On a lovely weekend at the end of September I attended a great local antique show, Gadsden's Milton Fall Antique Expo, at the Milton Farm Museum.
There were so many great vendors and I only managed to snap a few photos with my iPhone. The variety of items was wonderful and so many nice vendors. The prices, which I am sure were competitive and reasonable, were too high for our tight budget. I knew that ahead of time but loved going just for the inspiration and as a means of comparing my thrifty finds. Besides, it was a beautiful day and I figured the $9 admission price was well worth the eye candy.
Loved the great antique mantel and I am always a sucker for stars, especially these tin ones.
Lots of great wood antique pieces, many of them early Canadian pieces from Ontario and Quebec.
Vintage maps, great signage and frames with lots of patina.
More great sideboards, cupboards and mirrors. The uniquely rounded front hanging cupboard on the far left of this photo was getting a lot of attention.
I loved this contemporary Canadiana folk art called THE CANADIAN EXPRESS by PEI artist Kerras Jeffery. What a conversation piece this would be, but at $2,595 not for the average homeowner.
There was a great selection of vintage ironstone at the different dealers. An antique show like this would be a great spot to pick up an instant collection but it would be pricey. The large platter was marked $32.
Check out the old porch posts and the lovely counter or island. Loved the patina on the old cupboards and stepbacks too.
This was my favourite booth, with I think 3 vendors in one space. Fabulous items, but quite a bit out of my budget.
Lots of vintage, French and industrial pieces.
booth in last two photos:Tattered and Torn and Pelican
I thought this was a great way to spend a lovely Fall day, wandering the aisles and admiring the vintage collectibles. I may not have purchased anything, but I got lots of inspiration and found a few items at a thrift store on the way home. I might just have to save up a bit for next year's show. Have you attended a vintage or antique show in your area recently?