For the most part, the prices were pretty high. I was telling Laurie of Magpie Ethel fame that the next time I come, I need to remember to bring Alex because evidently some of the sellers wanted my first born for their wares. But a lot of the sellers were willing to barter (with Maddie who refuses to let me haggle because she loves to do it) and I was able to get some pretty great stuff.
I have had this cake carrier pinned on Pinterest forever and was super happy to find it in person.
There was one booth that had literally hundreds of Golden Books and Rand McNally Elf books. I would have loved to have had more time to dig through them. These cuties were all right on top and could not be left behind, especially the one about No-Good The Dancing Donkey.
I am going to go off track for just a moment and show you all a couple of things that Brian found for me at an out of town thrift a while back
I was so excited when he brought these home that I snapped a photo before I cleaned them up which is so unlike me! He called me from the thrift and said "it's not Pyrex, but it's an old bowl with that blue color you like". He also told me he found a red "Fire King Chili Bowl". How he knew it was a chili bowl is beyond me.
So ever since he brought those pieces home, I have been obsessed with finding more. I grabbed all of these pieces made by Federal Glass from one seller who had the best prices at the whole show, almost like flea market prices. The bowl set has 4 bowls so I am half way there to having the whole set
I also managed to find another one of the chili bowls, this time in orange. I would like to get a couple more of them because they are a really convenient size. Glasbake makes them too but I am going to limit myself to only buying the Fire King ones. I have to set some boundaries! I love how kitschy the notepad holder is and was giddy when I found my very first star Swanky Swig. Miss Maddie got the seller down two bucks on it!
I found some sweet Easter plates along with some little boy and girl candle holders in their original boxes. I bought the Junior Executive game from a really nice guy who told me it belonged to him and his sister when they were younger. He said they spent hours playing it. I told him that vintage games were my newest collection and that I would be displaying it, not putting it in a closet. That made him happy.
There was tons of Pyrex at this show, most of it either grossly overpriced or a piece I already had. I have a small list of pieces I look for to complete sets. I was happy to find this pink 404 and to be able to check it off my list.
One more 404 to go and I will have put 3 complete sets together! Aren't they so pretty?
All in all, this was a really fun show and Maddie, Hanna, and I plan on going to the next one this Summer. Even if a lot of it was out of my price range, I still enjoyed looking at all the eye candy. Plus, I got to spend time with my girl which is always the best part.
Linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot for Thriftasaurus.
Have a great week!