Oh, the delicious fun one can get into going to faires and estate sales!! Here are a couple of snaps of my latest treasures from this past weekend. If you've been reading my blog for awhile I think you've learned by now that I buy most everything in the same color palette: shades of pink and shades of ivory to white!! Yummy!! I do bend a little when it comes to a lovely shade of lilac though. Tarnished silver is another fav!!
The 1st Annual Rolling Rock Farm faire was much smaller than I'd imagined it would be. However, some of my favorite people where there and brought lovely things for me to find. Linda Marcov, from Willow Nest was there and so was Randy, from Madison Park. Pssst.....Randy is opening his own shop in Sellwood in November!! Sellwood: Stars Antique Malls, Justin & Burkes, Caprial's Cafe, Coco & Toulouse Go Shopping. Sellwood is a spend the day shopping trip!! I'm just tickled (what else but pink!!) that Randy will join in the fun there!!!
Okay, now onto those two lovable, but rather rough around the edges, bears!! Bill and I found them at an estate sale on Saturday. The Aurora antique faire was a bit of a disappointment. Can you believe there were absolutely no pink and white booths there?!!! Not one bit of eye candy!!! So, we were off to go estate saling!! The two bears were laying on a table side by side. I could not believe that no one had snapped them up already!!! We arrived late in the afternoon for goodness sakes!! Well, perhaps not everyone in the world loves motley old bears like I do. They had tape across their chests with prices of $75.00 and $95.00. Bill, always looking for a bargain, asked if they'd take less. How much less? $125 for both? SOLD!!! Wahooo!!!!
From the little bit I do know about old bears, and with a little investigative work I did when I got home, I found these bears to have been made in the 1920's. Their eyes are handpainted glass rather than the older shoebutton eyes. They are most likely German made. Are they Steiff? Unless they had the button in their ear I couldn't say for sure. It matters not to me anyway!! I love them!!! I also love that I found the two of them together. That seems to be how I find bears....in pairs. I wonder why that is? A little something to ponder while I work today!!
The sun is shining brightly here in Portland!! It's a great day to finish a panda nose!!
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta