Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It’s all in the details…Springfield Extravaganza & the Vintage Marketplace



Hot off the presses…here is the scoop (or scoops) and in very random order…on all the fun going on at this weekend’s Springfield Extravaganza & the Vintage Marketplace (and, I’m sure there’s more to come…)  So, grab a cup of coffee or your favorite diet drink - and take a peek…

The official schedule of events…click on the beautifully junky centerpiece below for all the “deets”!!! (These links are from the JMS website…check it out, and become a member while you’re there too!  We all love junk and LOVE to share – it’s the perfect place to be!)

My dining experience presentation will of course include a floral or two. You know me and my flowers....cant get enough of them. The rest of course will be a surprise, even to me. Ill be working with what I find at the show. Wish me luck! See you on Saturday, September 15 at 3 PM!!! Dancing and celebrating to follow!

You can also stop by the Vintage Marketplace blog…we’re just overflowing with information!! 

vintage marketplace style

JUNKMARKET Style & GETFRESH Vintage…under the big Vintage Marketplace tent…

Aint life Beauty full??? See you at Vintage Marketplace in Springfield, Ohio...September 14, 15, and 16 2012.

And, my friend Sue Whitney (as seen below…”repurposing” a drill – a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, right??)…well – she’ll be busy sharing junk with EVERYONE!!!


A sweetstakes…I mean sweepstakes – can’t contain the excitement…click below and LIKE the Vintage Marketplace on facebook (and hurry…time is running out)…and peruse some of the photos, etc…

To enter the sweepstakes first go to the Vintage Marketplace facebook page by clicking here.

City Farmhouse, of Franklin, Tennessee, will be shopping the Vintage Marketplace AND Extravaganza…see what the experts are looking for…  They’ll be sharing their treasure hunting expedition at the JMS tent…

A gotta go kind of store!!!

And, as mentioned in the Schedule of Events…there’s gonna be a party Saturday night – from 4-8…music, food and fun AND a birthday or three…to be celebrated.  This handsome devil is sort of the mascot, or maybe the theme…so, it’s a BYOB…Bring your own BEARDO – and join in!!  (I see dancing and/or singing, (or both) “beardo’s” in our future!!)


I’m working on my “Beardo”…it’s gonna be stinkin’ cute!

Here is the list of fabulous vendors (41) who will be joining us under the tents in the Vintage Marketplace…and there could still be a few more!

A Royal Nest

Alley Cat Chic

Barn Dance

Bootsy McFarland Studio

Bungalow Interiors

Cady Recycled Creations

déjà vu Boutique

Dreamy Décor


Jolie Raimondo



Junque Magnet

Kris's Vintage Clothing

Lavender & Old Lac

Lisa's RetroStyle

Memories Gate

Neat Stuff LLC

Nostalgia's Cottage

Old World New Home

Paris Flea Market

Pink Grapefruit Style

ReFind Originals

Romantique Boutique


Rusty Nchippy

Salvaged to Sassy

Shambora Studio

Small Town Chick

Sparkle & Rust

STC Finds

The Butt'ry

The Rusty Pumpkin

The Vintage Farmhouse

The Wren's Nest

Todd Miller

Vintage Adventure

Vintage Chic

Vintage Goodies

Vintage Vamp Jewelry

Vividly Vintage


And, of course, during all these exciting “goings on”…we’re gonna be…


And…lots of other fabulous things!

Here are a couple of our “neighbors”, and a few of their treasures…

Troy and Ericka…”right next door”…



Lesa Smith of of Salvaged to Sassy…”two doors down”… (click below and LIKE her on facebook)


AND…………….The excitement just keeps on going…

For all those early birds (who will definitely get the best worms, I mean treasures…), look what the first 2500 cars on Friday morning will receive:

The Springfield Extravaganza Grab Bag Giveaway is here! The first 2500 cars on Friday morning will receive a free grab bag which will be filled with fabulous things including:
1- $500 shopping spree with Sue Whitney
5- $100 gift certificates
1- $250 gift certificate at the Heart of Ohio Antique Mall
Hundreds of free food items
Vendor Discounts
100-2013 Season Passes for 2013 Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market
We're giving away over $25,000 dollars of free stuff!!!!

I’m sure you’re in junk love overload right about now…so, I’ll stop.  There’s so much more I’d like to share – oh wait…check out our Vintage Marketplace Pinterest board – more pics to tempt you…


and…a few more at the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market Pinterest board…


That’s it for now, stop by the Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Extravaganza…  It promises to be the best ever!!  And, of course the fact that there are over 2,000 vendors on the fairgrounds – oh my gosh  who wouldn’t want to be there!!

The vendors will be lining up SOON (and we’ll be there too – spaces 573 & 586 – on the fairgrounds map – and under one of the Vintage Marketplace tents – right across from the Mercantile building!!


And just in case you’re wondering, here’s the forecast:


Wishing you a wonderful week and fabulous junking adventures!

Hugs from sunny O-H-I-O!

Kathy (and Terri and Susan)

of Nostalgia’s Cottage


How do you like our three chairs????


P.S.  See…we’re all packed up and ready for some happy trails to Springfield!!


Hey, can we fit just one more thing to fit into the trailer??????…ha ha – just kidding. 

We could hardly get the back door shut!


Alright…stepping away from the computer – and hitting “publish” as I go…


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It’s fall y’all…and you know what that means??? EXTRAVAGANZA & The Vintage Marketplace



Sweet chalkboard, right???

Hi and happy September!  I’m planning on doing a few posts over the next week and a half – keeping you up-to-date on what’s up at Extravaganza & The Vintage Marketplace (which, by the way…is less than two weeks away – September 14-16 – oh my gosh…my “to do” list is definitely not a “ta da” list yet!). 

The first thing I want let you in on is a sweepstakes – $500 gift certificate – that’s right 500 big ones to spend on antiques, “junk”, or whatever your little treasure hunting heart desires at Extravaganza.  Here’s the link on facebook – get over there quick and enter…


There are plans being finalized as we speak, well…as I type…for more fun and…well…more fun!  I don’t know how much more fun it can get…over 2,000 vendors at Extravaganza, and an amazing array of talented vendors in the Vintage Marketplace tents – it’s a bit overwhelming – but in a GOOD way!!  Wouldn’t you agree???


Terri, Susan and I are busy as bees…(even though this pic doesn’t tell “that” story…).  I’ll share a few pics of projects and fab “junk” we’ve found (with more to come…)! Sorry, I don’t want to give it all up – you just gotta be there!!

We’ll be in the same spot as in the spring – just across from the Mercantile Building – spaces 573 & 586 (not sure what the official Vintage Marketplace numbers are, but will let you know as soon as I do).  There should be a map available as well.

Just a few of my things…

Some junky bling!


A wonderful (previously ugly) lamp – that I painted and used Annie Sloan dark wax on – and it gave it such a fab “old world” patina…and shabbied “up” a lampshade to top it all off! 


Two old child’s metal chairs…with some fun vintage nursery rhyme style…Jack & Jill!


And the fabulous 60’s luggage that we found in Michigan!!


This great old chair…waiting to be given a nice dark wax!!


Some “lovely” cowboy boots!


Alright – that’s it for the moment…(this has to be a record for one of my shortest posts EVER!!!)  But, if I shared it all right now…well, I just can’t…you’ll have to keep checking back! 

I know Sue Whitney (of JUNKMARKET Style) has got some big fun planned, and I believe there’s a rumor that it’s also “someone’s” birthday too…or maybe a few “someones”…  Stay tuned!

Happy junking!


P.S.  (ha ha…like always!)

Here are a few projects in the “works”…


Hmmmm…a few more pieces and parts, and this old drawer will make a great jewelry display piece…really!!


Trying to figure out what to do with these…


So, here’s hoping that I get a “round TUIT” all!


(a fun wooden nickel, wouldn’t you agree??)

OK…going now!