I spent 6 hours at the Country Living Fair on Friday and came home with all kinds of lovely treasures!
Non of them broke the bank — most of them were between $1 and $6. I stayed away from more pricey things.
Vintage Letters, Trinkets, and Mason Jars
This is the most I’ve bought in all three years I’ve attended the fair.
After seeing Jamie’s great idea of repurposing a vintage rake, I bought one for $12 to do something similar.
The milkglass jars were $1 each, and the mason jars $2. The little memo books were $1, and the game chips cost $2.
This shredded paper nest was $4, and the little goodies $1 each. I added all of them to the mason jars and am displaying them like that in our living room right now.
The salt shaker was $2, and the five silver spoons $5. I found those in Cari Cucksey’s booth! She is a doll and we’ve chatted the last three years, and it’s always lovely to see her.
This was the most amazing find of the day: a postcard of my hometown in Germany! I was looking through a whole stash of postcards in Cari’s booth and found it. What is the chance of that! Cari loved the story and gave it to me for free.
This vintage book about The Hudson and Manhattan Tunnels was a steal for $3, an is amazing part of history. The stamp of a cottage and the little red book bank were only $2.
And then there are the vintage letters. I bought three sets of them, and some of them are from 1902! As you may know, I have a thing for vintage letters.
I can’t read the handwriting of the ones addresses to Mrs. Wharton, but this one I can read.
It was written in Cuba. The language is just lovely: “…we were too far from Havana to have the pleasure of calling on her and her party…”
There was a whole bunch of these letters, some love letters, and every stash cost $6. I felt kind of bad to buy them because it’s just odd to be buying someone else’s letters a hundred years later, right?
But I love the history, and they add such a nice vintage touch to vignettes, which I like to create in our home.
Which one of my finds is your favorite?