Thursday, April 08, 2010

Old Friends and Robin Song

Our first saleing, brocanting and antiquing week-end after a long hibernation was quite a success!! On Sunday morning we woke up at 5 AM hoping to snag some early buys at the local flea market. We love the excitement of that first morning as we dress, and walk the dog, wondering what treasures and one-of-a –kinds we can unearth. This morning was warm with a light wind. The half moon was white and looked like a delicate ear listening to the first robin singing in the dawn in the branches of our Norway maple tree, that moved in the light wind, stirring up the sky.

We saw all of our early morning marketing friends, exchanged hugs and pleasantries and then the hunt was on!!! We found a great old small antique wooden clipboard, thick and richly colored; a lot of Vogue sewing patterns from the 1940’s and 1950’s (here’s wishing the clothes were in the same box!! Alas no such luck on this Sunday…); a lovely wicker tray with butterflies and ferns arranged in such an artistic way; two diminutive wicker baskets (so sweet); and a little cream doll dress that just happens to fit one of our naked peg dolls(the little antique gown will be our first day of brocanting gift to her!!!)

This week-end in our travels we managed to happen on a beautiful pair of early side lace dove gray boots, a rental sign from Wachusett Mountain, and a beautiful wedding dress in its original box with the owner’s name, wedding date of June 1914. Can you imagine how tiny this bride must have been to fit into this gown???? The gown is made of silk and looks so beautiful in the sunlight. We wonder what she looked like and how she wore her hair…. We hope her marriage was a happy and that she and her husband were blessed with joy.

Looking forward to next week-end …

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