Friday, November 21, 2008

A Small Purchase From The Heart Of Country Antique Show In Nashville

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The last of October I traveled to Nashville, Tn. to the Heart Of Country Antique show to do some serious buying. Not only did I spend some special time with my sister from Ohio but also with a dear friend who traveled with me. The fall season is a beautiful time to be in Nashville and this time was no exception.

The show, itself, was a fantastic experience in its new location at the Tennessee Fairgrounds. Certainly an improvement over the large tent of the previous couple of years. However, when a show is moved from a location of about 20 years it will and does take time to gain new acception. However, from the dealer contact I made, many felt it would in the long term be a benefit to all. With the addition of Country Home magazine setting up a beautiful display booth I have nothing but praise for the show.

Of course, dealer offerings were spectular and choice. I am fond of candy containers, well I should say, not just any candy container but rabbits. Although my collection is not of a huge quantity I do have some very nice examples. Still, it was this little guy that turned my head

Peering at me from a showcase it was love at first sight although I must admit I did give some serious thought about purchasing. A trip down the aisle was enough to convince me I needed to take another look at this little fellow tugging at my heart strings.

A 1930's or about dachshund candy container. Glass eyes and lift off head. His body is some type of cloth over paper mache. Vintage ribbon tied around his neck. He is 4-1/2" high x 7" long from the tip of his nose to the point of his tail.

And here is the reason I just had to have him. Our beloved friend.

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