One of the many things I love about my hometown is that it holds an antique fair twice a year. The city shuts down several of the streets downtown, which is brimming with antique dealers from town and afar. Last year, I wasn’t able to attend either fair, so this year I was bound and determined to go. Like a true junkie, I had to have my fix. I mostly look for porcelain or china, linens, silverware, and home décor. However, with the focus on my business in the forefront of my mind and the pop up shop coming soon, I found my eyes wandering to other goodies.
Seeing all the dealers together in one place does allow you to see trends, as well and surprisingly the offerings are different every show. This year, drawers were a big trend and are sold just on their own…no cabinets or dressers for them to set in. They are great storage solution for a desktop, they can be hung to make shelves, used as planters, and whatever else your mind can think up.
Since it’s spring, there was a lot of outdoor and garden items; wire cages, plant stands, café tables and chairs, etc.
Box graters. Yeah you heard me, box graters. I think I saw about 5 of them.
My creative mind was going a mile a minute throughout the 3 hours I was at the show. I really wanted to find something very unique to sell at the pop up shop (being held on May 13 if you haven’t heard *wink*). With all the drawers around me, it was inevitable that I would purchase one…a very cool metal army green drawer from a military cabinet. The item I’m most excited about is this lawn seeder. I’ll be getting my hands dirty this weekend getting plants in both items.
I’m already anticipating the September antique fair. Anxious to see what treasures I’ll find!
P.S. Look what delivered last night! My lawn signs for the pop up store. I think they turned out great!