“Fall”ing for Vintage Flair

Taking advantage of another gorgeous fall Sunday, Coach and I headed back to the Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm in Salisbury, Mass. If you recall, we visited back in the spring, and instantly fell for the vibe of this rustic country bazaar. If you love re-furbished antiques and junque, like these adorable re-purposed suitcases from Yellow Chair Market  from Melrose, Ma.

or this stunningly colorful repurposed silver-turned-enamelware by BMc Vintage Design Studio)

or just taking in a quintessentially New England fall fair, this is a go-to destination! I love the sights and sounds of a fall country fair featuring live music, local foods and hundreds of shoppers happily strolling though the fields filled with imaginative offerings. Where else could you find life-sized pumpkin people

or perfectly pretty hand-crafted ceramic teacups and plates from Elizabeth Benotti

and funky furniture from her sister from My Simple Home Life who Renovates, Revamps and Remakes castoffs?

We discovered unique shelving and benches created from old wooden palettes,

all-natural, deliciously flavored goat milk soap from Magic Moon Soapworks (great for the complexion, I am told)

and spectacular re-purposed glass flowers spilling out of a garden pot from Creative Glass Works?  Creative Glass Works BostonOn our previous visit, we had discovered the work of Jess from Jwrobel, an artisan who re-cycles time-worn pieces into new treasures. Loving this bench re-purposed from an old headboard.  

The folks from a new vintage shop in Newburyport called Ivy Lane

were introducing an eco-friendly line of yummy paints and waxes from CeCe Caldwell. Even the quart containers are bio-degradable! Can’t wait to try these on my next D.I.M. project!

This time around, the fair was sharing their grounds with a vintage motorcyle show. This sparkling aqua Harley-Davidson was a show-stopper.

Can you imagine me out and about on this so pretty pink Vespa?!?

The vendor was trying desperately to entice me to purchase one (for a mere $4,000!), and I was strangely drawn to this PINK bike, until she mentioned the hot pink matching helmet. Yeah, my hair and helmets, not so much. Just a bad hair day waiting to happen. Move on.

Pettengill Farm, “a flower farm of distinction” that hosts this bi-annual vintage bazaar is a charming family-owned endeavor, with just the right touches of vintage and modern scattered throughout the property. These “cat shovels” were cute (I cheer whenever I see something that may have ended in a land-fill being repurposed into something fun and decorative) This recycled ostrich sculpture is fun- I think he would have looked great in Coach’s garden!

Kept spotting these peacefully charming fish sculptures scattered throughout the gardens

so I floated on over to “Fish in the Garden“. These life-like creatures are created from ceramic and stainless steel, and they curve in a way that mimics a school of fish. Lovely. Peaceful.

Along the way we ran into some local friends who had read my previous June blog about the Vintage Bazaar and decided to check out the fair for themselves. They were having a great time, with grandchildren in tow wearing crazy balloon animal hats. Happy to discover that my blog is reaching and informing my readers, and that helps to reinforce the small part I play in the blogging world. Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! Susan

Comments

  1. love it. how do you attach glass to “stem” for flowers?

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  2. Audrey Williams says:

    Do you know who the person is who makes the glass “flowers” on metal “stems” ? Thanks in advance

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  3. Sydney Peterson says:

    What a great write-up! Thank you so much! I was one of Devon’s Marketing and Vendor Interns for the fall show and you really captured it! Thank you so much! Your blog is beautiful!

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  4. Love it Sue….we had a BLAST!!! The kids loved it too….I’ll keep in touch with your blog because I find it so interesting and we love the same type of things….great taste!!! Happy Tuesday 🙂

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  5. Thank you for such a beautiful summary of a fabulous event! Love your photography and enjoyed your write up. I was working the event without a break (no complaints), so your post just made my day. Thank you Susan.

    Jennifer from Ivy Lane.

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  6. The Vintage Bazaar is a wonderful event in a perfect venue! I was there both days & really enjoyed myself. The large pumpkin head was in Collins Gifts booth, run by Wendy who does many shows featuring some fabulous artists. Many of the items are also available at Just The Thing! in down town Dover. A terrific group shop I have been selling out of for years. (L Kells Antiques)
    And the PINK Vespa was brought to the show by my son, Adam Kells of GreatBay Motorcycles. He knows from his mom that us ladies are drawn to pink LOL FUN!
    Glad I found your BLOG!

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  7. Thank you so much Susan for the lovely write up! Beautiful blog BTW!

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