Last weekend I took a drive over to The Vintage Bazaar in Salisbury, MA — an outdoor market that comes to town twice a year! Per the website they describe it as “Over 175 outdoor ’boutiques’ feature antiques, vintage finds , architectural salvage, rusty junk, repurposed goodness, indie crafts and one-of-a-kind artisans.” They also had a ton of amazing food vendors & food trucks and live music.
Doug and I wandered around the property visiting all of the vendors and came home with a few goodies! Two repurposed grape crates for our herb garden, a wooden birdhouse with a Panama license place roof, a silver ring made from a vintage spoon, a Turkish towel and a birthday gift for my Dad. Pretty successful outing I’d say!
I wore a cute denim skirt from Ann Taylor — I wanted to look nice, but I didn’t want to wear anything that might get dusty or dirty from poking around through tents full of antiques. I also made sure to wear some closed-toed Sperry Topsiders as I know that events like this in open grass fields can sometimes get muddy! My only complaint was that I didn’t bring a canvas tote bag to carry all my smaller purchases in!
On Saturday, I dragged my sniffly self out of bed to head up to Sage Hill Farm to check out their antiques. Sage Hill Farm is only open the 1st weekend of every month, either at their home location in Exeter, NH or at a nearby antiques show. My husband and I have a list of things we’re looking for to help decorate our new house and since the house is over 100 years old, only an antique item will do. We’re on the hunt for a pair of nightstands, a 2-person desk, small cabinet to hold our cable box/entertainment stuff, and a few other items. We struck out on some of the big things this past weekend, but we will be back at it next week visiting Consignment Corner in Chelmsford.
I found these pins at Oldies Marketplace in Newburyport, MA. I’ve been going to the Oyster Festival since I was very young — and it was so neat to find these old pins 200+ miles away from home!
Display of tin watering cans at Sage Hill Farm.
An antique baby buggy filled with dried hydrangeas.
In an epic blogging failure, this was the only picture my husband was able to snap this weekend before the camera battery died. I was just about to head down to the Cape to visit my parents, but due to the awful weather, I ended up staying home. My town wasn’t hit too bad, but the Cape got over foot of snow and had wind gusts over 45 mph. That was all I had to hear to keep me off the tiny 2 lane bridge! So, I spent the day bundled up on the couch “recharging” just like my camera batteries. I did trek out for a trip to a local antique store where I picked up a footed silver platter for my little “gin bar”. Pictures to come soon! I also picked up a days worth of a sneezy, stuffy nose– there was antique dust sitting atop all of the shop’s items. Achoo!