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Saturday, March 24, 2012



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.


I needed one more small grater to add to my collection.


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.

Spring Blessings,


Civil Folks said...

Love all your new finds, Sue. I use grain sacks for pillow cases, too. They ALWAYS get comments!

I figure a good day is waking up, a better day is finding one thing that intrigues me.


tamera-country at heart said...

Good morning Sue. I love all the nice goodies you found. Yes, I too have ventured to some new shops only to be disappointed by what is there. At least you were able to see the countryside. Sometimes it is best to just visit the familiar shops because you know you'll find some good things.
We don't have too many good shops or festivals here in my neck of the woods. Everything is 2 hours or more away. At least you and the Mr were able to spend some time together and that is what counts. My Mr never would go on any road trips or festivals unless it involved cars or tractors.
Enjoy your new goodies and have a happy Sunday.
Country at heart

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Sue~ Wow~ you gathered some pretties~ love your pewter collection~
enjoy the day

Linda said...

What a disappointment about the Mount Dora show. I always thought maybe that would be a good one.
But your pewter collection is really growing, you had some good finds.

dee begg said...


Too bad Mt. Dora was disappointing..but now you know how it was. I hate when I miss going to shows only to remember and then find out it wasn't worth the trip. Glad you were able to find some other goodies though.

Have a great Sunday.


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Hi Sue,
Sorry to hear your trip wasnt as good as you had hoped.
But at least did get some goodies.
And they are awesome!!
I love each and everyone!!
Have a wonderful Sunday.

bettyj said...

Well, your pewter collection is growing in leaps and bounds. I like everything you have done. you know what the problem was don't you? You should have come farther North! Like to At least you had a journey and an enjoyable day.

earlene said...

Oh I hate it when that happens!
Oh well at least you had fun.
Have a great week!

Michelle said...

Hi Sue,
Your house is looking so lovely these days. I think you and I started getting into prims about the same time. It's a nice addiction. Love all your treasures. Please stop by for a visit soon.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

You are so right about keeping to the TRIED AND TRUE! We do what you did sometimes and say to ourselves...WHY!!!!!

You did get some wonderful goodies and yes, now your plate shelf looks more balanced.
Great pillows. I saw some feed sacks today - should have bought them.


Angie Berry said...

Oh, don't you really dislike when you are so excited about a show only to be disappointed? Thank goodness for the side trips so it wasn't a total bust. Your pewter display looks wonderful, love the plates in the back! You have a nice, big grater collection! I only have a few.

I've been making quilt pillows and have really enjoyed making them. The seed sack pillows are adorable, love them Sue!

Have a fantastic week~

Kristy said...

sending a hug