The Neumann Collection


Vancouver Island, August 2013

Posted by neumann32044 on October 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM

There is a new antique show on Vancouver Island in Duncan!  Well, I think that this was its second year, but I had such good luck shopping there the first time that I thought I would give it another shot.  Like last time, I drove myself to the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal and walked across and rented a car.  However, when I got to the rental agency, I found that I had been upgraded from a mid-size sedan to an Ford Flex.  It was easily the nicest car I've ever driven.  It was a little odd to get used to at first, but I quickly got the hang of it.  Though all the extra space for storage did me in at the end!

I got to the Island early in the day to visit some of the antique stores in the local area, as well as the thrift shops.  The thrift stores are hit and miss, as always, but I picked up a plain restaurantware mug for a quarter at a shop in Ladysmith.  I had to keep reminding myself during my shopping excursion that despite having a large vehicle, I would be carrying everything onto the ferry on my own.  My next stop was Chemainus, where I purchased a Canadian Pacific BCCSS mug and saucer.  Though they were sold as a set, they are not intended to go together.

I also found some new couch cushions at another store, made from vintage-style fabric.  However, the only bags that they had to accomodate pillows of that size were some draw string kitchen trash bags!  So at the end of the day, when I was frantically piling my acquisitions into the cab for the mad dash from the rental agency back to the ferry terminal, I was carrying around what appeared to be two bags of trash!  Plus, since I couldn't check them, I couldn't get anything to eat because it would have been impossible to balance a tray of food with two bags plus a backpack.  Oh, and the antique show?  Lots of interesting stuff, but not a single piece of hotelware that I didn't already have!

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