Today I will show you the antique show and the interior of one of the historic houses.
The antique show was set up under a huge tent on the edge of a corn field. There is something magical about corn fields and it was awesome to be surrounded by all of that corn.
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Inside the tent.
There were some wonderful quilts.
There were lots of vintage tools which were really well made.
I liked this antique game wheel.
This miniature handmade cabinets was wonderful but it was 975.00.
A nice old dowry chest. Back in the day each girl would have a chest like this and would store all of her embroidery and needlework in it and save it for when she got married.
This man was selling antique dresser knobs. You can see them on the table.
A Mennonite woman was running one of the booths. You can see her bonnet in the picture.
An old spice box.
Wonderful colors in this quilt.
This type of coverlet is woven on a loom by hand and they are very collectible.
This type of crock was very popular in colonial times. They were used to store food.
This is a handmade sewing chest. It was probably used in a notions store or a millinery shop to store different sized needles and threads.
This is a horn. A BIG horn. It was used in upper New York State to announce the start of the state fair.
More corn. The corn is ready to pick.
This is the dining room of one of the historic houses.
The tables are almost like picnic tables because large groups of people would eat together. If you read the sign on yesterday's post about the Zoarites you will know that they were a communal group. So everything was done as a group and thus you have very large rooms. There are lots of areas in this country where these splintered religious groups settled when they fled from Europe. They usually formed communal groups to help them survive in this new land.
This 19th century woman was ahead of her time with a cell phone. She was stirring a lentil stew and you could smell it all over the village.
This door leads down to the huge laundry room.
This is where they would wash the clothes in boiling water.
Then hang them on lines in front of these windows to dry. These houses were constructed to utilize the breezes to dry clothes.
This was the sewing room and it is ringed in different spools of thread.
It also served as the knitting room and there are pegs all around the ceiling to hang yarn.
More pictures on tomorrow's blog. I'll show you what I bought.
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