Monday, January 24, 2011

frozen Scioto and loot

Our snowy drive along the frozen Scioto River, January 22, 2011.







Yesterday, we braved the single digit temps, hopped aboard the trusty old green Land Rover and took the scenic route along the frozen Scioto River on a snowy drive to the Scott Antique Market. Hundreds of vendors set up their booths at the Franklin County Fair Grounds once a month, from November through March. They happen to have a show in Atlanta, as well, for those of you who live in that southern neck of the woods.  I thoroughly enjoyed pulling my little red two-wheel vinyl cart on a long slow meander in search of hidden treasure. I pride myself on having learned the art of dickering. It certainly adds to the trill of the experience. This month, I came home with a cart load of loot and only spent twenty bucks. I call it loot, since it was such a steal. Twenty. Can you believe it?



The winter white loot consists of a pair of vintage silverplate candlesticks $5, 
chunky cream ceramic candlesticks $1 each,
(one can never have too many candlesticks)
a ceramic industrial glove mold $8 and a white ironstone pitcher $5.



It all looks very much at home at the manor, don't you think?  


57 comments:

  1. tess the silver plate candlesticks called out to me as no doubt they called out to you. what a good haul!!! steven

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  2. Am loving the look of your blog lately,Willow.
    Yes, white and white is beyond stylish.
    The hand is especially splendid and the white pitcher.

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  3. You scored like a big dog! Excellent magpie channeling! Bravo!

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  4. Just beautiful and oh so charming! Love the pictures and hands...

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  5. Good haul, Willow. I agree about the candlesticks - I have a thing about them myself right now. I'm not sure I could live with the large, industrial glove mould, though. The rubber gloves from these were made to shove your arm up a cow's arse, and I think it may upset the guests in the know.

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  6. I love these types of places. Street fairs, flea markets, and farmers markets are right up there also.
    Nice loot!

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  7. The ceramic candlesticks somehow
    are very comfortable next to the
    antlers; kind of a texture issue.
    The silver ones are classy--look
    forward to seeing both sets at the
    next Willow Manor Ball in the glorious
    summer. The hand has already found
    its mate from some other sojourn into
    antiquity. Starting to think I need to
    begin collecting ceramic, wooden,
    brass, and steel hands; puts me in
    mind of those De Vinci anatomy
    drawings, and the actor's hands
    used for Jesus in BEN HUR, helping
    Charleton Heston with a dipper of
    cold water. Those shots along the
    Scioto on the river road are wonderful;
    worthy of being Magpie prompts
    and poetry inducers.

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  8. Excellent finds! I love that glove mold. My favorite out of your loot.

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  9. Tom's comment aside, i look at the glove mold and i see a beautiful hand sculpture, not your first one either. You had a productive day indeed. And they look luverly in your manor dah-ling.

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  10. Heh-heh, Tom I collect those glove factory molds. So far, they haven't upset any visitors to the manor!

    Glenn, I have a thing for hands and heads. Lots of both peppered here and there, everywhere.

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  11. Sweet haul... everything but the glove molds... very pretty where you have them, but being a farm boy I just can't shake the bovine connection.

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  12. That's a lot of loot for $20! I go every month to the cousin show in Atlanta and I've been so disappointed the past couple of months. One of my favorite sections of the show that have the bargains, has been stocked with other things, definitely not discounted deals. You racked up!

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  13. beautiful pictures of the snow...and what a haul...i ADORE that little white pitcher...charming

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  14. nice..great score willow...taht hand is really cool...as are the candlesticks...

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  15. Excellently displayed and so quickly I might add, my dear!
    Bovine...indeed>>>>that is not at all what I think of when I look at those molds.

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  16. I agree. One can never have too many candlesticks! I also love that jug! I collect jugs and I certainly would never have snapped that one up.

    Gem and I did our usual Sunday afternoon thrifting today, too. I think I'll steal your idea and blog about my own wee stash of loot (good word, that) later this week.

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  17. Wonderful finds and great pairings of objets d'art, Tess! The snow is beautiful, but it sure looks cold.

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  18. You got some great loot! Wish we could have been there...I so love antiquing with you guys. And you have arranged it all so nicely.
    The photos of your drive are beautiful. I especially like the one of the huge tree. It has such character.

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  19. That hand mold . . I used to have one around here that was chromed . . it makes a great place to store and display rings!

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  20. Interesting material you're collecting, Willow. Very interesting!

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  21. The glove molds are completely killing me. LOVE them!

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  22. Will you help me buy my next motorcycle?

    'Dickering' IS an art, which, at its finest, culminates in having the vendors pay YOU for taking it off their hands!

    How about that? Nope, never tried it. Nice to 'know' you better, and your fine taste in decorating is 'showing' again, Dearie....Fun to come here!

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  23. How odd that your jug is of a design more associated with GLASS. It copies the unmistakable style of Chippendale Glass; originally an American company that was eventually re-established in England. I have two glass versions of your jug!

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  24. Such a lovely white winter world and a heap of loot to boot! Lucky you on both counts.

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  25. You've arranged your loot perfectly. It was made for your home.

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  26. Yes, it all does look very much at home. Thanks for the tip on Atlanta. I'll check that out when we move back to the US this summer! I can't believe you only spent $20!!!

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  27. I am so bad at dickering and could never accomplish half of that! I love each thing that you bought.

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  28. I love the hands! Great pictures from a white universe.

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  29. A lovely haul, warms the manor, I'm sure after the chilly ride. Great photos of the snow and ice. Brrrrrrrr! Want to know how they say "Brrrrrrrr" in Spanish? ¡¡¡Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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  30. now you have a pair of hands? Gimmie five!

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  31. LLL, Brrrrrrr with extra 'r' rolling!

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  32. Yes, that was fun. Thanks for tacking me alone. You found some wonderful things! Perhaps it was a winter deal?

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  33. Cro, the pitcher is made by McCoy Pottery and old American company that was located in Roseville, Ohio.

    You can read more about it in one of my previous posts:

    http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/2008/05/real-mccoy.html

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  34. I would have so enjoyed meandering with you although we might have had a fight for the pitcher and hand - great finds and great prices - bravo!
    Just that drive looks like a lovely way to spend a day.

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  35. Beautiful pictures and great loot! Enjoyed your post.

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  36. First let me say that the photos you took of the river are just magical.

    Also, I've been to the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta and it is just wonderful. I love best the glove display you bought and love even more the way you've displayed it with a like objet d' art.

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  37. I would have braved the temps too!
    I love the glove mold especially.
    All is so beautifully displayed in your home.

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  38. It's a long time since we scoured the antique and bric-a-brac markets for bits and pieces, pretty little this-and-thats. Instead, I have been de-cluttering.

    Looking at your pictures makes me want to relive those heady years of first discovering the joys of mixing and matching and picking up unconsidered trifles.

    Alas, I have fallen out of love with dusting, there is too much blogging to be done instead.

    The Manor looks splendid.

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  39. You did very well indeed. Love the snow pics, it is certainly beautiful this winter.

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  40. Tess -- You certainly have an eye for "good stuff." Everything goes so well in your home. And at such good prices! -- barbara

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  41. I'm with Friko.

    I might have to do this one weekend.


    Love the river collage

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  42. Wow Tess you did get some wonderful loot!...the manor is the perfect home for it all! :-)

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  43. I can't imagine weather that cold! Loved the photos. AND the soup recipe... who else would think of including the instruction 'wear woolly socks"? haha!

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  44. If you think it'll make me feel envious, you are wrong. Jealousy is nearer the mark.

    Photos are VG m'lady.

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  45. Dusting must be you other hobby ...

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  46. It absolutely does. Love the silver plated candlesticks. Beautiful snow photos, as well.

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  47. Neat haul! I especially like the pitcher. Photos, particularly of your drive, are gorgeous (how did you accomplish that framing, if I may ask?)
    Everything is clearly well at home in the Manor!

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  48. Awwwww, a hand collection....I droll!!!!

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  49. I do so love a good day out and about at an antiques show or flea market! Wonderful treasures you found...I love your hands together:) Wonderful snowy photos too!

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  50. Enough objects there to keep Magpie going for a year. I do love Antique Markets, when you eventually come over to this country I will take you to some of ours.

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  51. Alan, I shall hold you to your promise. xx

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  52. Exquisite, just exquisite, finally where they belong.
    Home. Great catch, Tess! :-)

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  53. I'm a sucker for those glove molds. Funny, then, that I don't own even one.

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