Just a few reasons why we love New England in the summer - no snow (this is listed first for a reason), the beach and fresh sea air, seafood and for us flea markets and great antique shopping adventures. We are lucky to live in an area that offers some great vintage shopping!
We are busy preparing for the fall Vintage Bazaar at Pettingill Farms in Salisbury, MA on September 21st and 22nd
. This weekend we went out to Todd Farm Flea Market
in Rowley, MA where we met many great people. We filled the back of the truck with some wonderful pieces for lighting, tables and a few furniture pieces. If you are in the area be sure to stop in on Sunday Morning - http://www.toddfarm.com/
- the earlier you get there the better
! They open before the rooster crows at 5am and are closed by 3pm. We will be posting many new items soon on etsy and will try to be selling at Todd Farm by next summer!
For now we will be have many new items for the Vintage Bazaar this September and including some classic Motorcycles from Mike's collection (stories on a recent bike find and picking finds through to Iowa to follow shortly)! My favorite find from Todd Farm was the chippy blue flour tin sifter and Mike found a wonderful oak desk chair. Check out Todd Farm if you are in the area :-)
On the way back we couldn't resist the clams at the Ipswich clam box! As we rolled out happy as clams with full bellies we stumbled upon the most wonderful antique architectural shop in Ipswich - The Baker Sutton House - http://www.bakersuttonhouse.com/
. Please be sure to stop in if you are in the area and say hello to Harry :-)
We found many great pieces for our tables and other items that will be featured on etsy and at the fall bazaar. We will be very busy building and creating over the next few months. If you are looking for some cool architectural pieces this is the place to stop. We are very excited about our new pieces which will be both functional and beatiful.
Just a bit of a side note - Harry has made some wonderful scultpures and it was a pleasure meeting and talking to him. This is what makes this all so much fun - is meeting some great people and we can't wait to go back in there
again to see what Harry has found. Below is sample of his amazing work featured in Gloucester years ago. Stop in to say hello if you are in Ipswich - you won't be disapointed!
A sample of Harry's sculptures - 27 feet tall! :
Below are a few finds from Harry's shop. We are excited about the ornate table base from Harry's which goes very nice with our antique mold:
Mike will be busy creating this old logging tool into some cool lighting!
An old cupboard door with a old iron table base = a perfect vintage steampunk coffee table !
A few Todd Farm finds :-) The old record player / radio is so cool!