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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

**Part Two** HoLiDay Weekend Road Trip...

The Burkhardt's decided to once again - REALLY PACK-IN as much as we could over our 2-1/2 day get away... ~ We heard there were "2" ANTIQUE SHOWS in Northern Wisconsin - MINOCWA & EAGLE RIVER... The drive to them, from Minnesota, was do able...  We wandered along many a tree-lined road, coming upon just a few antique shops...  The "2" upscale indoor shows turned out to be a "BROWN-OUT" with lots of Northwoods Cabin items...  -  We didn't buy a thing!!!  HOWEVER - can you believe this ~ "We came across a FLEA MARKET"!!! 

This caught my eye from the road in front of an antique store...  YES - that best shabby coffee table got tossed in the car for sure!!!



FaBuLouS Piece of "Bling" ~ mixed in with "Beer Trays"- OMG!!!



ChiPPy!



A good way to display a salvaged "trunk lid"...



We enjoyed stopping every so often at little parks to read Historical Markers...
The Up-North woodsy fragrance was wonderful!!!



There it was...  A very welcoming sight after hours of tree-lined roads...
AND - it was happening that day!!!



SHAWANO FLEA MARKET...
What will I find???



OMG!!! ~ A Flea Market I've never been to...  As it turned-out, it was a total "junker" flea market... Tube socks... spices... many a dollar table...  HOWEVER, I did come away with a few shabbies - of course!*!*!



Stunning display!!!



I just LoVed this "ViNtaGe Paris Apartment" Chair!*!*!   It's even more fabulous with lots of chippiness in the wood/gesso frame!!!  I could just see this used as a prop with a bling-bling ChAnDeLieR hanging above!!!! - YES!*!*!  I also loved this little table...  Although it has no drawers, I loved it's form...  What will I do with it???? ~ I'm "just thinking" at this point, but perhaps I'll have Jeff saw it in half, and I'll apply it to a board of sort - FOR A SHaBBy SaLe Sign???? 

*** Hope to see YOU this Weekend at Viva la Cottage's Outdoor ViNtaGe Market/Show***  Saturday, July 10th
"Door County" Peninsula - Sister Bay, Wisconsin
(click on my side-bar for details) 
I'll have lots of ViNtaGe Finds from this past weekend's Shopping @ Hunt & Gather!!!
Don't Miss Out...  
Plan a weekend get away in Door County!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! I live about 30 minutes from Shawano. It's not a great flea market by any measure...haven't been there in years for that reason. I'm happy you found a couple of treasures - love the chair!

    The next time you're in central Wisconsin, try the Princeton Flea Market (Princeton, WI). I grew up in the area and attended *every* Saturday for YEARS. I always found super, super stuff.

    And there is a shop next to the flea market (along with many other antique shops) that has KILLER vintage and shabby decor!! Bring a uHaul or you'll regret it :-)

    I'm planning to make the trek "back home" this weekend!

    Jen

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  2. Oh my, that chandy. The chair you purchased is wonderful. You are a true treasure hunter.

    ~olive

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  3. The Shawano Flea Market....Kathy and I made a long trek up North once and landed there too; it was horrible!! But, there's always the hope of finding the best things in the worst places and you proved it. Great finds!

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  4. I love that chair and table. I am happy that your flea market wasn't a total bust. I actually have bought the tube socks before, lol, and they wouldn't even go over my heel.

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  5. Ha! John and I made a special trip to the Shawano flea market. I found it online and thought I had a real coo..... Just like you, found a few real treasures at great prices. Wouldn't recommend it, however!
    Good job... see you Friday!

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  6. WOW! You and Jeff are like two little whirlwinds!! Glad you found some good stuff at the Shawano flea-never been to it and probably never will! Hunt & Gather looks VERY interesting--you have my curiosity peaked!! Good luck in Door County this weekend! Julie

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  7. Just found your gorgeous blog via the lovely Sandy at Paint Me White, and so glad I did! Looks like you had a wonderful time treasure hunting - the perfect pastime! Now following so I don't miss another minute. K xx

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  8. I love the Shawano Flea Market! :o)

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