Sunday, August 16, 2009

Madison Bouckville Reverie



The girls arrived on Thursday, full of anticipation and enthusiasm...they had talked and laughed and shopped all the way from Connecticut.....



Friday morning we set out early....the day was beautiful, the sky blue, the farmland and country side... picture perfect...



We decided to shop the street and surrounding vendors on Friday...and save the big show until Saturday...



We made it!



Get ready! Set! Go!



Everywhere we looked there was something different to see.....all sorts of treasure....



This was one of the first booths we stopped at.....very interesting things....Paula started off the day in a big way.....



No, she didn't bring this fellow home....thank goodness....but....



This iron contraption....what is it? What could it become? Stay tuned....



Every sort of thing imaginable, any type of antique or collectible could be found...



Linens galore...



Glass flower frogs...



Shabby chic and French finds...





Industrial antiquities...



We were told that these old silvered glass apothecary bottles were originally from England...



This booth was quite possibly the most interesting to me...



They were a little pricey for us and the dealer wanted to sell them by the case....Paula charmed him and we each came home with one!!....Now we wish we had bought a whole case!!



This booth was under the shade of one of the big tents (it was over 90 degrees both days).
It had fabulous, unique, museum quality items...



Deanna found this sweet set of small shopping baskets to use in her shop....GATHER....a wonderfully unique gift and consignment boutique and gathering place located in charming Ivoryton, Ct.



She also found this wonderful crystal chandelier at a fabulous price which I was very tempted to "take off her hands"...



This may have been Deanna's favorite find.....antique picture molding for her beautiful Victorian home...It was in pristine condition...



And here is Paula with her Waltzing Matilda.....It was love at first sight....her eyes glazed over as she stood gazing at her....Carole, Deanna and I wandered to the next booth and when Paula caught up to us the first thing she said was..."You never should have left me alone...."



This was the car this morning as the girls packed and got ready to shop their way back to Connecticut......You will notice what is tied to the top of Carole's Suburban......
Yes, that strange object.....part of which we were told was originally a portion of something related to bailing hay....will become an object of interest and a beautiful focal point in Paula's gardens.....just wait until the next house and garden tour!

We had a wonderful time shopping this show together....I know you all would have loved it! I have to say that I was able to find some goodies to send to my three winners of the 200th post Give Back! So, stay tuned girls....I don't want to ruin their surprises...

I will try to post more pictures and more details this week....Carole found many exciting treasures for her shop, herself and the winner of her 100th post give away....she will be posting as soon as she can...

Thanks for coming along with us on our special girls' weekend....What could be better than good friends and fields and fields of old treasures?
Have a great night!
:) Laura

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh it looks like you girls had so much fun!! My husband and I left from CT on Saturday at 4:30am to go to that flea market. We too had a great time. I am going to blog about it and show pictures too. And I am also excited to check out 'Gather'! Thanks for the heads up. Stop by our site and check out our blog too.I am sure you will find pictures we took that look familiar to you.
~Debra Maisonstgermain.com

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

What fun pictures. Waiting anxiously to see more details. Will check Carole's blog to see the results of her shopping. I wish I could have been right there with ya!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh it looks like you all had sooo much fun! And what wonderful treasures you found... wish I had been there... Love that birdcage in the trunk of the car!

Sharon said...

I can't stop laughing. Oh when I saw the car loaded up. I bet you girls were a sight coming down the road. What fun. Thanks for sharing. Sharon

Magdalena said...

ohhhhh,I`m in love with the wire doll (Matilda)...what a great stuff you have seen!
Waiting for more details,
have a great week
Hugs
Magdalena at Color Sepia

LiLi M. said...

I just love to stroll around on flea markets, thanks for taking me along!

chat persan said...

whaou!!! quel chargement, heureusement que la voiture a l'air grande ! quelle merveille avez-vous acheté, j'espère que tu montreras tout tes trésors...
A bientôt (j'ai mis un traducteur sur mon blog "Le grenier de l'ange".Viens me rendre une petite visite et laisse moi un commentaire, ça me ferait très plaisir...
Bisous et bonne semaine!

Kerstin said...

Wow what a marked... its big and so amny lovely things.... I wish I could be there with you...
Have fun ...
Hugs Kerstin

marigold jam said...

Looks as if you all had a fab day. So glad it stayed fine though 90 degrees is a bit much for me!

Jane

Jacqueline said...

I think that each and everyone of us wanted to be right there with you all....what glorious treasures there were....I would have been in 7th heaven..my favourite are those iron thingys!!!...sorry, can't think what to call them!!!....10th picture down...they look a bit like something Jeanne d'arc sells...OOooo, maybe Carole got one for her giveaway.
I love the picture ready, set, go. I can just imagine you all running around filling up your trollys with wonderful things.
Thanks for sharing your brilliant weekend, Laura, and can't wait to see more.Will go and get Caroles slant on the weekend next. XXXX

Les Cotrions said...

Oh my God Laura! You seem to have had a faboulous week end with friends! This fair is wonderful! So many fantastic old finds!!!!
I'd like to be there!!!!
Have a nice week!
Vale

manon 21 said...

On a eu le même weekend mais je n'ai pas rempli le coffre de la voiture!!!
amitiés

manon

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Oh my gosh, I am sooo jealous....nothing like that here!!! Hubby flipping over the Moose, I am loving the apothecary bottles, just curious how much they were?? Great pics, oh my nothing like we have here in NC!! Tootles, Janna

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love that photo of the three shopping carts all lined up! You're right, it looks like a most wonderful flea market and I certainly would have loved it. I'm so excited to see what you found!

Musings of a Sea Witch said...

What a wonderful trip. I am sea green with envy. I miss those huge, outdoor, antique shows that I used to haunt. I would hit those several times a year when living in the midwest and along the eastern seaboard all of the time. My favorite picture is of your well packed car. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day. Sea Witch

svelteSTUFF said...

GREAT photos!! THANKS for letting us 'heat wimps' live vicariously through your blog!!

Floss said...

Thank you for this lovely news - I guess we have all been thinking of you and your shopping trip, and your first photos do not disappoint!

cheryl kuhn said...

All I can say is WOW, I am so jealous!! I am glad though that you had such a great time!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh.. so envious am I
So many wonderful treasures and I too want the mercury glass bottles. But I have to ask.. isn't Waltzing Matilda and aussie term? What's she doing over your way? hehe. Carole's car looks like she is moving house. Well it looks like you gals are having a wonderful time. Good for you!! Julie

donna said...

This is my idea of the perfect weekend. Practically perfect in every way! Thank you for sharing!

Rostrose said...

A really wonderful & gigantic market!!! We don't have anything like this in Austria... And I LOVE that "thing" with the swan (?), which was bought by Paula! It must have been "terrible good" (= marvelous!!!) to go shopping with your friends!!! Oh, and thank you so much for your nice comment - I was so happy that you were able to "visit" me, but of course there are too many "fans" and friends... and lots of other things to do - so I comprehend that it's not possible for you to come to all interessting blogs as often as you would like to. If you can manage it SOMETIMES it is wonderful enough!
Take care, Traude

Beth Gales said...

Great finds! :)

DeeDee said...

Wow what fun...and Deanna ...my name is Deanna and my home is victorian style as well...great names think alike...I love your shopping story...looks like a fvery fun day spent with friends...even waltzing matilda...

Anne Marie said...

Laura! Everything looks great! and I agree, that booth with the apothecary jars would be my favorite spot - those are SO unique - and worth every penny....I'm such a sucker for industrial and utilitarian objects....
how fun! you all had....thank you for sharing~
and I can't wait to see what Carole does with that.

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh my!!! This looks like a great place to spend hours and hours!!!

emily said...

That sale looks like so much fun!! I went to our local flea market and is nothing like that sale! You lucky girls! You found some great things!!
~emily

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Laura,
Your pictures look wonderful and are so clear and sharp ....Really!!! I keep laughing about the silly things we cracking up about like the motorcycle driver!!!!
The getting together and all the joking around was just as fun as the junking!!! Can't wait til next time.
Boy it's hot today!!!!lol
carole

Rosemary said...

Hi Laura,
What fun!! That is my kind of a time!!
I love the mercury glass bottles!! I would have had to buy those!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!!
Still working on the shower!
Can't wait to see more photos of the surpises for the winners.
Chat soon,
Rosemary

Camas Antiques said...

Lots of eye candy!

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

What fun you girls had and what treasures you discovered! I'm green with envy-

Marjorie

Lisa said...

Oh wow! I can't wait to see what I get!!! I'm very excited! You are very popular all my blog friends have congratulated me on my win! We are one big group are we not!!
The pictures are just lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Rebecca said...

Hi
What a fun time...that car was a hoot. And the reason we are laughing is because we have all looked like that one time or another. Those mercury glass apothocary jars are my favorite besides Mitilda. Thanks for sharing it all looks great
Blessings
Rebecca

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

You lucky, lucky girls. Pure envy winging its way to you!!!

Sue

Counting Your Blessings said...

The Wills... the mercury glass bottles... *swoon* Oh it's all just so lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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Blessings... Polly

Anonymous said...

Hi laura,
just got to view the blog, and so far all the goodies you girls got without me (crying). It was so nice that you called me saturday evening.I just love all the things you all got. The mercury bottles and old script plus waltzing Matilda are my favorites! Talked to Paula yesterday and got the whole lowedown on all the good stuff you all got. The only thing that I did not miss was the horrible heat!!!
Got alot done on Alexandras birthday gift, she will be sooo surprised.
Love my grandkids!!!
Talk to you soon,love you all,
Evi

Jill said...

Honestly, that must have been the best time! Thanks for sharing.