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Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Fiddler's Convention antique show Loudon, TN

Hi guys! We did another antique show today. This one was in Loudon, TN just 15 miles or so down the road from home. It is held in conjunction with the annual Fiddler's convention on the lawn of the Loudon County Courthouse.

It is a pretty site..lots of shade trees and today was rain and a slight breeze. Luckily no rain because when we unpacked our tent we found only the frame! Apparently we took the top off last time we used it because it was wet and we didn't want to pack it in the bag wet..oh well!

This is a one day show so we usually don't bring tons of stuff. I have yet to make it to the actual fiddler's convention held a couple blocks away. After a day unloading, setting up, sitting in the sun and re-loading, by the time we are packed we are hot and sweaty and ready to go home!You could hear them occasionally though on the breeze.

 I wandered a bit and took some pix. Quite a few of our fellow antiquing friends do this show also and it is fun to catch up and trade stories. This is "Yankee John's" booth. We have known him for years from auctions ..he is an actual "picker" ..not the TV kind..although his impression and fake story of American Pickers Mike and Frank getting lost in "Deliverance" Georgia had me laughing to tears.

Some pretty Depression glass. I have really weeded out most of my breakables in the last few has been a slow seller for me. It's a shame..there are some really gorgeous old pieces out there. I couldn't even sell a large Victorian era patterned glass lidded footed compote for $15 today! I had it marked $20 and They offered $10..I said $15 and they didn't bite..Half price!!!

This is the booth of a couple from Knoxville..they have some nice primitive things and cool painted pieces.

                                                              I like shabby old paint!

This was a cool old painted shutter.I like the squash colored mustard and the grey blue together. Things like this spark my imagination for color combinations for other projects.

A cute farmhouse table. I have one just about like this in my shed waiting for our next show..we could only haul so much today! Old chairs generally sit a lot lower than modern ones..tables were shorter too. I believe that is Cash Family pottery sitting on the table. It was an offshoot of the local Blue Ridge pottery that was manufactured in Erwin, TN. After the factory closed, some of the potters and painters that had worked there for years started their own potteries.

I liked this dealers displays. She had a lot of things in vintage suitcases sorted by category...linens, vintage gloves, hankies, baby clothes.

                                                  I have a weakness for old sewing notions.

She had a cool idea for her vintage mannequin. It was one of those adjustable/sectional dressmakers mannis. She wrapped and wedged burlap around it..cute! The thing on the bottom is a cage for a hoopskirt.

                         A bunch of fishing lures of various ages and pedigrees.

This is my  show buddies Albert and Sandy's booth. They use a lot of vintage suitcases to haul and display too. When the show is done, shut the suitcases, stack and haul them off!

                                           She has a lot of cool vintage Christmas things.

                                                          Cute Japan Putz houses...........

                                                  She has lots of cool vintage buttons too.


This dealer mixed ferns, mums, white pumpkins and walnuts (the greenish brown balls in the paper bag) into her display.A great mix with her garden themed things.

                         I love the colors of vintage, red, yellow blue and corally pink.

                                     A vintage steamer trunk with manly vintage clothing items.

                              This case was so was actually one of those old bonnet hair dryers!

                                                        An old "sow belly" kitchen hutch.

Last but not least..vintage and antique quilts.A great  relaxing day. This week I am back to cracking..painting, making, photographing and listing...hope you have a productive week too! Til next time! Julia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like a wonderful show but I'm sad you didn't get to hear the fiddlers!