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Sunday, April 25, 2010

A-huntin we will go.......

......a-huntin we will go hi ho the merri-o a-huntin we will go.........and we did too at the Ohio Valley Antique Mall. It's hard to believe they are celebrating their 3rd anniversary over at the OVAM this weekend. They were busy! The Cafe was cookin and the sounds of racing were coming from the media room. Of course the Men usually congregate in there with the sports channels. Mom and I went on the hunt. Just to let you know how large this mall is it takes at least 3 hours just to walk thru......that doesn't include going back to vendor booths you mark to come back to, going down the two center aisles that cross the width of the building, or browsing  the 5 aisles of locked cases!!! You all need to come to town and we could make a day of it..they're open 9a-9p hehehe...
Well, we were quite happy with our vintage finds..................................
I found a bag filled with vintage wooden embroidery hoops in various sizes and another filled with vintage fabric peices. This is a little tease as to what I'm doing with them. When finished I'll show them and they'll be avalable on my Etsy site.

These two hankies are vintage from the 40's, but they are in pristine condition. I have a few ideas for these beauties. I got to thinking for those of you that do paper projects these two images would  make cute cards or something. Feel free to copy and save them.

This 1930-40 hankie  was a must have. I love the colors, but the
hand-tatted edging is so intricate. I can't wait to see what it becomes.
No, really, I have no idea ....right now I just like looking at it. That's the fun of vintage finds.

The rick-rack was real surprise. It  was in a basket in a tangle of other materials. I'm not sure how old this is, but I can envision it around the bodice or waist of a turn-of-the-century lace and  layers of billowy sheer fabric an ankle length dress.

I  love this 1940-50 tablecloth. You can't tell in this picture, but it was well used and worn. It will be happily repurposed into a myriad of other designs.
Here are a couple of close-ups

And, now, the peice-de-resistance

A 1950-60 Knott's Berry Farm Apron! In excellent's like new! This does not need any embellishment or stitches. It's going right up on my Apronation Etsy site.
Wow, what a good weekend! Did you go a-huntin? Find any vintage goodies?
Since it's another Red Letter day, I'm linking this post to Susan's Blog over at It's a Very Cherry World for her Rednesday. I know some of the items aren't all red, but the splashes of red that they have make the very!  Now I'm off to visit some other red hot sites thru here .
Have a Happy Day!


Shirley said...

You found some really great treasures. It has been cool and rainy today. My allergies haven't been as bad today. It is going to be a long summer that is for sure.
We stayed home for most of the day because I didn't want to get out in the rain and I needed to do laundry. We were out in the rain yesterday for the majority of the day.
I hope you are feeling better. Have a wonderful day Your Missouri Friend.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I don't think that I could turn down anything with little chicks on it and I love that apron! You found some terrific treasures and I hope that you had a great time whilst on the hunt.
♥, Susan

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Melody!
You did find some fun things, didn't you!
I just LOVE the farm hankies. Those are too cute.
I need to find a few hours to get out there...I haven't been since winter.
Sadly, I won't be able to go, but I think Lawrenceburg's Antique Flea market is this coming Sunday. :-)


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Those hankies are just darling - that horse one is just too cute!!
We just came upon some hankies this weekend (we were thinking of "H" see!) Anyway - great finds (oh that! you scored!!) love them all!

Dawn said...

Hi Melody, sorry it took me so long to get back to you. We traded comments last week about the vintage CA items. I'll be sure to keep an eye on your etsy site.

Those farm scenes are really cute. I like the colors on them too. I've lived in CA all my life and never been to Knott's Berry Farm!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Wow! You found some wonderful things. I'm very interested in what you do with the embroidery hoops. Such a mystery! :)

craftyles said...

Those hankies are really cute. Love your linens!

~~Carol~~ said...

Hunting for treasures has been really crummy here, but boy did you ever find alot of goodies! I love all of the linens, especially that Knott's apron. What a find, and it looks like it was never worn!
Happy REDnesday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What great treasures you found! I just returned from my favorite Thrift Stores half price sale and if you stop by tomorrow, you will see all the beauties I bought! I love thrift shopping, don't you????

Ann said...

Wow!! First let me say, it would a dream of mine to visit an antique mall that takes 3 hours to shop!!! Nope, not around these parts, 30 minutes and your done. :(
Now on to your treasures, they are quite lovely and I can't wait to see what you do with them.
Thanks so much for sharing.
I'm off to google that antique mall!!
The Tattered Tassel

Anonymous said...

Fabu finds! Especially the vintage tablecloth and apron. I grew up going to Knott's Berry Farm. Happy REDnesday~

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Sally Annie Magundy said...

Pea green with envy over here! What treasures! Love love love your quilt blocks in hoops and oh my gosh, that Knott's Berry Farm apron and and and everything! :)

Happy Rednesday!


SueLovesCherries said...

Wow, you picked up some awesome items, especially the Knott's Berry apron!