Christie Antique Show

The semi-annual Christie Antique Show is the largest show in Canada, and it just so happens to be in our neck of the woods. Saturday afternoon, Matt, his brother, sister-in-law and I headed over to the show. Here are some of the things that caught my eye.

Old phonographs

Old phonographs

Vintage signs

Vintage signs

Lamps made out of old tripods

Lamps made out of old tripods

A gorgeous metal base on an old table

A gorgeous decorative metal base on an old table

Racks of vintage clothing

Racks of vintage clothing

CPR dummy

A slightly creepy CPR dummy, complete with fake blood, inflating lungs and its own carrying case.

A suit of armor

A suit of armor, just in case we choose to buy a castle instead of a farm

His and her thrones

Also for our castle, his and her thrones

There were a couple of things that I would have considered more seriously if I wasn’t in the middle of a renovation.

Antique wood bench

A bench like this would be great for our front mudroom

Antique double wedding ring quilt

This was labelled Dresden plate, but I’m pretty sure it’s double wedding ring, my favourite quilt pattern.

In the end, I didn’t come home empty handed. Matt bought me this little guy.

Wade England gingerbread boy

Gingerbread boy by Wade.

The gingerbread boy is part of a set of nursery rhyme figurines originally included in packages of Red Rose Tea. After receiving a few figurines from my grandmother, I started collecting them myself. The gingerbread boy is one that’s difficult to find, and I’m pleased to add him to my collection.

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7 thoughts on “Christie Antique Show

  1. Looks like a great day! I love the phonographs…and think you should totally get the thrones….they would look great by your fireplace!

  2. I have one of those chairs in that photo. I purchased for peanuts, because I assume the seller either didn’t know what he had, or cared. They’re officer chairs, from an “Independent Order of Odd Fellows” Lodge (commonly referring to as the ‘Three Link’ fraternity). Rather rare, as that specific fraternity is dying out. It was founded in the early 1800’s, in an attempt to be an American copycat of our fraternity (The Freemasons).

  3. I love the gingerbread boy. I have some of the tea animals too – I still remember the rush of searching through the tea to have my hot little fingers discover the cool tea animal…and I still absolutely love the smell of a newly opened box of Red Rose tea!

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