Sunday, February 27, 2011

Southfield Antiques Show

Yesterday, my beau and I went to an antiques show in Southfield, MI. It was kind of a bust...everything was priced super high. I was really interested in adding some bakelite to my collection but I was not willing to pay the $100+ price tags. Sometimes I wonder if these dealers don't realize that with places like eBay and etsy (the internet in general), people can get items for much, much less than what they are asking. The bakelite I am wearing here I found at an estate sale and only paid $1 each. Definitely one of the best deals I have gotten this estate sale season! Anyways, the day wasn't a complete loss, I did find two things to take home with me that were very reasonable!

Jesse (my beau) spotted this for me. He knows how much I love The Wizard of Oz and thought I would like this. It's a color-by-number coloring book that has never been colored in. I am going to scan in the images so the little girl I am a nanny for can color some of the fun images. I probably will end up sharing some on my blog too, so you vintage mamas out there can enjoy these as well. I paid less than $2 more than the original 59 cent price tag.

I was really excited to find these, since I have been looking for one for a long time. I bought them from a sweet old lady who loved my bakelite that I was wearing. She let me have both of them for only $8! I plan on keeping one and sharing the other one with my mom. These little pin cushions remind me of Cinderella's shoes..... just love them!!

Don't forget, there's still time to enter my giveaway and get your extra entries in! :)


Vintage Pendelton 49ers Jacket: Mother Fletchers

Bakelite Bracelets: Estate Sale

Carved Bakelite Earrings: eBay

Jeans: JC Penny

Flats: Payless (years ago)


Heidi Ann said...

LOVE your Pendleton - I am crazy about those jackets! And I just adore the little shoe pin cushions - I have been looking for one of those, too. Whenever I see them, they are out of my price range. I will find one some day.
There's just something about little shoes, isn't there? I am totally with you on the Cinderella reference!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

I love your 49er jacket! You and Jesse look so cute in your plaid outfits.

There was an Elgin vintage clothing show here (a suburb about an hour from Chicago) this weekend but I avoided it as I knew it would be WAY overpriced. I went to a similar sale in L.A. and prices were so high I treated it like a museum and didn't buy anything. :(

Lauren Hairston said...

Broken record here, but the Pendleton jacket is too cute. I love it with the rolled-up jeans.

It's so disappointing when antiques are too expensive--and let's face it, in a one-income household, things often are just too expensive! I feel like I should get special consideration because I'm going to give whatever-it-is a good home!

MarieBayArea said...

your outfit is so cute. love the plaid. would love to see a closeup of your bakelite. super cute photo of you and your beau.

Zootsuitmama said...

I had something like that pin cushion when I was little..but it was a Cinderella watch holder, the watch came in the slipper!

Rebeccak said...

Aww you guys are adorable in that last shot!! Loving the plaid :)

Tasha said...

Need I even say I love the Pendleton? LOL

Sorry to hear it was mostly a bust. I really should try to go to an estate sale sometime, I've never been but I know people can get amazing deals.

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