Friday, May 16, 2008

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market = Love

Who says there's no such thing as love at first sight?

Take this image and multiply it by 2,500 - yes, you read that correctly - and you will understand the beauty and overwhelming awesomeness that is the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market.

It had me at hello....

Here I am, 7 hours into the day - I held up pretty well for someone who woke up at 5am (!!) and spent all day walking, though I had to down a couple of Advil and take a nap when I got home...

My partner in crime for the day was my friend Gary, he was such a trooper - he carried my bags for me! A girl can't ask for anything more...

I was pleasantly surprised by some of the booths, like this one - the stuff was cool (I almost bought that dog - isn't he just the cutest?!?) and the prices weren't outrageous. Of course there were plenty of booths that had things priced high too, but they were fun to look through anyway!

All the people I talked to were super nice, and there was a good crowd, but it wasn't so busy that you couldn't take your time and move around easily. And people were *shopping* - no hint of recession or hard times today!

And the food!! There were a ton of great fair style food stands, like this Chicken On A Stick stand that I couldn't help taking a picture of. I opted for a shredded chicken sandwich instead though, and a beyond yummy chocolate peanut butter milkshake. :)

Of course there was a bit of angst involved, as I knew there would be. If only I had about a grand to spend... I would have been in heaven! What would I have bought with my imaginary stack of hundreds?

Figural planters - they were *everywhere*, and I loved them all. Figural salt and pepper shakers were in great abundance too, but I couldn't find any at a price I could justify...

Lamps - oh, the lamps I saw! Total drool fest, let me tell you. Especially this table:


*swoon* - Lamps AND a ton of polka dot glassware! I think this was my favorite table at the entire show, actually. I spent a long time drooling over it. I showed restraint though, and only bought one Federal glass pitcher - with polka dots on it, of course.

I'll try to post a few photos of the stuff I did buy later this weekend, and I also have a little giveaway to do too, so stay tuned! ;)

7 comments:

ismoyo said...

Looks like a wonderful market! Jealous i couldn't be there. Pls do share your scores with us!

lovingcjm said...

I'm envious! Looks like you had a great time, cant wait to see all your finds! I LOVE your blog by the way!

Mitzi said...

hehe, sorry to leave you guys hanging, I still have to sort through everything and snap a few photos, I will probably get them up later tonight! :)

Lisa B. said...

I'm so glad you went and had a great time! You work so hard...you deserved a fun day at the flea market!! I wish I had my own personal porter when I went!

Leah said...

nice day it sounds like! 7 hours...nice. you must have been exhausted! great finds. keep us posted on the results of your finds.

Mel said...

Whoa, what a day! I am so jealous!

Monica said...

yes SWOON!!!!!