Craft Shows & Festivals,  Creative Outlets

New Uses for Old Stuff

The Pec Thing is an event artisans and collectors display and sell their antiques, collectibles, and crafted creations. Even though it rained substantially this morning and the roofers didn’t finish up until 11:30 this morning, I headed to the Winnebago County Fair Grounds around noon for The Pec Thing.

This antique and flee market has a meaning to me because of two things: 1. it was an event my mom and I liked to attend when we could, and 2. it reminds me of running her garage sales every spring and fall.

It’s been a while since I have had the chance to get to the fair grounds for this so I was surprised at how large the event had grown.

It is always good to be surrounded by all the old stuff and new stuff, made from old stuff. It inspires me and gives me some ideas to try.


Here Are Some Things I Found

pigs and cows
pigs and cows made from propane canisters

pink car
vintage toys

chimes and mobiles
mobiles and chimes made from kitchen items and beads

scrabble tiles
art work created with old scrabble tiles

kitchen items 2
kitchen items and dishes and glassware

sewing machine lamps
sewing machine lamps

yard art
fabulous yard art

high chair pot holder
a high chair made to hold a potted plant


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