The Old Summit Antique Show always has a lot of "Americana". At it's heart it's a show full of homespun, country and primitives. For the June show, the dealers really bring out the red, white & blue.
A fox hunt is not typical "Americana" but I loved the bright color on these pieces.
The bright colors and graphics on these tins caught my eye, too.
When I do my weekly estate sales or go to an auction, I'm always on the look out for pieces to set aside for this show. When it comes time to price and pack up for the show, I pull out the treasures I've been hoarding, and I've forgotten about a lot of them, so I get to enjoy finding them all over again.
That's what happened with these two pieces.
They're leather document holders or purses with beautiful handwriting on the inside.
"To Willie Smith with kind regards of Mother Jan 23, 1883"
It was one of the first things that sold when the show opened. Here are a few other things that I brought, but don't have anymore.
Brown transferware is still popular.
Lots of people liked these HUGE lightbulbs, even though no one knew exactly what they were for.
I thought it was fun to hold one over my head and say "I have a big idea".
The wash bowl and all those vintage movie reels did go home with me. I've always done well selling the larger movie reels. They look great hanging on the wall as a kind of sculpural industrial art. I might have to work a little harder to make the smaller reels have the same appeal.