For several years now I’ve heard about the bi-annual Christie Antique Show, but always a week or two after the event. This year by chance I heard about it early and convinced my boyfriend D that it would be something different to do early on a Saturday morning. I would have said bright, except the Toronto area has been experiencing nothing but rain for what seems like months. While it didn’t rain while we were at the show, I do wish I had brought my rubber boots to combat the mud.
I went to the show primarily to see and do something new, but I also brought some cash in the off-chance I spotted something I just had to have. Much to my disappointment I didn’t see anything I wanted (and could afford) so I had to come home with all my money. Boo.
I brought my camera along to take some pictures of all the great stuff I found, but when I looked at my photographic collection later I discovered that I’d taken pictures mostly of rather odd things on offer at the show. Here is a selection of the items you could have brought home with you had you been lucky enough to attend.
Having issues with your neighbours? You’ll need this for your bomb shelter – $55:
Bring realism to your next game of ‘Doctor’:
Every childs dream teddy bear – Mom, why didn’t I have one of these?
New conversation piece for your living room? $125:
For the spoiled child in your life:
There was one piece that I loved, and this was love with a capital ‘L’. Unfortunately at $15,000 it was a bit more cash than I had brought with me to the show. It’s a painting by Marc-Aurèle Fortin that he painted in 1950.
On another note, I did see one of my favorite bloggers at the show – Karen from ‘The Art of Doing Stuff’ which was kinda neat. I might have shocked her a bit when I just stopped in front of her and said ‘I just have to say – I love your blog’. Oops – that might have been a bit rude. As I was walking away my boyfriend asked who she was, and I tried to explain about her blog. A few seconds later he exclaimed – ‘I know where she’s from, she used to be on OMNI TV before the Simpsons came on’. Boys are strange.