The Islip Antiques and Collectibles Fair is one of my favorite shows. I try to hit it every year.
It is held on the grounds of the Islip Art Museum, a stunning old building which was a private home, then an orphanage and now home to the museum, the Islip Arts Council and several Islip offices.
It overlooks a lake with lots of daily visitors…..
and beautiful reminders that fall is finally here!!!
The weather the day of the sale was more reminiscent of summer than fall but it was beautiful nonetheless.
I saw great stuff beginning at the first booth I walked into…..
I L-O-V-E-D this leather camera bag but there was no way I could justify the $275.00 price tag.
I adore old bed headboards and footboards. Some day I want a whole house of them!!!
Trunks, too!!! These look great as coffee tables, at the end of a bed to hold extra pillows and blankets or anywhere else you need extra storage!!! And they can be painted any color you choose.
There were great Beatles items at every turn…..
and pop culture galore!!!
Do you remember when Jimmy Carter was President and his brother-Billy-came out with his own beer???
How cool is this metal phone book stand? This would make a great entry room table (just add a basket on top to corral keys and sunglasses and a mat below to leave your shoes on) or a small kitchen island.
Each book covered a different county.
And now for my cautionary tale, fellow Vixens: I found this GORGEOUS roll of pink linoleum flooring at the sale. I had instant fantasies of how great this would look in the country dream house I want someday. I pictured it as the floor of a first level powder room, the laundry room or the butler’s pantry-maybe all 3!!!
But while I was waiting to ask the dealer how much the flooring cost, I talked myself out of it. I thought about how small my current place is, and why I should use up valuable storage space now for a dream that is years away, how I might not be able to find someone to install it, etc. I worked myself up in to such a state I walked away telling myself I needed to fix my current place before bringing in things that I want someday. But since the sale I have had SEVERE non-buyer’s remorse. I should have bought it. Sigh!!! 😦
I always tell people they can always find room for something they want-they just need to be creative. I could have stored this in my trunk until I made room in my apartment. Next time I have to remember to take my own advice!!!
My find at the show: A flue cover.
On my way home, I stopped at my favorite farm stand for some produce and picked up a few gourds. They are now on top of my fridge with some of my antiques:
Until next time, fellow Vixens, happy digging!!!