It was a beautiful sunny Sunday. Instead of working in the garden, I decided to go to the Antiques Market in Allegan, about a half hour drive from my home. They run the fair on the last Sunday each month and you can find all sorts of cool stuff.
Waiting in line at the entrance to the fairgrounds. The giant rooster points the way.
Checking out the goods.
A lot of dogs accompany their masters. Some even come in costume.
You can find real antiques,
And odd collectibles.
A display of aprons.
A few props like an apple or geraniums can make a sale.
To no one’s surprise. I collect garden related, as well as sewing and textile collectibles and antiques.
My vote for best display and best booth. How can you NOT buy something when it’s displayed like this.
Working my way through the crowds towards my goal. There is nothing like fair food!
Some of the treasures that made their way home.
Old milk crates, barkcloth curtain panels, a pretty pot for an indoor plant, and some really nice antique buttons that will make wonderful brooches.
The big purchase of the day. A metal arbor to replace the old wooden one supporting my hydrangea vine.
I don’t always buy this much at one time. Sometimes I just go for the atmosphere….and the food.
As always, if you wish a larger view, just click on the pictures.