HARLINGEN — Jellies, jams and all good things.
Silvie Lefebvre purchased those culinary delicacies Saturday at the Women of St. Alban’s 49th Antique Show and Sale where 25 vendors from throughout the country gathered. They’d sent up their stations Friday at Casa de Amistad to sell tools, toys and postcards, Victorian furniture, art glass and jewelry, and homemade foods.
Lefebvre and her husband Michel of Quebec, Canada, were having a blast.
“There are a lot of nice things,” she said. “We love antiques.”
The event attracted more antique lovers than last year, said Nancy Cooper, vendor manager.
“It’s going extremely well,” Cooper said. “Most of our vendors have been coming more than 35 years.”
The event charged a $6 admission fee, and those monies will be donated to various local charities, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harlingen, the Family Crisis Center and St. Alban’s School. None of the money will go to the church.
Tony Ramirez, owner of Antique Emporium/Frank’s Collection Record Shop on Jackson Street, said he and his wife had done some very good business the past couple of days.
“I sell coins, watches, fishing reels,” he said.
He gestured to a leather case next to an aging pistol beneath a glass top.
“This is from 1909,” he said. “It’s a colt holster.”
Quite a few people had visited a station operated by Jane Pickering, who sold vintage items fashioned from Scandinavian wood. And that’s not all.
“We sold tree gumball machines yesterday and a big brass weather vane eagle,” said Pickering, of Balaton, Minnesota.