Twice every year, at the end of May and the beginning of September, Christie Conservation Area in Greensville, Ontario becomes the site to Canada's largest Antique Show & Sale.
Two weekends ago my sister and I filled our pockets with cash and headed up there. My sister's pockets were filled with actual bills, my pockets were only filled with change. Which made me look like I had suspicious growths all around the front area of my thighs and on my bum.
That's lesson number one in antique show shopping. Don't carry a purse. Don't carry anything. You'll need both hands for grabbing, picking and poking all the boys at the show. Plus, there's the added bonus that your hands will be free to check out all the antiques, too.
To give you an idea of just how huge the Christie show is, here's a map of the show layout. It was also scrunched up in the pocket of my jeans along with my change, some gum, my driver's license, an iPhone, some napkins, a few Advil and a multitude of business cards picked up along the way. By the end of the day I looked like I had a mild case of Elephantitis.
My last post on the Christie's brought us up to the middle of the show. Here for your viewing pleasure, is the second half of the Christie Antique Show as seen through my eyes.
Wherever you looked there were displays like this. I couldn’t figure out if they were carefully laid out after meticulous planning or just happened to look great by accident. This display in particular ended with me calling my mother to ask if she still had my field boots from my riding days in the basement. I have the very same lace up boots in black INCLUDING the wood forms for the inside. Sometimes things just work out.
One of the few retro pieces at Christie’s.
The setting of Christie’s is beautiful. It’s a huge conservation area that’s given over to the show twice a year. Behind the painted gramophones you can see the lake. Well, pond really, but they call it a lake.
Winding down. Yes. We closed the place. We’re the drunks of the antique show world. Almost always overstaying our welcome.
I bought two things at this year's show. Both of which are shown in the above pictures.
And I've given you a pretttyyyyy large clue as to what they are.
In Friday's post I'll reveal the 2 things I bought and exactly what I'm going to do with them. And in case you are swayed by the fact that my pockets were only filled with change and napkins, keep in mind ... stuck smack dab in the middle of that conservation field, was a bank machine.