A Beautiful Day at the Antique Fair….

It was a beautiful day for an antique fair…..in Liberty, North Carolina….


We were in line very early…because as you know…

……..The early bird gets the worm…or the beautiful linens….WHO NEEDS WORMS!!!


…….Oh I wanted to take all these shaker boxes home….


And this lovely…but I had an excuse…too heavy to lug around…that was my logic…or my wallet’s logic….


My heart went pitter patter when I saw this exquisite shaker spice set…It was in impeccable condition…


These A&P spice containers were calling my name….I have never seen so many of them in one place…
Hey, they would look great in my A&P shopping cart….


But alas….
When we arrived at my friend’s antique and vintage linen booth…my pockets were burning a whole in them….

……..Gorgeousness everywhere….


…….Pretty Ms. D looking for a great tablecloth for her Cinco de Mayo party…


…….These vintage cloths sold quickly….


This was another one of my favorite booths…Gorgeous feed sack chairs and pillows and rolls of fabric…
The vendor was from Austria and was headed to Brimfield later…


Here’s me…I scored an Olive Bucket for $40….yay!

and then we took our tired tootsies and headed home…it was a glorious day…of wonderful things to gaze upon and
the company of wonderful friends…..


The day’s finds…..It was a good day!


Now…any ideas out there on what I should do with my Olive Bucket other than making it into a lamp?…

because you know…I am so “glueless!!!!……..

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  1. creativehome8 says

    You got some great stuff, Shirley! It looks like it was a nice day.

  2. Linda Miller says

    Looks like a great antique fair, some wonderful finds (or should I say buys), and I’m sure good times with friends. Sounds like a perfect day to me. As to what to do with the olive basket, I haven’t a clue, You could use it as a waste basket for your craft room.

  3. It looks like it was a gorgeous day to be out there amongst all of these amazing vendors!and their wares! Your Olive Bucket is sooooo cool!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing those great photos with us! I feel like I was there with you. Love the treasures that you found.

  5. I can’t help you with the Olive Bucket, girlfriend. I am probably one of the world’s least “crafty” people. I know you will figure out something fantastic, though! I LOVE those flour sack chairs!!! I can just imagine my kitchen eat-in area adorned with a few of those!!! I saw that Dobb’s hat box and it reminded me of the one I just saw at my parents’ house a couple of weeks ago. I told my Mom she had better NOT throw that out!!! I would just croak if she did!!! She has a lot of old hat boxes from now extinct millinery shops. My Dad wore hats back in the day! My Mom has a few, too, and the hat boxes are the originals from back in the 50s. You really scored some cool stuff. Congrats, and enjoy!

  6. Oh my so much eye candy. I was drooling over a ton of things you showed. Love your bucket and your linens. Beautiful. Sounds like a fantastic day. Hugs, Marty

  7. What a fun place to find trreasures! I love the Olive bucket. I had never seen one before someone else showed it on their blog. Buckets are just fun and have a million possibilities. I would probably plant it and put it out on the deck. I think it would be great for magazines, faux flowers, towels or T.P. in a bathroom. Whatever you decide I’m sure it will be wonderful! The linens were fabulous and I love, love the spices!

  8. Adore your olive bucket, and how ever you decide to use it, will be gorgeous- just one of those objects that looks charming as is also. I would have enjoyed visiting the linen stand, probably would have got stuck there the whole day!
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  9. I’ve lived here my entire life and have never been to the Liberty Antiques Fair – what’s wrong with me???? Looks like you had a fun day with beautiful weather that was made even better by the items you scored. Love the olive basket!

  10. I think I would put a large rose standard or a topiary in that olive bucket~you did well!! What a line of people….I am going to visit Brimfield this week, I feel badly that its raining again….

  11. Makes me wish I had gone this year. It is such an awesome event.

  12. I like everything you came home with. It sounds like it was a very lovely day. Maybe you could use some of the linens with the olive bucket as laundry room decor. The bucket could possibly be a planter. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.
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  13. Isn’t it fun to browse antique fairs and do wishful shopping? Much of what you show looks very much like what I saw recently at Round Top. I suppose many of the vendors travel from place to place finding buyers for their wares. Your olive bucket looks like a treasure, and I know you will find just the right thing to do with it.

  14. Tardevil says

    Love the olive bucket! Those antique linens were gorgeous, too, even though I’m not a collector (of them). I wonder how every female in NC knew about that antique fair, but me?! I’m obviously not traveling in the right circles!

  15. Shirley~ I had google where Liberty was~ looks like I would need a UHaul if I went 🙂 Love the patina of your olive bucket~ it would great by my tub filled with towels!

  16. Great finds! Wish I could have been there!!

  17. hmmmm, now you have me thinking. I’ll let you know if I have any ideas for the bucket, but I don’t know that it is awesome, and I would not have known it was an olive bucket. Perfectly weathered. 🙂

  18. I would go insane there. My poor life savings would be spent. Great job at resisting temptation but getting some great finds!

  19. Looks like you had a lot of fun Shelia!! Loving your new olive bucket! Thanx for coming to party at my place! I always enjoy it when you visit!

  20. Thanks for taking us along. I have always wanted a vintage Florida table cloth but they are always so expensive when I find them. That CA one was great! Hope you enjoy your treasures and figure out something fun to do with the bucket.


  21. What a fun sale—-sigh. I wish I could go to a fun and well-stocked antique show like this! I recently got an olive bucket/baske, too. I have it in my family room. Right now it is just showing off itself by holding a pillow. Kinda styled it for the recent blog post I did on it.

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