Last weekend, I attended the NWA Antique Festival of the Ozarks with my daughter-in-law and a friend. Believe it or not, with all of the different festivals I have attended, this is the first time I have ever been to an antique festival- but it certainly won't be my last.
I was pleasantly surprised at some of the wares offered by the vendors. There was no junk; much of what was being sold was quality items that I usually dig for when I hit the local antique shops in my area. There were some great deals to be found, as well. I picked up several items that I will repurpose and use in my projects, namely jewelry, quilts and hankie dolls.
Here's a sampling of some of the goodies which were available for sale:
A vast collection of spice tins.
Jadeite dishes of all kinds.
A mini Fiestaware play set for little girls.
Gorgeous plates from long ago.
German pottery and mini chocolate molds.
Matryoshka dolls galore.
Beautiful Victorian jewelry.
More Bakelite jewelry.
A handmade, embroidered mirror cover from 1916.
Brass stampings/jewelry embellishments.
Lots of half dolls.
A gorgeous Grandmother's Garden quilt.
A flower seed packet from the 1940's which was used as a promotional item by an insurance company.
I ended up purchasing some of the chocolate molds, broken rhinestone jewelry pieces and brass stampings which will be used in some future jewelry designs (among other things) as shown below.
All in all, I had a great time and I'm happy with all of the little treasures I was able to pick up at the show.