Tuesday, October 2, 2012

This post from Lisa at Urban Farmhouse about the upcoming Vintage Marketplace:

As a vendor (and a shopper) at The Vintage Marketplaceshow in Nashville, Tennessee it is such a welcome reprieve to do an inside show! No wind, no rain, no blistering hot sun, no dust, no uneven ground...nothing to interrupt my selling and
 shopping (not necessarily in that order cuz there's SO much cool stuff to be found!!) Mark your calendar and join me and a GROWING list of the most AMAZING dealers including Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET,Grace and CorazonJulzCity FarmhouseThe Inventorialistand so many more! October 25-26-27, THREE DAYS OF SHOPPING HEAVEN!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vintage Marketplace Nashville- October 25-27

The Vintage Marketplace returns to the spot of its' birth- the Hendersonville Expo Center-October 25th-27th.  Come see how the Vintage Marketplace has grown since February.  Check back often for news, vendor profiles and pictures.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our Action Packed Vintage Marketplace Schedule
Welcome to Springfield Extravaganza!
September, 14, 15, and 16, 2012!!!
Back By Very Popular Demand….....Vintage Marketplace
On the cutting edge of Vintage, Art, Design & Antiques; this select group of exhibitors will inspire the next generation of enthusiasts with their unique style, energy and determination to share what they love.
The Expert is Back Again:
JUNKMARKET…Create Your Own Style, One Piece of Junk at a Time
Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET, JUNKMARKET Style, and most recently GETFRESH Vintage is the nation’s industry leader in “junk” and “vintage” style. She has authored 3 books, 2 magazines, is currently a contributor for Better Homes and Gardens Country Gardens, and is the most highly respected national speaker in her genre. What is her style? It is the combination of roadside acquisitions, flea market finds, vintage for 400 please, and antiquities all wrapped up in one very stylish, affordable, green, and user friendly lifestyle package. The world is ever changing…JUNKMARKET stays abreast of those changes and offers fresh, innovative, and approachable concepts for you and your home. From the beginning (over twelve years ago) the original JUNKMASTER had a vision: to pursue her passion and share it with others. That’s something she will never transform. Among other things, Sue will be presenting on the main stage. Let her show you how to entertain, JUNKMARKET Style! The entire dining experience will be created of finds from Vintage Marketplace. Sue believes that spontaneity is a key ingredient to great design. You may just want to follow her around while she shops and learn how it’s done first hand!


Featured Guests:
The Vintage Marketplace is chock full of fine vendors oozing with style and offering up the finest vintage wares anywhere. Several of these experts will share their wisdom and experience on the main stage…Carter Seibels and Aveesh Singh of Woman Shops World and Debra of Annie Sloan Paints will offer up presentations that are interesting and informative. Make sure to attend both!! All presentations are scheduled for Saturday, September 15, 2012.


Friday, September 14, 2012

7AM to Noon: Early Bird Shopping; Admission $12…good for all 3 days.
You know what they say…”The Early Bird Gets the Worm”! This is a great value for all you serious shoppers. See you at daybreak! Wait there’s more. Attention please! The first 2,500 cars will receive swag bags (one per car) and a chance to win one of 6 shopping prizes in the form of “Vintage Marketplace Golden Tickets”! There will be five, $100 golden tickets and one, $500 golden ticket. You may just be one of the lucky ones and find a golden ticket in your swag bag. All golden tickets must be redeemed at Vintage Marketplace, September 14 - 16, 2012.  In addition to the golden tickets lucky show goers might also find a $250 gift certificate for Heart of Ohio, free food vouchers (of which there are 100’s), oodles of vendor discounts, and some last minute surprises brought to you by the fine folks of Vintage Marketplace.
Noon to 2 PM: Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

The $500 Vintage Marketplace sweepstakes winner will be shopping with the expert, Sue Whitney. If you ask Sue and the winner real nice like I’ll bet they’ll let you tag along! Never hurts to ask…just saying! You better wear your running shoes though…Sue knows how to make her way around a market.
Noon to 6PM: Regular Shopping; Admission $7
Bring on the crowds and let the next wave of the party begin!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
8AM to 5PM: Shop ‘til you drop!
11AM to Noon: Debra of Annie Sloan Paints
In the mood for some education…and a whole lot of fun?! Join Debra and the folks from Annie Sloan Paints at the main stage and watch and learn how to transform vintage pieces of furniture from beast to beauty.
1 PM to 2 PM: Carter Seibels and Aveesh Singh of Woman Shops World
Carter Seibels and husband Aveesh Singh have been in the bead business for a combined total of 30 years.  Though their love of beads has never faded, the exhaustion and over-saturation of the market encouraged them to travel other paths.  When Aveesh, who is from India, took Carter on her first buying trip to India 2 years ago, their whole world changed!  Carter started filling her suitcases with colorful finds, both vintage and new.  She found all of these fabulous items that she needed to bring home and share with the US market (sari borders, harem pants, beaded slippers, to name a few).  Slowly the pair started growing their offerings, to include antique and vintage African textiles, more handicrafts from India and Nepal, Thai clothing, shoes, and accessories, and more.  And of course there is always a huge selection of vintage and antique African beads!
This pair will share their travel experiences and a whole lot more with you. Please join this delightful couple and learn a little about layering your life with pieces from faraway lands.
3 PM to 4 PM: A Dining Experience JUNKMARKET Style with Sue Whitney
Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style has agreed to take the challenge. She’ll create a one-of-a kind fall dining experience out of finds harvested from all the fine dealers of Vintage Marketplace and Springfield Extravaganza. Can’t really tell you much more than that because she’ll be working with what she uncovers. There is one thing we can tell you for sure…it WILL be stunning! Please be our guests at the main stage for an interactive demonstration on how to put together an entire look out of one shopping experience. Look for Sue on Friday and Saturday as she hunts and gathers and make sure to say hi if you spot her!! Be careful though….she may want you to carry something heavy back to her tent! She’s just that way…


4 PM to 8 PM: Music and a Par-tay!
Whoa doggies…now here’s something to shout about. We have a band….and it’s a big one!! The fabulous BBI will be in the house just for you. This is a free performance with your paid admission. Beer and food will be available for purchase during the concert.
A little about BBI:
BBI has transcended the test of time and become an entertainment phenomenon!

Energizing audiences around the globe with their universal crowd appeal. BBI is unparalleled by any other regional band.
BBI possesses an ebullient live spirit that cuts across ages, races, backgrounds. It’s not just the accolades of great songs, and unforgettable stage show, and being well dressed that have elevated BBI to superior status. BBI connects with their audience in the most fundamental way: inspiring audiences to have fun!
To go along with the ab fab music…we have some celebrating to do! It’s somebody’s birthday. Our very own Sue Whitney will be celebrating her 29th birthday one more time! Anyone who wishes to celebrate their own 29th birthday right along with Sue, you’re invited to do so. The more the merrier! I think I remember seeing something on Facebook about birthday beardos? We’ll have to see how the evening unfolds!

Sunday, September 16, 2012
9:00 AM: Final Shopping Day Begins
9:30 AM: “Final Stretch” Gathering
As a way of saying thank you…kick start your day with Jon Jenkins and company of Vintage Marketplace along with Sue Whitney and the GETFRESH Girls of JUNKMARKET Style before you’re off and shopping the final day! Coffee and donuts will be served. The meet and greet will be held at the JUNKMARKET Style/GETFRESH Vintage booth. Donuts and coffee are limited and on a first come, first serve basis, so get there early!!!
4:00PM: Closing Bell
Until we meet again….in May, 2013!!

Gypsy Temple/Woman Shops World at Vintage Marketplace

Carter Seibels and husband Aveesh Singh have been in the bead business for a combined total of 30 years.  Though their love of beads has never faded, the exhaustion and over-saturation of the market encouraged them to travel other paths.  When Aveesh, who is from India, took Carter on her first buying trip to India 2 years ago, their whole world changed!  Carter started filling her suitcases with colorful finds, both vintage and new.  She found all of these fabulous items that she needed to bring home and share with the US market (sari borders, harem pants, beaded slippers, to name a few).  Slowly the pair started growing their offerings, to include antique and vintage African textiles, more handicrafts from India and Nepal, Thai clothing, shoes, and accessories, and more.  And of course there is always a huge selection of vintage and antique African beads!

They now offer dog leashes handmade from recliamed saris, that give Nepalese women fair wages and independence. Embroidered garden and sun umbrellas from Rajasthan india, vintage Kantha quilts and bags made from vintage Indian fabrics.  Decorations from camels (pom-poms, camel blankets, their neck and ankle bells).

The response to these worldly goods has been overwhelming!  Aveesh and Carter are overjoyed at their customers' fascination with all of their colorful finds.  The two are having so much fun sharing all of their global treasures, they can hardly stop long enough to take the next big buying trip!
It's a world of handmade fabulousness, all under one BIG tent!

Make sure to visit Carter and Aveesh while shopping at Vintage Marketplace!!! You can also hear them speak on Saturday, September 15 at 1 PM. I'm sure you will enjoy!

Please visit their sites to learn more about this pair:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Anita Hopper of ReFind Originals to Share her Talents at Vintage Marketplace!

Hi all!!! Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield, Ohio Extravaganza is just around the corner and we're getting geared up and ready to go. Many of the same fine vendors will be returning along with some all new ab fab dealers. Anita Hopper of ReFind Originals is one of them and I'd like you to know more about this very creative lady. I think you'll love her as much as I do!!

Anita grew up on an Indiana farm, where she lived in the house that her great great grandfather built. She listened to stories of how their ancestors from England settled in the area and even saw the spot in the woods where the bricks for their home were made by hand. She always had access to all the "junk" that had accumulated throughout the several generations that had lived there and  that is what sparked the enthusiasm that she has as an adult to protect and use things that others might throw away, and even to see the beauty in a rusty old plow shear.She is somewhat bored by the shiny and new, and delights in an object that has developed patina over time. Anita says... "These days, as I see my own "patina" developing, I'm learning to value "old things" even more!" What a funny girl!!! 

A few years ago as she was perusing a thrift store, and an old bomber jacket  jumped off the rack into her arms. Ah, a woman after my own heart. Junk is always jumping into my arms too so I totally understand the feeling!!! Her first thought was that it was exactly how she would want her handbag to look and feel, all buttery soft and worn with lots of character.  Her second thought was "Hmmm...I wonder if I could make a bag out of that".  She had been sewing for most of her life, but had never even come close to making a bag out of a worn leather jacket. Long story short. Yes!  She COULD make a bag out of a leather jacket! And, guess what? Others wanted to buy them!  

Now, six years later, she has made several thousand bags and other accessories from discarded leather, and ReFind Originals has become a growing business that not only brings joy to herself, but also to her creative helpers, who she could no longer do this business without!  Anita loves to see  customers' eyes light up when they walk into their booth and she tells them what all these lovely things are made of!  It really is a win/ win situation where they are saving as many leather garments from the landfill as they can, using their creative talents in ways they never thought possible, and providing extra income for those who are now helping to make ReFind Originals a growing business. She simply marvels at all she has learned in the past 6 years about having my her creative business, and she truly looks forward to getting up every morning before the crack of dawn to meet the challenges of each day. Enjoy the images of her one-of-a-kind creations and visit her website for additional information!

Anita is an amazing woman with a wonderful story. Her handbags are truly a reflection of of her beautiful spirit. Please make sure to visit Anita while shopping at Vintage Marketplace. You will be ever so happy you did!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

September 14-16 is getting closer.

Make your plans today to attend The Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield Extravaganza.  We are hard at work making sure that we have an amazing group of vendors at the show.  Check back soon for updates.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 schedule

Hello everyone- Here is the Vintage Marketplace schedule for the rest of 2012:
Springfield, Ohio- September 14-16
Nashville, Tennessee- October 27-29
Indianapolis, Indiana- August 4 & September 1
Hope to see you at all of them. Working on great vendors right now!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Vintage Marketplace Springfield, Ohio,,,A Raging Success!!

Wow!!! I can't believe the May Springfield Extravaganza featuring the all new "Vintage Marketplace" has come and gone. It was a whirlwind of activity filled with great fun, fabulous shopping, delicious food, oodles of sunshine, and the best people one could ever hope to spend time with. Jon and I thank each and everyone of you...shoppers, dealers, staff members, and all who helped make this the best event going! You can't create a great show without great people....we were among the best ever!!!! 

By popular demand Vintage Marketplace will be back in September. The dates are.....drum roll please!!!! September 14, 15, and 16, 2012. Stay tuned for all the details. Until then  please enjoy a few images from our May show. See you in September!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Attention! Lovers of all things vintage (and junk too) are cordially invited to the first ever Vintage Marketplace Facebookapalooza! What is this you ask? Jon Jenkins of Vintage Marketplace, Sue Whitney of JUNKMARKET Style, along with Ben Ashby and Deb Kennedy from Folk Magazine will be live on Facebook for a pre- Vintage Marketplace part-tay!!!!

We will all be available for one hour beginning at 9AM Eastern time on Saturday, May12, 2012 to discuss the nitty-gritty of the first ever Ohio Vintage Marketplace tucked inside the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market. Hop on to http://www.facebook.com/#!/SpringfieldAntiqueShow  and join in all the fun! Come armed with questions, comments, pictures, a sense of humor, and any other information you would like to share about Vintage Marketplace. Your par-tay hosts will do their very best to answer all questions thrown in our direction!

Vintage Marketplace is just around the corner….May 18 -20, 2012 in Springfield, Ohio. On your marks, get set, COME JOIN US!!! Talk to you on Saturday and look forward to seeing you all at Vintage Marketplace!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Donna Rugenstein, AKA Re-Designing Hussy

I had the pleasure of speaking with Donna Rugenstein this morning. Wow! Talk about multi-talented. She’s a welder, woodworker, custom embroiderer and a mural artist. In her former life, prior to starting her business, Re-Designing Husseys, www.redehussy.com, she was a university dean and professor. She now prefers a simpler life, working from her barn on 10 acres in Pendelton, Indiana. She described her business in a recent email. “I was the original trash to treasures girl, creating one of a kind pieces from discarded items. Painting murals on furniture and in homes was an extension of this creativity; a passion that was developed into an arts~antiques ‘Shoppe’ named Whimzy. My mural partner Sharon and I are now joining our unique talents to bring you Re-Designing Hussy’s (AKA the original Picker Sisters). Re-Designing Hussy’s was created to showcase unique finds and custom designs meant to inspire. We focus on helping you to create your environment by combining welding, woodworking, custom embroidery and antiquities”.