Weekend Yard Sale Junking and Lasdon Park’s Antique Show

by Dagmar Bleasdale on May 28, 2012

On Saturday, Landon and I found a yard sale and I scored these fun things:

The two shelves were only $3 together, and the box full of little wooden chairs, the cookie cutters, and the four cloth napkins just $1 each. Not bad for $6, right?

I’m already buying things for the gift baskets I want to sell aside from my teacup candles at our local craft fair in December, and those napkins, chairs, and cookie cutters will come in handy.

And today we went to an antique show.

Lasdon Park's Antique Show

After having such a wonderful day in Rhinebeck with my mother, I had been looking forward to driving up to their large antique show at the fair grounds this weekend.

But Lasdon Park down the street had it’s antique show today. Even better! Remember how L helped me haul the little ladder I found there two years ago?

This show is way smaller, but I have no business buying expensive antiques anyway, and I’m glad I saved on gas.

Landon and I got there after 10 AM and it was already so hot! Last night it stormed and rained, and it was really muggy. So the first thing we did was get a fresh-squeezed lemonade. Aah!

There were many thing I would have wanted, like those big antique stoneware containers. They make great planters. But the one I wanted, the one in the center there, was way too heavy.

We walked around for half an hour and I picked up a few little things. L was getting whiny because it was so hot.

So I splurge and bought another, huge, lemonade and got L to walk with me for another few minutes.

Lasdon Park's Antique Show

We also stopped by T.J.Maxx, one of my favorite stores for home decorating, and I found this really cool wooden whale marked down to $20 that I just couldn’t pass up because L loves whales and it fits perfectly with an antique print of a whale I bought a while ago for L’s room.

So here is what I brought home from today’s antique “junking” trip:

Lasdon Park's Antique Show findsThose invoices are over 100 years old and I love the history behind them. Someone wrote those words that long ago! I like to image that person writing it back then.

I crave vintage and antique things — growing up in Germany has something to do with it, and my parents had an antique store.

They were just $2 a piece and I’ll find a cool way to display them.

Those vintage hinges where just $6 and I’ll hang them somewhere for decoration, and that antique teapot and vase fit perfectly with the little collection I already have.

A perfect weekend of “junking”, as the ladies from “Junk Gypsies” call it.

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