I’m very disappointed that Sarah, after feeling better for two days, is back to being sick. She is not a person who is calm during sickness, either.
That’s why I have the extra time to do this blog post on a Saturday morning. She is sick in bed next to me and if I leave she gets all upset. She needs me. She is currently sound asleep after being awake most of the night. When she stirs, she immediately whimpers and fusses, because her stomach hurts. I pat her and get her what she needs. (a very tiny sip of water, tea she refused to drink, and syrup from a jar of peaches, of which she had a small amount). Mostly she just wants Mama.
Rich is gone with Caleb (10) and Seth (6), who needed to be weighed for football and get their pictures taken. Tomorrow morning is their first game (of four). He is stopping to get Pepto Bismal for Sarah when they are done. I hope and pray it helps.
The kitten is still unnamed. He doesn’t like to be left alone, the older cats won’t have anything to do with him, the dog is harmless but scary, and consequently he adores his humans. As soon as we touch him, he purrs loud like a little motor. He is curled up in the wrinkles of my down comforter right next to Sarah’s leg.
The strong and manly football player. 😉
Jacob is looking for a job but for now he has Fridays free (no college classes). So he and I went to the Brimfield Antique show yesterday. We left the house at about 9 in the morning and came back home around 1:30.
Jacob loves Army related items from all eras, but especially the American Revolution time period, guns and other weapons, stones, and tools.
I like all the suzy-homemaker type of stuff…..and fiestware dishes.
Right away I bought these two chop plates. Chop plates are a little bit bigger than a dinner plate. The bottom one is vintage light green and the top is Post-86 retired yellow.
The prices at Brimfield are somewhat on the high end and I usually take photos of things more than buy them. This is a harlequin milk pitcher that the seller was asking 45 dollars for. Harlequin is not Fiesta, but was made by the same company. A lot of collectors of fiesta end up collecting Harlequin as well but so far I have not branched out.
The weather was gorgeous. It started out cool and misty but then slowly cleared (but stayed cool). By the time we left the sun was beginning to blaze again. I wore a shirt over a sleeveless shirt so I could take it off and tie it around my waist if necessary.
I also enjoy taking photos of things that I know my friends and family would like. (my son Caleb loves the Patriots).
My friend B and I both love vintage Strawberry Shortcake.
My boys all love Batman.
This reminded me of Uncle Rog
For all of us who miss the Farm.
My mom in in the process of furnishing a dollhouse. I probably should have bought these. They were so heavy, I have to believe they were just as fine of quality as real, full sized kitchen things. Imagine baking tiny cakes. The lady was asking 45 dollars for them.
I asked the mommy if I could take a picture of her dogs. Are they adorable or what?
I looked through this very old diary and was immediately pulled back into the past. I adore this sort of thing…the penmanship, the history, and just by chance I opened it right up on my birthday…77 years before my actual birth.
“Snowed all day. Did not go to church. Moss-sick with a cold. Mr. Miller preached his first sermon.”
Jacob with a gun made out of rubber.
little cups I liked
we took a lunch break
the food is especially delicious
Jacob’s fries were handmade and covered with made-from-scratch bacon alfredo cheese sauce.
I had a lobster sandwich, fruited cole slaw, and boiled red potatoes.
and Jacob’s fries
Jacob spent most of his money on stones, which is loves to study and collect. He has a shelf in his room for them.
It takes a very long time to decide, I was amused watching him. And the lady told him lots of cool information. He also looked things up on his phone to learn even more. Part of what makes life so interesting is when you take a topic and study it for yourself, because you want to and not because you have to.
These are some of the things he purchased.
But now….I have saved the best for last!
I probably would not be as excited about Brimfield if the fiestaware lady wasn’t there with her 1,000s of pieces. A lot of her things are “seconds” (second rate fiesta, with tiny imperfections) but if you take your time and look at things carefully you can find some good pieces. Regardless, it’s fun to see so much of it in one place and to see some items you may not see in the local stores.
I tried taking a selfie with my son but as you can see he was bored out of his mind. He will not be getting any fiestaware when I die. He told me he was tired of it!
I made a couple selections which I will show you at the end of the post.
But first, here are some vintage pieces from another booth.
Jacob manhandled everything and when I made him stop, he left the tent. *sighs with relief*
The same vintage seller also had a set of lilac (limited run).
I bought nothing from the vintage seller. But it sure was excited to see it all.
These were my purchases. I brought them home and washed it all. I put them on my dining room table, which was spread with a Fiesta tablecloth.
2 chop plates, a new Lapis vase which will look beautiful with wild flowers in it, a shamrock soap dish, and a lollipop box which I love and already put lollipops in.