LIVE, LOVE, JUNK @ Vintage Thymes Market

Vintage Thymes Chalk board Sign              This is post #6-sorry I am running late but I spent yesterday running back and forth to Norwood to set up my booth at the Vintage Thymes Monthly Market! This month’s market is all about LOVE. From the lovely vintage hot chocolate stand,

Vintage Thymes Hot Cocoa Bar

to the transformed vintage tin ceiling panel turned LOVE sign

Vintage Thymes Ceiling Tile Love Sign

and even an “Over You” Voodoo Doll or two-so funny!

Vintage Thymes Over It Voodoo Dolls

There are gorgeous painted pillows and button pillows…

Vintage Thymes Valentine Pillows

and more LOVE pillows-each one unique, just like our LOVE (ew, too corny?)

Vintage Thymes Love Pillow

And signs, lots of signs! One of my favorite James Taylor songs

Vintage Thymes How Sweet It Is Sign

and this sweet little tray would make the perfect gift for your favorite Valentine.

Vintage Thymes Cherry Sundae Sign

These are some of the prettiest mason jars I have seen yet-gotta PIN those to my A-Mason Jar Collection.

Vintage Thymes Mason Jar Vases

A harbinger of spring things to come-happy, happy daffodills: )

Vintage Thymes Dafodill Mason Jars

In my booth you will find the Antiqued Mirror (hmmm, it looks pretty nice on that commode, maybe it won’t sell and I can redecorate a room around it…)

Vintage Thymes Mirror and Consol

and this mid-century-modern Lane Hope Chest that I just refinished. DIY blog to follow.

Vintage Thymes Mid Century Modern Hope Chest

My sweet little lavender table- remember the before?

Vintage Thymes Lavender Table Before

So this is the after. In a nod to Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid, I added my own touches of lavenders.

Vintage Thymes Lavender Table

Every time I walk through the market prior to opening day, I am always blown away by the talent and creativity of the collective artisans who share this space.

Vintage Thymes Vignette

And I have been so happy and proud to be a part of such an amazing group. But, alas, this LIVE, LOVE, JUNK market will be my final one at Vintage Thymes. You see, Coach and I are really, really tired (we are kind of old…) of lugging furniture and packing and sorting and tagging and oh, did I say, lugging furniture back and forth. This was yesterday’s mileage: A collective 3.5 hours of driving.

Vintage Thymes Odometer Reading

And you won’t believe what the inside of my poor car looks like : (  Not sure what we are going to do with the barn full of stuff I have waiting to be transformed. Hoping to find a venue a little bit closer to home sometime soon. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be heading back down to Vintage Thymes the second weekend of every month to FIND WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVE WHAT YOU FIND-love that sign!!

Vintage Thymes Find What you Love Sign

So hurry on over to Vintage Thymes- we open at 9! Hope you have a “find what you love” kind of Friday, everyone! XOXOXO Susan

Party Time at Vintage Thymes

Last night I participated in the one-year anniversary celebration at the Vintage Thymes Monthly Market -what a blast from the past!

History PlanterThere was delicious food and drink, great live music and sooo many shoppers (the line to get in started forming at 4:30!) I have been involved in this vintage market for a few months now, and have been continuously impressed by the owners, Robin and Nancy,

Vintage Thymes Founders Robin & Nancyas well as the many talented vendors,

Vintage Shades of Grey Mantel

who pull out all the stops to create breath-taking vignettes within the confines of their booth spaces. (this is my space : )

Country Design Home

This month, in particular, was more fabulous than ever, IMHO!

Vintage Bike VignetteThe range of vintage items available, from rustic tin pigs

Big Tin Pigto gorgeous florals

Vintage Shades Floralto ingeniously funky remade home wares-whoooo would think that two old saws could be so adorable?!

Saw Owlswas overwhelming, and I noticed that many shoppers stayed for hours trying to take it all in and find some perfect pieces for their homes and shops.

Harvest ThymeI had a chance to take a few pics before the mayhem began

Autumn Waresto give you an idea of the breadth of talent that is showcased in this monthly event.

Vintage Thymes Trunk(Disclaimer: some of the items in these pics were sold last night, but I assure you there is so much more to see and purchase over this long weekend!)

Vintage Cream and HydrangeasSo, if you have a chance to get down (or up) to the south shore this weekend, make sure you head on over to the WinSmith Mill Market to take it all in.

Starfish Tablescape

And, on Sunday, a special treat-there will be an outdoor anniversary fair as well, with music and food trucks and more vintage goodies with over 30 dealers! Have a happy harvest weekend, everyone! Susan

To Market We Go!!

It’s Wanderlust Wednesday, and this past couple of weeks Coach and I have been driving all around the Boston area. Logged 185 miles in one day last weekend, pickin’ and junkin’ and packing up the CRV!

Market Odometer

Why, you ask!? Well, I have finally decided to put my money where my blog is and join the Vintage Thymes Monthly Market beginning in May-so excited!!! This is my empty booth, waiting for some country design treasures…

Market Space Before

The first time I ventured down to visit the WinSmith Mill Market (remember that whole “snow through the sunroof“, mixing up photos fiasco!?), I was completely impressed by the all of the shops, but my attention was drawn to the Vintage Thymes Monthly Market in particular.

 Vintage Thymes Monthly Market

I loved the feel of the old tannery space, with soaring ceilings and wooden floors, with shoppers everywhere clutching their newly prized possessions, reminiscent of a bustling General Store offering vintage goods and wares. Busy as it was, one of the owners, Nancy Murphy, spent time with me chatting about the Market, the participating vendors and their goals and aspirations. It became clear to me that this is way more than just a job for her, it is a passion, one that is shared by millions of others out there who love to refurbish and recycle and make what was once old, new and beautiful again. And since we have a barn full of “junque”, and Coach is adding to the collection daily, like this gorgeous red Radio Flyer wagon we found over the weekend… Radio Flyer Wagon

…I figured it was high time to join in the fun! So, beginning the weekend of May 10, 11 and 12th, I will be offering a carefully curated collection of  of antiques and vintage goods,

Market Tasco Sign

reflecting the simple casual country style I love to feature in my blog posts. LOVE this old crackled scale…

Market Simmons Scale

Some of the items are untouched and will be offered as they were discovered at estate sales and auctions (minus the dust and cobwebs)

Vintage Aqua Ice Cream Maker

but many pieces have required painting & polishing, (like this pink commode I wrote about in “Coming Unhinged” a couple of weeks ago)

Market Pink Commode

and staining and waxing as well. This is the table I decorated with the wax paper printer transfer technique in “Waxing Nostalgic

 Cacao Telephone Table

To give you an idea of what will be available, I have added a Pinterest Board: Vintage Thymes Monthly Market, that you can visit.

Wooden Footstool with Rubber Treads

This month’s theme is Mom’s Garden, so you can expect to see quite a bit of garden-inspired furniture and accessories. (and, yes, that’s a real anchor- Coach dragged it home last weekend- what the heck am I supposed to do with that!?)

Anchor

Not everything posted there will be available each month, as I only have so much room in my booth!  And once it’s sold, it’s gone, and I will mark it as such on the Pinterest board. Some things will have a “before” pic, and once I complete the refurbishing, I will post the “after” as well. I adore this dreamy mint farmhouse table, but it did need a lot of TLC. Wait til you see the after!!   Market Mint Table

I will be pinning additional items as the date gets closer, so check back often, and if you see something you must have, drop me an email @ countrydesignhome@gmail.com and I will see if I can squeeze it into the CRV! OK, back to work…see you in May! Susan

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