Monday, July 11, 2011

Viva's Vintage Market... It Was a Doozy!

Well, if you weren't able to make the market just kick back and enjoy!
Lots of pictures below.
This was one wild morning and boy was it fun!We roped off the market so that all the vendors would have time to put the final touches on their displays. When I opened the market I started pulling back the ropes and everyone just ran UNDER them! Funny.
The early birds starting to gather.

This woman was naughty! She was the first one there with cart ready to roll.
She kept seeing people shopping, and it was hard to convince her that those were the vendors working. I had to escort her out when I found her secretly trying to preview the market.
Of course it was more funny than serious and she was a great sport.

This pic is out of order, but the shop looked like this non stop until about 2pm. Which btw, was fabulous!

This year we finally gave it up and "hired" staff to help with the parking. Some of you may know Pastor Kerry and Sharon Elliot! My Dad and husband helped organize the parking as well. The most curious things happen when you show some authority.... like actually parking in rows!


This was the Highway in front of the shop just after opening. We had two huge parking lots mowed and ready and it overflowed onto the road. If you've been to my shop, you know what the Highway normally looks like. Can you imagine just strolling down Hwy 57 with your purchase? I have a feeling we may get a "talking to" from the village this year.

I love this view... you can just see the first tents.

This gal rocked the food! Delicious! Go see her downtown. She's new and I highly recommend the corn salad!

One of my favorite people, Candyce from Altered Ever After. I didn't get to spend any time outside this year and really missed talking to her and Jill.... didn't even get to buy anything!

Erika and Lenny tweaking just before opening.

More of Apron Strings.

Jeanine from
. Jeanine has been with us since our first show and she never disappoints. Her displays are so intriguing!

More Chippy Shabby.

Theresa from Assemblage!

Katherine from Found Images. She's kind of big time seeing as how she shows at Round Top and all! Her lamp shades get stitched on sight! I try not to be jealous that she has a collection of cowboy boots... I only have one pair.

Found Images Lamp.

Gracie's Cottage and Down Lilac Lane. Jan and Kathy do lots of shows and we were so happy to have them be a part of our show this year. Whoo-hoo these girls know how to do it!

The day was so fast and furious that I didn't get any pictures of Brilliant Stranger nor Susan Livengood, but there they are shopping before opening. Great gals, those two!

Jane's booth. Jane knows how to hunt and her prices are fantastic... she was blowing it out of there!

Jane's husband kept us entertained all day. According to him, someone he just met that day is naming their baby after him.

Kris Bengener from Retro Textures. Cute!

Kris had the prettiest floral display around her jewelry!

Ms. Loba... fabulous tunics with vintage bits added. I adored her outfit.

Lu Lu's Petals. I apologize that I did not get enough pics from her. Her jewelry was much more amazing than what I'm showing here. She was a doll.

Mary Virlee's pinwheels!

Mary made this caked out of vintage bits and pieces, then adorns it with an antique figurine.

More Mary!

Stephanie's booth from Re-Bloom, right here in Door County! Stephanie's been bitten by the vintage bug and she has developed quite an eye in such a short time.

Small Town Vintage. Katie always finds unusual things and I'm sorry I didn't get a better pic of her hand made items.

Tara Zimmerer. Jewelry to knock your socks off.

Here she is... Carol and I want to look and dress just like her.

More of Tara's necklaces.

Vintage Jules... she has all kinds of ephemera for any craft project.

The one that got away... for me that is. When I saw this iced tea cooler in Carol's booth I knew I wanted it. Darn it if it didn't sell right off the bat!

This is my favorite pic of the day. Carol's cute smile and her favorite sale of the day.
I just want to thank all the vendors and shoppers for attending. This was the most special day, and literally a dream come true for me.
I want to thank my Mom and Dad for always just saying yes, and pitching in when and wherever I need. They make it so easy for me.

Then a huge shout out to my husband who listened to my dream, did what he could to make it come true, was cool during my meltdowns and was proud as punch of me when it was all said and done. I love you John!

Till next year!


  1. Thanks so much guys know how to throw a show and we can't wait for next year!


  2. BeSt-Ever ViNtaGe Market!*!*! I don't thing anything could top this past Saturday at Viva la Cottage... Thanks Angie - Just FaB!*!*!
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  3. Thank you so much Angie for a great Vintage Market...perfect setting, great weather, wonderful creative dealers, and fun shoppers!!! Mom and I had a fabulous time...we are excited for next year! By the way, please let Carol know the flag is on the mantle.(My dad was all smiles to have the flag and a story to share) Thanks!! :) Erica and Lenni Apron Strings

  4. I love Tara Zimmerer! She is a great artist and person and her creativity is amazing!


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