Friday, September 21, 2012

43 Shots of Antique Show, Days of the Pioneer

Gregory and I flew to Tennessee for our 44th. anniversary in order to attend the incredible antiques show, Days of the Pioneer. It was held at the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN. The sponsor of the show is Jill Peterson, publisher and owner of A Simple Life Magazine. Gregory writes for her. 

It was wonderful to finally meet Jill in person, as well as to meet so many people we've known online. And, we saw old friends from when we lived in southern, Ohio from 2003-05. 

I was absolutely delighted to meet some women from Oregon! And, they're not at all far from where we live. Pumpkin Hollow is in Albany, Oregon, and it is a primitive shop that offers this look to Oregonians. 

Please enjoy my pictures of that fun weekend.  


Below is the A Simple Life Magazine headquarters at the show.



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One of many picturesque re-enactors.


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Anne Child, a fabulous artist, visiting with an old friend.


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John Child, husband to Anne. He too is quite creative with wood.
Their beautiful home in Little Rock, Arkansas, is one featured in Jill Peterson's coffee table book The Settlement.


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Lovely, Kris Casucci of Walker Homestead renown. Kris is a tremendous person and she lives in a house that was built in the late 1600's near Sturbridge, MA. Kris is a supreme antiques dealer! I enjoyed buying some of her treasures.


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Peacocks roam the grounds.


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Tall haystack!



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A wonderful early, cloth doll sitting in her adorable, early dolly chair. This doll is owned by antiques dealer, Faye Klemen of Early Country Antiques.



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I am charmed by these simple, rustic fences.


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My dear husband, Gregory LeFever, chatting with Jill Peterson, owner and publisher of A Simple Life Magazine.

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My husband posing at a cauldron.



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This is an antique haystack form!


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An interesting way to create a tent.


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Tennessee artist, Janice Shepherd, a wonderful artist who sold nearly everything by the end of the show. I bought some lovely things from her, including one of her fabulous early styled water color portraits. Also, partnering in her booth was another incredible Tennessee artist, Betty Zahn. I bought an early styled, cloth doll from her and some hooked chair pads. I cannot share pictures yet, because they were shipped from there and aren't here in Oregon yet. Can't wait!



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Jim Clayburne, if I remember his name correctly. He is a re-enactor who has also written some as well as performed for A&E in film about the Last of the Mohicans.



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Jim again, and this time chatting with Todd Antonuk, husband to Jill Peterson. Todd is an amazing man who built their home in Texas. In a very hot July, Todd, by hand with an ax made the rough hewn boards for their log cabin. Their  home can also be seen in Jill's book, The Settlement.



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One fabulous couple, Kris and Paul Casucci of Walker Homestead renown. It was like meeting movie stars for me!


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A charming, tidy, log cabin.






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Make-do sofa!










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Sitting there is Roger Peterson, Jill's father. She is in the background chatting with a Civil War re-enactor.


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Tobacco leaves drying on a darling, twig stand.




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From Walker Homestead you can see on the top pile, a lovely, antique piece of crewel embroidery yardage. It's on its way to me!


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The next two pictures show more of Kris and Paul Casucci's wonderful booth. I bought the antique, hooked chair pad there under that neat wooden jug.




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I spotted this little bevy of wee gourds and was amused by the single, tiny tomato.



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A fabulous hornbeam with a lidded box attached.



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A wonderful, antique Santa in yellow, for a tidy sum of only $895.00!



Baa baa


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These cement skeps are a great idea for the garden!



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A gentleman clogging.



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I do love clotheslines, and this one is dear.



2 comments:

DollZandThingZ said...

What wonderful photos! It had to be so much fun! Thank you for taking so many photos. Not as good as being there, but darn close!
xx

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