Sunday, September 26, 2010

Antique/Flea Market (long post)

Today was the last weekend of the season for the Elkhorn antique & flea market. It runs three times during the summer and fall and it is, in my opinion, one of the best markets. Not only do you have antiques and vintage goodies, but you also have vegetable stalls, and arts & crafts as well. It was pretty cold this morning - I neglected to take my gloves but the vendors were in high spirits and I had a great time!

I love these dishes.

What was my goal? I was actually looking for a table for the living room. This one looked interesting.

This serger makes mine look like a youngster.

This is the lovely stall of Tattered Tiques - a jazzy pair of ladies with a wonderful designer's touch. I absolutely swooned for these chairs with flour sack upholstery.

I loved these tags with the chocolate ribbon...

This staller had the most interesting collection of vintage kitchen ware - she had a lovely cake carrier that I was dying to purchase. She ran out of business cards but her store is: The Cottage in Coal Valley, IL. 309-799-3025. She said a road trip is totally worth the trip as she has an entire room dedicated to this type of retro-ware! Maybe I can talk my sister in going?

This lovely artist was at Kane County but I wasn't able to capture her artwork. She has amazing talent; here's her link.

My mother loves barn quilts - took this picture for her.

This is one item that I hauled home for my sister (who was in St. Louis for the weekend.) The women were wonderful at "Good Finds" they kept this purchase and all my others since I mistakenly did not bring my cart! What was I thinking? The Good Finds stall has an abundance of toile bulletin boards, black and white painted furniture and other beautiful things.

Two lovely gentlemen selling reclaimed, gorgeously made cabinets, check here for their shop. I love the dental molding on this one.

Halloween arts & crafts were sprinkled amongst the antiques - isn't he a witty, dapper man?

I wanted to scoop up a few of these tender little shoes.

Stay tuned for what did come home with me....

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting us today! Nice to meet you and we love your blog! I'm a quilter so I love seeing your quilts. You do BEAUTIFUL work. We agree with you about is one of the best shows we've been to. Thanks for posting pic's of our stuff...hope to see you soon!



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