Thursday, April 7, 2011


These are a couple of shots of Alice's booth. She's new to Park Place. I met her briefly one Friday afternoon as she and her daughter came in with the buffet in the next picture. They were there then they were gone so I only got to say a few words to them. She has some nice shabby chic furniture and prices seem fair. This cool green cupboard has the look. This week-end as I'm sure all of you know the Midwest Antique and Collector's Eye Shows are at Hawkeye Downs on Sunday. Be sure to stop by and say hi to Barb and Dan O,Dan & Jo A, Pollyann and all the great people who are at the show. If by Sunday you haven't made it out to Simply Iowa" Garden Party" in Fairfax. Be sure and make the trip, I guarantee you will see things you can't see anywhere else.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Yesterday G1 and I went to the annual Auction and Flea Market at Vining Ia . It's been going on for several years now but this is only the second one we've made it to .It's a real event as you can see from the pictures. I think anyone from the surrounding area that has something they want to sell can bring it. Most of the stuff is farm stuff from old wooden chicken crates to full size tractors. We spent several hours there in hopes of getting a couple of special buys.We did come away with a GREAT old cupboard. Original green paint and made with square nails.(no picture) And a sunburn on my nose, really need to start thinking in terms of warm weather. G1 and I starting talking on the way home, this gnarly old cupboard with sq. nails would fit in real well at The Mad Hatter's GARDEN PARTY, SOOO we went straight to the Rabbit Hole. Long story short see if you can spot it at the GARDEN PARTY.