I had the extreme pleasure of meeting another blogging friend yesterday while Mr. Sullivan and I attended the Springfield Extravaganza. This flea market and antique show is one of the largest in the midwest - and in May and September, over 2000 vendors gather to sell their wares - from yard sale finds to fine antiques - and LOTS of stuff in between.
Kathy Stantz, from Sylvia’s Vintage Daughter, and I have been chatting back and forth for the past few months. She is from Mansfield, Ohio, about a two and a half -hour drive from me here in south Dayton. Between our busy schedules, we just didn’t have the time to connect over the summer. When she announced that she and her friend, Terri, would be doing the Springfield show, I knew that would be the most opportune time for us to meet, since Mr. Sullivan and I had already made plans to go to the show.
Kathy was expecting me sometime during the course of the weekend, and we’ve seen each other’s pictures on our blogs, but when I walked up to her booth, she turned to me with an expression of surprise and questioned, “Sue?” I said yes, we hugged, and we laughed. Mr. Sullivan looked on and probably wondered why we were carrying on as we were, but he related later that he thought it was really neat that two people could come together like this! Kathy introduced me to Terri her “partner in junk” for their booth, Nostalgia’s Cottage. We exchanged stories and and just chatted in between the times where she was helping the many customers who were enamored with her merchandise. Realizing we need a less distracting atmosphere where we can get to know each other even better, we decided that we should get together again next month. Gee, that’s coming up real soon! LOL
There was so much to see and touch in her booth! If I had been blessed with an unlimited amount of funds, I would have spent a lot more money than I did! Kathy is a voracious thrifter and crafter. She finds things at yard and estate sales and often re-purposes her junk into clever and practical things. You can see many of her talented make-overs and re-do’s by clicking on her blog name above.
I wish I had bought this cute little curio cabinet- it was so reasonably priced. When we came by the booth later in the day, I saw it had been sold. Darn, why did I hesitate? Lesson learned - BUY IT WHILE YOU CAN!!!
My plan is to show you my purchases tomorrow. I have tons to do today- finish a bit of laundry, clean up a messy house, get ready for a dinner party I’m hosting, and then try to take a minute for myself! Stop on over to see Kathy’s blog, say hi, and tell her Sue sent you over. She’s a clever one, that girl! And I’m glad to call her my new friend.