Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Last Look at Madison Bouckville



The countryside here in the middle of New York state is full of rolling hills and farmland....see the wind turbines on the hillside in the distance?



Carole could not resist taking pictures whenever we stopped....



Queen Anne's Lace....a favorite summer wildflower...



Deanna fell in love with this beautiful old Victorian house and wanted to rescue it...
She does that and she's really good at it!
You should see the beautiful Victorian home she lives in now!!



Ok, here are a few random pictures of some of the small things I brought home with me.....an old shabby sampler...a child's pair of vintage and oh so dear blue and white stripe socks...



We found 12 of these old metal drawer bins and 6 old wire baskets at the same booth....Paula and I divided them up between us.....the bins can hook onto a rim or ledge...I will add the wire baskets to the gym locker baskets I already have ....great for storage....



I am waiting for Paula to come up with the perfect use for the old metal drawer bins...What would you do with them? Would you repaint them or leave them rusty and shabby?



Some old leather baby shoes, a brown silk change purse and a dolly...



Funky chippy white hearts cut from old ceiling tiles...



Odds and ends to be used in assemblages...



I can't ever seem to pass up on these old stamp sets...



A shoebox full of vintage Christmas ornaments and a child's pair of old red wool mended mittens..



And last, but not least.....sweet Carole gifted me with these two tins with my favorite number 52!
Thanks girls for a great weekend! It's time to get busy and create and decorate!
And thanks friends for coming along with us and all your kind comments!
:) Laura

24 comments:

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Wonderful photo's and such cool finds! The wind turbines look like they could images of the Cohocton - Naples area. They're amazing.

Florence said...

I loved it all, the rolling hills, the queen annes lace and all your treasures, the tin hearts, the wire baskets, the keys and all the rest. We have those big wind turbines in our area too, along the Columbia River Gorge.

manon 21 said...

tu me donnes la nostalgie de cet état de New york où je me suis bien balader il y a quelques années.
amitiés

manon

LiLi M. said...

Ah there is even more! What a great way to start the day! I love it all, again. That Victorian house is tdf! Can you show us your friends home one day, inside and out please? Did you succeed shopping for the prize winner? An old Chinese saying says that a lunatic can ask more questions than a 1000 wise guys can answer, so I think it is time for me to stop asking. Have a great day!

Jacqueline said...

Wonderful objects, all of which would have fantastic tales to tell...if only they could speak !!!!I love the tin hearts, the red mittens, the stamp set oh, all of it !!!! Thanks for the trip and the lovely weekend Laura....When's the next one?

Kari said...

wauw what a great things you found.and you're friends house I would love too see..Have a nice day..
greetings form Holland.Kari

Martha said...

What great treasures. Looks like you had fun!

misselaineous said...

what a pretty post, and what great treasures you brought home with you. thanks for the queen anne's lace..we don't get those here, but i remember as a kid putting them in water with food coloring, and changing the flowers to pink...or purple...or blue. Memory blog jog...thanks! *elaine*

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a lovely haul of stuff. it all looks so Laura.

Lisa said...

Beautiful post! I am very familiar with upstate NY. One of my favorite things is the Queen Anne's Lace and the beautiful victorians.

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

drooling...boy did you ever get some great junk!! Janna

Floss said...

Your little treasures speak so much of past lives. Somehow the smaller things are more evocative than grand ones, I think.

cheryl kuhn said...

I cannot wait to see how you display all these amzing finds, please post some pics of your creations too, I would love to see them!!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

WOW!! Great friends, great junk...what a great combo! Loved everything!
Beth
www.junkinescapades.blogspot.com

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

The hills and farmland are just beautiful...and the victorian house...so much potential...a little love could fix it right up.

Rebecca said...

Hello
Great post! Love all of it... the doll is 2die4
and so is the rest of it. Lucky you to be able to go to this and have such a great time and great finds.
Also love the queen annes lace, your photos are lovely
Blessings
Rebecca

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh what a gorgeous, romantic place! I LOVE that Victorian home also and would love to have it :) There is nothing more beautiful than the countryside. We just got back from Amish country Ohio ~ truly breathtaking! Your finds are amazing! I adore the doll!
Hugs,
Amy

The Sobbing Settee ... said...

Oooh my goodness me ... how I love the victorian era. Just wish I had been born about 150 years earlier ;-)
The ceiling hearts are just fab as is the shabby looking sampler.
Great finds Laura!!!

Greetzzzzz, Miranda

lulu said...

Oh my, my head is in a blur, I feel so overly visualie stimulated that I think that I may pass out. Could I live any further away? I need to get where ever you were and shop. Really it must happen. What was that?

The Elegant Thrifter said...

You find the most absolutely gorgeous treasures. I love each and every one of them. Stan

Ottilias Veranda said...

Wow You really do find cool and beautiful stuff! I´m showing Your blog to my husband...he thinks I´m a fleamarket shopaholic...but he hasn´t seen all of your trasures!! ;) Would be nice to see some of You creations.
Liisa

Sharon said...

What wonderful finds. Thanks so much for sharing. I have been missing your posts. Something with Blogger. But now they are showing up again. So forgive the late comments. Sharon

Isabel said...

All these awesome photos from Bouckville left me out of breath. I just checked on the map and I was only 1 hour away from Bouckville that weekend!!!!!
Do they do this antique fair every year? Please tell me YES!

Alicia said...

I'd love to rescue the home too!!! It would be so charming to restore!!!!