28th May, 2012
Last Saturday we made our biannual pilgrimage to the Christie Antique Show. Have you guys been before? It’s the largest antique show in Canada!
Granted with this kind of clout, it’s definitely more of an antique market rather than a flea market. Prices run higher than other shows I’ve been to, with the usual suspects of clunky colonial type furniture, letterpress drawers, Coca Cola signs and bone china (yawn). But if you dig a little deeper, there’s also a mix of the weird and wonderful as well.
Duck decoys look uncomfortably towards a taxidermy wolf killing one of their own. #awkward
Somebody put a bucket of water in front of this plush pony. Hahaha!
Did I mention that the market is on the Christie Lake Conservation grounds? A beautiful wooded area with lake side views for when you want to take a wee break from shopping and grab a snack. There’s a few bbq type trucks with long lines but for a vegetarian like myself, the pickin’s were kinda slim. I consoled myself some freshly made mini donuts instead. Yeah life is tough.
So after a day of foraging, here’s what followed us home:
A few more Canadiana pennant flags to add to my ever growing collection.
A bundle of wooden rulers. What am I going to do with 20 identical rulers?
I have no idea but I totally needed them!
A few 1960s era Boy Scout Handbooks. Which I’ve been coveting FOREVER. Yay!
Not too shabby for a day’s work! If you’re interested in checking it out for yourself, the next and last show for 2012 is on September 8th. For more details please go to the Hamilton Conservation Authority website.