Antique Hunting

A couple of weeks ago, we took a ride up to Connecticut for a weekend trip and hit the Stormville Antique Fair and Flea Market.

a crystal lighter and candy dish
Hundreds of vendors 7 times a year fill 's a year fill an entire airplane field full of fab finds. About half of the vendors sell wholesale and odd lots (surplus tools, toiletries and lots of "imitation designer goods"), but the real reason I went is for the rows-upon-rows of amazing antiques and vintage goodies.

John scored this super swanky sterling silver and glass decanter. It's so 1930s and makes a great addition to our home bar.

I found a three tiered polished steel tray for event decorating. It's just waiting for some petit fours or cupcakes to hold.

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We snagged an awesome Eero Saarinen-esque Tulip table. It was a great find for our new apartment and at $195, too good to pass up.

click image for sourceWe filled the car with a few other trinkets, including some cut glass pieces to add to my ever-growing collection. And my proudest negotiation of the weekend, a vintage brass fireplace screen. It needs some TLC and a few more hours of polishing, but I totally adore it. For $35, it was the biggest bargin of the day!
John took lots of great photos around Stormville - some of my favorite items are below:

Posted on June 22, 2009 and filed under Behind the Scenes, interiors.