Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Third Time’s a Charm, and what a CHARMING Market this is…The Summer Market!


The following photo and description was borrowed from www.thesummermarket.com

Friday, July 26 — 4–9 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 — 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Veterans Park
Avon Lake, Ohio
at Rte. 83 & Lake Road

The Summer Market is a unique outdoor festival and benefit held in Avon Lake, Ohio, right on the shore of Lake Erie. Thousands of guests visit the Market each year to shop for furniture, jewelry, art, vintage items, fresh produce, home decor, and a variety of other goods from more than 65 vendors. Guests dine from three featured restaurants and listen to live music while watching the sun set or playing at the beach. It is a great event that should not be missed!

The Summer Market – 2013!!

Oh my goodness it’s almost time for The Summer Market (panic, we’re not in a panic…nope…not at all)!!, Summer is moving right along… Although, it seems we’re just now getting “real” summer weather – after a very unexpected – and extended rainy season – we’re off to 90 degrees and lots of sunny sunshine!)  And it’s already mid-July, so you know it’s crazy crafty/junky girl time…every last one of us vendors is on automatic pilot, and gittin’ r’ done!! 

There will be fabulously talented vendors and artists selling their unique wares – antique & vintage, repurposed and recycled/upcycled, restyled/redesigned, and everything in between!  A “sweet” group of food vendors will be on hand to make sure no one goes away hungry – happy for sure, but not hungry!  Music will fill the air, and fun will be the order of the show!  Shopping, food and music – what else does a person need???

This is our third year at The Summer Market (they are in their eighth year), and we’re all so excited!  We’ve met some wonderful people, and made new friends (and that’s always my goal!!),  We will be filling our trailer with furniture, lots of unique vintage/antique finds, and of course our recycled/repurposed, restyled/redesigned treasures – jewelry, collages, picture frames, wind chimes, signs, and LOTS more!

Join them on facebook (click on the pic below and be sure to “like” their page!):  (and check out all the vendors, pictures, etc…)Photo: Today is Market Monday! Here is what you need to do: SHARE our photo below with your friends and help us market the event like CRAZY! Then, in the comments section under the photo, type the word SHARED. 2 people will be chosen to win 20 raffle tickets each to use at the event. Lots of wonderful goodies in the raffle this year like a new bike, adirondack chair made out of old barnwood and lots of other great baskets of handmade goodies!

In case you’re new to The Summer Market, here’s the link to my story from our first year (2011):

The Summer Market – 2011 [DSC02280%255B3%255D.jpg]

And here’s year number two (2012):

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This year’s list of vendors/artists (it just keeps getting better and better):

All Spelled Out/Toot Sweet

Angela Oster Studios

Back in Tyme

Back Porch Whimsy

The Blue Cupboard

Bordine by Design

Button Down Designs

Care and Cher

Chic Unique

Cosmic Collectibles

Crystal Moon

Debbie Sedar

Erika Originals

Feather Your Nest

French Hen Farm

Grand River Bead Studio

Greg’s Antiques & Garden


Humble Pie Baking Co.

Kids by the Lake

Kool Platez

Kristine May

Lake Glass by Carla

Larson Designs

Lori Paximadis


Madion’s Simply Chic

Mixed Bag Designs

Muttgarita Hut

Nostalgia’s Cottage (that’s us!!)


OMG! Old Modern Glam

Pickering Hill Farms

Pink Eyed Sissies

Ralphie’s Cottage

River Cottage Linen Goods

Rose Vintage

Rye Lane Designs

Seat of My Pants

Sew Appealing

Shabby Shore

Sheila Bee Designs

Small Town Girls

Stash Style

Stitch Cleveland

Sue Peplin & Doris Minnich

Sunset Harbor Soaps Co.

Sunshine Couture

Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery

The Sweet Spot

Sweetie Fry

Treasure & Tea

Urban Chic D├ęcor

Urban Chic Finds

Vintage Novella

The Vintage Songbird


Wild Child Couture

Wolff Paw Pottery

The Wood Loft

Woolson Concessions

And, here’s a peek at some of the things we’ll be bringing for your treasure hunting pleasure…(scuba gear not required!)







That’s all I’m sharing for now…(and, besides, we’re still working on a few things…usually right up until the last minute!).  You’ll have to come to the show to see the rest – and I guarantee it’ll be the one of the best ways to spend a market day…at The Summer Market!!

And, just to show off a bit…The Summer Market was noted as representing Ohio for the "Best Vintage Sale from Coast to Coast" in last summer's Flea Market Style Magazine!

Photo: Representing Ohio as the "Best Vintage Sale from Coast to Coast" in this summer's Flea Market Style Magazine!  Hope you'll join us this summer as it will be our best year yet!  Friday July 27 & Saturday July 28

Here’s a pic of us with Kristen and Erin – the amazing ladies who put this show on. 

Susan, Kristen, Erin, Me, Terri (taken at The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market (The Vintage Marketplace) in May 2013)


And, just because I can…

Here’s sort of an “official” weather report for July 26 & 27… DSC07569

So, don’t miss it (we won’t)!!!

Hugs and happy junking!!


And, last, but definitely not least…Here’s a link (click on the pic) to The Summer Market’s blog, describing the how, what and why of the inspiration for The Summer Market…

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