As you know, the Yankee and I have been busily participating in antiques and collectibles shows around North Carolina.
It has been rather interesting to note how each show has had its own distinct personality–created by the type of goods being sold and the particular venue of the show.
The first thing you'll notice about the show we attended last weekend, in Liberty, NC–beyond the wonderful pastoral setting–is the sea of tents dotting the landscape.
With over 375 dealers from 20 different states packing this 100 acre farm, there was no shortage of wonderful antiques and collectibles to choose from.
Walter had a booth full of fun conversation pieces. Isn't this old seesaw the cutest thing?!
George–set up directly across from me–tempted me throughout the show with some of the most incredible antiques...like this wonderful little aqua chest.
It called to me for days. I had to put my fingers in my ears just to silence its cries! ; )
Carolyn made an offer to me on this old pie safe–from the NC Biltmore House–that I couldn't refuse. Well, almost couldn't refuse. Sorry, Carolyn.
When I saw this booth, I instantly thought of Cline's Antiques. I didn't get a chance to talk to this vendor to find out where she buys for shows, but I suspect Cline's might be on her list. What do you think?
If refined antiques is more your style, there were plenty of those as well.
This aqua canoe–in the front of this booth–was such a touch of whimsy, considering how polished everything else was.
Country farmhouse antiques and collectibles were the biggest sellers at this show.
The piece pictured below was from my booth.
I could have sold this piece at least thirty times the first day of the show. Of course, I only had one of them to sell!
Well, the Yankee is pacing the floor waiting for me, because we need to leave for the next show. So, stay tuned; I'll show you more terrific treasures when I return.