Monday, August 30, 2010

Niles Annual Antique Fair Finds

Sunday, I was up early and out of the house at 5:30am for the 46th Annual Antique Fair and Flea Market in the Historical Niles District in Fremont.  In addition to the antique show, blocks and blocks of surrounding homes participate in the city wide yard sale.  Most of the yard sales seem to start a little later, so I hit the main street first.

Unfortunately, I couldn't help but be a little disappointed with the mixture of booths on the main street.  It's a flea market in addition to an antique show, but I really don't like having to walk by booths of sunglasses, t-shirts, hats, plastic food storage, etc., just to get to one of the too few antique booths.  OK, no more complaining.  I did get some fun stuff, but I really had to work for it.

This store wasn't open when I walked by, but it was interesting to look at the old bike parts through the window.
Do you think Mike and Frank (American Pickers) would be drooling over this?

I love the green paint on this rusty old Nemco garbage can, and one can never have too much silver.

This avocado green sewing basket was in perfect condition and a real bargain.  It was even a better bargain when I opened it and discovered it came with bunches of goodies.  I see more repurposed jewelry here.

I love this page from a 1950 house accounts ledger.
 xxx Valley Brook Drive, Falls Church, Va. 
Get a load of that house payment and balance!!! Another page lists the taxes....1950 yearly taxes were $106.86 and in 1959 they jumped way up to $318.00.  Oooooh.  I know, that was a lot of money back then.

I also bought some really cool 28" long Borden's wire milk baskets, a huge heavy wire stocking form, a tin type photo, and a few more smaller wire baskets.  I forgot to get them out of the back of my truck when I took these pictures.

I was a little frustrated with not being able to find a good bling pile until I spotted this when I was leaving.....


I probably spent 30 minutes sifting through it all, and this is what I ended up with....

Now I need to get busy repurposing. 

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