Thursday, January 24, 2013

On with the show(s) - 2013

We had a wonderful trip to the sunshine state (and it was SOOOO sunny!!!), and some fun winter junking – yard sales and flea markets, and some wonderful sunsets on the beach (alright, it was really hard to leave)………….
At Siesta Key Beach with Brad & Sue!!DSC00189
Take a peek at what I found on vacation!!
but…it’s time to start focusing on getting ready for our 2013 show schedule…
So…we can do what we love to do…and that is…

Sit back and relax (go ahead, grab a cup of a caffeinated beverage), and you can see what we’ve got going on…

February & March

Projects, projects, and more projects…oh, and some junking (thrifting through the snow) too!!  I got a bit of a start in my own basement, and I’m not saying/admitting I’m a hoarder, but I filled two 6 foot tables with some pretty cool rusty and junky stuff (and didn’t leave the house to do it!!)  Then I lined up projects…and that’s what I’ve been up to so far – a little painting, building, etc. (with the help of my trusted – and newly enlisted junk guy, Jim!!  Gotta love him!!).   He’s a…

Here’s an “in progress” peek at a little cabinet that has “magically” been turned into a shabby bench!  Can’t wait to get it done.  I think I may put some old tin ceiling pieces on the front and an old handle at either end.  And, don’t worry…you know I’ll show you the “ta da” pic!!
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Here’s what I like to call a “Humpty Dumpty” project…an old doll bed in pieces and parts, but hoping to put it all back together again (right Jim??)…DSC00285

April (it’ll be here before we know it!)

Our first show of the year is one where you’ll find mine and Terri’s redesigned jewelry, and Susan’s salvaged frames.

It’s the very first BAYarts Spring Soiree! April 5th from 6pm-9pm and April 6th from 9am-5pm in Avon Lake! A VERY talented group of ladies are coming together to raise money for their education program! (click on the logo below for more information).   
Here’s the list of artists:
Debby Martinez of Treasure & Tea
Jenni Carrino of The Vintage Songbird
Shannon Vance of Stash Style
Kathy Stantz, Terri Osborne and Susan Schmidt of Nostalgia's Cottage
Marcy Hoke of Shabby Shore
It’ll be a fun time with wonderful vendors with wonderful treasures, and for a wonderful cause! 
This is our first time at Gathered Treasures – Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 10:00am–4:00pm in the Arts & Crafts Building at the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio. It’s a show of primitive and antique wares – handcrafted and rusty, with a sweet sprinkling of springtime prim.
Here’s their website for more information (click on logo below):
Black Cat Primitives, Gathered Treasures
Susan and I will be putting together a booth with a prim-salvaged-vintage flair!!
May (it’ll FINALLY be spring!!!)
The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show – Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2012 – at Warwick Farm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  Here’s their website (click on logo below):  
We’ve shopped this show for a couple years, and thoroughly enjoy the setting (Warwick Farm), the fabulous vendors and the variety of treasures to be found.  We’re so excited to be a part of the show – it’s a unique event – sure to satisfy your vintage heart!!
Click below and “LIKE” them on facebook – check out the beautiful pictures from last fall’s show…it’ll make your heart go pitter-patter!!
On May 17-18-19, 2013, we’ll be at The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Antique & Flea Market, oh and did I mention it’s EXTRAVAGANZA weekend???
Click on the logo and check out the blog!
There will be over 2,000 vendors at this show – between the grounds and the big tents of The Vintage Marketplace!  It’s a treasure hunter’s paradise.  Whether you’re a junker (that would be me…), a shop owner, a collector of anything from marbles to fabulous primitive cabinets and fine antiques, you’ll find it at EXTRAVAGANZA!!  (Click below for more information)
And, with us again this year is the amazing and talented “no junk holes barred”…Sue Whitney of JunkMarket Style.  She’ll be headed to Ohio with her crew of Minnesota junkers, who never cease to amaze me with their creativity and huge love for all things “junk”!  And, you know some where along the weekend…there will be a PARTY! 
We’ve been part of EXTRAVAGANZA for over ten years, and before that…we shopped it (well, we still do a bit of shopping when we can sneak out of our booth!!  But, we’re usually, busy, busy girls!!).  The show has evolved over the years, and is one of the very  best in the country.  Vendors and customers come from all over the country – and are never disappointed.  Nostalgia’s Cottage is proud to be a part of this show, and we’re so excited about the 2013 season!  (We’ll be in our regular spaces:  573 & 586.)
In June, we’re going on a month long vacation and do nothing…lounging by the pool, catching some rays………..ok…waking up now  (although I will do a bit of that…) – we’ll be catching up at home (chasing dust bunnies who will no doubt have become quite comfy over the last couple months…), enjoying some summertime, and fitting in some junking - and crafting great “new” things to bring to the next show!! 
On July 26 & 27, 2013, we’ll be returning for our third year to our favorite spot on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie – The Summer Market in Avon Lake, Ohio!!!  We’re planning on a new look, with some wonderful vintage finds and redesigns (jewelry, furniture and more)!   
I’ve already got a very cool stash to bring (I actually started looking last summer, and found some great things on a trip along Lake Michigan).
Sweet “boat” license plates…unique project material, don’t ya think??DSC08230
There will be over 65 vendors (and probably a few thousand customers) at this event – Friday night and all day Saturday – along with music AND great food – a fun family atmosphere!  Click on the link to keep up-to-date on details…(and, I’ll provide more as I get them).
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This event is hosted by Girls Give Back (Erin Stack & Kristen Weeden & crew) – who are taking “random acts of kindness” to a whole new level!  It’s a worthy cause, and this very successful event is proof of their dedication and talent. And, I also have to mention the Market Chicks…they literally risked their own safety in helping vendors during last year’s storm. 
We know it’ll be blue skies this year!
Thanks ladies, for letting us be a part of The Summer Market!!
Go to their facebook page and “LIKE” – and check out pictures from last year!
P.S.  From the pages of Flea Market Style  magazine (Summer 2012): [DSC07416%255B3%255D.jpg]DSC07415
August – a month off…yeah…right!  The three bizzy bees at Nostalgia’s Cottage will keep on a junkin’ and creatin’!!  Oh, and our annual girls’ trip…destination to be determined (but, I think we’re gonna head west…into Indiana and maybe Illinois)!!  It’s gonna be BIG fun!!
Oh yeah – we’re back at it again…
Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market – EXTRAVAGANZA – September 20, 21, 22, 2013 - and we’ll be in our regular spot (spaces 573 & 586)…at The Vintage Marketplace…more “new” finds and redesigns (jewelry, furniture and more).
We’ll be back at The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show at Warwick Farm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio – October 4 & 5, 2013 – it’ll be fall in the beautiful rolling hills of central Ohio…come enjoy the beauty of autumn…and, don’t forget about all the treasures…in the barns, greenhouse and surrounding grounds!
Susan and I will be back at Gathered Treasures on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, Ohio (right in our backyard!!).  The fall show will combine the beauty of fall with the coming Christmas holiday – be prepared to buy Christmas presents for friends and family…and maybe a little something for yourself!! (wink…wink)
The 37th Annual Ontario Community Craft Show is on Saturday, December 7, 2012 from 8:30 am– 4:00 pm at the Richland County Fairgrounds (Mansfield, Ohio).  This is our fourth year as vendors at this show – we’ll have some beautiful things for sale – redesigned jewelry, Christmas trees of all sizes and materials (rag, bejeweled, brush, and more), snow people, and unique upcycled vintage treasures – perfect gifts for one and all!!
Whew…………..that was a whirlwind of a year!!! 
We’re looking forward to our upcoming season with our junkin’ hopes high, and our bizzy minds creating in our sleep (you know what that’s like…the best ideas come to you in the middle of the night…and it's not from the pizza that you had for dinner!)! 
Wishing you happy junkin’ trails!
Hugs from Ohio,
P.S.  Susan, wish you were here!!  Missing our junking buddy!


  1. Fun year planned, Kath! I will be seeing you at several shows, you know it. So glad you'll be doing Rural now. :-) xo Sue

    1. We're excited to do Rural Society!!! :) See you in a few months!!


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