Welcome!. I live in Oviedo, Florida with my handsome husband, two great kids and a pair of silly basset hounds. Oviedo is a little town where you can get a Barney’s coffee on one corner and have to wait for the chickens to cross on the next. I love to shop for vintage treasures to use in my home and artwork. Come along with me!
I thought I would share a few pics I snapped of the actual show. Did you miss my first post about the show? You can take a look here. Believe it or not, Mt. Dora, Florida is not flat like most of the state. There are hills! These pics were taken from our parking spot. It was remarkable to each of us just how hilly the landscape was. If you live in Florida long enough, you'll know what I mean. It is beautiful out here and very close to Ocala National Forest.
The show actually sits on 117 acres! We only grazed the surface on our trip Saturday. Ready to see some more junk? Christmas ornaments, mercury glass picks, bottle brush trees and ceramics everywhere (at "it is almost Christmas" prices too..pass!)
There were plenty of pretty things too to drool over and lust for...like these lovely hat pins.
...and this glove box. I'm not sure which I like best, the glove box or the tray she sits on in the photo!
Here's a little glimpse at one of my favorite purchases of the day...
I can't wait to show you what is inside this!!! Yes, it is a 1929 wall paper sampler. Yes, there is still lots of vintage wall paper inside. But, it gets even better! The first 25 pages of the 100+ were converted to a scrapbook. There is school work dated 1930s by a Mr. David Bliss. The handwritten pages were completely unexpected and a treasure! I cannot wait to go through it and photograph it for you! I may even have to scan a page of his script for you. It is too sweet and will likely get its own post soon. Wait, I forgot to tell you the best part. It was $2.50!!! (insert scream here). Okay, I need to gather myself. Where were we?? Oh, yes...more photos from the show...Let's share some furniture and industrial goodies.
These "aqua-ish" gears would make great wall art if paired with the gorgeous furniture trolley coffee table above! These old trolleys or carts were everywhere. Some refinished and some left just the way they were found. Anyone collect copper tea pots or kitchen ware?
I do promise to do a post this week of all my purchases. I did share my favorite treasure above..the vintage wallpaper sampler with the 1930's handwritten school work inside. I'll leave you with another glimpse of my loot!
Do you know what these are? Take a guess and leave me a comment. Shouldn't be too hard! They have a great story. I so look forward to sharing it with you. Have a great week. I hope it is a short one for all of you! HUGS!