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!