On Sunday we went to the Sandwich Antiques Market and had a really lovely day. It was sunny and pretty warm, although a bit windy. The only complaint I have is that I woke up with a sore throat (no surprise since I went to bed with a sore throat). I *really* wanted to get out and go to Sandwich though, so I pretended that I wasn't really sick. (I was.)
Sandwich runs monthly starting in April and ending in October and it's our favorite show in the area. We have a favorite furniture guy who is always there ( Mike's Antique's) and there are always quality things -- mostly at reasonable prices. The dealers will almost always come down a little on price, so you feel like you've gotten a deal. And there is a pita vendor, so you don't have to eat greasy carnival fare. (Maddie also loves the "mother/daughter potty" -- yes, a stall with a regular and mini potty.)
So anyway, armed with a packet of tissues and a real hand squeezed lemonade we searched the booths. I found the lovely Frankoma leaf dish (pictured above) in my favorite glaze. This is my second piece of Frankoma, so I almost feel like I'm becoming a bit of a collector at this point. (Here's the first Frankoma piece I bought.)
I also had the great luck to find some cute plastic buttons -- the one thing I actually set out to look for. I wish I had a better picture, but it's cloudy here and to tell you the truth, I'm sick, so I really can't be bothered to make the effort to get out the tripod and find decent lighting and all that at the present time.
I saw so many quilts at the show Sunday! Quilts in all states of disrepair and quilt tops, gorgeous, well-preserved quilts and quilt squares that were never assembled. It was a gold mine! I behaved myself though. There was one quilt I would have loved to photograph, but I was camera-less. It was an "Eagle Quilt" from the late 1900's -- something that I had never heard of. Apparently they are quite rare. This dealer was friendly and willing to chat a bit about the quilt. She said that this was the first one she had ever acquired in her many years of quilt dealing. I couldn't really find much info on the web about the Eagle Quilts. There is a picture of one at the top of this site that will give you an idea. The dealer held the quilt up to the light so I could see the cotton inside the quilt which was not run through a cotton gin! You could still see the seeds and bits of VM -- cool! (This quilt, btw, was priced at over $1,200. Quite rare indeed!)
So, I had a good day despite the cold, but once I stopped moving I collapsed and I've been feeling pretty crummy since. The hot tea has been doing wonders though. And better to get sick now then a few days before MS&W, right?
Must go lie down. Writing this post wore me out. . .