an·tiqu·ing [an-teek-ing]–verb (used without object) to shop for or collect antiques.
Welcome to my new favorite pastime.
Last Sunday, Brett and I went on a lovely Valentine’s Day excursion to the Second Sunday Antique Fair on 21st and X street. Not really knowing what to expect, we arrived with one crisp $20.00 in hand and no plan whatsoever. I imagined I would find all sorts of treasures, and my dreams quickly met the same reality. Old typewriters, rotary phones, vintage dresses, oh my! It was quite a sight to be seen.
Of course you have to take the good with the bad. The bad being things like dirty marbles retailing for $1.00 a pop (really?!) and an ugly pair of $300 outdoor pink flamingos. But if you are a patient treasure hunter like myself, you will not leave empty handed. And let’s be honest—isn’t hunting half the fun? Two feathers and one vintage suitcase later, I was well on my way to making a couple of new headbands, and a lovely suitcase end table.
If you heart vintage suitcases as much as I do, check out my friday favorites post from a few weeks ago.
My sweet friend Suzanne also scored at the Antique Fair and purchased a lovely vintage camera. Read about it here.
(yes, it’s a real verb—check the dictionary)