The Christie Antique Show & Sale.
Quilts, Crafts and Turkey Legs

Welcome to part 2 of the Christie Antique Show & Sale posts.  This one focuses on some of the handmade things to be found at the show.

Now, I realize that most things from long ago were handmade, including bowls, dressers, and underwear,  but I’m focusing on Arts and Crafts.  Not the style of Arts and Crafts, but actual art and actual crafts.

I think I may be over-explaining things.

Onto the show …


Title Small Quilts Fans Food Arts &amp ;- Crafts


I have no idea when it’ll get posted, but the final Christie’s post I have for you will be showing you the things I bought and what I did with them.  For a person who didn’t want to go to the show I came away with some of my most favourite things ever.  And nothing was over $45.  Not even the underwear!

I’m kidding.  I didn’t buy antique underwear.  Although if I don’t do laundry soon, I’ll be wearing that final pair in the back of the drawer that look very close to something Laura Ingalls would have worn.





  1. Kim says:

    I had a good laugh at Carolyne’s photo and your stalker comment. And you DID look cute. Todd was right! Fabulous hot dog hat…in a completely different way than the Tomato Whisperer t-shirt. Completely. As in I think it’s fabulous that he’s wearing it but I don’t want to and doubt that I ever will want to.

  2. Donna says:

    Love the stalker style photo that was sent to you! That deserves a bookmark!
    Looks like a lot of interesting things to see and eat. When I was in high school I made a chain out of pull tabs (from soda and beer, mainly beer – Grandpa’s) that went the full length of a football field and back. It was quite impressive. I should have made it into a chain.

  3. Kim says:

    loved the horse — creepy and cool all at the same time. And then I saw the price tag WHOA NELLY

    You wear underwear? ha!

  4. says:

    Can’t wait to see the goods!! My girlfriends and I went to our version of Christie’s Antique Show…
    Brimfield. This was our 6th year in a row! Life would not be complete without this yearly event.

  5. Reg says:

    Nice pictures.
    What on earth could be done with a bottle cap chain? Maybe something for outdoor Christmas decorating with seasonal doodads? It looks heavy.
    The quilts are beautiful.

  6. Kat says:

    OMG that driftwood horse is… what word is there to describe that stunning piece of art. I want to make one!

  7. Marti says:

    You do look pretty fabulous… and thanks for validating the status of the back of my closet.

  8. Susan says:

    Your fan and stalker photos are great, as are all of your other photos, as usual, the horse is incredible, but the thing that made me laugh out loud was the tiger. It puts a whole new meaning to the phrase “eye of the tiger”. !

  9. Toronto Boy says:

    The last sentence cracked me up! Antique underwear! Back of the drawer! Laura Ingalls! Hahahaha! Which reminds me … I have a few raggedy style boxer briefs that I need to get rid of! If Charles Engalls ever laid his eyes on them, he would have tossed them out a long time ago!

  10. Auntiepatch says:

    I like the photo of you “framed” in the mirror! And that horse if amazing!

  11. Auntiepatch says:

    And that horse IS amazing!

  12. Linda S says:

    Very interesting photos, Karen. My favorite is the one of cute little you in the framed mirror. And, oh my, that bottle cap chain…can you say “carpal tunnel syndrome” from punching holes in the center of all those caps? Secretly, but I don’t know why it is a secret, I hope the bottle cap chain came home with you.

  13. Fran says:

    The quilts are great. Does your mother collect antique quilts?

    • Karen says:

      Fran – No she doesn’t collect antique quilts, she prefers to make her own. Actually that’s a lie. She prefers to get her quilts 99% complete, then leaves them to sit for 10 years before finally finishing them. ~ karen!

      • Fran says:

        Same here. We often get going on a quilt and then new ideas flood our heads and we skip to the next great vision. Tops are good.

  14. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    The quilts look beautiful..the food looks yummy..the arts and crafts look both weird and wonderful..and you my dear lady..look cute..Thanks for sharing more of I am in the mood for a flea market trip!!..Oh yeah..Betty also looks cute!..Did she take that big chain home with her??

  15. Langela says:

    Now I want a turkey leg, thank you very much! And I love the photo you took of yourself in the mirror.

  16. Jeannie B says:

    Hi Karen. I love seeing the pictures of all those wonderful items at the show and thinking about whose hands made them, who owned them and who loved them during their lifetime and the homes the items lived in. Everything has a history doesn’t it? The time that it took to construct a quilt, who it kept warm for years, etc. I have a lot of old things, filled with memories that will be lost when they’re passed on someday. It’s nice to know that some old things will live on and on for generations. Except that chain of bottle caps. Wouldn’t know what to do with something like that.

  17. stephbo93 says:

    I’m so jealous of this show! We used to have something similar, but nowadays most “antique” shows have about 30% antiques and 70% new-but-looks-antique crap.

    And in the immortal words of my mother…..that chain sure is….uh…..different. 🙂

  18. Michelle says:

    I loved two of the quilts in the photos, and I’m curious, if you happened to have at least looked at HOW the bottle caps were fasted together. (?) 🙂 please share. Guess I’m curious on both the how and the if.

    • Karen says:

      Michelle – You know what? I didn’t even touch the chain! I wish I had just to see how heavy it was. No idea how it was fastened together. I’m guessing some sort of fishing line, wire or nylon string. ~ karen!

  19. marika says:

    Antique quilts are such in inspiration for me. I love how soft and worn they look. I finished one last week (see website if interested) and I hope it gets the super soft feel one day. If it does it means it has been loved and washed a lot. I’m hoping you get as hooked on quilting as I have since I started 2.5 years ago, but I’ll still like you if you hate it. You do have chickens after all.

  20. Natika33 says:

    Love all the pics – especially the stalker pic! ha ha!

    Oddly enough, a month back I went to a cafe and park in Odawara, Japan that had not one, but two of those driftwood horses along with a host of other strange creatures. Search ヨロイヅカファーム馬 if you’re interested.

  21. Manisha says:

    Ohmygoodness. That sausage looks amazing! I want!

  22. andrea meyers says:

    have I missed the “what I bought at Christie’s, and what I did with it” post? I can hardly stand the suspense anymore. I am pretty sure I have read every post since this one 🙂

  23. Liz says:

    small photos on this one too

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