Vintage Market Filled Weekend

There were three vintage markets this past weekend that I wanted to hit.  I was only able to attend two of them, which isn’t too bad, actually.  The three markets were: Hawthorne Hill Farm (“Farmhouse Chic” theme sounds right up my alley, doesn’t it?), Na-Da Farm and the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market (the first of the 2012 season).

Not only was the weather sunny and warm, but my sister-in-law joined me for Na-Da on Saturday (which was their second day), so I had the perfect company to boot.  I was excited for this sale because I’d heard about it for over a year, and there were some well known vendors there I couldn’t wait to meet!

Here are photos from our Saturday morning spent at Na-Da Farm:

Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest
Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest

Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest
Jen’s Junk Trunk by The Ironstone Nest
Jen’s Junk Trunk by The Ironstone Nest
Jen’s Junk Trunk by The Ironstone Nest
Fabby Chic by The Ironstone Nest
Hundt No More by The Ironstone Nest
There was definitely something for everyone at this sale!

Hundt No More by The Ironstone Nest
You can see the barn vendors buzzing around, putting the final touches on their displays
before the gates opened:

Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest
Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest
Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest

Anne Marie of Na-Da Farm puts together some drool-worthy displays!  I felt like I was walking into a magazine shoot.

Na-Da Farm Bakery by The Ironstone Nest
Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest
Na-Da Farm by The Ironstone Nest

The last 7 photos are photos of an area in the barn that was shared by some of my favorite people:  Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl and A Sort of Fairytale.  These wonderful women are talented, kind, generous and all around fabulous.  Seriously.

Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl & A Sort of Fairytale by The Ironstone Nest
Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl & A Sort of Fairytale by The Ironstone Nest 
Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl & A Sort of Fairytale by The Ironstone Nest 
Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl & A Sort of Fairytale by The Ironstone Nest 
My sister-in-law couldn’t get me out of their area.  I think I spent almost 45 minute combing over every inch, making sure I saw everything.  I was so bummed I wasn’t able to make it on Friday.  I can only imagine the items I missed out on.

Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl & A Sort of Fairytale by The Ironstone Nest 
Tattered Tiques, Maple & Magnolia, Urban Farmgirl & A Sort of Fairytale by The Ironstone Nest 

Then on Sunday morning, I got up before everyone else in the house and made my way to Elkhorn.  I knew it would be the last open air market I’d be able to attend for a while, so I talked myself into making the trip.  I was really glad I did.  Walking around in the warm morning sun for a couple of hours by myself gazing at all of the vintage goodies was just what this baby mama needed.  It was lovely.

I also got the chance to see some of my favorite vendors on Sunday, as well, like Jan from Gracie’s Cottage, Apron Strings with Mom and Me, and Diane Passi.  I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Jan’s stories about her trip to the week-long Brimfield Antique Show.  Someday I’ll go.  I swear it!

Here’s a little peek at some of the things I saw on Sunday at Elkhorn:

Kathy’s Blooming Creations by The Ironstone Nest
MINI GARDENS!!!!!!!  Love!
Kathy’s Blooming Creations by The Ironstone Nest
Kathy’s Blooming Creations by The Ironstone Nest

Room 363 by The Ironstone Nest
I loved this cross.  Super creative.  I think I need to make one now.
I’ve been attracted to old wooden tool boxes for quite some time.  I’m drawn to them.
I don’t own one yet, but I will when I find the perfect one.

And I’m completely kicking myself for not buying the off white wooden cubby in the photo below.  The vendors at this booth were too busy with “big sales” that I could not get their attention and I was impatient.  I had been walking around for 2 1/2 hours.  I was hot.  I was ready to leave.  Did I mention that I’m 9 months pregnant?  But I should have stuck around to buy it.  Bummer.

I could shop flea markets and barn sales every weekend and never tire of it.  Who’s with me on that?
Thank you for reading!

XOXO
Laura

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  1. I am with you! We were vending at both Elkhorn and Hawthorne Hill Farm this past weekend- wonderful treasures to be had. Getting to Na-Da Farm is on my list this year. Thanks for sharing these great pictures!

    Kathi
    3wrenstreet.blogspot.com

  2. I am with you on that!! SO jealous.. I could look through all these photos again, at all the great little treasures :) SO cool!! Thanks for sharing :) ~Bre

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these shows with me…we don’t have any of these in my area:( I see so many things that I would have loved to buy.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  4. Such great photos – thanks for sharing!

  5. It was great to see you Laura…thanks for the shout-out!
    Love your pics – I didn’t get out to shop; it’s a little heart-breaking to see what I missed! :)
    Jan

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