Saturday, September 19, 2009

road trip


WE WENT TO THE SPRINGFIELD EXTRAVAGANZA....IN OHIO a huge flea market with thousands of dealers.... and got the truck full of goodies for the store.....didnt get this pretty blue cabinet but loved the color.... we might have a dreary brown one in the rough room.
dh loading....we did get him some help...





an old buddy of ours....




i didnt get this but isnt it cool!




there were rows and rows of booths ....most higher than at our store....but still fun to see....



part of our pile....great buckets , some with cows on them,and big wood bowls for centerpieces...
more of our pile... these little benches are so useful...i got a lot in this booth....real antiques from eastern europe, china, canada, france...also got Canadian saps, old ships wheels , cute little wood berry buckets, nice big wicker suitcase, and lots more...i only see this guy 2 times a year...and so glad to buy there for the store....

TREND WATCH

*old metal was showing up in lots of places....anything cool and industrial looking..and the prices seem to be going up!!.i got lots of metal baskets and containers of different kinds....


*there was lots SHABBY, RECYCLED, AND REHABBBED furniture ...which is always fun,,,and mostly white furniture, but also of a nice blue, like above...

* SOME ART....IM SO INTO JUNK ART NOW,,, seems like there is a lot that looks like the atc cards or scrapbookking themes blown up into big huge pieces.... i really liked them but couldnt see selling here....the artists really dont or cant wholesale their things...



*i love anything with drawers...lots of that but usually very high....

* basically industrial was front and center and the biggest change i noticed....happily when i got home jon had bought a nice big pile of industrial ...but at our lower indiana prices....


heres what we bought....and should be ALL out by monday
saps, twig furniture, seated hall seat, blanket chest, little benches, berry buckets, tons of metal containers and baskets, egg baskets, nautical life rings, big baskets, burl bowls, big carved fish, several ship wheels, big coke sign, several other signs, pile of sewing machine drawers, JUNK ART cows, scary penguin,car.....old corbels, nice porcelain hands, cool spools...little metal birds..flag signs...
ALSO JON GOT... while we were gone....oak coffee table..cool metal cabinet with drawers, old oars, more tool boxes...
we will be unpacking today....
question for the day....WHERE ARE WE GOING TO PUT IT ALL!!!!
i love seeing other dealers things...and how they display .....and over there there are lots of good early antiques as well....it was a good weekend....

4 comments:

Feather Your Nest said...

Always a treat to follow Ann and Steve around at the flea. You see everything! My best find there was finding Rhubarb Reign again and then her jewelry partner with the jewelry made out of clock parts - looks even cooler in our store t han it did in their booth! We sold one of the chairs we got there this morning - an old chair shabbied up and "recovered" with layers of old lace...so pretty and unusual and the lady had the nerve to ask me if I could "do better" after I JUST told her we put it out today! HA, she bought it anyway.

and wish I'd bought a bushel of those little white pumpkins and gourds. I'm lazy though and hate hauling that stuff around...going tohave to hit the pumpkin patch here instead :-)

Great hanging out with you guys again - never did make it to the Country Living fair...too pooped

ann at greenoak said...

it was so nice.....i forgot about the white pumpkins...i didnt see get to your chair , but loved rhubarb lanes booth...

Mr. Flannery said...

Anne - Looks like a great haul. I love the many drawers and industrial look too. The big fleas here are often over my retail too, but it is always fun to look and maybe steal an idea or two.

Gina2424 said...

ooh, I forgot I saw one of those big wooden handled buckets I wanted for a magazine basket, anda little berry basket wooden like above for art supplies, and I still want that license plate sign, the metal-head boy doll and more watch faces! Yikes!