This weekend it’s all about the flea. The Vintage Marketplace sets up big tents at the Springfield flea in Springfield Ohio and rents out booth spaces inside them. It’s a huge undertaking to set up and run a show at a 3 day flea. I am set up with Stacy from Stacy Morgan Designs. She has all the great pieces that really make the booth a showplace and I added a few of my creations and vintage finds. Last fall I rented a 17 foot truck and filled it full along with my car and filled a 15×25 foot space along with some help from my friend Marcy. This time I borrowed my Mom’s mini van, packed it full and begged a wonderful friend to drive her minivan over too and haul what I couldn’t. Way less stuff, way less stress, and I’m hoping to clear out some inventory.
These photos are from my Instagram feed so aren’t the quality I get with me big camera but I just didn’t have the energy to carry that thing along.
This was not in our booth but down the row from us. I had to snap a pic because it’s just so great! The price tag said $425. Sound crazy maybe, but just imagine cutting all those yardsticks, laying them all out just so, glueing them all in and then trimming out the edges and having it turn out perfect in the end! I think I’d want every penny of $425 by the time I was finished! I did notice this afternoon that this piece was gone – I’d love to know if they came down on their price to sell it.
This darling old toy was down the way from us too and I had to share it. If I still had toddlers I would so want this old merry-go-round! I can just see my husbands face if I had hauled something like this home a few years ago for the kids
If you have nothing to do this weekend come on over to the flea – Springfield Ohio, Clark County Fairgrounds. 9:30-6 Sat. and Sun. The weather might be a bit chilly, the rain may fall a bit, but there are plenty of tents, plenty of inside vendors, and you can always wear your galoshes and carry an umbrella!
See you there! Look us up in the big white tents that house The Vintage Marketplace!
Sew a Fine Seam
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