It Was Vintage

Spring sprang Saturday in Smithfield, just in time for the second annual Vintage Market. Sunshine, no wind and temps in the upper 60’s made for a perfect day.

My friend, Donna, and I arrived shortly after the market opened at 10 and found it packed with shoppers. The first booth we saw had delightful vintage architectural elements, such as this beautiful wooden door.  We persuaded a fellow shopper to take our picture.

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There were vintage toys for boys:

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And girls:

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There was much to “catch the eye”;  for instance, this repurposed window, decorated with “marbles” and lids from dishes.

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And this charming little table featuring old love letters:

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Although a few folks brought their dogs to the market, we also spotted this little cutie. It wasn’t until I uploaded the photo that I noticed her “nail” polish. (I sure hope her owner didn’t tell her that she was in the ham capital of the world...)

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But, this….this was the THE moment.  My friend, Donna, discovering, for sale, burlap bags from her late father’s peanut business.

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She bought a few for herself and family members. And I bought one, just because.

We browsed and shopped for about 90 minutes.  Although the market was open until 2:00, many of the vendors (including those selling food) had sold most of their wares by the time we left.

Before our adventure came to an end, Donna and I had a nice lunch (seasoned with laughter), did a little more shopping and had a visit with Motor Man and Gypsy at our shop.

It was a fun day.  It was vintage.

~These Days Of Mine~

16 responses to “It Was Vintage

  1. What fun – looks like a whole lot of treasures to be had on Vintage Day. Glad you managed to get a few for yourselves!


  2. Oh, I love the love letter table, Dianna! What a great idea. It looks like you had a great time, and the weather looks picture perfect.

  3. Shopping with a friend is always fun!

  4. oh, the peanut bags – how awesome!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful day – and I loved the way you shared it with photos and thoughts!!

  6. Looks like a wonderful day. And how special that Donna found the peanut bags!

  7. Peanut bag is cool! Bet Beth Ann would like that.. 🙂

  8. Looks like you had a great time ! –
    I don’t remember the 1st annual Vintage Market, but it’ll be a while before I forget this one …
    Smithfield was the place to be that day !

  9. Dianna, what a start to our Spring/Summer adventures! That Smithfield vintage market was awesome-I don’t think I have ever been to an event where they sold out of everything in 2 hours! Live music, food, and wonderful booths. All good but as you said, the crowning moment was finding my Fathers Burlap bags he shipped and sold his peanuts in from many years ago. It was very emotional. When I got home, I hear from another family member. She had been cleaning out a barn and found large burlap bags with our family business name on them (which I did not have either) and was saving them for me! It was an enchanted day with my enchanting friend Dianna! I look forward to many more this season.

  10. What a great day! I am a tad jealous, its been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to do that!
    BTW – Tomorrow is the finish the Sentence Game at the Cat From Hell! We would love to see you there!

  11. Oh this looks like so much fun! 🙂 Your friend must have loved coming across the peanut bags! Ellie

  12. It was a beautiful Saturday and looks like you and Donna had the best of fun. Glad for you.

  13. What a great day and find!

  14. Good thing you got there early! Great finds! That’s a unique window treatment.

  15. What a fun outing – a beautiful day, a beautiful friend and lots of cute finds. I love the little piggie with her painted toes and those peanut bags – and I’d for sure would have bought that neat decorated window – those are my colors 🙂


  16. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a grand fine for Donna! It looked like a good place to be.

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