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Friday, February 19, 2010

What's Inside?

The Hilltop Old Tyme Market


Along a different east / west highway in Ontario; number two, is an old building that used to be a clay tile manufacturer.  (And also, a relative of mine was the owner when they made tile.)


Several years ago, someone tore down the brick kilns and cleaned the place up and created this enterprise. Now it is owned by Bob and Lynn Duval and it is chocked full of wonders and oddities!


 

I love how they managed to retain the rolled rooftop of the old buildings. Oh well, so they covered everything with aluminum siding... It hides a world of mess, doesn't it?




This is a market made up of consignors and they each rent a stall which results in the need to scour each booth with an apparent theme of chaos. I'm not sure why the picnic cooler is there in the forefront? (I didn't look inside!)


 

Some of the vendors do specialize in something and this 10 by 10 was stuffed full of vintage tools! 



I always got  a kick out of themed ashtrays!

 

I'm a sucker for a lovely cup and saucer. This one has quite a lot of gold leaf on it for a Royal Albert!  What do you think of the price?


There seemed to be dozens of vintage plaster plaques. For some reason, I adore them! 


Something for everyone's tastes and these fishing lures were in nice condition.

 

These china floral baskets are so hard to find without being covered with chips. I can picture my aunt's front room with these on her side tables!


More babies in a basket! The little sign was for the children, ordering them to keep the dollies in the basket!
(Well! That's just no fun!)


And to wrap it up, another basket of small servers! I think I'd keep my china in a more secure spot?

I have to let you know that I did buy something this trip, but it was a more modern hard cover titled: "John Kennedy in Vietnam" for Dick. He reads anything and everything on the man! I wanted a Long oval celery dish made by Avonware, England, but they wanted way too much for it!

So! Down the road I go again....
www.hilltopmarket.ca



All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.

12 comments:

DJan said...

Boy, I'm sure tuckered out from all the shopping! I have no idea whether that is a good price or not. But I do know that your pictures are AWESOME with this new camera.

Carol VR said...

I've been there numerous times, and love the various "treasures" you can find.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love looking at all the old treasures. I sometimes find something and others nothing but it is fun looking no matter. You do find some nice spots to visit. Thanks for sharing!

Marydon Ford said...

I'd be having a ball in this place ... there has to be real treasures amongst the clutter.

Have a beautiful weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

Bogaman said...

I'm a sucker for the old tools and fishing lures. Looks like a bargain price on that Arbogast Hula Dancer. Most of the drawknives I use to make bows with were bought in places like this. The older drawknives are some of the best to be found. Wish that place was a little closer. X.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

good to see you..the other day i thought....hey where did lucy go?

glad to see you today....

and this looks like my kinda place too :-)

have a great weekend, my friend
kary
xxx

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh wow....that's my kind of place. I think you and I have the exact same camera. I am still figuring out how to use it. :)

Eva Gallant said...

All kinds of goodies for your perusal, eh?

Lori E said...

That $49 price tag seemed high to me. Lots to see in these shops but do you ever notice that what they all call antiques are things from our lifetimes.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am like Marydon I would be having a ball in this place....so my kind of place to browse.
Just found you thru Marydon and now I am your newest follower..
Maggie

Gretchen Seefried said...

If I just found a few forgotten $20 s in a pocket, I would be headed for that cup and saucer or other pretty china pieces

Nina Diane said...

looks like you could spend days in that place! thanks for sharing......