Monday, March 4, 2013

The DC Big Flea Best of Show , Hat Pin Lady

The lines to attend this show was huge, so, I do believe the DC Big Flea event can prove that the market for antiques to vintage is still as strong as ever.

I did happen upon a negative costume jewelry dealer whose name should be revealed, however, instead of revealing her name, let me remind sellers to welcome people that have stood outside for an hour in the freezing cold weather..and to also welcome dealers that are looking to buy.

My assistant and I proclaim the Hat Pin lady as best in show.

Anyone that attended the show will remember her booth because it was amazing to see thousands of antique to true vintage hat pins in hat pin holders arranged on a table on steps.

She collected hat pins since 1997, a collector, that decided to down size her collection by selling them at this event.

The most brisk trading at the Big Flea in our opinion was the costume jewelry.

The booths in this show were absolutely fabulous !

We do want to offer the suggestion of resting places for people to take a break, to rest their feet.

But, overall, this event was a winning big buys event that we thoroughly enjoyed.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The New Oxford Antique Show

 I found this wonderful antique vase !!!!!!!

My niece, Chalotte and I went treasure hunting today.
The new Oxford Antique Show in New Oxford Pa is always held on the 3rd Saturday of June.
It is the only antique show I go to these days, so, when I go, I aim to find fabulous treasures.
And I did.
The show was huge and loaded with anything one could wish for.
The sun was bright and sunny, perfect to enjoy a good day of walking.
My only complaint was my hat...due to getting my hair cut, my hat was too big and kept sliding down over my eyes, but, I will confess, it did keep me cool.
The antique dealer shown in the photo with me had wonderful Victorian era antiques. Besides shows, he also has a shop, so, my niece and I are sure to visit his shop by the end of the summer.
I added that beautiful pre 1900 vase to my collection...notice the size, and it was heavy too...this type vase is seldom seen with the top.
Thank goodness I brought a huge leather tote with me to put it in as I walked all the way back to the car.
My niece did not want her photo taken, so, she took the photos.
I salute you New Oxford Pa, you never disappoint me.
Congratulations to a very successful show.