Well…sorta…it came to a little town north of Houston named Hempstead over this past weekend…and left 😦
Did I tell you one of my New Years resolution for next year is to visit every damn barn sale in this country?
The addiction sprung up sometime around late last year as I perused through blogs and magazines to rediscover my design style. There was an emerging propensity in my heart towards all things old and it wasn’t until I picked up an issue of Better Homes & Garden that I knew I had found my Home. And before you know it, flea markets and barn sales began to crowd my 2015 calendar.
My biggest show was going to be the Roundtop Antique Fair in September/October of this year – one of country’s biggest flea markets stretching across 25 miles between Fayetteville and Carmine over the course of two weeks. It’s main attraction – Marburger Farm Antique Show. OKAY! I’ll stop right there! Only because THIS antique fair deserves a post of its own; I am itching to put my two cents in!!
Anyhow, so back to Vintage Market Days. Country Living was absolutely on point! This was indeed a well organized and an absolute FUN barn sale to go to. Small but relevant with some interestingly unique pieces. And most importantly, prices everywhere were REASONABLE for a flea market rated high on Country Living’s list. Each time I laid my hands on a piece, I found it to be priced right around how much I would pay for it. Vendors were super nice and chatty. I spent a decent amount of time at each tent. The fair took up almost 4 hours of my time.
VMD is now heading to McKinney TX (close to Dallas) this coming weekend! If you’re into this type of adventure and you happen to be in Texas, I hope my pictures convince you enough to embark on a short trip to Dallas this weekend.
Here are some of the vendors from this past weekend (fortunately I picked up several business cards; unfortunately they’re sitting in another car as we speak 😦 Hence the list of vendors is short for now. I promise to update this post sometime this week to list remaining vendors from the fair so be sure to drop by again!):
- McCain’s Furniture Co & Boutique (picture included in gallery)
- Rusted Rabbit (no pictures but if you’re looking for seriously salvaged items like repurposed car parts, vintage rulers, old license plates or every other junk on this planet, this is your place to be)
- Texas Wood Mgt. – 512-788-4450 (unfortunately no website or Facebook page but this dude had repurposed clocks out of barrels)
- A Little Piece of Art (she had a number of assorted items)
- JoniKeith by Something New (picture included in gallery)
- New Moon Mercantile
- Land of Elsewhere
- Letter Lounge (picture included in gallery)