Last week on our get away, while visiting the When Pigs Fly shop, they told us about the Mount Dora Annual Spring Antiques, Collectibles, & Crafts Show being held this weekend. Doesn’t this sound like something you would want to go to? Also, yesterday the When Pigs Fly blog showed a sneak peek of some of the goodies they were offering. If you check out their blog you will see why I thought I wanted to go.
Well, Adolph and I got up early this morning and headed to Mount Dora, but were we ever disappointed. There were a lot of vendors set up in the streets downtown, but this was more of an art show than an antiques or collectibles show. We only saw three booths with antiques and there was nothing we were interested in. So we headed to When Pigs Fly – there where a lot of great goodies to look at, but the prices kept us from buying.
We left Mount Dora and headed to an Antique Mall in Wildwood that we had visited last week. I found a grater and a two pewter plates that I needed to finish a couple of displays.
After moving my pewter collection recently I needed nine plates to balance the shelves and I only had eight. Looks kinda skimpy doesn’t it?
Today a found another set of the small and large plates to add to the bottom shelf. I think it looks much better now.
As we headed home we took a little detour to Dade City. I found a garden seed sack, and these pillow made from old quilts and a coverlet, at Antiques On the Main Street.
I tucked the small pillows in baskets sitting in the top of this dry sink.
I put the larger quilted pillow on the bed in our blue/brown guest room.
I made pillows from the seed sack I found today and the grain sack I got last week for the other guest room.
Yes, I got a few nice goodies going north, but not in Mount Dora. Had we not made the side trips it would have been a total bust.
Today was the monthly Antiques Street Fair in Arcadia - wish we had gone there instead. It is just such a pleasant outing and I am never disappointed. I missed visiting my prim friends and Maddy’s, my favorite prim shop, and shopping the other vendors that always have lots of great goodies to choose from.
I know sometimes we have to try new things or we might miss out, but there is something to be said for the familiar and dependable too.
Anyway, it was a great day to be outside. Hope you are all enjoying beautiful Spring weather as well.