Monday, July 11, 2011
Nearly 6000 and Killer Stuff/Tons of Money
Greetings to the nearly 6000 who have viewed us at the museum; we love you! Also, I recommend this wonderful book my Maureen Stanton, who was mentored by Mary Swick, my old legal class; fictional approach to prose through the auspices of the Iowa Writers Workshop. For anyone who loves flea markets and collecting, this book is a must, as is Mary Moody's Lucy St. Elmo series, the latest which is set at the famous Brimfield Flea Market. A doll or two creeps into these, and the stories of fascinating. Don't forget Stanton's notes and her stellar bibliography for those who want to read more about collecting and collectors. I went to a farm wide flea market full of antiques on the 4th, and came back laden with wonderful things, including a good low brow china head, a name head at that, on a kid body for $25.00 and a vintage Cleopatra cameo. I also snagged a box of Youth's Companions which was awesome, and some Chocolate Drop Kids post cards and a wicker Victorian type doll carriage, old, with a steel name plate. It was fun just to be out, and to watch fireworks later on. Photos of various scenes and collectibles will follow, but I also found my first Pat Secrest doll, and a real African Mask. Now is the time to get out and antique or flea, whatever you like to call it, and enjoy the good weather and the great outdoors!