for either my kitchen or my balcony:

There was a $50 price tag on the table and the chairs were marked as $48 for the set of 4 but the vendor told me the whole set was just $50.  I wanted to give it some thought, so I took a look around the rest of his booth and by the time I came out the other side, a mere 2 or 3 minutes later, someone else had bought it!  I was consoled by the fact that he told me the purchaser had been thinking about it for the past two hours but still, it was a bit of a shock when it seemed that it was snatched out of my grasp so quickly!

I also would have loved this cupboard with its peeling paint exterior and narrow drawers, complete with metal plates identifying the drawer contents, such as "wrenches", "grinder parts" and "micrometers", but even if it wasn't already sold by the time I saw it, I would not have been able to afford the $1,500 price tag.

I was pretty sure I didn't need a $1200 moose head either:


J9F said...

I believe Diane Lane was in Under the Tuscan Sun - not Diane Ladd.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Love those pink chairs!