Friday, August 20, 2010

Madison Bouckville 2010



Driving out of the mountains on Wednesday into the farmlands of beautiful upstate New York I was full of anticipation and excitement.
Once again, I was off on my annual trek to Bouckville to hunt for treasure.

Although alone this time and missing my girls...
I was happy to be spending the day in the fields and hoped to meet a few bloggers who had let me know that they were also going to be there.


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It was a fabulous day!
My time was limited and there was so much to see!
I dug right in but...
... could hardly scratch the surface...

The Linen Lady from Maryland was there with all her beautiful things...



As usual...I went straight to her dollar table!



For all you doll lovers...Tory-Beth Radwick of Dolls of Chester Springs had a beautiful collection of quality dolls and a lovely display...





I saw so many things!
Charming things...



Rustic things...loved these little birdhouses...



Remarkable things...look at the beautiful long braid on this woman!



...and even some scary things!

Although last year I brought home lots of rusty and utilitarian items ....
this year I seemed to gravitate toward more girly things!





...lots and lots of lace...



odds and ends....bits and bobs...





...my usual dollar aprons and hankies...



...some assemblage and jewelry making treasures...



A sweet little velvet jewelry box..



...old sewing notions...
...ribbons, seam binding and yes, even more buttons!



I loved this Victorian piece with the bird on top...
...was it to hold spoons along the side?
I am sure I will figure out something to do with it! :)



I couldn't resist this lovely cotton slip...
...and it fits!
All I need to do is get out my cowboy boots and jean jacket...



...sigh, so feminine!



I also brought home this pretty tucked and lace underskirt...



Lots of linens...



Four pretty vintage slips in pristine condition...



...and more blue glass...



I was really pleased...
...exhausted but happy tired as I shared my day with my parents back at the lake.
I will try to show more pictures of the rest of my finds this week.

At the end of the day I was able to meet with Gina from Vintage Junk In My Trunk (bottom row below) and her husband Paul. Gina is adorable and Paul a veteran treasure hunter. They spend four days here each year looking and sharing their passion for antiques and junk. What a fun couple...I would have loved to spend more time with them.

I also met and spent a few minutes with Judi (top left) from The 1829 Farmhouse and her husband Dan. They are also a lovely couple and we hope to meet up next year and spend more time hunting together!

I was sorry to miss Sue from Vintage Rescue Squad.
This is her first year at MB and so far she is loving it!



I was really pleased...
...exhausted but happy tired as I shared my day with my parents back at the lake.
I will try to show more pictures of the rest of my finds this week.

Although another day or two shopping here would have been heaven...
...I am grateful to have had this day in the sun... having fun...meeting new friends and doing that thing I do!

Today is my first contribution to Kim Klassen's The Inspiration Studio.
Are you looking to find inspiration and a place to share the beauty and goodness around us?

Kim has lined up some wonderful contributors from different venues and I am honored to have been asked to participate. You can check it out HERE...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
:)
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42 comments:

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

You are torturing me...I wish we had flea markets like this up here...sigh....Susan

* French at Heart * said...

~*~* I LOVE your blog!* You must have had so much fun..such beautiful treasures..especially that neat victorian bird piece*Thanks for the photos of all the pretties!*Blessings, Rachel

Annesphamily said...

I wish I had been there with you! What fun you had. I am drooling over the dollar table and the dolls as well! Have a happy weekend. Anne

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OMG Laura!!!!!!Now waking up at 3:00 am doesn't seem horrible at all. haha I LOVE your pictures:) I will seek out the linen lady for sure. One of my many vintage weaknesses. Is she on the street? Do you ask for permission to take photos? I usually don't. I always found it a compliment when people did it at our booth but have been told that it is 'wrong':( I am so glad you had a great time. Can't wait to go!!!!!!!!!!
~Debra

Bogdan Stelistul said...

Salut!!!My name is bogdan from Romania!!!
We can be friends ???
http://bogdanstelistul.blogspot.com/

Sharon said...

Laura I can't stop drooling. My heart stopped when you showed the Linen Lady's things and I needed oxygen by the time I got to your cotton slip. I am in love with it all! You lucky girl!!!

Marilyn said...

What beautiful treasures!! I love the feminine slips.....
Have a Great Weekend!
Love,
Marilyn

Susy DeLucca said...

Hi Laura. Just wanted you to know you're officially my favorite blog. After I've looked at your pictures and read your narrative, I feel liked I've been there too. Also, wanted to confirm that your Victorian piece is indeed a sugar bowl that held spoons (one for each guest). Where does all that silver plating disappear to?

manon 21 said...

J'adore te voir en photo!
Les numéros Super.....

Bon week end,je chine aussi demain OUF....


Manon

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Lovlies! I have sensory overload of beautiful things.
Yvonne

birdie blue said...

i'm dying over that blue glass! so pretty. love the vintage slips, too.

have a lovely weekend
~molly

Katsui Jewelry said...

Laura,
You got some beautiful things...I am really loving that linen slip and the other slip and, of course, the Victorian piece with the bird on top. I am so glad you were able to meet up with some bloggers. I was just reading Zita's blog and there you were!
Small world!
Hugs,
Suz

Rosemary said...

So great Laura!
My favorite the slip and underskirt.
Hope you have a fab weekend.
XO,
Rosemary

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

My goodness, what an incredible event!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a lot of neat things! I'm so glad you were able to meet up with some of your friends!

xoxo
Jane

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Hi Laura, I was there Wednesday too along with my friend and fellow blogger Judy from Orcharddrivewest.blogspot! We had a great day. Got there around 9am and didn't leave until after 5pm. AND...we still didn't see it all!

Don't you just LOVE it? It's my favorite show. I'm content to just do 'town' and not the infield. I've been going for years and it just gets better every year.

If it doesn't rain, I may go back on Sunday. I'm only about 45 min from there:-) Glad you had a wonderful time!
**Tami

River-Rose said...

Wonderful! I love the odd sewing notions! So equisite!

Jamie said...

Those slips are amazing!

LOVE your post at Inspiration Studio - you hit it out of the park.

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

I'm so bummed that I missed you, too! But then again, I'm here to scoop up the leftovers! XOX and thanks for the mention

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

The rest of your finds?! There's more?! The things you showed would be an excellent day any day of the week.... I don't care how you are. LOL Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Beatnheart said...

I love the victorian slips and the medal tags....

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Love everything Laura as usual. You would have been fighting me off all those goodies ....so maybe it's for the best I stayed home...lol

You'll have to wear that outfit at Brimfield. A little Texas chic at Brim.

xxx
Carole

Pam said...

Your blog is incredible. The photos, the content, and everything in between is flawless. I love it and look daily.
Pam

judi said...

so glad i got to meet you in person!

your goods are a.m.a.z.i.n.g...so love the metal tags. you did well...and to think that there's more!

hope you had a good trip back.

judi ;)

Florence said...

Wow what a mother lode you found. Wish I lived closer. Florence

carpe diem said...

interesantes hallazgos...mas??? compraste todo el mercado? :)
un abrazo, Olga

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a wonderful foray you had into the Bouckville flea market, Laura. Love everything you found, but especially those slips. The cotton one with cowboy boots would look amazing on you! I'm also swooning over the laces. Too bad you didn't get to meet Sue of VRS, but maybe she should come and be a vendor at Silver Bella?
p.s. yesterday was my once-in-a-lifetime super lucky day at Salvation Army as I scored 9 (!) vintage slips and nightgowns in pastel colors!!!

Jen Kershner said...

All that loveliness in one post. I'm especially a fan of bits and bobs and odds and ends but it is all just perfection! It sounds like a perfect day!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

What fun! Love the beautiful vintage lace.
deb

Theresa said...

What a great sale! That first photo with all of the linens is over the top wonderful!! You found some great treasures, everything that makes my heart skip a beat... thanks for sharing, Theresa

vicki archer said...

Fantastic finds....what fun, my idea of a great weekend. xv

Andy's Attic said...

Love your finds....especially the bits and bobs. Read your sweet story about the glasses, there is nothing quite like kindness. Thanks for telling the story,
Annette

Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

I'm so happy you're having such a great time on your trip, Laura. I love all the beautiful things you found and I thank you for a glimpse into "your neck of the woods." Your blog is so elegant and I felt like I was on a virtual trip reading this post. (smiles) I have to admit, I thought about all your beautiful linens and neat finds when I was junque-ing this morning. Thank you for sharing your lovely experiences with us and enjoy the rest of your trip!

Gert said...

Oh, I love all your finds..they are amazing. Thank you for sharing these pictures on your blog! It's almost like being there!!!!

Have a glessed weekend!
xoxo Gert

lynda Howells said...

l have just found your site and am so pleased. I am so jealous of your flea market fines..don't have stuff like that over here in UK..not that l have found anyway!x glad you had a great day. lynda

Brooke ~ SummerBrooke Gardens said...

Wonderful treasures, I might just have to come next year! So glad you had a great time. ~Brooke

Yaya Chique said...

Hi sweetie! Beautiful treasures and thanks so much for sharing. Now here's the plan: see those vintage slips you bought to go with your cowgirl boots??? Welllll, they will be perfect for your visit down here to Texas and go junkin' with me and some other great ladies at none other than the infamous: Round Top!

Some day my friend, some day....xo...deb

The French Bear said...

Oh wow, all those beautiful things...the dolls!!! The lace and the linen!!!!
I almost cried when I saw the doll in the velvet!!!!
What fun to see all this at one fair!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Diane said...

Lauren, me too!!! We went yesterday before the rains came today! Wasn't it great! I think you did better than we did! But we just about felt done in after a few hours. I'll have pictures posted later! Went to the lace and linens booth too! I'll bet you were standing right next to me and I didn't even know it!
You found TREASURES!!!
Diane (with sore feet!)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

You found some really amazing things...I so love your cotton slip.

Eileen@Star'sFault said...

I love the vintage linens! We don't have too many places to shop for vintage things here in Alaska, and the wonderful wones we do have don't seem to stock linens and laces. I depend on Etsy and Ebay for my finds, and have been really hoarding bunches of them lately. I love the fact that something used by a housewife 50 or 100 years ago is being used in my home. Somehow it makes me feel more connected, more grounded in this modern, going-to-fast world.

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Dianna@decormadesimple said...

I love the bottles, I have a thing for colored bottles, small, big, different shapes.