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The East Side Vibe Vintage Market

The East Side Vibe Vintage Market

Vintage, Art & Handmade Vendors, Live Music, Local Food and Maine’s One and Only Fishin’ For Fashion Show! On the waterfront in East Boothbay, Maine.  I’ll be there!

Annual Mother’s Day Open House

Annual Mother’s Day Open House

Tulip Hooked HeartVisit the beautiful multi-dealer shop located in the historic barn at Todd Farm, Offering a fine collection of Antique, Primitive, Traditional, Farmhouse, Industrial, Mid-Century and Repurposed furnishings as well as a wide range of small accessories, handmade, and one-of-a-kind, for your collection and home.

Brimfield Bound

Well, this is a first for us.  We never thought we’d be at Brimfield, but The Vintage Bazaar invited us, and how could we say no?  Yesterday, dogs walked and trailer loaded, we hit the road.  Traffic is never anyone’s friend on Rte 128, so it was a two hour drive.  I can’t complain, though.  Dave was driving (I don’t do trailers), and I was knitting, so I couldn’t have been more content.  The day was hot and humid, Dave was under the weather, and we were short on time, but the people are wonderful, our little corner of Brimfield is beautiful, and back on the road again we go.  Dave driving.  Me knitting.  Life is good.

Find us at Central Park in The Vintage Bazaar Tent, booths 112-114.  Tues through Sat, May 12th-16th.

"Before"
"After"
Primitive Rustic Benches made by Dave. Dried lavender bundles tied with antique lace and linens.
Find us in Central Park, booths 112-114

Yard Sale Season Begins

As you know, we are always on the lookout for great vintage finds at yard sales and flea markets.  The thrill of the search never diminishes for us.  This year was our first visit to the annual Grand and Glorious Yard Sale and it is sure to become a lasting tradition for us.  We left the hall with many a treasure, but most triumphantly we tucked this oversized wooden train engine with two towed cars securely under our arms.  I have visions of an extensive display at our shows, this choo choo set up on a rustic antique workbench next to the 1930s hoosier.  Stuffed toys, yarns, kits, and vintage laces, baubles, and other vintage oddities in tow, each car overflowing with goodies.

Assemblage

It all started with a sweet headboard we found at the Whiskeag Flea Market. I had intended to make a coat rack, but then I took an upholstery class this summer. I’m not sure if I am having a love affair with furniture makeovers or the pneumatic staple gun, but either way, I’ve been going to town.

This became a family project and The Hubby scored big when he found two bureau legs at our local flea market. He built the frame of the bench with a table leaf that had lost its table. Once his carpentry bits were complete it was my turn. Webbing, foam, layers of cotton—the works. And we’re thrilled with the result. It rustic yet decidedly elegant.

The sum of its parts.
We celebrated the imperfections in our materials.
In the beginning.
At the muslin stage.

The Good Ole Days

Vintage Finds to Inspire

Not so very long ago, recycling was a way of life, not a trend.  A surprising, if not charming, reminder of this wended itself my way at an antique shop in Brunswick, ME.  A feed sack, of all things, was purposed for fiber art!  Utterly functional in getting supplies to the farm, this beautiful coral cotton sack was printed with inks that are easily removed expressly for the purpose of allowing the cloth to become a dress, a curtain, a pair of knickers.  It is a fabulous concept that I had never come across before.  I’m completely enamored.  As my husband and I continued our flea market hopping, as we are known to do, this fabulous thing that I had never been aware of before kept presenting itself.  And I lost all control.  I purchased every feed, salt, and growing ration sack from Woolwich to Bath.  And now, to the studio.  Must.  Sew.

So many options. My head is spinning with design ideas.