Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Sale at Warwick Farm – The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show



Hello all!  Another Springfield Extravaganza has come and gone, and it was BIG fun, BIG sales and BIG etc….. I’ll share photos in my next post (Springfield and Rural Society).

But just wanted to post a reminder of the upcoming Rural Society Antique & Garden Show.  Our trailer is packed, and we’re headed down early in the morning to unload, set up – fussing and fluffing until it’s just right!! 

This show is set in the rolling hills of Knox County, on a beautiful historic farm.  There are over 30 talented vendors/artists getting ready to sell their wares amongst the barns, and gardens.  An occasional chicken or peacock, and some very sweet dogs roam the grounds… I can’t say enough about the beauty tucked into the countryside here in Ohio!  There are also food vendors, flower vendors, musicians, and more…  A truly unique show with something for everyone.

Here are the details:

The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show – Friday, October 4th – 9am – 7pm


Warwick  Farm

16620 Wells Road

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

We participated in this show in the spring (for the first time), and are happy to be back for the fall 2013 version.  Here are a couple posts so you can get an idea of what’s in store…

Next stop…The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show!

And, here’s another…

Going “rural”, and a trunk show!!

And, just to tempt you a bit more…here’s a peek at just a “few” of the things we’re bringing to the show…handcrafted items…reusing vintage pieces and parts, antique/vintage finds, restyled/redesigned jewelry, furniture, architectural…all packed into our space – it’s always a treat sharing what we love with customers/friends!

Susan’s frames – are a hit!  She uses old wood, hardware, and adds family photos for a personal touch.

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Terri’s “new” creations – wood and hardware, and other vintage elements create the most amazing crosses – they’re heavenly!


Terri’s cuff bracelets are back…with more bling and fabulous style!


Me…I’m always doing a little bit of this and that…whatever I happen to find in my basement – well, I’ll try to make something out of it.  Even an old raggedy tool bag can have a second life…a planter?  I think so! 0411132143

Signs, signs, everywhere signs – a few of my favorites…0821131908 


Harvest-ing some bingo cards (I’ve got way too many, and need to start using some…)  So stencils and some silk ribbon finish it off perfectly!


Ta da!!!



We’ve got faith…it’s gonna be a great show!!


A vintage pastry blender…turned upside down, and attached to an old carved wooden bird (turned on its side)…nothing is used the way it was intended!!  And, a perfect lady is displayed with fun vintage style!


Vintage hats…straw for him, and a little ditty trimmed in velvet for her!  What a happy couple!


My watchlets are timeless and always a curiosity!  I think they’re just plain ol’ fun!


Susan tried to find a place in her house for this sweet cabinet (and hates to part with it), but since she couldn’t…she’s taking it to the show – and a lucky customer will be taking this one to its new home sweet home I’m sure!


A jar of old building blocks…this spells fun!


This old tool box (?) was just begging for a redo…so some paint, sanding, stenciling, waxing, and it’s proud to be a “Buckeye”!!0929132124a - Copy

Alright, now, I’m just having fun with some old brass stencils and the “Buckeye box”..


Or, Ohio JUNK0929132127

Or how about an Ohio Junk Harvest???

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And, wouldn’t this vintage picnic set be perfect for that Ohio State game???  Or Friday night football??  Hot chocolate, snacks AND style!


Hand stamped spoons – tucked into a potted plant, in your garden, in a bouquet,, stuck in a bottle, or on a gift – lots of uses for these fun thoughts!0929132130


A perfectly tarnished collection!DSC02137 

Enough said…


Some old wooden nesting eggs – I found a whole bag of these at a yard sale (about 200 of them), and we sold quite a few at Springfield, but saved some back for The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show – they’re just cool, piled into a jar, sitting alone, or even decorated…you make the call!!JMS-11  

A couple “new” pieces…  An old green cabinet door, with a piece of wrought iron attached – a fun planter to hang or sit by the front door!  The “Giddy Up” coat, towel, or hat hanger is definitely one of a kind.  I found the horseshoe hanger at a garage sale, and the lady almost begged me to buy it (a gift from her mother-in-law)…and she said it just wasn’t her style (I just think she flat out didn’t like it!).  I knew I could use it, and thought it’d be perfect for Warwick Farm!


So, that’s all I can share for now – there’s so much more! 

My final thought is



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Hope to see y’all there!!

Happy junking trails…


P.S.  Be sure to LIKE The Rural Society & Antique Show on facebook…

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Giveaway Extravaganza AND a reminder…


Hello all,

Just popping in to let you know about a giveaway that’s going on for the Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield EXTRAVAGANZA – AND – to remind you of some very important dates…


I’m offering up the first giveaway – one of my hand stamped necklaces (the winner gets to choose what they want on it (up to three words)…and no…one of the words cannot be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Anyway, this is the first of MORE giveaways – in anticipation of the next Extravaganza – September 20-22 at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio.


My friend Sue Whitney, of JUNKMARKET Style ( ) has some giveaway tricks up her sleeve…so stay tuned to the Vintage Marketplace facebook page…


There will be over 2,000 vendors at Extravaganza, and it’ll definitely be a “shop till you drop” kinda treasure hunting trip.  (I’ll be sharing the growing list of fabulous vendors in my next post…)

All you have to do is go to the Vintage Marketplace’s facebook page, and LIKE the post about the giveaway, LIKE the page (if you haven’t already), and SHARE the post on your facebook page – after that…be sure to comment on the VMP facebook page and let us know that you’ve done those three things.  In addition, let us know what your very favorite find has been while shopping past Extravaganzas, or if you’re a “newbie”, let us know what you’re looking for (and FYI…I bet you can find it there!!!)

(Click on the logo below to go to the Vintage Marketplace facebook page)

The Vintage Marketplace - Springfield, OH

IMPORTANT:  The winner will be picked on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm….so – no procrastinating - get on over there and enter (the winner can pick up their necklace at our space during Extravaganza weekend).

Good luck and happy junking!


P.S.  I’ll be doing another post in a few days – and will be giving you a preview of the treasures you’ll find in our space - #573 & #586.