Another great and crazy couple of months, but I can’t help but be awed, inspired and renewed by some of the most amazing folks, I’ve meet along the way. I’ve been to quite a few vintage bazaars, country markets, and antique fairs to see that those who have booths (the sellers) are truly passionate about their design, products and lifestyle. Please give a round of applause to some of the hardest working folks I know and enjoy pictures of all their amazing finds, creations and wares…I hope you get a chance to visit the booths one day! Here are a few from the Vintage Bazaar and the Country Living Fair. (click on the pictures to see these folks websites…)
I have a new found respect for those folks who set up booths at outdoor events. It is a lot of work and lots and lots of lifting!
My daughter, Gabrielle, and I, set up a booth at the Vintage Bazaar. What a great experience. Gabrielle learned so much about making things (like these signs), selling them, and loading and unloading cars. She meet so many people and had an amazing time. It was a special mother and daughter trip!
Cari Cucksey, (owner of the Repurpose Shop and of the show, Cash and Cari) is not only supremely talented, but her new paint line is outstanding… She travels to a few hand-picked shows and gives amazing demonstrations. She has become a good friend…another reason to visit these shows often — you really get to know some great folks!
Karen and Patrick of South Porch Antiques are truly the best of the vintage fair lifestyle is all about. They travel from show to show, with their daughter, and truly show us how to be kind, caring and talented all at the same time. I bought that tumbleweed in Nashville and they brought it all the way to New York for me! Thank you guys!
Not only do they have cool things to sell, but the displays in these booths are very unique. Stashstyle created these fun pom- poms! I can only imagine how long those took — what a great display.
Then there are the incredible artisans… Karyn Shonk, owner and designer, or Karynshonk Designs. Vintage and recycled and found objects turned into one of a kind jewelry pieces.
S.D. Meadows… his work was so fun! scrap metal made into wall art — you can check out his folk art gallery online as well. Thanks for sharing your talents S.D.
Then there are the nice ladies form Cutlery Couture…their booth was packed all weekend at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck. Bumped into them at breakfast at the inn and we sat together and chatted up a storm. That’s the kind of folks you meet at these events. Talented, optimistic and outgoing!
Then there was dinner with these 2 (actually 3) chixs and a barn. Seriously… they could have a stand up comedy show besides selling unique vintage pieces at shows and in their barn.
Of course, there are a ton of people to meet… but I did also spend some time shopping :)
Here are some tips for shopping at Flea Markets, Vintage Bazaars, Antique Shows, Fairs and more. Thank you Yahoo Makers for having me be a part of your article.
My best, Joanne