Over the weekend, I attended the 13th annual MacKenzie-Childs barn sale in Aurora, NY along the shores of Cayuga Lake (one of the Finger Lakes).
How do you like my new Courtly Check Bumbershoot? So much more fun to say than "umbrella". And it has rained two days in a row since I bought the umbrella so I got to use it .
If you are interested in previous Barn Sale posts on my blog, I have included the links here 2010, 2011 and two posts from 2012 and here 2012.
Quite a few of the items I bought at the barn sale are gifts so I can't show them just yet. I snickered when the New York Times reported that the pie heiress (DIL of Marie Callender) attended the barn sale again this year, and that last year, Ms. Callender, 60 years old, spent around $25,000 on 300 pieces, from a dining room table to cupboard knobs to a one-of-a-kind dresser painted with the theme of the Aurora countryside.
I bought the Picadilly One Quart Casserole since I wanted something that goes from oven to table to dishwasher. It's a majolica piece hand-painted by a master artisan. Stripes, squiggles and spots in carnival colors.
And I also got some teacups in the Taylor - Hitchcock Field pattern. I think it will make drinking tea a little more fun.
I couldn't resist this flower pot in the Wallcourt pattern. Did you know that the Mackenzie-Childs story began in a humble studio run out of the basement of a Wells College dorm named Wallcourt? I love that.
Some scenes from the sale!!
On a personal note, a dear blogging friend knows how much I like black and white checks, and surprised me with this towel that she embroidered. I appreciate her thoughtfulness.
Thank you for stopping by! I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.