Vintage went to McKinney, TX

OK, I feel awfully guilty for royally slacking on the blog! I did NOT realize my last post was almost a month ago! Totally not acceptable. No wonder I haven’t been my 100% percent lately. I consider writing as my therapy. Not wise to be skipping out on “therapy” this often!

But…in my defense…I have been busy prepping for the new house (shopping, shopping, etc.), stressing about the move (I despise packing/unpacking), traveling (so excited to share my adventure with you – post coming up next week!) and of course, work never manages to bore me (ps: I love my job!)

About a month ago I covered a flea market locally in the Houston area in this post. This flea market was hosted by Vintage Market Days. I discovered VMD on Facebook. Found out it was featured in Country Living magazine as one of the “7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales Not To Miss in 2015“. This piece of revelation was enough to convince me to make a short trip to Hempstead. After spending a day and a half at the VMD flea market, I realized what a wise decision I made! It was love at first sight! I heart barn sales to begin with (my sister likes to think I follow all of them on the road) and this one tops my list so far.

So you know what I did next. I followed VMD to McKinney TX a week later! Even better. The stuff was so great. People were nice. Weather was pleasant. And my company of friends & family in Dallas TX rocked! I spent an entire day at the event. Bought lots of cool stuff for the house.

I think my sister may have a point there. Looks like I’ll be a VMD groupie for at least the next several months. Have already noted down their 2016 flea markets on my calendar. They are in Dripping Springs, TX (near Austin/Hill Country) this weekend as we speak. Looks like I will be missing out on this one 😦 but check out the VMD site and if they happen to cruise by your town, do drop by. You will not be disappointed.

Now off to pics!

PS: I picked up business cards of vendors whose stuff I really liked. The links/phone numbers to their shops are posted right below the pictures.

List of Vendors:

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Vintage came to Houston!

Well…sorta…it came to a little town north of Houston named Hempstead over this past weekend…and left 😦

It was the event I had been waiting for – Vintage Market Days, featured in Country Living as one of the “7 Flea Markets & Barn Sales Not To Miss in 2015“!

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!):