Wednesday, September 16, 2009

antiques and bovines

Hello everyone!
Today my mom and I made the drive to Fairground Antiques in Swanzey, NH, and on the way there found this field of dozens of cows!
I have a deep love for cows.
So sweet! And now to the pictures from Fairground Antiques (an amazing place if you ever get the chance to go):
This scared me so much at first! I thought she was real.
I wanted this statue so much, but it was too expensive.
State flower embroidered map!
I love the odd pairings of objects set up in the booths. They're like little art installations. This elephant/white car in front of clear bottles and a black and white city-scape was my favorite.
school of fish
panther on an ink display stand
"the life of a hunter"
I almost bought this! I love the colors.
"Alice 1946"
elephant lamp with a mismatched shade
quintuplets paddle fan?
This old white bunny toy is so beautiful.
New Looks Montgomery Ward summer 1940
You could order two pound boxes of bees from Montgomery Ward in 1940.
And also some New England chicks. 
boxed poodles
nurse adventures
There is no finer cat than I am.
I love reddish-orange roses with the color lavender. 
On the way home, we stopped at Bolton Orchards to get pie, and I was laughing at their fruit personification. 
I loved this pumpkin. It's wonderful how bacterial growths look so beautiful on plants and vegetables.
Last night's artist talk was so much fun. Thank you to everyone who came! I'll do a post with pictures from the night later this week. I also found something absolutely wonderful at Fairground Antiques. I brought it home and it deserves a post of its own, also soon to come!
I hope you all had an excellent Wednesday!


Sher said...

Beautiful pictures! The mannequin at the table scared me too, I thought she was real:P

Anonymous said...

What fun! I love this stuff. We have so much in common, Amanda. I, too, have a deep love for cows. I used to be a cow collector. I still drive with cow seat covers!

Can't wait to see what you came home with!

Amanda Atkins said...

Thank you Sher!
And yes, Katrina, we really do have SO much in common (from cows to same sweaters).