Monday, May 14, 2012

Gearing up for a Sale in Springfield

It’s almost time for the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market Extravaganza and the Vintage Marketplace this coming weekend!!   I know I’ll be there bright and early to shop on Friday morning. The husband is tagging right along, once again; but this time, we’ll be taking two separate cars because when he goes home, I’ll be staying on to participate in all the festivities that are planned for this special event.  On Saturday morning, when the sun rises,  I’ll be working in the Nostalgia’s Cottage booth with my friends, Kathy and Terri. They’ll be inside the Vintage Market tent, along with about 50 other select vendors. So stop over to see us!


I’m sharing the following information from Sue Whitney’s blog, Junkmarket Style. Now for those of you who don’t know who this lady is- let me tell ya- she is the nation’s industry leader in “junk” style.



What is “junk” style, you ask?  It’s the combination of roadside acquisitions, flea market finds, and antiquities all wrapped up in one very stylish, affordable, green, and user friendly lifestyle package. The world is ever changing…JUNKMARKET stays abreast of those changes and offers fresh, innovative, and approachable concepts for you and your home. Sue, the original JUNKMASTER, had a vision- to pursue her passion and share it with others. JUNKMARKET stays abreast of those changes and offers fresh, innovative, and approachable concepts for you and your home.



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                                                                               Also making an appearance at this year’s spring show is Folk Magazine.


Folk Magazine is all about REAL AMERICAN LIVING-  the country, sweet tea, indie music, antiques, road trips, small towns, comfort, home, artists, locally grown and locally made, one-of-a-kind art, open spaces, photography, patriotism, simple living.... and the little things. FOLK Magazine will be joined by 15 plus specialty vendors and can be found in the FOLK barn all three days. 

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                                                                  Click the button or HERE to see a list of some of the featured vendors for the Vintage Market:

The Vintage Marketplace will be full of fine vendors oozing with style and offering up the finest vintage wares anywhere. Here are just a few of the girls whom I personally know- Alley Cat Chic,  Gathered Comforts, Vintage Farmhouse, Junque Magnet, Shambora Studio,  and Nostalgia's Cottage.  I’ve met these vendors at various shows throughout Ohio and Indiana and I am always amazed at the great stuff they bring to sell!

                                                                             So without further ado, here is the schedule of events for this weekend’s happenings-

Friday, May 18, 2012

7AM to Noon: Early Bird Shopping; Admission $12…good for all 3 days.

You know what they say…”The Early Bird Gets the Worm”! This is a great value for all you serious shoppers. See you at daybreak!


10:00AM to Noon: Painting Demo and Shop-Along with the Expert

A special deal for all early birds in the mood for some education…and a whole lot of fun! Join the folks from Annie Sloan Paints at the JMS & Friends Design Booth and watch and learn how to transform a vintage piece of furniture from beast to beauty. Immediately following, join the JUNKMASTER, Sue Whitney, in a crash shopping course. Wear you’re running shoes…she knows how to make her way around a market. This is not a museum tour with headphones, so be ready to rumble! You can expect prizes and giveaways…stay tuned for the nitty-gritty!


Noon to 6PM: Regular Shopping; Admission $7

Bring on the crowds and let the next wave of the party begin!


4:00 PM to 5:30 PM: Blogger and Friends Pot-Luck Party

Once again, make your way to the JMS and Friends Design Booth. JUNKMASTER, Sue Whitney along with Jon Jenkins, Lanette Lorsung, Amanda Ficek, and Kathy Stantz (local vendor and blogger) will be your expert panel and impart their collective wisdom in the art of having fun! Beverages will be provided by your hosts…but you have a job too…bring your own junk! What does this mean? This is what we like to call a “junkers’” pot-luck. Bring a munchable to pass in a creative container “a la junk.” You can drop your dish at the JMS booth when you get to the show or bring it with you when you come to the party. The table will be set by Sue Whitney and the merriment will commence at 4 P.M. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative containers!


6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: Barn Dance - Boot, Scoot, n’ Boogie!

Join Jon Jenkins and Sue Whitney for the first ever Boot, Scoot, n’ Boogie Barn Dance at Springfield Extravaganza.  Details are in the works….stay tuned as the saga unfolds. Just a heads up…cowboy/girl get-up is strongly encouraged, but not required! Prizes just may be involved- just saying….


Saturday, May 19, 2012

8AM to 5PM: Shopping

8AM to  the Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: Vintage Marketplace Treasure Hunt

From opening bell to discovery of the hidden treasure ….a Treasure Hunt will take place under the tents of Vintage Marketplace. You will uncover clues at each of the individual dealer booths…but you have to ask! A prize will be awarded to the lucky treasure hunter who is the first to find the“booty”. Consider that your first clue! Treasure maps can be picked up at the JUNKMARKET & Friends Design Booth upon arrival. Good luck to all!!


10:30AM to 11:30AM: Summer Entertaining with Sue… JUNKMARKET Style

Summertime is the perfect time to entertain your friends and families either indoors or out. Be our guests at the JUNKMARKET Style & Friends Design Booth for an interactive demonstration on how to set your summertime tables in three different ways. Katie Palmer of SoBo Style an Ohio local will be Sue’s featured guest. Watch and learn as table tops become works of art using something old, something new, something borrowed, and maybe even something blue…or green or orange or red. Only time will tell. Attend this presentation and you will become the host/hostess with the mostest.


1:30 – 2:30: Vintage Bingo

Please join your host of Vintage Marketplace, Jon Jenkins, Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style, and the folks of FOLK Magazine, in the FOLK barn for a folksy game of vintage Bingo. Now there’s a tongue twister. Enjoy a meet and greet, play the time honored game of Bingo, and maybe even win a prize. BINGO!!


4:00PM to 5:00PM: Stump the JUNKMASTER

Feel free to bring your finds of the day to the JUNKMARKET & Friends Design booth for some expert advice. Did you find something you just had to have, but not quite sure what to do with it?? We’d love to help you out with some creative solutions. First come, first served!!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

9:00AM: Final Shopping Day Begins

9:30AM: “Final Stretch” Prize Drawing

Kick start your day with Jon Jenkins of Vintage Marketplace, Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style, and a representative from FOLK Magazine before you’re off and shopping the final day! Coffee and donuts will be served and a drawing for the “Final Stretch” prize drawing will take place. Entries for the “Final Stretch” prize will be accepted throughout the show, but you must be present at the show on Sunday to win!! The festivities will be held at the JUNKMARKET & Friends Design Booth. Space and donuts are limited, so get there early!!!


4:00PM: Closing Bell




So that’s what is planned for this weekend….. doesn’t it sound like so much fun? I’m looking forward to meeting a few blogging friends that I still haven’t met in person. One of them is Theresa from Time Worn Interiors.  She has some good junk coming to Springfield!  Hope I’ll be able to see you at the show if you’ll be there. Please stop by Nostalgia’s Cottage booth space- if I’m not there on Friday, talk to Kathy and I’m sure she’ll be able to get ahold of me. I’ll be busy wandering the fairgrounds-  looking for the good stuff!   And maybe eating some fair food, too!


Miss Char said...

Dang that does sound wonderful and if I could I'd love to come see. Hope you get some great pictures for us. Enjoy the weekend and happy junking.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh God, does it really start that early? LOL ~ I guess I'm getting up earlier than I planned! : ) I guess I'll wind up arriving sometime between 8:30 and 10:00; hopefully it won't be too crowded coming in. I'll call your cell once I'm in!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Take lots of pics to share ! We want to hear all about it. :D Wish I could be there. Thought I was going to make it to the one in TN last Feb.but could not get it worked out.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like a lot of fun, I'm sure you'll have a blast:@)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

If I come it will be on Saturday.I have to be back in Columbus around 4 for granddaughters birthday party. You sound so excited Sue! ~Hugs, Patti

lilraggedyangie said...

Its going to be a great weekend and the weather man says the forecast will be perfect for shopping ! Ill be set up in the FOLKbarn stop by and say Hello! have a great week! hugs lil raggedyangie

farmlady said...

This looks like so much fun. If I was anywhere close I would be there. California must have something similar. I will keep an eye out for a west coast version.
Have fun, be early and stay focused.

Alicia said...

Wow! What a fun event, wish it were closer. Have tons of fun and share lots of pictures of all the goodies that I'm sure will be there.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Can't wait, Sue!! I definitely want to be there for the painting session and for the bloggers' gathering! See you at some point! Thanks for the schedule. ~Zuni

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sounds like a lot of fun events are planned for the show. I almost became a vendor at the show that they had in Nashville...maybe next year. Have fun and take lots of pics.


xinex said...

This event will be so much fun, Sue. I wish I could be there too but I am sure you will enjoy it enough for all of us who cannot come. I can't wat to see what you can find...Christine

Custom Comforts said...

Thanks Sue for all the additional info that I had no idea was going on. I am planning on going on Saturday with my daughter, but you've really tempted me to head over today too.

Jo said...

Hope you are getting some much deserved rest! Was great seeing you

Kathy said...

Sue - thanks for sharing the info!! AND, big thanks for helping us on Saturday, and joining in on the fun!

Hugs to you!