Monday, May 27, 2013

Christie Antique Show

This past Saturday I ventured out to the annual Spring Christie Antique Show. I've been before, but this year my mom joined me and I'm so happy she did. We had a great morning.

The show opened at 8am, and we were at the gates at 8:30 along with a few hundred  others. Rain or shine the show opens twice a year, this years dates May 25th and September 7th. The morning started off really chilly, but by noon the sun made an appearance and it warmed up some. Thank goodness.

Here’s the handsome little fellow I proudly came home with; tall, proud and golden. If you’ve read a few of my recent posts, you know I have a thing for elephants.

Christie Antique Show via Desire to Decorate

Good 'ol Italian heritage, my mom bartered the seller down from $12.50 to $10.00, saying it was for her grandson - made me laugh.

Here's a round up at a few of the other things that caught my eye…

Love these pretty pastel vintage mugs. Should have.

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The size of these lamps caught my instantly.

Christie Antique Show Lamps vis Desire to Decorate

Wings anyone?

Christie Antique Show Spring Wings via Desire to Decorate

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Metal baskets.

Christie Antique Show via Desire to Decorate (18)

Letters. There were letters everywhere. I’m tired of letters.

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I missed out on the hooks I wanted for Evan’s big boy room. I thought to wait, and when I returned they were gone. Lesson learned.

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The pile had glass, brass and porcelain door knobs, they were all lovely. Love the glass and brass door knobs especially, thought I need black door first, so I left them behind.

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Not often do you see an antique bed suitable for a boy… I think this one is fabulous.

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Mini Bertoia chair. Wanted it, left it.

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Aren’t these teacups pretty? I told my mom about using them to display jewellery, she looked at me as if I was crazy.

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This Murano glass green lamp, so stunning!

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This table caught my eye instantly. It was the largest display of Jade dishes at the show. So pretty!

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Next to the Jade dishes were these stunning pink pieces. Love the pink polka-dot glasses. Didn’t buy any.

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And, finally… these gold plated cutlery set… heaven. It’s as though they were hidden, at the far back of a table and under some display shelves. I spotted them in an instant. I asked for a price, prepare yourself… $750. for the set. Needless to say, I left them behind.

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All and all, a better show then the first show I went to although, I still found the items to be pricy. Nevertheless, I’m happy with my golden elephant purchase.

Also bumped into Jennifer from Rambling Renovators and Pam from Cherish Toronto. Always so great to run into these ladies.

What did you do this past weekend?

25 comments:

refresheddesigns . said...

Some great items! I was there as well and spotted the doorknobs and drooled. I too did not purchase, but looking forward to September!

Designwali said...

what a great elephant...i really want to just go see this show one day!

Tim@DesignMaze said...

wow!! didn't know those brass cutleries were that expensive!! Love the fun pink pieces and were the Jade pieces real jade? The green murano glass lamp looks so dreamy!


Thanks for taking me along for a trip to Christie Antiques. I guess I really should join you ladies next time!

debby said...

How fun is that little elephant? Love it! xo

Tara @ Surburble said...

Found you through Rambling Renovators - I am so in awe of all of the amazing things to be found at that auction! It looks like a junker's paradise! :)


Great blog, by the way! I'll be sure to follow! :)


Tara
Suburble.com

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

Hhhhhh, what an incredible day you must have had! I love my vintage, and the items you shared with us definitely didn't disappoint! Your elephant is great - lots of good luck is coming your way! Thanks so much for this post - it's awesome!!!

Wendy Hicken said...

Ah, thanks Sheila!

Wendy Hicken said...

Hi Tara! Thanks for visiting - I'm so happy to have you as a new friend!

Wendy Hicken said...

Thanks Debby!

Wendy Hicken said...

Tim, would love for you join next time! Make sure to give Chris plenty of advance notice ~

Wendy Hicken said...

Would love for you to join next time ~ maybe we should have a meet up at the show.

Wendy Hicken said...

Oh, I wish I had known.... did you purchase anything?

toko baju muslim murah said...

Its the details of our lives I think that in some respects make the impact. Its only once in a while the big picture matters. I loves these photos of the details.

Heather said...

is that a card catalogue next to the wings? I would KILL to have that!

Laurie Dickson said...

I will have to put this on my to do list for next year, I'm sad I missed it!!! :( Card catalogue is stunning, the metal baskets, everything!!! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.

Karen@NourishWithKaren said...

I love wandering thru antique sales! This one looks awesome!

Moor of Everything said...

Just put September 7th in my calendar! Wooo! Great spots and I love the gold plated cutlery!

Heather Inspired said...

I'd be interested in those corbels and the wings too - gorgeous! Thanks for showin' me around, that looks like it was fun!!

Wendy Hicken said...

Right you are!

Wendy Hicken said...

my pleasure!

Wendy Hicken said...

So much fun!

Wendy Hicken said...

My pleasure!

Wendy Hicken said...

I say, you have to do the Christie Antique Show at least once!

Daniela Duriavig said...

I love that show, but I stopped going years ago. Might be time for another visit! Great picks!

Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne said...

ahhhhhhhhhh! card catalog, card catalog, card catalog I'm dying over here!!!!!!!!!

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