Monday, April 4, 2011

Fun at the fair and a new nightstand

WE WANT FAIR PICTURES!
Here are some of the really neat things I saw at Round Top. Of course now I wish I took more pictures!

In Coles I saw this beautiful Edison Phonograph from a Chicago dealer that has been fixing phonographs for the last 30 years. Look at the lettering, it's amazing. This belongs in a steampunk house!

By far the creepiest thing I saw at the Antique Fair. A doll phonograph player. I guess the dealer has had it in his booth for a long time and everyone asks about it, but no one has bought it yet. I told him to try to sell it to a movie studio because it's perfect for a horror movie.

In another booth at Coles I saw these neat collar displays. I loved the little Slidewell ad on the left and the perfectly stacked curved collars.

In the same booth the dealer had a hexagon-shaped wood hardware cabinet. Look at those triangle drawers, borders, and lettering. Not sure what exactly I'd store in here but who cares. It's beautiful!

My husband was interested in a couple of pipes at this booth but the dealer was selling the whole set, all of the pipes and cabinet, for about $2300. Uh, sorry buddy. We really don't need that many pipes. Ignore the poor quality of this picture by the way. I took all of these with my cell phone because I'm an idiot and TOTALLY forgot I had my mom's camera in my purse.

And I was in love with this apothecary cabinet. Drawers in all different sizes with vintage labelled handles.

And of course, I immaturely laughed at the drawer with this label...

Out in the field near Coles, I found the secret meeting place of the Industrial Factory Cart Society. I think the middle one is their leader. :) I've never seen so many of these carts in one place. And this was about 2 hours before the booth was about to close. I wonder how many they started with!

AH, FINALLY YOU SHOW US SOME FURNITURE!
Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of La Bahia. I only had an hour to shop there and was too frantic looking around for deals that I forgot about my poor blog. Sorry everyone! To make up for it, I'll reveal the furniture piece I picked up last Friday. There was a estate sale a few blocks down from my brother's house and I decided to pull over and take a look because baby Aine decided she wasn't ready to nap just yet. The lady running the small estate sale had a few nice pieces of furniture, but she also had some pieces that needed some work.

Like this guy...

Yup! I bought a small antique school desk. The original paint and stain wore off a long time ago, but the wood is in great condition. The metal is rusty but my husband is great with cleaning that up (he has a lot of experience cleaning up the rust on bikes). Also, luckily for me the seat does fold up properly!

The only real issue with it is that it's missing a small plank of wood on the tabletop. My husband is going to work on cutting a new strip for it.

We're going to try to make this his nightstand. We wanted unusual nightstands that didn't match and I think we're going to get just that with my tobacco stand and this school desk. I can just see it! Aine and our future children putting down the little bench and sitting by our bedside talking to us in the morning.

And a few more pictures for you to admire! You can see there's a few old student carvings on the tabletop.
 

And do you know how much I spent on it??? Well...just take a look.

Just $5! Didn't get a deal like that at Round Top! Good thing I picked it up when I did. This will be the first furniture redo my husband and I do together. I hope we both survive it!

Linking to:
Photobucket/

3 comments:

  1. That's one awesome $5 treasure...I'm sure y'all will do fine:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have one of these desk set up in my living room as a table. Mine cost nothing! It was in my dad's barn(my favorite shopping place) She is gonna get new paint on the metal parts and polished up on wood. Love it!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I like your pics from Roundtop. I love the mix of the lusciously fabulous with the creepy weird too, all part of the fun. And wow - that desk is totally awesome!

    ReplyDelete