Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Great First Day of the Vintage Fall Market

Saturday was a beautiful fall day in New England.  It was the first day of our annual Vintage Fall Market.

I took as many pictures as I could before the doors opened.  Things were flying out the door so fast, we hardly had time to breath.

We are certainly thankful to all our customers who came to our Fall Market on Saturday.  We hope to see many more of our good customers (now friends) today.  It's a rainy day, so what else is there to do, but shop.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brimfield last Friday

Last Friday, I went to Brimfield by myself.  It was hot, humid, but loads of fun.  I thought this was the best buying trip to Brimfield I've ever had.  On Saturday morning, I finally took everything out of my car and set it up in my driveway to take these pictures.  Someone stopped their car and asked if I were having a yard sale.  My husband, Ray, told them, in a serious tone, no this is a photo shoot.  They looked at us like we were crazy and drove away.  I took the shots and quickly brought everything into the garage.

This old journal from the early 1900's, was one of the last things that I had bought.  It didn't have a cover on it, but I saw that the entries were of home repairs and decorative purchases.  Very unusual, so I had to have it.

I had arrived in Brimfield around 8:15 and found that there was plenty of parking and no crowds at all.  I must have made 5 trips to the car to unload my wagon.  Which at the end of the day had broke (from too much weight).

At 2:30, I thought I had had enough.  But, as I drove down the road to the church on the corner, I noticed these pumpkin buckets and had to have some.  So I parked the car, again, and shopped for about another hour. 

When I saw these tin pieces, I thought, I can make chalkboards out of these.  That's the plan.

My one big purchase was a great weathered white washed potting table. I'll be bringing in all these items for the Vintage Fall Market on September 29 & 30.

I bought this chippy chair from some girls that recognized me from the shop.  They were from White Home Collection in Wilton, NH.  I was wearing one of the shops t-shirts, Peace Love Junk, which they commented on, and so did another woman in the area.  They actually have all been in my shop.  What a small world. 

I always start out by taking alot of pictures, but as the day goes on, and the more tired I get, I tend to forget about the pictures and just concentrate on buying.
These are just a few pictures that I took that morning.

If I had $145 to spare, I would have bought this vintage set of cement Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs garden statues.

This was my trip to Brimfield, a great buying trip. I can't wait to go again next year.  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

We have Shoppers from all over the World

Pam, Nancy and myself were at the shop this afternoon, when we saw these 4 guys get out of their car and start taking pictures of themselves on vintage tricycles and wagons on our front porch of the shop.

Well, when they came into the shop, we found out that they were from Ireland, and were here for a wedding for the third guy over from the left.  He is getting married tomorrow.  We also found out that the groom sets up lighting for rock bands, and travels the world. This was a fun group of guys. 

We asked if they would take some pictures with us, and sign their names on a piece of paper. 

I'm telling you we were like giddy school girls.

This is what they wrote to us, they were sooooooo sweet.

Then, a little while later, these two lovely women come in, and they were from France.  Since Nancy's booth is called Paris Flea Market, I took a picture with Nancy and the women. We also had one of the woman sign her name.   

It was a great day at the shop.  You just never know who will come in.

 I was actually going to blog about my trip to Brimfield on Friday.  I got some great stuff, some I already brought in, but most of it I'm saving for the Vintage Fall Market at the end of this month.  I'll be showing those pictures, and the pictures I took in Brimfield in the next few days.