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.|
|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.|
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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