Last Friday, my husband and I hit the Madison- Bouckville Antique Show.  I thought it would be fun to show for VTT.  It is a huge gathering with over one thousand dealers in upstate NY.  It’s in the middle of corn fields surrounded by more corn fields.  Really pretty.  We look forward to it every year. 

This time we went on a Friday and skipped the actual show that you have to pay to get into, and just visited the dealers that rent space in the main street.  There are more than enough to keep us entertained for a full day and their prices are better outside of the show.   There are all kinds of great food, snacks, beverages and most importantly cool stuff. 

I always spend the first hour or so being completely overwhelmed and then my mind focuses and I find things that interest me.

 A cute pair of chick S &P shakers for $5 made me very happy.

 One of the things that I noticed a lot of, were metal chairs like the ones my back yard is full of.  I just recently posted about redoing a few I found on the curb. At the show, they sold for at least 38 dollars or more, in curbside condition, as you can see in the photo.  None of them were fixed up at all. Pricey, I thought.

 I bought a few items for my garden from an artist there that did lawn ornaments and trellises.   

My big find of the day was the wonderful chaise lounge from the same eras as my metal chairs.  I had never seen one of these before and we were absolutely thrilled to find it. We promptly snatched that up for $40.  The arms are a well worn red and the wheels are red too.  I am now on  a mission to find  the best fabric to make a cushion for it.  It was a great find.  I will post pictures of the finished project soon. 

 

 We had a great time! Can’t wait to go again next year.

Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~Hans Christian Anderson

 

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11 Comments

  1. I’m always so happy to go to an outdoor antiques fair. The scenes you’ve shown remind me of Brimfield, Mass. The good ones have a “look”.

    What a great chaise you got. Love the wheels and the color.

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  2. What great finds! I love all of the stained glass – awesome!

  3. How fun! Wish I could go too! Stop by and visit me at http://smalltownimages.blogspot.com, I’d love to have you over! Sandi

  4. Looks like a fun place to stroll through, and you got some great stuff! That chaise is going to be beautiful when you get done with it, I’m sure!

  5. YAY another virgo! Happy Birthday Terese xx

    btw i LOVE your thifted goodies too :)

  6. The virgo birthday people are the best. I would have loved to been with you on this outing. I do enjoy going to these places. I try to control my buying. It is not easy though.

  7. i am beginning to think that i live in the wrong part of the country. we don’t have any of those wonderful sales here. thanks for sharing!

  8. What a great place. Those metal chairs sell for a lot around these parts too. I did see your finished ones in an earlier blog. That chaise was a great find. We had those as kids in our yard…who knew they’d be so wonderful to have now:)

  9. I have scrolled down your blog, a lots of beautiful pictures. Love your garden!

  10. Looks like a lot of fun. Love the chaise, can’t wait to see the makeover.

  11. Looks like a lot of fun…I love all those windows!

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