Friday, June 17, 2011

Western Washington Mom Field Trip #2: Second Saturdayz Market

Last Saturday my friend Brynn and I went to the 2nd Saturdayz Market in Seattle.  Annoying cute-sy misspelling of Saturdays aside, this was a great field trip.

Brynn and I met in England.  Both of our husbands had jobs in London at the time, we both had kids 5 and under and we had so much else in common that we became fast friends.

Fast forward 12 years, and she is still one of my dearest friends in the whole world.  We just love chatting and commiserating with each other, but we also share the same decorating aesthetic for the most part, so it's fun to go shopping with her.  We both love vintage and antique home furnishings.  And there is nothing we like better than a good antique fair or flea market.

In England we used to enjoy going to the Sunbury antique market at Kempton Park Racetrack .  If you live in England or visit England, please go here and tell me all about it so I can derive vicarious satisfaction.  It is the BEST, and many of my favorite things in my home were acquired there.

But since I came back stateside, Brynn and I haven't found anything that quite compares.

2nd Saturdayz really didn't compare in terms of size and scope with Sunbury, but it had the same heady vibe of people browsing and passionate sellers with lovely things to sell.  Here are some of the things I saw:

One of the sellers' Airstream greeted us as we walked through the parking lot to the main building.  I have a dream of having an Airstream all decked out with awesome vintage stuff someday.

Cute vintage kid's garden chair at the front door.

I loved both these tables.

Well, helloooo lovely.  Haven't you forgot something?  This was the first booth  as we came in.  I bought a cool vintage flag for the little boys' room from them (which I of course forgot to photograph, but don't worry--more to come later).  Love all the pewter-y looking stuff and the old flower pots, too.

A lovely still life.  I want to plunk one of those hats on my head, fill that picnic hamper with tasty things and  go have a stylish picnic somewhere.

This picture is not great, but I loved how they turned this architectural salvage into a mirror.

These vintage dishes look so modern.  Love the green and brown.

I thought this lamp was so cute.

I loved the color of this painted bench.

This is the one that got away for Brynn.  Somehow I don't think the airline would have let her carry this on.

Love the map and the sign.  What is "excess parking" by the way?  I have been mulling it over ever since.

This gorgeous, curvy buffet caught my eye.

I bought some Scrabble tiles.  Check out what they are displayed in.  Ewwww! :)

Adorable skirt made with vintage-looking fabrics and vintage Ric-rac.  I love me some Ric-rac.

I absolutely adore vintage cowboy fabric (check it out on that adorable bib).

Brynn's finds.  I especially love the old canning jar of dominoes at the back  and her flour sack.  I actually loved everything she got.  It was all I could do to not creep in her room and take it all in the middle of the night.

A few things I got.  Two beautiful linen pillowcases with lacework, a red embroidered napkin, those scrabble tiles and the cafe table.  I have a few more things (the flag, a great dresser), but I'm going to show those next week when I show what I've been up to in the little boys' room.
 All in all, a great day of shopping with one of my favorite people.  Now I need to dash--it's the last day of school for my kiddos, and they have to be picked up in just an hour.  What is the point of going to school for only two hours, I ask you?

But before I go, some questions: Do any of you like to go to antique markets and/or flea markets?  I'd love to add some more fun places to my antiquing bucket list!

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  1. We don't have ANYWHERE like that near me. I'm SO jealous! It looks from the photos as though there would be a million and one lovely things to buy there. You lucky girlie!


  2. I have never seen anything like that. I may have to add the racetrack to my list of things to do. Thanks for the fantastic hint. Sometimes, if you ask really nicely, the airlines will let you buy a seat for your dresser. Just saying!

  3. Looks like Brynn had a great trip. I wish we could have all been there. :)

  4. What a fun girls day out!! So many neat finds. :) I love the child's vintage chair!

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back-I appreciate that!). Hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)


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