I went to a big antique show yesterday in Oaks, PA, at the same venue as the recent quilt show. Only the antique show was 3 times bigger than the quilt show--advertisements said 500 dealers, and that's what it felt like. I was searching for vintage hangers for my little quilts, and found exactly zero. I probably need to hit the more flea-markety sales out at Adamstown. By the way on the drive out to Oaks, I passed a huge bill board (on of those new fangled electronic ones but still the size of a tradtional billboard) advertising the craft show I am going to be in next Saturday and Sunday. I've got to hand it the the Guild, they really advertise--hope that translates into lots of customers!!
I didn't come home empty handed--this is where the being bad comes in. I happened across some pillowcases. I did have the courage to pass them by the first time, but on my way out I just had to stop again. The dealer gave me such a great price on the pair, that I had to buy the singleton, too.
Do I need a pc-hoarding intervention?
I think the single case might be a little earlier, ca. 1870, while the pair is probably 1880.