Thursday, July 8, 2010

Announcing....Nostalgia's Cottage FIRST Annual "Vintage Market Day"

In just two short weeks (yikes...really short...), my friends Terri, Robin, Carol, and Ginny...and maybe a couple others, will be hosting our very first Vintage Market Day at my house (actually on the deck, driveway, garage and yard)...hoping the neighbors don't mind!   And hoping my husbands forgives me for the "mess" piled in the basement - and yes, we can still walk through it...for now.........  But, believe me, there are some treasures down there - waiting to be "unearthed" and taken to their new homes!

Here are the details:

Come one, come all (and bring a friend or two or three…)

Nostalgia’s Cottage - “first annual” VINTAGE MARKET DAY

In sunny Mansfield, Ohio

1985 Richwood Drive…on Saturday, July 24th – 9am – 3pm (one day only!)
(Parking: on the street - please be careful not to block driveways or pull onto neighbors' yards - thanks!!)

Stop by and shop for wonderful vintage finds, one-of-a-kind redesigned jewelry, trash-to-treasure designs for your home and garden, antiques, primitives, furniture, linens and fabrics, and lots more for all you collectors, junkers, decorator, and thrifters...
You might even make some new friends too!!

Our prices are unbelievable – and we’ve already done the work (repaired/repurposed, painted and cleaned) and it’s all ready to settle right into your home or garden! Come prepared to fill your truck or trunk!!

We’ll throw in a few awesome door prizes just for fun (because it’s all about fun, right??)
and some refreshments to keep you going!

…and if that’s not enough - you can visit more GREAT spots for antique/vintage - and junk finds in Richland County…(we’ll provide a map)

Mansfield: Carrousel Antiques, Mid-Ohio Antiques, Treasure & Tea, and local thrift stores
Bellville: Pumpkin Hollow Antique Mall, A&W’s Emporium, Rainbow’s End
Ashland: The Gleaner, Antiques on Main, Susie’s (and more…..)

It's gonna be a GREAT DAY!!!

And for a little added "bling" (because you know you can never have too much "bling") - Laura and Ashley will be showing off some of their beautifully stylish Premier Jewelry - stop by and say hi - and try some on!

I'm also cleaning out some of my personal "stash" of great junk, antiques, etc...(to make room for more - ha ha) - some great things ready to go, and some waiting to reach their full decorative repourposed potential (aka DIY projects).

And here are a few pics of what we've collected just for you!

We've got silver...and what a great enamel top cabinet...

Here's just a "peek" at some of our furniture!

A sweet nightstand/sidetable, and another view of the secretary (and no, we're not going to paint it white too...) :)

More silver - and garden/patio furniture too... (the teacart is super sweet)!  Can't you picture it laden with ice cold drinks and some yummy cookies???  It'll sell fast I'm sure! :)

And, if you've got some traveling in your future, or just want some cool storage - these vintage suitcases will fill the bill - with great style!

A stack of vintage trays with a nautical theme - ahoy matey!!!

Vintage pottery and books... 
(There's a lot more pottery buried in boxes - we really DO have a lot of things to organize)

Bottled baubles and beads for your crafting pleasure!!

A sample of a few of Terri's vintage redesigned jewelry pieces (the ones pictured are from a previous show - she's working on new pieces as we speak!)

And here's a sample of Terri's collage work and one of my button bokays
(again, the ones pictured are from a previous, you'll have to stop by to see what we've been working on)

I've got a whole batch of "new" paperweights - wait till you see... :)

We've got other projects...antique framed chalkboards, signs, and more - but, I can't show you everything - I don't want to ruin the surprise!  Carol and Robin are working on some things too - but it's definitely a secret - they don't even want us to know...

That's it for now - I'll be posting more pics soon, as we're beginning to organize and price things on Friday - so, stay tuned and I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without (we all have a "few" of those things, don't we???).

Thanks for stopping by and happy junking, blogging, etc...


P.S.  I'm really hoping this will be our first of many "annual" Vintage Market Days.  I've been inspired by my friends the junkfest girls in North Dakota and Gretchen and Lanette and the shop they sell in each month called The French Flea in Minnesota.  I've heard of a few in Ohio too, so this could just be a start for us Buckeye junkers!    Anyway, I've got my eye on a new (bigger) location for next year (always planning ahead...) - (and my neighbors will thank me I'm sure!)!!

P.S.S....And, yep - we'll have a few clocks for sale too! 

Email Kathy at
or Terri at for more information, directions, etc..

See ya soon!!!


  1. How exciting! I hope you have a great day with lots of customers. Eveything looks great.

  2. Oh if it were only the following weekend, I will be in Loudonville. So close. Good luck, looks like there will be lots of goodies!

  3. My goodness but the excitement is building.Us girls in Southern Ohio are planning a trip to see your finds.We've been working on organizing our own vintage inspired occasional sale in the Lebanon area.The hardest part is finding the venue - we sure do have enough "junque" to do it up right.See you soon.

  4. I can feel the anticipation of your sale all the way over here! Wish I could be there, no doubt. Goodluck to you girls - here's hoping you SELL OUT! :)

    Goodluck girlfriend! Say Hi to Terri!

  5. Hi Kathy......I am keeping it mind and if our schedule clears, I want to be there! Hope to see you soon!~Hugs, Patti

  6. How awesome! My house is right in town and I've thought of doing the same thing! I hope it goes wonderfully for you... I will post about it soon, maybe someone who reads my blog lives closer than me... great stuff! Lezlee

  7. One more thing...check out my post on our blog today!! :)


  8. Can't wait, we are working our parish festival that weekend but I am MAKING time to get to Mansfield! I am so excited that you are close enough for a visit!!!

  9. Gosh - I wish I could be there! Everything looks fabulous!

  10. I'm certainly going to try to make it. I heard about it from Sue at Sullivan and Murphy.

  11. Hi Kathy,
    I am so excited for you and Terri.....wish I could come and pick up some of those treasures!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!
    Happy day!

  12. Just a few more days! Thanks for all the well wishes - so far the weather looks good... Can't wait to see my blogger friends - Pam, La, Patti (?), Sue, etc., etc. I've gotten quite a few emails, and I should have visitors from all over the Buckeye State!

    I've been busy, busy...and working on a new post right now - with more pics!

    Hugs, Kathy


Thanks! It was so sweet of you to pop in for a visit! Have a blessed day!