Thursday, April 12, 2012

Monthly

 

We have this "vintage junk fair" that happens on the first Friday of the month. However, it is downtown...like really downtown. Outside my comfortable ten mile radius. I know I sound old stubborn. Spare me the criticism. Feeling brave I called upon my (I don't thrift and antiques are for old people) best girlfriend Amy.  I promised her lunch if she would provide the company!


A wheelbarrow full of goods...child sized though.


I remember now why I didn't go before.  These vendors really like their goods.


While I appreciate that they had some items that were unique I was not fooled by the clay tags and burlap ribbon they were wrapped in.


What I loved was the bounty of fabric that I could not get enough of...I think I bought almost all of it.


One whole pattern tucked in because it was priced reasonably.


What bothered me most was how unapproachable the dealers were. It was like a herd of cattle.  I think one person might have asked how we were doing? Well, I did have a couple laughs with a friend and brought home a few goodies...and I realized I am proudly Old Fashioned!


Easter Swap Note: 
The sweetest package from my partner Cindy of Treasures in my Heart arrived today in the mail. Thank you Cindy for the beautiful bunting, cards and Easter basket. Everything is perfect.  

23 comments:

birdie blue said...

love your finds, my friend. the child-size wheel barrow is perfectly you. darling vintage fabric, too.

xo
molly

Perfectly Printed said...

OMG! I love the child's wheelbarrow and watering can! Oh and the fabric! It isn't as much fun when the dealers aren't up for chatting. It looks like you still had a great time!!

chris

Barbara said...

From the looks of your haul, I think your trip was worth the aggravation. (But it's always more fun when the people are nice.)

Heidi [Grizz 'n' Dove] said...

I'm proudly old-fashioned as well... I suppose that's what I get for being "drug" on antiquing trips with my grandma, aunt and mother while I was growing up ;) Now I thrift and antique on my own! Great finds!!

Kim K. said...

I would have gladly filled up my wicker basket with goodies today! I'm so glad you were able to spot some lovely finds. That wheelbarrow and pink watering can is just delightful.

PS. My Lil Vintage Storybook post tomorrow is going to feature a mini wooden wheelbarrow and your teeny tiny watering can. How's that for luck!

Mecky said...

I am so glad that you went. You found some wonderful fabric!!

I love the wheel barrow. I have a child's wheel barrow, but it is all rusty and now paint left on it. Your's is in great shape. Such a great find!!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

I know! its like people cant say hello and goodness forbid a Smile from time to time!

We are defiantly not from this time my dear! ;)

donna said...

Renee you found GREAT treasures. The fabric is out of this world. I LOVE it. Oh boy I so know how you feel about some vendors. Anyway I am so glad you had an awesome time.
Hugs
donna

busymartha said...

Renee, I always love your finds, but what I really love is the picture you use under your header, where do you get all these sweet images? Marilyn.

vintage grey said...

Oh, Renee these are wonderful!! Love the sweet watering can! And, the fabric!! Oh, my!! Is some feedsack? I can't wait to see all the beautiful things you make with it!! I need to get in on these swaps!! ;) xo Heather

Kathy said...

Oh, Renee, I SO relate to that "driving bubble" as I call it. I am glad you got to go and that you found such great treasures!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I would put up with grumpy people for goodies like that! It does amaze me tho, how often people lack those social meet and greet skills when trying to sell...c'mon! Loving the decals and the bunny.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the fabrics and the little wheelbarrow! Would you believe me if I told you that I have not been there, yet. First weekends seem always seem to be busy for me. I have heard about the line. How many of the places did you stop by? GJJ? LB? more? The owner at GJJ is really sweet, and I know she appreciates feedback from customers. (Our sons were great buddies in elem. school.)

Liz said...

Fabric looks amazing! Little wheel barrow is sweet.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mimos da Claralú! said...

All very cute!
Hugs and blessings
Luciana

Fran said...

Such wonderful finds! The wheelbarrow is darling and that FABRIC!! *Swoon* Too bad the dealers were grouchy,but I would say it was worth it for you!

Sarah said...

Rude wouldn't bother me one little bit if I were buying that many feedsacks! :-)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ooo! I spy some Meyercord! :)

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Hi Renee!
You found some wonderful treasures...even if you had to brave downtown and business-as-usual venders. Isn't it funny how the warmth of a shop owner, with even less merchandise, will bring you back time after time? Oh, the fabrics caught my eye...They are ones that my Gramma Peggie made aprons, quilts and dolly dresses from...They are delightful!
Thank you for popping in and commenting on my blog, my sweet friend!
Have a great weekend!
Carolynn xoxo

Sentimentally Me said...

oh that's too bad :( THrifting should always be fun.

janice15 said...

Such wonderful things that you found..have a wonderful weekend...with love Janice, @ spoonwither.blogspot.com

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my…I just got that feeling of thrifting high by living through your purchases! They are wonderful. The fabric is to die for and what about that child sized wheelbarrow? Precious!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

love all that fabric...looks like feed sack fabrics??
how cute is the wheel barrow?!