Sunday, June 22, 2014


On Father's Day weekend, we made our usual trip to Denver to attend the Old Glory Antiques Fair.  We try to go every year and are never disappointed.  
 Sorry, no pictures from the fair this year as my camera was still on its way home from Japan; but I've included a couple of pictures from previous years to give you the flavor of the event.

We enjoy seeing the trends; what's hot and what's not; and what people are buying.  This year it seemed that if it was galvanized, it was selling - lots of farm-style, prairie-style items.
Colorado is a hot bed for this style, as there is a wealth of items to be discovered -- so many farms on the prairies with sheds full of galvanization and rust!!!
We also saw lots of ironstone; plus quilts from the 1920s and 1930s.  That was encouraging to me as I love quilts for the color they bring to the sea of neutral colors currently out there.  Also, very expensive European grain sacks were available in addition to less expensive local feed and flour sacks.  There were not so many pieces of milk or chalk painted furniture this year.  The painted furniture that I noticed being purchased was with original paint and patina.  What I did not see was much transferware -- and absolutely no brown transferware.  Is it on its way out?  Or as I say -- I have it all; and there is no more out there to buy!!
  The featured guest this year at the fair was FiFi O'Neill.  I caught a glimpse of her chatting graciously with customers.  I wish I had had my camera as her personal style is enchanting.

We didn't buy much, as everything I wanted to bring home was HUGE in size and in the four figure range ($$$$).

I did pick up this swinging frame cheap.  I've been needing another vintage frame for this recently acquired photo of Bob as a young pretend-cowboy.
 I'm a sucker for ephemera, so purchased this small store display price card for plaid outing (flannel).
The rest of the weekend was spent touring our favorite Denver VATS (Vintage, Antique, Thrift Stores).  Plus, our dutiful, jet-lagged son drove back into Denver (with my camera) for a Father's Day lunch.  
Next post I will show you what I found at the VATS -- let's just say that it's the elusive transferware from the day before; and it's BROWN; and there's more than one piece!  Guess I don't have it all -- yet.

I'm sharing my treasures at the following:
The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Monday
Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict for The Scoop Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Knick of Time Interiors for Knick of Time Vintage Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesdays
Imparting Grace for Grace at Home Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Nancherrow for Fridays Unfolded
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Be Different Act Normal for Show and Tell Saturdays


Sue said...

Hi antique fairs...not enough of them here in the pic of Bob as a cowboy...

SmilingSally said...

Morning Sally,

So you didn't buy that plaid flannel? I must be reading wrong.

Artsy VaVa said...

Looks like heaven!

Jeanette@Creating a Life Studio said...

Sally, I wanted to go SO badly this year, but I just wasn't confident about my vehicle making it from western Colorado. Maybe next year will be my year to go! :) Thanks so much for the post.


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I use to get e-mails from Old Glory Antiques and they were always a treat to see. Lots of eye candy! Oh how I would love to attend sometime. Love, love the plaid outing sign and can't wait to see your transferware! I love anything galvanized so I would have been in heaven. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

How fun! Looking forward to seeing the new pieces! There has never been much brown transferware floating around here. I always feel lucky. Victoria Classics has a Denver shop Patina Antiques & Home in their current magazine again. Ever been there?

Ivy and Elephants said...

Looks like a great fair, but sometimes we come away empty.
Love the cute frame and can't wait to see what other treasures you found.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Looks like a great time and that cowboy ! :)

Not surprised to see some plaid in this post : )

Alison Agnew said...

Oh, how fun! I could've spent a whole weekend just enjoying everything to see! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


Cathy said...

It looks like a delightful event! I love your treasures!

Tea in the Library said...

Love the plaid outs card! I may have to 'fake one' If I do I'll be sure to credit you for the inspiration and link back.

Tea in the Library said...

Hi Sally, I made this post my pick of the week on my post Tea Party Friends 4th of July. I was inspired to make a tag based on your find. Please grab by featured button when you stop by.