Wednesday, November 7, 2018

A visit to Vintage Market Days

On Saturday, my sister, Rhonda, Aunt Jane, and I traveled to Hampton and the Atlanta Motor Speedway, but the only “race” we were interested in was the “race” to see all the goodies at their Vintage Market Days event!

I didn’t buy any of the silver in this suitcase, but isn’t this a fun idea for a display?

There was lots of clothes and jewelry, Christmas decor old and new, and a handful of booths that I would say were exclusively vintage. My favorite, far and away, was the booth by Soulshine Cottage, which makes vintage Christmas arrangements using vintage Christmas baubles, and I was in love! This little one was made with a vintage tart tin (like the ones I used here to make financiers).

Here's another one made with a tart tin.

Some designs were so colorful and cheerful that they just made me smile.

And for the Shabby Chic lover, there were some in a softer palette.

I even spotted one in a teapot, but it's not the one I went home with.

My picture doesn't do it justice, but this arrangement in a mini Santa mug is the one I chose as my treat for the day. Have you ever been to a Christmas market like this? Saturday's was my first, and as much as I love vintage stuff, I'd sure love to find more of them!


  1. The idea of a Vintage Market really appeals to me, and I have enjoyed the pictures of things you found there. And of course, you chose the Santa mug arrangement! It's perfect for you. I'd have had a hard time choosing between it and the red Tonka truck, but I think you made the right choice.

  2. What a lovely craft show. Your mug arrangement is perfect!

  3. I've never been to a Christmas vintage market before, but that one sure looks like fun!
    I think I would have chosen the arrangement with the little brown ceramic deer in the tart tin..

  4. Oh course the Santa mug decoration would come home with you. Everytime I see one I think of you. What a fun sale. Love the silver in the suitcase. The tart tins really caught my eye because I have a box of tart tins and never know what to do with all of them. One year I made bells to decorate the tree and give as gifts.


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