Springfield Extravaganza - Part II - so much to see and so little time!

September 30th, 2009 in blog, hot spots     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Well, you met Grizzly Adams best friend in the last post...so heres Bozos long lost cousin Bingo!!  You never know who youll meet at a flea market!!
Its bright and early Shirley...so, what am I doing???  Taking pictures while Terris hard at work with finishing touches...
This looked like an oldie but goodie - giddy up go!!
These two only had eyes for each other... (And, what would a fleamarket be without some Raggedy Anns and Andys????)
Glass door knobs - taking a rest after years of hard work! 
A great old cabinet - love the aged look of it!
Yippee!  I got to meet a fellow JMS member and blogger.  Sue and I will be making plans for some junking fun! 
These were made by the Ohio Art Co. - in my home town! (They were also makers of the world famous Etch-A-Sketch - just a little trivia moment!)
Not sure what it was used for - it was just cool!
Did someone say funnel cakes??  We even saw funnel fries - how yummy does that sound??
This lonely little childs cabinet had our name on it - and the price was right!  Stay tuned for its makeover!
Amy...this ones for you - I JUNK!
Well, you met Grizzly Adams best friend in the last post...so heres Bozos long lost cousin Bingo!!  You never know who youll meet at a flea market!!

Well, you met Grizzly Adams' best friend in the last post...so here's Bozo's long lost cousin Bingo!!  You never know who you'll meet at a flea market!!

Terri and I were so busy last weekend that I didn't get out to take many pictures (I really need to do better next time) - but wanted to share a few.

One of the highlights of my weekend was meeting a fellow JMS member and blogger, Sue of Sullivan & Murphy (http://sullivanandmurphy.blogspot.com/).  We were friends at first sight, and are planning to get together again for some junking fun.  She was shopping with her hubby - and he is a true junker's husband - very patient...AND a bargain shopper too!  We got to chat for a while, she shopped our booth, and of course we had a photo op as well! :)  We met lots of people over the weekend, and I'm hoping to meet some of them here again at JMS too!

A few of our friends hung out with us and shopped till they dropped - Robin, Carol and Melanie (and thanks for helping us pack up...that's not our favorite part of the weekend...) - and then there was Ellen, Diane, Ericka & Minda (Ellen bought the message board).    

So, enjoy the bits and pieces - and - hey---there's one more post to go...


P.S.  Check my blog for more pictures (yep there are a LOT more...) http://www.sylviasdaughter.blogspot.com/




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Comments (12)

suewannabeinkc writes: Thanks for taking us all with you; it's been fun! (Gotta find a way to be there next year...!)
I ca't wait to see what you do with the child's cabinet. I have one (built by my grandmother for me) that's special and won't be sold. so I want to do something fun with it and use it in our home. My kids are nearly past toy kitchens and prefer the Little Tikes one anyway.
Thanks for sharing!!
Joanne Posted: 10:29 am on October 5th
byabpryor writes: Well I had already finished my morning hot chocolate with a bit of coffee... but your post made me feel all warm and fuzzy again...with the exception of Bingo. Did I mention i hate clowns... long story...

(short of it all)

We went to a circus and mom and I were called down into the ring. All I remember was being chased by this creepy clown while he laughed and hit the back of mom's slip-on shoes with a broom.... I was about 3... yeah... SCAREY!!!

Anywho, a roving junk market reporter.. cool beans.. May I go in your suitcase? LOL I guess reading here is just as good.. I can get inspired AND save money... LOL

Great post!

Ang Posted: 11:02 am on October 1st
shabbychick writes: Thanks everybody - for coming along to Springfield! I think I could just travel the countryside - reporting from show to show...how cool would that be (and be able to buy a little along the way as well).

First...I agree - the clown is a little creepy (the more I look at him, the more he reminds me of that clown in the Stephen King movie..."It"). But he was unique!!! (thank goodness!)

Janis - as far as prices - this show runs from garage sale finds to fine antiques - but our prices in Ohio (and surrounding states) are definitely lower than other parts of the country (so, it's definitely worth a trip for collectors or people looking to re-sell). And, thanks for the info on the shoe scraper - I can see that...

gailmarie & Jim - the green cabinet was in a friend's booth - I admired it from afar! And, I didn't buy any of the globes, but wish I would have. Sue will be checking in here - so, she'll hear about her twin! :)

Karen - you're welcome - it's always great to see new members with new ideas to share - looking forward to more of your posts!

Anita - hope to see you there next year - the list of Buckeye Junkers is growing! ...and Candy - I'm working on it - the more the merrier!! ;)

...there's one more post to go!


P.S. Thanks for the comments about my pic - it was time for a change - my friend said I needed to get rid of the bib overalls - I don't know...I kind of liked them!

Posted: 10:29 pm on September 30th
junkinator writes: Thank you for the warm welcome. I've been to the Springfield Flea Market several times (used to live in Clark Co. many years ago), it's a favorite with my mother and sister. Next time I'll stop in and say 'Hi.'
Anita, fellow Ohio junker Posted: 9:43 pm on September 30th
JunkArchitect writes:
Marybeth, it’s not just you, Bingo looks crazy and frightening. How would you like to be rooming through an abandoned house and find that clown in the basement. Kathy, my favorite piece is the beat-up green cabinet…I want it. The show looked like a fun one and lucky you to be hanging out there all weekend.

Posted: 9:35 pm on September 30th
DownHomeDIY writes: Love all the photos, minus the clown. Is it just me or does he freak anyone else out?

Small world, I just used one of those shoe scrapers in one of my room redesigns for a client. I loved the shape and look of it. It is now displayed on her coffee table. I love it!

Thanks for the great pix,
~MB Posted: 8:55 pm on September 30th
BraytonHomestead writes: such wonderful items in great displays. Love the bit of whimsy your composition of items have. Thanks for coming by to greet me.
I appreciate it...
Karen Posted: 5:29 pm on September 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I LOVE the child's cabinet and can't wait to see what you ladies come up with! I am sure it will be fantastic!

I like how Lani dubbed you our "roving reporter". You've done a fine job my friend, and it makes us want to attend the Extravaganza even more!
Candy Posted: 2:53 pm on September 30th
RustyDiva writes: I'm with the others ~ love the way you take us along on your adventures! I also agree that BINGO looks a little like a character in that silly movie my sweetie likes called Killer Clowns from Outerspace (or something to that effect) And I usually love clowns ~ haha Thanks again for sharing and will be anxiously waiting for more. (Very nice new picture of your sweet smiling face)

Kenda Posted: 1:40 pm on September 30th
CottageElements writes: Another great post from our roving reporter Kathy! Love your play by play! And I agree with Gailmarie, Bingo is a little scary. LOL! Love the door knobs (I actually have a collection of them, go figure). Looks like you had a great time!

Lani Posted: 11:25 am on September 30th
monakent writes: Kathy,
#1 - I LOVE the new picture of you!!! Cute, but sassy!!!

#2 - Bingo scares me, but I'm sure someone will find a nice home for him!!!

#3 - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the greenish cabinet. Is this your's? Should I be jealous of you???

#4 - I need more of the small globe banks....do you have any extra you need to get rid of???

#5 - Sue, in top right photo, looks EXACTLY like one of my sisters!!! When I first saw the picture, I thought you were talking about my sister Kay!!! Next time you see Sue, tell her her "double" lives in Milwaukee, WI.

Lastly - LOVE your post on this sale. You always have a way of bringing us along with you, as you stumble onto new and wonderful items of interest. As always, thanks for taking us with you, to what appears to be "the greatest show on earth"..... or at least in the Midwest. gailmarie
Posted: 10:34 am on September 30th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Kathy,
I so enjoy seeing these posts, as we don't have anything that compares where I live. I actually can't believe my eyes looking at all the amazing finds--very curious to know what the pricing is like. Our local flea market has changed in the past few years and now it is mostly new cheapy dollar store stuff.
I think the thingy you didn't know about is an old shoe cleaner.....people used them to clean the muck off the bottom of their shoes before going inside.
Happy day my friend.
xojanis Posted: 9:57 am on September 30th
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