Junkin’ at the Wild Rose Antique Show 2012

I hope you had a wonderful Easter holiday with your family. My family and I went out of town to my Mom’s for Easter dinner. So yummy! Us adults had a really relaxing visit while the kids had a great time running around together almost non-stop. I wish I had their energy! To think of all of the things I could get accomplished.

While visiting, I had a chance to take some photos of a couple of furniture pieces of my Mom’s that I had previously refinished for her. I will be sharing them this coming week. Stay tuned!

On Good Friday I went junkin’ at the Wild Rose Antique Show here in Edmonton. This annual show is host to approximately 140 vendors from all over Canada showcasing everything from fine china and antique furniture to vintage ephemera and cottage/shabby chic home decor items.



I arrived about an hour after the show opened and the place was overrun with shoppers! It was really difficult to wander into any of the booths to take a look at what was being offered. Note to self: Next time go later in the day!



Again, I was trying to take these photos with my Android cell phone without being too inconspicuous, so I’m sorry if my photos are a little blurry. I thought you would like to see them just the same.




Since I am drawn to anything cottage style or Shabby Chic, most of my photos from the show are of that nature. For instance, my most favorite was this white chippy antique dresser. I am sure I could have very easily found a place for it in my home, had it come home with me.




I also really loved this aqua wicker table. Gorgeous!



Another vendor had filled her booth with smaller cottage decor items. Her prices were very reasonable and she had a great selection. Here are some of the pieces that she had for sale.





Don’t you just love these original chippy tin ceiling panels? What beautiful patina they have!




Below are some of the other items that caught my interest at the sale. I really wish that the vintage sewing drawer cabinet was in my budget because I have a dream of painting up some sewing drawers for use in my craft room. They would be perfect for storing so many odds and ends.




Here is what I ended up buying at the sale.




I found a couple more pieces of Transferware to add to my collection. I have been collecting for just over a year now and I have quite a few really nice pieces.




I also found these two small platters in the $1.00 bin. They both will be painted and aged at some point. I think I am going to put a photo transfer in the middle of the brass one after it is painted and then use it as a piece of art for my wall.




I fell in love with this vintage chenille pillow, so it had to come with me. I think the raised floral detail is gorgeous and I think will add some great texture to my collection of pillows.






Finally, this vintage tea towel was in one of the bins at the front of a vendors table. It really caught my eye with its cream linen fabric and its bold black graphic design. For only $2.00 it was a steal! I think I am going to frame it one day and use it as art somewhere in my home.




This towel originally came from from the Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England. Click here for the virtual tour of the Cathedral. It looks like a very beautiful place. I can only wish that I would be able to visit such a beautiful place some day.




I hope that you found my junkin’ adventure interesting. I would love it if you would please leave me a comment and let know which one of the items I have shown is your favorite.


Till next time…




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  1. Jo @ To a Pretty Life

    Oh, how I miss going to the Wild Rose Antique Show! I missed it last year because we had family visiting and it was my husband’s 30th birthday, then this year, I just plain forgot about it until this weekend, and then it was too late to plan to go. I love the things you took pictures of, especially that pretty white dresser! And that pillow you bought is perfect!

    1. Carrie

      Thanks Jo for stopping by. I’m sorry you weren’t able to go to the show. There is always next year though.

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