Saturday, September 11, 2010
GIVEAWAY WINNER & ANTIQUE SHOW
Today the weather was glorious - the perfect day for going to an antique show - the Christie show in Dundas, Ontario. This is one of the largest in all of Southern Ontario with vendors from Canada & the USA. I prepared for the show by making a mental note of all the treasures I hoped to unearth today. Did I get anything from the list I had formed in my head - NOPE!
Let me share my 'random' purchases.
I bought this framed photograph that I found in a $6.00 box. I offered $5.00 and it came with me.
It's a really pretty photograph of a body of water, surrounded by tall conifer trees with a very large mountain in the background. Hubs asked "why" and I really didn't have an answer. It just spoke to me. I plan on using it in the bedroom I'm redecorating for my son. It has a gold coloured frame so I plan on rubbing some walnut stain over it.
And then there is the bowling pin. Again, I don't really know why except all the males in my life are athletic and I'm drawn to old sporting equipment. This piece posed a big problem, carrying it around all day as it was my first purchase. It was just heavy & awkward!
I then bought this fan. Thank goodness I purchased this at the end of the day, because it was even more awkward and cumbersome to lug around then the bowling pin. They certainly don't make fans like this anymore. I checked with the vendor to make sure it still worked; not because I plan to use it for anything other than decoration, but for $60.00, it should at least have to operate. I was assured it worked just fine.
NOPE! After we arrived home, Hubs approached me after unloading the van and stated that the fan would make a great paperweight. I chuckled and replied, oh because it's so heavy and Hubs answered, no, because it doesn't work. Dang! Hubs then took it into his workshop (the garage) and fiddled with the wiring and voila, it worked! And let me tell you, they don't make fans like this anymore. This fan can really blow up a storm! Here's the logo ... made in the U.S. of A, nonetheless!
And finally, my rusty garden gate. I saw one of these at the last antique show we attended and refused to pay $50 for it. After walking away, I came across a very similar gate for $150. I quickly decided I wanted to pay $50 for the gate but of course, it was now "sold". When I saw this one today and was told it was $30, I purchased it immediately.
Now, picture this, two middle-aged peeps struggling with a gate that we're both carrying, each holding an end while I have my bowling pin cradled in my arms with Hubs utilizing his free arm to lug around a 50 pound vintage fan all while the mountain photo is hanging out of my shoulder bag! It wasn't pretty.
After a long, fun, and tiring day, it was time to draw the name of the winner of my first giveaway. I didn't use one of those random number generators that many other bloggers use, I just put the names of my followers into a basket.
Hubs had to assist as this was a 'Kodak' moment!
And the winner is .....
KRYSTA FROM DROPPED STITCH KNITTER!!!! Please take a moment and say hi to Krysta and welcome her to blogland! http://droppedstitchknitter.blogspot.com/
I also want to take a moment to recognize today - the 9th anniversary of 9/11. I know that many of my blogging friends are posting tributes today. My thoughts & prayers are extended to all the families who were affected by this tragedy.
~ Lisa ~