The last two weeks have been crazy busy getting back into the swing of showtime traveling. We began last week by venturing to Massachusetts to the Brimfield Flea Market. What an experience! It was a quick trip, but extremely productive. On Monday the 12th we began our journey. We stopped at our usual shopping places along the way which consisted of two barn sales (something we definitely aren’t accustomed to seeing in NJ), two antique malls, and a Vintage Textiles show. These stops alone were a lot to see before we even got to the flea market. Tuesday, however was our biggest shopping day as we hit the flea market from sunrise until late afternoon scavenging for goodies. It was a long day of shopping, but incredibly worth it. After all, the hunt is one of the most fun elements in creating new pieces for the jewelry line. There are always new things to be inspired by.
Upon arriving home from Brimfield we spent a full day organizing our finds and separating them into “To Do” piles, because then it was off to Virginia to show at Lucketts Market! Although we were very wary about the impending rain and horrible weather forecast we got so lucky with a beautiful weekend. Though the rain allowed for some unexpected changes in setup and parking for the fair, it was an overall success. We drove to Virginia through the storm, and by the time we had arrived it was clear blue skies, which was awesome, and made for a much easier setup. It was nice to see some vendor friends and familiar customer faces throughout the weekend.
As for this week we have been back in production mode as we prepare for our next journey to Rhinebeck NY for the Country Living Fair in just two short weeks! We are crossing things off our “To Do” list left and right, and turning our piles of vintage gems into exciting new creations.