Vintage Thymes- Hours Update

Update: Since many of you were confused about the operations hours at the WinSmith Mill Market (me too!), I contacted the owner of Diggin’ Daisys for clarification. Her response: “With the exception of Vintage Thymes which is a Monthly Market,  all of the other shops are opened EVERY weekend.  Most are opened Friday-Sunday, others just Saturday and  Sunday.  Let me know if you or anyone else has any questions.  Thanks, Deb” So there you have it! If you venture down on Friday, you may find a few of the shops closed, but Saturday and Sunday are a sure bet! Happy shopping! Susan

 

Since it was such a beautiful day yesterday, I decided to take a ride down to the south shore to visit a shop that I had been following for awhile on Facebook. When internet browsing recently, I had discovered Vintage Thymes- a Monthly Vintage and Antiques Market

Vintage Thymes

that has its home in an old, refurbished tannery at 61 Endicott Street in Norwood, Mass. What I did not realize, until I actually arrived there, was that Vintage Thymes is a huge co-operative market that shares space inside the WinSmith Mill Market-which has many, many more shops housed in this old mill building! WinSmith Mill Market

Pulling into the parking lot, I immediately spotted a sign for Gallery 2, so I stopped there first. You know it’s gonna be fun when this is the entryway that greets you!

Mill Gallery 2 Entry

Floor after floor of any kind of vintage you can want or imagine! As far as the eye could see, there were sections for lighting, dining, sofas (could have picked up this orange chenille beauty with silver threads for $50!)

Mill Gallery 2 Sofa

clothing, tools and essentially anything else under the sun.

Mill Gallery 2 showroom

Exiting that first building, I made my way over to the WinSmith Mill Market, vintage nirvana. First stop was The Old Bean Antiques, chock full of amazing one-of-a-kind pieces,

 Old Bean Wagon

including this horse-drawn carriage! As I was standing there chatting with the owner, I was contemplating how I was going to get that home, and how nice it would look in front of the barn…do you think Coach would notice?

Mill Old Bean Carriage

From there, I walked through the double doors into Vintage Thymes, which is a giant showroom with little booths set up side by side.

Vintage Thymes

Kind of like Brimfield but without the tents and hot sunshine and muddy shoes.  I met one of the owners, Nancy Murphy, who gave me a tour and chatted about the concept. Being open one weekend per month gives the dealers time to refresh and redesign their spaces. Vintage Thymes changes up the theme as well-this month is Vintage Kitchen-so each visit will be like your first, with all new offerings and merchandise. You’d better get there early, though-apparently the local designers and dealers hit the ground running on the Friday mornings for first pickins’!  Each vignette had its own unique character, but all with a common theme: reclaimed, recycled, refurbished vintage furniture and accessories.

Vintage Thymes  Hanging Frame

Most had a small sign or business cards available to ID their spaces, but they all blend seamlessly together into a beautiful showroom with one centralized cashier area.

Vintage Thymes

A couple of my favorites (although by no means a complete listing- there are so many great booths!!) Modern Vintage Design Studio- the gorgeous pastel hand-painted distressed signs caught my eye.

Modern Vintage Design Studios

Sadie Wyatt is an adorable space filled with a soft, natural look of old time charm.

Vintage Thymes Sadie Wyatt

Exited through another doorway into a long hallway where I discovered room after room filled with more beautiful finds! Some of these shops, unlike Vintage Thymes, are individually owned, with proprieters having previously been part of the co-operative, then being so successful they branched out on their own. The Queen of Olde’s welcoming space was so sweet and country pretty, all decked out in pinks and blues.

Mill Queen of Olde

Down the hall was the Vintage Peacock-loving that painted mustard dresser!

Mill Vintage Peacock

From there, I met Deb, the owner of Diggin’ Daisies, another shop I had discovered online. As I was browsing, I overheard her chatting with some fellow shop owners about “the girl from Wakefield who is coming all the way down here!”- they were amazed that people were travelling from the North Shore and Cape Cod to check out this newly opened marketplace (since November 2012). I can assure you, if you are a lover of vintage and antique collectibles, it is well worth the trip.

 Diggin' Daisys

She was so gracious (as was everyone I encountered!!) and she took me on a tour, explaining all of the booths and introducing me to many of the vendors. It was difficult to keep it all straight! Upstairs I discovered the Salvage Angel, Salvage Angel

Winsmith Mill

Furnichicks, and Renewed, Reloved, who was celebrating her grand opening, offering beautifully painted furniture. Best of luck, Krista!!

Mill Renewed Reloved

And finally, POSH Vintage Upscale Boutique, comfortably decorated rooms with everything from vintage clothing to refurbished furniture.  POSH Mantel

Obsessed with this aqua painted cupboard…if only I had another wall in my house.

POSH

So that’s my virtual tour of WinSmith Mill Market. It took me a few hours to make my way around to all of the shops, but everyone was incredibly friendly and eager to share their story and offering refreshments too. There are so many more that I just didn’t have room to mention in this blog post. From the looks of the throngs of people streaming into the buildings and heading out with their treasures, it is a huge success! Today is the last day for this month’s Vintage Thymes Market, so head on over to see for yourself, and tell Nancy that Sue from Country Design Home sent you : ) Just remember to Spring Forward, everyone!! Susan

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Comments

  1. Sean@VintageKitchen&Bath says:

    I went there today for the first time. I was going to see Renewed Reloved and stumbled upon this bonanza of antiques. I’m psyched to have found this.

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  2. Lynne Palizzolo says:

    Thanks so much for this post . Can’t wait to go! Confused about when the shops are open?

    Sent from my iPad

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    • Hi! The Vintage Thymes Market is only open one weekend per month. I believe the others are open every weekend. If you click on the link in my blog for WinSmith Mill Market, they have information posted there. Thanks for reading!

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  3. What a coincidence Susan! My daughter was just telling me about this place last week. She said you couldn’t believe everything there! I will have to check it out. If I wanted to look up when they are open, do you know a link? Thanks!!

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  4. My abosolute, new most favorite hidden gem of a place! (I have a feeling though it won’t be so hidden and I’m going to have to be fighting for parking soon) You could spend days poking around there- I’m gonna need a bigger house!! Can’t wait for better weather too, they are going to have a couple of food stands outdoors from what I am hearing- going to be a fabulous way to spend a weekend day!

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  5. No kidding! I’ve never evan heard of it. I need to get out more.

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    • Steve- the place is absolutely amazing!! You need to take a ride down there- it’s straight down Rte. 128- took 40 minutes-but totally worth it : ) Plan to spend a few hours there because it just goes on and on…

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