My favorite shop in Arcadia, Maddy’s Antiques, hosted a Primitive Antique Show today. (Click here to visit Maddy’s website.) I am so glad that I am feeling better and was able to go – it was well worth the drive. There were primitives, antiques, reproductions, hand crafted items, and wonderful accessories for the primitive or country home. Since we are going on vacation soon I am trying to be good, but I did find a few things I had to bring home.
I have wanted a grain scoop for a long time and was thrilled to find this one at a great price. And of course I can’t pass up pewter – especially when it is something I don’t already have, like these goblets. The folder in the front, with the feather, is a wonderful handmade prim reproduction – it is actually cloth, but is made to look like a worn leather pouch. There is aged blank paper inside and the piece of paper peeking out from under the flap is a copy of a love letter dated June 10, 1863. I also got some other goodies at the show, but they are gifts for people who read this blog so I can’t show you.
At Maddy’s I picked up some primitive needfuls, like prim notecards and silicone bulbs for my candle lamps, and a Sensible Scents, LTD candle in “Lemon Curd” scent – it is burning as I type and it smells yummy. If you live in, or visit, the central Florida area you need to visit Arcadia – especially on the fourth Saturday of each month, where they host an antique street fair, in addition to around 25 antique shops along Oak Street. It is a delightful place to shop.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!