I told myself that I was not going to come home with a large piece of furniture. I shocked myself by sticking to that. I just don’t have the space and something would have to go if I brought something in. I am happy with where my house is at the moment – although there are times that I wish I could rip out a few kitchen cabinets to fit in a weathered cupboard. I don’t think DH is ready for that yet.
I let myself wander a bit at the market and picked up a few things I could carry myself to my car – albeit many trips. The thing with markets like this is that it is a gamble if you wait to buy a piece. If you hesitate thinking the next vendor may have a better price or you may find something cooler, you could lose the item…and be rather cranky about it. I had a small list in my head of what I was after: old cutting boards, a tobacco basket (even though I sold mine a few years back), chippy windows, and grain sack. I have to say, I stuck to this list for the most part.
Here’s the cute canvas bag they gave to VIP goers.
My grain sack purchases came from MMS. She had a huge line even 15 minutes in, but when I saw what I wanted I decided to wait regardless. Her tent was fabulous.
If you compare grainsack pillow prices on Etsy to what MMS sold for you would find that she gives a great deal! I love little stools and I needed another pillow. I believe the pillow price was $44. Wow.
The cutting boards are probably mango wood and not antiques, but they still work for me. I found these and some French lavender at another vendor’s tent.
Here are the windows that I was after. I bought two smaller ones for $20 each and then found the large ones with the neat hardware two for $75.
I must say that although I love the tobacco basket, I do think I paid too much. I paid $225. It was not until I went to the very next tent that I saw a few for half that price. Oh well. This one did have some great print on it. These baskets are so good for wall decor.
The last two items are a galvanized bucket for $10 and a little, chippy stool for $20.
Although I did not purchase the orange cat found in most of these images, I do appreciate his interest in my finds.