It was one heckuva whirlwind time at the Springfield Extravaganza and Vintage Market last weekend! The fairgrounds are usually always hopping during this show, but with the addition of the Vintage Market, the crowds came out in droves. I understood that first day attendance on Friday exceeded all past first day numbers!
Friday was spent shopping and meeting up with friends, Kathy and Debby. The husband and I arrived about 7:45 and we went right to the Vintage Marketplace tents. I was really anxious to see all of the vendors who traveled to Ohio for the inaugural Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Extravaganza. My cell phone rang off the hook, so to speak, as I tried to navigate both Kathy and Debby to an appointed meeting place. My landmark of choice was a concession stand that looked like a giant ice cream cone! Gotta love that fair food!
Here we are standing in the Nostalgia’s Cottage booth, where I worked on Saturday with another blogging friend, Kathy Stantz. After introducing both girls to Kathy, we all had fun exploring her booth. Did you know that the both of them had the audacity to say that I am “bossy.” I don’t know why….. I just like to do things my way and give “direction” to others….. Is that being “bossy?” LOL
Over the next few days, I was able to meet up with five other Ohio bloggers- Carrie from Junque Magnet, Pam from Frippery, Jo from Jo’s Second Act, Angie from Lil Raggedy Angie, and Pam from House of Hawthornes. No pics, though…. my camera got left in the car and I was too tired to run and get it. Did I mention that it was HOT? I got a great tan walking around the fairgrounds three days in a row!
Here are the girls from Nostalgia’s Cottage- Kathy, Susan, and Terri- all from Mansfield, Ohio. When the show closed down on Friday afternoon, we all went to the blogger’s party in the Junkmarket tent, where Sue Whitney was set up. We all had a blast eating snacks, drinking wine, and chatting with other other junkers. They are such a great bunch of gals and it was fun to work in the booth with them on Saturday!
There was “junque” galore in Nostalgia’s booth. Most of the furniture was sold the first day and the girls’ crafted items sold extremely well, too.
The Buckeye contingency was definitely the largest group there. We had a great time entertaining the out-of-state girls who weren’t aware that Buckeyes spell out “O-H-I-O” when “Hang on Sloopy” is being played. Just hum to yourself….. “Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on…. O-H-I-O! It is an official song for The Ohio State University. Not Ohio State University, but rather,The Ohio State University. Here we are spelling out “O-H-I-O.” From left to right are: Kathy Stantz, Zuni Corkerton, Debby Messner, and myself. Do you see the O, the H, the I, and the last O?
It’s the four Buckeye Bloggers you saw before, plus two Minnesota girls and another Ohio blogger in front of us. On the left is senior editor at Junkmarket, Lanette Lorsung, Lisa from Urban Farmhouse , and the Queen of Junk herself- Sue Whitney.
Theresa from Time Worn Interiors sponsored a give-away for several sets of free admission tickets to the Extravaganza and Vintage Market and I won! It was nice not having to pay the $12 Early Bird entry fee for the husband. I let him spend that money on my lunch, instead!
Theresa had such wonderful items in her booth. I sure do wish I had been loaded with the big bucks, because she had a couple of metal tables that were to die for!
I don’t want to make this a photo heavy post, so I’ll be back with more pictures later. I didn’t go overboard and buy a lot of things this time. I was very selective and only purchased things that I really loved. I was bummed that I didn’t get the potting bench that I wanted because I waited too long to get back to the booth, but the guy who made it said he’d be happy to custom make one for me. He’s local to the area, so it will be easy to pick it up once it’s done. See ya soon!
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