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Jun 3, 2013

christie antique show: my favourite vintage finds

By: Morgan Lindsay
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Jun 3, 2013

christie antique show: my favourite vintage finds

By: Morgan Lindsay
Last weekend was the Christie Antique Show -- one of my favourite vintage markets. It happens only twice a year (once in May and again in September). Even if I'm not looking for anything in particular I always make an effort to go and end up leaving with a couple great pieces. Here are a few of my favourite finds from the show. This iron twin bed frame was painted white, an easy DIY project to fix up a old frame. My favourite part, and what made this frame unique, was the brass and gold leaf detailing on the finials. This chair, which I am now referring to as my 'Christie regret', was absolutely gorgeous (and only $45 dollars). Alas, I didn't move fast enough, having decided to think about it for an hour. Note to all - if you see something amazing for a great price, act fast! The small scale of this piece makes it a great occasional chair for almost any room. These HBC-esque salt and pepper shakers would be great to display on open kitchen shelves. I'm a sucker for the old 'school house' look. This clock (which was in working condition) would be great in a kitchen or home office. Unique to this piece was the brass circle on the red second hand. If you are on the hunt for old signage (of almost any kind), the Christie Antique Show is definitely the place to look. Last year I bought an 'M' for my name, so I held back this time. Even though it took all my willpower not to purchase one of these black letters. I love incorporating fun pieces like this as part of a picture gallery wall. So what did I come home with? A few  mason jars (that I use as candle holders and flower vases) along with an old pocket watch that I plan to frame in a shadow box and a framed Jack and Jill poem that will join my art wall above my  living room sofa. Did anyone else make it to the show? What did you come home with?
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