A Day at the Fair

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Road Trip!

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.

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Waiting in line at the entrance to the fairgrounds. The giant rooster points the way.

 

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Checking out the goods.

 

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A lot of dogs accompany their masters. Some even come in costume.

 

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You can find real antiques,

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Reproductions,

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And odd collectibles.

 

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A display of aprons.

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A few props like an apple or geraniums can make a sale.

 

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To no one’s surprise. I collect garden related, as well as sewing and textile collectibles and antiques.

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My vote for best display and best booth. How can you NOT buy something when it’s displayed like this.

 

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Working my way through the crowds towards my goal. There is nothing like fair food!

 

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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.

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The big purchase of the day. A metal arbor to replace the old wooden one supporting my hydrangea vine.

 

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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.

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About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.
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