In addition to going to Pacific International Quilt Festival, another reason for going to Calif last month was to attend The Three Speckled Hens antique show in Paso Robles. It is billed as "Not Your Grandmother's Antique Show". Lots of fun vintage finds and re-purposing of old items. After paying our admittance fee, this ol crooner welcomed us.
Here we are, ready to shop. Marsha, Patty and me.
There were displays indoors and out. We decided to start inside because it was a bit nippy outside.
I fell in love with this bin. I think it was a reproduction, but it was way too big to fit in the overhead compartment of the airplane, so I had to pass on it. Wouldn't it look cute full of pumpkins in the fall, greenery in the winter and flowers in the spring/summer? Darn, now I wish I had gotten it. :)
These lettered pillows seem to be "the thing" this year.
A new way to recycle all our old white gloves? Hmm, not so sure about it.
But, I thought this was very clever. It would look so cute in a little girl's room.
Farm animals anyone?
Checkout this old typewriter. I think I used to have one like it!
Does anyone know what this is? We couldn't figure it out so had to ask. I'll tell you next post.
Some old drafting tools.
After walking around inside, we headed outside.The fog had burned off and it was a beautiful fall day.
Marsha found a tray she thought she'd repaint but after bonding with it for awhile, she decided she really liked the teal color. Consider it "Sold".
Now THIS is what you call a bar sink! Cracked us up.
If you're all out of beer, fill it with flowers.
Patty was seriously considering buying this little desk but in the end, she passed on it.
Wouldn't this look great mounted on the wall as a headboard? I'm sure it sold.
I forgot to take pictures of what I bought. I got a long wire basket to hand on the wall and some old milk jars in a wire basket.
If you're ever on the central coast of Calif and this show is going on, you really must go. It was so much fun seeing the creativity some people have.
Toodle Loo, Anne