Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Southern Exposure

Well, we took off again last Friday morning with dad and headed south.  South to Hannibal Missouri.  Anne had recently been looking for places to rummage for treasure and she found a place in southern Illinois.  We just had to go for a visit, only because we would of been crazy not to check out the huge, huge pole building housing all these great antiques.   So, 5 hours later, this is what we found.  A junker's dream. 

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We were pumped to see so many bald eagles on our car ride.  They are a very common site up at the cabin, but each and every time we see one it is still as exciting as the very first.  They are such beautiful and majestic birds!

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Is this not awesome?  We managed to spend hours in this place.  It was filled with collections.  What is better than a favorite collectible?  How about 3, 5, 10, or 20 of a favorite collectible. 

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Of course we had to take some of these home. 

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Meet Tattered Tiques new twins.  These two matching tables are so cute.  Not sure if they will be painted yet, maybe just cleaned off first. 

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We love these old metal file drawers.  We brought quite a few home with us. 

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I thought I had died and gone to heaven, as Anne's heart skipped a beat when we saw this.  It is an old hardware store display.  We had to have it! 

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I love to see antique fans on display, they are so cool.  Anne and I limited our picks to just 3 out of the 16. 

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Every now and then, this little guy would come around to check on us.  He was so adorable, and very, very nosey.

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Wish we had a need for more old doors.  This place had tons of them.  Our favorite was a pale blue 6 panel door. 

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Next time, we may have to bring some of these home.  They all had the best chippy paint on them.

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This was one of our favorite pieces, which we may be going back for.  It is out of an old library.  We love the industrial look about it.

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Unfortunately, this was already sold.  It is a great piece.

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What time is it?  Time for more clocks.  We just can't stop buying them, probably because they are a best seller.  Who doesn't love an adorable little vintage clock?

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While we were there, our new friend Chuck sold this copper John Deere statue, for tens of thousands of dollars.  Can you believe it?  It was pretty exciting. 

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Our other favorite find.  We strapped this coop on the top of the uhaul to get it home.

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I have to admit, I was pretty envious of this spray paint display.  I have a lot of spray paint, and now know how to properly store them so they look cute.  I just need the perfect cubbies for them.

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More ornaments, this time, they were in our price range.

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See what I mean about collections.  Old radios are another one of our favorite things, their is something about them that appeal to us.  For me, it is knowing that my dear old grandfather's manufacturing company used to make parts for them. 

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Here we are.  All filled up.  I will post more pictures this week on Mark Twain's house and the adorable town of Hannibal.





1 comment:

  1. ooh! thanks for sharing. I love auctions. wish I could go with you. the auction where I am are no where that big.