Sunday, January 29, 2012

Antique Heaven...


I was in antique heaven this past weekend at our annual and local antique show. Mary Kay and I went to search for new goodies for our designs and we had such a blast!!! We stayed for 8 full hours scouring the cases, booths, and networking for perhaps getting a booth of our own for next year's show. But that could be quite dangerous for us, as hard as we like to shop the show!!! LOL. Three back to back days of being surounded by wonderful antiques could prove to be quite dangerous for our wallets!!!

Here are a few pics from the show and some of its vendors...



One of my favorite dealers that comes to the show every year... he has several cases completely full of Victorian and Art Deco jewelry. It's like digging through multiple treasure chests...


He also had these crazy signs from the 1950's....

...quite funny!!!!


...more from his cases brimming over with jewels...






Here are some of the beauties I found for some upcoming designs....



...I found lots and lots of lovely old watch chain and cameos...





...check out these cool old "chinoiserie" lantern screwback earrings...


...and we found some gorgeous old hand beaded Victorian dress trim. This will make for some FABULOUS upcoming bracelets.....


...and my most favorite thing I found was this stunning beauty...

...the most beautiful Victorian watch chain I have ever laid eyes upon!!!
Look at the toggle bar on the left side of the picture, pretty incredible I might say!!!


And now for the winner of those Sparrow and Garnet earrings I have been talking about giving away for the last few weeks...

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Congratulations Michelle from "Petite Michelle Louise" blogspot!!!! You are the new owner of the Sparrow and Garnet Earrings. Please email me so I can get these earrings sent out to you. And to all who did not win this time, there will be plenty more giveaways to come, please stay tuned.
Au Revoir my friends, hope you all have a great week ahead!!!


6 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh My! Look at all that treasure - you did good!
Congratulations to the winner!

Liz said...

Congratulations Michelle, you're sure to love your new earrings!!

Beautiful finds Christine!! Looking forward to seeing what they all become :)

Happy Sunday!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

I won?? I won??? Yea! Oh my..I am ever so thrilled to have won these absolutely gorgeous creations from the one and only Christine Wallace! You've just MADE my year! LOL! :) emailing you now...

Debby ~ Romancing the Bling said...

Congrats Michelle! I know you will love Christine's earrings as they are so gorgeous!

Christine...thank you for sharing your beautiful finds and photo's. I also have a passion for anything Art Deco and I was drooling while viewing your photo's!!!

Debby

Charlotte Hopkins said...

Hey I just happened on your blog and I love it!! I am from Alabama . That antique show looked wonderful! Was it in the south?

Charlotte

Christine Wallace said...

Thank you ladies for all of your kind comments! Congratulations Michelle! And, yes Charlotte,the antique show was here in my hometown of Ft. Walton Beach. They put on a really nice show and we are lucky to have them do it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!
Christine