Friday, August 14, 2015

Gigantic Amazing Antique Show

This is a picture of the Madison Bouckville Week Long Antique show in New York state along Route 20

On a recent trip to the Finger Lakes we happened upon this amazing event.  It was fun to walk around and see all the cool pieces.  Luckily we did not have our truck with  us.  My only purchase was a very small ball pein hammer which I feel lucky to have found for just $6.00.  Below are some pictures I took with  my phone of a few of the displays.  Next year we will visit and be prepared to transport some treasures.

My husband found a long sought after piece for an antique latch for our guest room door at this very large booth of bit and pieces of antiques hardware and more.

Of course this was my favorite booth.  The owner  Cheri Moyer was very friendly and asked me if I was a jeweler when she spotted the small ball pein hammer I had bought.  I was  intrigued by her lovely displays, like the antique rakes she used to display necklaces and the wonderful umbrella she rescued and sewed lace on giving it a Boho Victorian look. See next picture) I would leave a link for her but she only sells out of shows.

Repurposed umbrella.  Love that Victorian look!!
If you live in New York state near Route 20 you are probably there right now.  It goes on through the 16th of August.
Thanks so for stopping by.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Swamplandia August Selection Inspired by Reading Book Club


Swamplandia by Karen Russell is the August selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club.  I read this book when it first came out. I was so engaged by Karen Russel's lyrical prose and lush descriptions of the flora and fauna of the Everglades that the book has remained a favorite of mine. I also found the story of grieving and survival compelling.  The book has been on my mind for some time and a way to capture the book and the setting in jewelry has been as well. So you could say I had a head start on being inspired by this month's selection.
Recently I made a series of toggle clasps inspired by this book and Karen Russel's phrase "A Sawtooth Age."  And since I have begun a series of copper beads on the same theme but they are not far enough along to photograph.
I also blogged about some of  these clasps on ArtBeadScene  Toggle clasps inspired by Swamplandia  and the phrase  "a sawtooth age."  by Karen Russell.

To see what the others made, please check out Andrew Thornton's post for today. And the list of participants below:

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