Tuesday, June 23, 2015

field trip: the vintage bazaar


Saturday I took a road trip with my BFF Cindy to The Vintage Bazaar held at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The fair featured 175+ vendors selling antique and vintage finds and re-purposed goods. Lucky Cindy won us a pair of tickets from Coastal Windows & Exteriors!

with Matthew Mead, Danielle Driscoll, and "Urnie"
Topping my reasons for wanting to attend were seeing and supporting friendors {new word alert: friendors = friends who are vendors!} Matthew and Jenny Mead and Danielle Driscoll.

Matthew Mead's signature style of collections grouped by color made for a display worthy of one of his publications. In addition to being a vendor, Matthew was a special guest and did a series of demos on creating summer centerpieces. Alongside Matthew was his partner in crime, Jenny.

Photo credit: Danielle Driscoll
Danielle and Luke Driscoll's Finding Silver Pennies booth was like a beautiful coastal furnishings store. Visit this link to read Danielle's account of the weekend on her blog.

The bazaar was nicely done and reminded me of a mini Country Living Fair.

Cari Cucksey and Joanne Palmisano were also special guests on-hand to give demos and share tips.

There was live music, rows of food trucks and cool things all around!

I had a nice time despite a series of mishaps which included tripping over a food truck's cable and falling to the ground, hitting my head on a low-hanging window display, and losing an earring (which as it turns out, Jenny found)!

Besides leaving with my ankle swollen to the size of a tennis ball from my fall (I'm okay), I returned home with this pretty framed paint-by-number of yellow roses for the Girlie Office

and this lovely vintage jadeite plant pot from Matthew, among a couple of other little things.

If all this sounds like a good time to you, The Vintage Bazaar returns in September and November!

Just wear good footwear and watch for exposed cables.

Happy summer wishes!



Theresa said...

Ouch, but other than taking a tumble... that sounds like a fun day:) Love your purchases! Have a blessed day dear Elyse, HUGS!

Unknown said...

Great day with a great friend!! Can't wait to hang all my treasures :)

NanaDiana said...

You sound like me---if there is an accident available---it will find me. lol What a great show-glad you girls had so much fun. xo Diana

Elaine said...

Sorry about your fall. I went last year twice and really enjoyed it. I was impressed by the quality of vendors. This year the rain kept me away on Sunday. Looking forward to September's bazaar.

Danielle said...

So sorry you fell, Elyse. :( Thank you so much for coming up to see us and all your support. xx

Diane Mars said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures looks like there was a lot of vintage goodness. Hope your ankle has healed Ouchie!!

Kit said...

Ouch! I hope you are all mended by now. But I love the fair you went to and the treasures you found! :) Kit