Save Your Pennies.......{Fab Midwest Fleas}

Monday, April 16, 2012

 {Why I like the Fleas}

1. Always great stories from vendors.

2. Good eats

3. Not knowing what you are going to find! It's a treasure hunt at its best and a history lessons to boot. It's fun to run into people you know & chat about this & that. 
P.S. I remember when the Alameda Point Flea was teeny-tiny. Look at it now.......Next time I head to CA, hope to plan a trip around it.
{Raise your hand if you studied Rachel Ashwell's flea marketing tips in one of her first books.}

TA-DA the spring line-up:

1. May 4 & 5th 2012 Rural Society Antique & Garden Show .  Hosted by Page Price at her 50 acre farm { featured in Country Living April 2012} Vendors with decked out spaces, food & rural Ohio at its best. I'm betting on plants, well done displays and high style nestled right beside a llama, chickens, dogs, cats.... just a sampling of the menagerie Paige has. Get your buggy ready.
We are going.....hope to see you there!

2. Na-Da Farm Event {"homegrown creative freedom"} 
May 18th 5pm-8pm & May 19th 10am-2pm
Anne-Marie has picked 20 or so vendors to set up at her farmstead haven. I do believe she will be baking up a storm for the event. Sweet treats, rack up the calories please, shopping is exercise.

Anne-Marie will dole out words of wisdom. :) I love her blog. Expect cheerful camaraderie and great one-of-a-kind finds + well edited displays. Midwest Living did a feature on her last fall and Where Women Cook featured Anne-Marie's kitchen and cooking. I do believe she is in the The Romantic Prairie Cookbook with Fifi O'Neil too.
Tentatively planning on it. I'm hoping my husband can ride along bring the truck.

Springfield Flea Market + Antique Malls: {Vintage Marketplace May 18-20th 2012}
I just read an article about the Springfield Market in our paper. The antiques mecca brings in a staggering amount of $103 million to the local economy. {that includes the permanents + extravaganza, lodging, restaurants etc.} {Dayton Daily News}
Folks fly into here to shop the permanent, gigantic antique malls. The extravaganza then heralds more people flocking. Of course, the jumbo sweet teas & lemon shake-ups might be a sort of attraction on their own. {Although it is more how should I say well, lets say you need to scout if you're a I-have-lived-in-CA-and-some-of-this-looks-too-primitive-kind-of-gal. However, I can always find fun vintage fabric, wrought iron for gardens, plants and some truly great finds. Keep looking, next aisle--What are socks doing here? That can mess with your vision of finding something keen. 
Info on the Vintage Marketplace that is going on that weekend at Springfield May 18-20 2012

Are you planning on going to any of these fun events?


andrea creates said...

i've yet to go to the springfield market and may just do that this weekend.thanks for sharing all this info :)

JunqueMagnet said...

How am I only just finding your blog now?!!!!!! Saw the mention in Rural Society. I'll be a vendor there this time and at Vintage Marketplace as well. As for VM - let's just say it will be decidedly LESS primitive than a lot of the Extravaganza tends to be (although the over all primitive/country feel seems to be diminishing there as well). The vendor list for VM is awesome and should provide a wealth of eye candy for all. Great blog and lovely photos. Junque on!