Wednesday, April 09, 2008

its just things

*more things i gathered from the
* the bottom book looks like an old picture album, but actually is called the golden book-full of golden bits of poetry. how nice of a surprise, as i actually bought it for the binding, and of course the substantial pages inside. it came from a couple that traveled all the way from Nebraska~and have done so for the past 10 years.
* the two books on top are actually from a fellow that lives in New Ulm, the little town I grew up in. these were from family, and he had come to sell things he cleaned out of the old homestead. they are both written in German. i love that. some of the pages are crumbling. i will use them with him in mind.
* the vintage keys came from a husband and wife from Arkansas. their booth was packed full of antique hardware. i wish i would have taken a picture of their tent. he sat at a long table in his booth, patiently sifting thru a box of various pieces of metal. methodically grouping like kinds. this man loved his little pieces of handles, knobs, and such. i did too.
* the buttons were from a bead house close to the highway. these vintage buttons were chosen because of their beautiful earthy color of browns, grays, and cream. i visited this shop last October. a little high in price, but i needed some freshwater pearls, and they had a good selection. you know i can sniff out a bead shop a mile away.
* the antique silver spoon & knife came via a gentlemen from Louisiana. Melanie and i landed in his tent, right before a major downpour last Friday & a fresh (very) cold front blew in~let's just say we didn't totally prepare!
* and, last but not least, the tarnished silver cream and sugar set was a great steal for $6. this lady came from Fort Worth. she was so excited & oh so sweet. she had made over $1,500 selling her goods so far. that is small change to most there, but it was alot to her.
so, now you have a few more reasons why i love to go to Warrenton. it is not only for the things, but it is for the people. and that makes me happy.


Anita said...

What wonderful treasures... I like these even more than the buttons! Great finds... makes me want to go treasure hunting! :)

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Awesome finds! You must have had a blast looking at all the stuff!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love reading about the treasures, it's always so much fun to know about them!
Sandra Evertson

escape said...

good job. i might be thinking of doing the same thing. very interesting post.

kansasrose said...

I love all your cool finds and your joy of life. Bet it's loads of fun just to watch all the people and meet the vendors too. God Bless dear Diane. :)

Susan Tuttle said...

Such incredibly special finds - each one spoke to you for sure - they have found a wonderful, new home with you.

Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my book.


A bird in the hand said...

Hey Diane,
Greeting from McKinney, Texas!!!


Chris said...

I loved the stories of each find. The people who brought them and the reasons for selling them. Very cool stuff!!

And we have the same talent~~sniffing out bead stores!! It's either a gift or a curse :-)
Love you my sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

I love that you shared information about each of the finds. I love the photo too!