…thoughts from my heart on my love for God, family and the care and decorating of our home

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Perfect Day for an Antique Street Fair

Today was a beautiful day – mid 80s with a slight breeze.  A perfect day for an Antique Street Fair.  My DH and I picked up my friend, Connie, at 8:00 am and headed to Arcadia, FL.  After about 30 minutes on the road we did a McDonald’s drive through for a biscuit and diet coke (I don’t drink coffee), then headed on our way.  This was Connie’s first time going with us and it was so much fun to watch her reaction as we turned onto Oak Street and she saw all of the venders set up on the sidewalks and in the bank parking lot and the city park.  This is a small town with 24 Antique Shops in a four block area, and on the fourth Saturday of each month additional vendors set up in the outside areas.

A new Prim Shop has opened since the last time we were there and it is a delightful shop full of all the prim needfuls that we just can’t do without.  I found candles, a small peg basket, and a pip berry spray to complete a project I had in my head.  Do y’all do that – have an idea of an area that you want to decorate, and items you need, and then go Antique/Prim shopping with those specific things in mind?   Well I did today and I found what I was looking for - I will post pictures and tell you about it when the project is complete.  Oh, I also got some dried bowl fixins – can’t ever have too much of that.

I took a picture of my goodies in the back of our SUV when we got home – some crocks and stoneware, some pewter, a couple of wooden bowls, a pantry box, some faux pumpkins, a wooden shelf (that needs a little makeover) and the items I got at the Prim Shop.  I will post more pictures when I find a home for everything.

 Arcadia Antique Fair October 001

Before I close I must take a moment and brag on my husband, my very best friend – he escorted us all over town, carried packages for us, took things to the car, and treated us to lunch.  He is so much fun to be with and is so good to me.  I think I’ll keep him!

Now I am going to say goodnight because my A Primitive Place magazine was waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home, and I can’t think of a better ending to an already perfect day than to peruse this awesome magazine.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Autumn Blessings,


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love all the goodies you got in the mail...I got my magazine too the other day..I can't wait to read it in bed and enjoy it..have a great weekend.;) and happy decorating.;)

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Sue, Enjoy your magazine!!! I got mine the other day and have looked thorough it twice now! OLM

cottageprims said...

Sue~ I'd love to go to that little antique market.I got some goodies at our antique mall on friday.It sounda like you had a wonderful time and got some nice things.Your dear hubby,I've got a good one like that too but he usually avoids the girlfriends trips so you are extra lucky! Harvest Blessings!~Amy

PrimWyoGirl said...

What a fun day!!! You came home with loads of great goodies! I would be in heaven with that many antique stores! And to think that your DH was such a fabulous escort!! Glad you had fun and enjoy your magazine. I am still patiently waiting for mine... :)

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You are so lucky! I have to go out of town to find any kind of shopping. I prefer auctions around here--and yard/garage sales anywhere.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting about the candle grunging. I am adding coffee crystals to the wax to enrich the color and dipping the ones that are just not quite 'right'.
BTW~ Love that basket and all your pewter finds. I've only recently been turned on by pewter. Pieces are few and far between.

mrssmith07 said...

WOW SUE!! You found lots of wonderful prim goodness...sounds like a great place to go and shop!!

Can't wait to see where you place everything in your lovely home!!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Oh, what great finds! Your husband what a sweetie, the package carrier!
I received my new Primitive Place magazine, Saturday, I started looking & reading,could not put it down, I almost feel asleep with it! I had to finally say, "PUT IT DOWN"!( it is so good)
Have a great day!

the black crow said...

Wow Sue!

You got some really great things! Can't wait to see how you display everything.....don't ya just love finding exactly what you are in search of?

Have a great day my prim friend,

Oh by the way....I think our hubbys would get along great....mine always makes sure I have the best time too when going somewhere that he knows I will enjoy! I'm keeping him too! lol

Uptown Antiques said...

How awesome that you found so many treasures! I too have a wonderful hubby who tags along on all my treasure hunts and carries all my finds!

rebecca said...

how very fortunate you are that you have a friend and husband friend to go with you on your ventures.