Just what would warrant this busy houseblogging renovator to take a Saturday off "work-camp" duty you might ask? Why Antiques Roadshow!!! of course.
My Dad invited me earlier this summer to Milwaukee for this event. We are HUGE fans at our house. In fact, we can't wait till we get the house more finished and we can start trolling estate and yard sales for hidden and unappreciated treasures. But not just yet...
My Dad is bringing a baby doll that was my grandmother's when she was a child, some porcelin, and an old pipe of my grandfather's. We have a deco style light I wouldn't mind having appraised, but I don't feel like uninstalling it and lugging it around.
Instead, I am going to bring a bit of whimsy.
My wind up dancing bear. I got him in a local Antiques Mall. I think I paid about $40 for him.
I don't expect him to be very valuable, but maybe he'll be worth more than I paid for him and I can perhaps find out his origins.
At the shop, they told me he was a Russian Dancing Bear, probably because of his costume.
I'll be back (hahaha- see photo at left) Sunday and work all day with my dear close and personal friend Wood pile.
And of course, I'll report on my Dad's and my experience of the show!