Monday, March 17, 2008

Antique Advertising Show

Well, it was that time of year again for the Spring Antique Ad show in Indy this past weekend. We got up bright and early, 6am, ugh, picked mom up and headed North. We arrived about 10:30 as we stopped a couple of times on the way up including a stop at the Russell Stover Outlet in Seymour so I could pick up a couple of boxes of my very favorite candies (a whole box devoted to Molasses Chews) to stick in the freezer. Yummy!

Right off the bat I had a bit of a crisis...went to the restroom when we arrived and on the way out discovered my cell phone had fallen out of its holder as the velcro doesn't work anymore! Tracked mom down so I could call Tim who was parking as I thought it was probably on the car seat. Got him just as he walked up to the booth next to us but he willingly trooped back out to the car to check and he did find it! Then I heard an announcement about a digital camera that had been turned in AND a black tote bag that had all been found in the West restroom...hmmm...I thought, I had a digital camera and a black tote bag which I didn't seem to have on me anymore! Dashed over to the check in and claimed my stuff which a very nice person had turned in! Thank you!

The show was great and we visited with our friends the Shermans and the Browns as well as a few other dealers that we have gotten to know over the years. Found a few treasures to put away for Tim for Birthday or Christmas and mom and Tim both found some goodies to put away for me! YAY!

The Stewart's Flea Market was going on at the fairgrounds also so we left the ad show about 3:30 and headed to the flea. It was great too! Found quite a few treasures and lots of great bargains, I mean great! So worth going over there!

We stopped at Carabba's in Southport and waited about 20 minutes as opposed to an hour and grabbed three seats at the bar when they came available. Dinner was delicious and ended up being free! Thanks to the waitress that ran into Tim's chair and dumped a pitcher of water on his arm....Tim was a good sport and we thanked HIM too for his part in the bargain! Ha!

Took mom home and finally arrived back at our house about 10:30! So tired and weary but I really held up pretty well and it was a great day!


FrostingsNSparkles said...

Sounds like a perfect day! How lucky that someone turned your stuff in!! Looks like that would have been a fun show!!

Staffordshire Garden said...

That's my kind of shopping day! I cannot wait for the spring Antique show season. For me it begins in about 3 weeks. Thank you for visiting my blog.

The Tattered Rose said...

This sounds like it was a good trip! I can't wait until Saturday when I can hear all the details in person. Cheers, Trish