As I mentioned last week, this spring’s Ottawa Antique Show was held this past weekend. I had participated last year by taking photos and going around tagging all of my favourite items (“Kim’s picks”) – see the post here. This year was quite different as my husband had a booth to sell his vintage radios that he guts and modernizes. The booth was so large I decided to lug a bunch of my retro/vintage goodies to sell as well. My husband sold some of his radios (YAY!) but I unfortunately managed only to sell a few of my things (I don’t get it really – I had some pretty awesome West German pottery and not one of them sold! What’s up with you Ottawans?!). Regardless, the show had a huge lineup on the first day and was really busy both days it ran. We had alot of fun and it was a really cool experience being on the other side of the table for a change. I took photos again, including some of the items I managed to buy before the show even opened! (I’m hopeless – I try and get rid of stuff, only to accumulate more!)
Our booth, and some of the pottery I brought back home with me. 🙁
Above are photos from one of my favourite sellers at the show – Samantha Howard Vintage. Samantha’s modernist/brutalist jewelry collection gets me going every time, and I always have to pick up at least one piece, and Samantha, along with her husband Andrew have amazing retro and glass pieces as well. I also picked up something from one of the photos above. (Take a guess and you’ll see at the end of the post if you are right).
This flat file cabinet above was in the booth across from ours – I stared at it for 2 straight days. *SIGH*
It wasn’t until I was tweaking these photos that I noticed the preserved butterfly art above. Love! Dammit!
I also eyeballed those tables above for 2 days at the booth across from ours.
I died over these necklaces. Unfortunately they were not within my budget. (I have pieces from this seller too)
Ok – here is what I ended up scooping up…
I have wanted a vintage dress form for ages. This one was just under $100 so I thought I had better snag it before the show opened. The grey is fabric that has been glued all over it – I think I am going to try and strip it if what is underneath looks reasonable.
From Samantha Howard Vintage, a Robert Larin ring. Loooooooove this. Robert Larin is one of my favourite modernist jewelry designers. He is from Montreal and his designs were in production from 1968-1977.
Also from Samantha’s booth, this Catherine Holm 9 1/2″ black lotus bowl. YES!!!!
My husband spotted this hifi stereo cabinet for $75 at the retro booth behind us. We thought it would be awesome if my husband could retrofit it with all of our TV components so they would be hidden from view. We took it home for $60.