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Monday, September 24, 2012

My Treasures from the Days of the Pioneer Antiques Show

You can imagine how thrilled I was Saturday morning when my package from Clinton, Tennessee arrived! Here are the 19 items that I found at the show to come and live at my house.


The two dolls are wonderful. The one on the left is by Betty Zahn of Tennessee. She does a remarkable job creating dolls to look old. She did use old fabric for the sweet dress. 

The dolly in black is old and came from dealers from Rocheport, Missouri. Friends Together Antiques, Amanda Canter and Carolyn Green. I found the three wee, antique bonnets there too.

The cutting board that is arched came from Jack and Betty Rhodus of Plain and Simple Antiques between Waynesville and  Lebanon, Ohio. 

That precious water color painting is one done by Janice Shepherd of Tennessee, and so is the book-safe right next to it. Yes that is an old book that I show opened to the cut out area that is the safe for hiding treasures. It is old entirely as is too. I love the pale robin's egg blue interior paper. Sorry I did not photograph the exterior, for it also is gorgeous, but I will show that at another time. The little needle case was made by Betty Zahn and she used very old fabric and ribbon for it. The two hooked pads are also made by Betty.

That wonderful tiny desk was made by John Child, and the sweet painting on it was made by his lovely wife, Anne Child. I love that the painting is done right onto a broken book cover's inside page, so that the other side still shows the old book cover.

 This piece of crewel yardage is gorgeous and I found it at Walker Homestead. It is perfect for my 1888,Victorian boudoir, since the original, old wall color remains a soft rose.

Also from Walker Homestead is this perfect antique hooked chair pad. Again, it has the rose in it, and rose is an excellent Victorian color.

Just a closeup of some of my treasures.


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  2. I removed a comment, because it wreaked of scamming/virus types. And what it stated was total ignorance. The people from whom I shopped at the show have brick and mortar storefronts.

  3. Wonderful finds, Christine...I know you will find the perfect spot to display them!

    :) Carolyn