Saturday, December 3, 2011

Meet me in Saxapahaw!

Hey everyone!

I have been asked to show off some of my local finds at the Saxapahaw Holiday Market.  It's being held at the Haw River Ballroom next weekend, December 10th and 11th from 9am to 9pm.  There will be all sorts of excellent local artists and vendors present, so come do some holiday shopping and interact with the community.  While you're there, be sure to stop by and see some of my finds, talk about history, or just say "hi!"

In my last blog post, I told you about a trip to the old Morrow home site, and showed a few interesting pieces I found there.  Well, I also dug this unique little brass piece, which I didn't post because I had no idea what it was!  As chance would have it, I recently saw one posted on the JustGoDetecting forum, and it was ID'ed as part of the slide mechanism of a mid 1800's parasol.  Cool!  I then found this excellent example online, showing a period parasol and the slide mechanism.

Also, some of you may recall hearing about one of my detecting partners, Jim.  He's an all around great guy, super nice, and a dedicated and talented detectorist.  And now he can add one more accolade - he started a blog!  Check out Silent Remnants for some great relics, stories, writing, and photography.  Click his giant red shovel to see more!

Welcome, SXPHW Facebook fans!  Thanks for the link :)

1 comment:

  1. It really cool that you get to show your finds to the general public. We need more of that kind of exposure.
    I am heading right to your friend's blog. I never get tired of seeing what other people are finding!