Whenever I am at Brimfield or Bouckville I look for one of my favorite vendors...Keenan Antiques.
They always have a wonderful selection
of many of my favorite things...
They travel to Europe and bring back lots
of lovely English and French antiques.
It was from Pat and Gary that I bought my
antique white French enamel canisters ...
...I love those canisters even more now
than when I first found them ten years ago!
Besides Bouckville, NY and Brimfield, MA...
the Keenans display their hand selected decorative accessories
in shows throughout Pennsylvania.
On Thursday...just before we left Bouckville,
It was good to catch up and compare notes on our treasure hunting.
She and husband Paul spend the week here each year!
Here is sister Lynn with, what we are pretty sure are,
two boards from an old quilt frame.
We bought all four boards.
I love the old ticking tacked to them and think that they would
work great as pot racks or to hang herbs to dry...
...that is, of course, if they are not used for quilting!
Lynn is somewhat of a doll collector...so this pic is for her.
She has accused me of writing on the face of my Shirley Temple doll when I was all of 8 years old...
...I have no recollection of that...she probably made up that story.
I must add that Lynn is a real trooper and kept her usual sunny,
cheerful disposition throughout our three long days of trudging
through fields of glorious antique treasures...my passion...not necessarily hers.
Anyway, I'm blessed to have two wonderful sisters who support,
encourage and put up with all my shenanigans.
Someday...I will unpack my collection and share photos with you.
I really loved this country cupboard.
If only I had a space for it.
I loved this booth.
The artist...elevated humble, everyday but interesting items
into objets d'art ...
...by mounting them and creating wonderful displays.
...and that's it for day 3 at Bouckville!
After we had a yummy lunch at Quack's Diner we headed out to Westmoreland, NY to a terrific multi dealer shop that had been recommended to us by Susan and Paul...one of the friendly and fun couples we met at the B&B we stayed at.
I was able to find a few things to take home with me there too!
Next up...a few photos of the treasures I found!
Hope you are all well...and enjoying the end of the summer!