Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Selling And Buying At Springfield

We are back from the Springfield, Ohio Antique Show and though we are exhausted we had the time of our lives. Thanks to my husband, mom and sisters we had quite a successful experience!

This is us in a mad scramble Friday morning try to get the booth organized...

and it did eventually happen.

We had the best time meeting people and were continuously amazed by how nice the dealers were to us new comers. We had the absolute nicest person ever next us, Stacey George from BUNNY+CLYDE who sells the most beautiful vintage Moroccan wool blankets and rugs. She saved the day for us in about a million ways.

I also was overjoyed by how many of my followers came to my booth to say hi, meeting all of you was such a pleasure!

We had some beautiful weather and some quite scary weather due to high winds but overall we loved the experience so much that we signed up for the May Extravaganza so make your arrangements now.

Because I was so busy at our booth the only shopping that I was able to do was on my walk to and from the bathroom. Knowing there were so many antiques around me that I couldn't go look at was like torture to me! And if you have never been to the Springfield Antique Show let me just tell you, there is so much good stuff!  As we would drive through in the evenings I would say "look at that" and "look at that"! Despite not being able to shop much I did manage to come home with some amazing goodies though.

As we were setting up Thursday evening I spotted this small chest of drawers in the dealers space across from us. I couldn't help but run over and see how much it was, I needed to know! Turns out it was only $35 dollars and he gave it to me for $30! I had been there under 2 hours and I had already bought something!

It is such a beauty and I love things that keep other things organized. I also bought some very inexpensive ironstone pieces that called to me from different tables I passed on my run to the bathroom.

The wheat berry in the pitcher is also from the show, I knew it would be just perfect for autumn.

Everytime I would walk through the building with the bathrooms I would stop and look at this beautiful antique dress. I would pick it up and think about whether I should buy it or not. Each time I would set it down and tell myself that I shouldn't spend any money. Then the next time I would do the exact same thing. Finally I decided that I was being ridiculous (I mean it was $8 for heavens sake!) and that I should buy it. I am so glad I did.

Another thing I bought is this beautiful tan and white quilt. I had given my family instructions to look for a tan and white quilt for me while they were out walking around but sure enough I spotted one while on my way back from the bathroom!

I also purchased the basket it is sitting on there. And are you wondering about that amazing cupboard in the pictures?

It is also from the antique show, and yes you guessed it...I spotted it on my way back from the bathroom:) On the drive there I told Neal that I wanted to find two cupboards because both my dresser and Eli's broke the day we left for the show. Well I can't even begin to tell you how many amazing cupboards there are at this show and I LOVE cupboards. I saw so many that I would die for but were just not in our budget. Then on my walk back from the bathroom (I took a different route each time) I spotted this one for $35! I thought maybe I was seeing things because all of the other ones I was in love with were $350 but no it really said $35! It turns out he had another one I liked and he gave me both for $50!

They both need some work but I can't wait to show you guys what we do with them! I also bought a red and white quilt but you guys will have to be patient to see that:)

It is officially Fall now and although I am sad to see summer go I am so exhausted that evenings on the couch under a quilt sound pretty good to me right about now. I hope you are all doing well and I promise that this is the start of some more frequent blogging for me, lots of projects under way here.

Special thanks to my family for making last weekend such a success and for so many good laughs, I am so lucky to  have such a loving and supportive family. Many thanks especially to my dad for taking such good care of my kiddos!


  1. Oh, I wish I could go to a show like that. For some reason, they are hard to find in the Twin Cities area. They always seem to carry a lot of carnival and Depression class. Your booth looked great! And what a deal on your cupboards.

  2. Hi Megan, I saw your blog at Gold Country Cottage and had to come visit. Oh, now I'm hooked-in fact I told hubby that someday when we get an RV, we are going to this antique show-I love antiques and each item you bought. The prices are incredible!!! So now, I'm going to follow you and look forward to getting to know you.
    Hugs, Noreen

  3. I tried to look for you..but even though we are seasoned buyers at this show, there is so much to see. We walked for 9 1/2 hours on Friday and our van was full for our own store and shows we do here in Michigan. You scored big time! We also found a white dry sink for only $55 and a white apothacary cabinet, which we will be talking to our Nov. show. Let us know what booth number you are at in May, so we can stop by and say hi. Janice

  4. You got great deals on your cupboards. We were at the show both Friday and Saturday. I think it was bigger and better than previous shows. I saw lots of stuff I wanted but unfortunately didn't bring a big enough vehicle to haul everything home. :) Which weekend is the May 2016 extravaganza? I looked on the flea market website and they don't have anything posted on their 2016 calendar.

  5. I wish I lived much closer that's for sure I would love to have went and met you in person! Your booth looked great! This was a pretty funny read! Those bathroom breaks sure worked out very well for you! Lol ;) ~Mel

  6. I would have did the same thing with the bathroom breaks, I love, love your quilt, white and tan look great together!


  7. How exciting! I love that show, but had to miss it this year. Your booth looks great! Glad you made good use of your bathroom breaks :)

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