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!/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,, 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”.