May 19, 2017
On the Saturday before Mother's Day my daughter treated me to an afternoon of antiquing at the Athens Schoolhouse Antique Show.
Located just to the east of Lexington out in the country we drove by some grand homes and farms.
I tried to get pics of homes...but trees and foliage blocked the view for many. Drool worthy for sure! This is horse country folks...with barns that are nicer than many homes in the state. $$$$$ ha!
After paying a two dollar entry fee we were on our own to wander around the former school rooms, gym, etc.
I first noticed these plates...and then the price tag of the one below.
This is an old Stickley made train station bench.
The old school halls were lined with antiques of all sorts.
This grouping made me come for a closer inspection. While I am not into primitive...I love old Kentucky pieces.
I bought my ironstone tureen from the older widow lady who owns these pieces/booth. She had some antique rolling pins and she discussed that they would make good weapons. :-)
Hey, many Kentucky women have pioneer blood running through their veins. :-)
She was a joy to chat with.
I love to learn people's stories.
I seriously considered this tureen, but opted for a simpler one that I shared in an earlier post.
There were so many pretty dishes everywhere...and many reasonable prices too. I will have to go back another day.
I like the way the ironstone and porcelain pieces are displayed in this cabinet.
An antique baby bed.
If I had the place for this sofa...it would be mine. While I do not care for the fabric...the shape is lovely. And it is very sturdy. That's what I like about old, well made pieces. It is so hard to find that in today's furniture. I guess that is why my house is full of "old" pieces.
Gorgeous tray...and an expensive piece.
And have you seen one like this?
A pretty chamber pot with urinal.
We just scratched the surface that day. Of course part of the reason is because I would carry on conversations with the vendors. I love to chat you know. ha ha. I just have to go back another day and explore more treasures.
I brought home this English silver bowl (above) and the ironstone tureen (below.) Both were very modestly priced and I knew that they would fit in my home.
Here is the previous post with the bowl.
I have so often read that if you love something, you will find a place for it in your home and it will blend with your other "loves." I guess we gravitate to the same things to purchase.
Here are some screenshots of the Athens Schoolhouse Antique Market, in case you want to venture a visit.
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.
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