Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Last weekend we were off to attend the Old Glory Antiques Fair in Littleton, Colorado to observe the current trends.  
We saw lots of 'fresh from the farm' stuff.
 A good amount of industrial or is this from the farm?  Does anyone know what this apparatus is?
 Lots of crust and rust!
 Industrial carts repurposed into furniture.
 With a little cowboy and chippy paint thrown in!
 Patriotic items.
 And one of the biggest draws -- Ki Nassauer of Flea Market Style graciously signing magazines.
Did I buy anything?  Not at the Antiques Fair; as I had decided to 'shoot my wad' on something I have had my eye on for over a year at one of the Denver antique malls.  I've walked away at least three times without buying it; and decided that if it was still there, today would be the day.
It was there, so this tin picnic basket came home with me.  Since it hadn't sold, that probably means it was over-priced; but I couldn't resist it any longer.  I search for bargains constantly, so I can splurge once in awhile!

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Marilyn said...

Somethings are just meant to be with you. I'm glad that the plaid piece was still there for you. Thought about going as I was in Denver, but ended up shopping for shoes so my feet and legs are happy when I'm outside in the yard. I'm still catching up, but happy doing it!♥♫

GardenOfDaisies said...

Looks like loads of good crusty farm stuff! I love the gears. That tartan basket was still there, because it was supposed to go to you. :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! It was fate and that picnic basket was meant for you!! I love that and it looks like it's in perfect condition. I love going to places like this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

srpprcrftr said...

OH I can sure see why you'd want that little beauty. It looks to be in very good condition also. What a wonderful find, nobody deserves that little gem more than you.
I have a light yellow plaid tin basket. I love it and will not part with it for anything.
I don't remember what I paid for it, bought it at one of Smith's Grove, KY seasonal shows. (Smiths Grove, a very sweet small town is north east of Bowling Green.
I miss all the great places I used to shop in the area we lived in around Bowling Green,KY, especially in view of the lack of antique stores and no antique shows here in Grand Junction, CO. Happy summer antique hunting.

srpprcrftr said...

I went to take a look at my picnic basket, what a doof I am, it's a wood look not light yellow plaid. Sorry, can I say it was a senior moment?

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the picnic tin. It was worth waiting for. Thanks for taking through the fair.

Ornate Splendor said...

What fun! Thanks for showing us around the fair! Catherine (new follower)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Definitely my kind of stuff! Love it all. The sweet picnic basket was meant to be yours.

Heather@Tatter and Fray said...

I love the picnic basket! Sound like you had a wonderful adventure.

Debra @ Homespun said...

It was just waiting for you :)

Jann Olson said...

Well worth the splurge, love it! I'm sure it had your name on it. Or maybe mine, lol! I'm not sure what the apparatus is, but I think it's great too. Love that flea market magazine. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Love your new picnic basket! Looks like a classic. I'd love going to the farm fair! I seem to never have time to just follow my nose at a market like this. Glad you got the goods!

Nook and Cranny said...

Love the picnic basket.
Looks like the sale was a fun place to be,right up my alley.
Thanks for sharing.

Laura Turner said...

I enjoyed the virtual flea market--it looks like a fun time. Love your picnic basket. Thanks for sharing it on Sunday View!


Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I do that too, now and then. And I never get it the first time I see it. Three times seems to be the way to go! Glad you were able to get it!

must love junk said...

Oh, TONS of fun eye candy! How great the basket was still there-it was waiting for you :)

Therena Taylor said...

Looks like so much fun! I was raised in Littleton, so maybe I'll have to take a trip out there next time!

Susan Clayton said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great day. I love tin picnic baskets too. I've bid on one's the your price but they always go so high!