I shouldn't have gone anywhere near this place today. I really am trying to pare down, to deacquisition the "treasures" I already own.
But the Handsome Husband was off doing his own thing and the lovely June afternoon beckoned.
Whether I am haunting thrift shops or antique venues, I always seem to be drawn to the same sorts of things. Battered watering cans always catch my eye. I like them as planters for summer annuals. But since I already own three of them - or maybe four? - I left this one behind.
These colorful vintage tins were tempting. They'd be great for storing craft supplies.
Nostalgia is a big factor in antique and thrift browsing. My eye was drawn to these dishes that are similar to some pieces my mother once owned.
I love the colors of old Chinese porcelain. but it's too rich for my blood. And when would I ever use it?
I did like these green dishes with the butterflies. Hung on the wall, they would be lovely art.
Don't know why but I rather liked the funky pink toy kitchen pieces. They would be fun in the guest room our granddaughters occasionally use.
I am a fan, too, of dog art. These two pieces, above and below, were not very expensive.
In the end, I only bought one thing: a pretty platter, of no great value, but it is something that I will actually use. I want a pat on the back for being somewhat abstemious today.
The Round Lake Antiques Festival is an annual event. Make a mental note to check it out next June. All money raised benefits the Round Lake Library and other good stuff in the village.