I was so excited to get on the road to the markets
at Madison Bouckville...
I could hardly sleep the night before.
I was on the road at 5 am...driving in the pitch dark
and then the early morning fog.
I was there by 7 am...and after a steaming cup of hot coffee,
I was ready for the hunt.
Problem was... most of the dealers hadn't opened their tents up yet and were recovering from the torrential rain storms
that whipped through the area on Monday and Tuesday.
But after about an hour, things starting waking up.
It was a beautiful morning and really a lovely day all of Wednesday.
I took most of my pictures in the early morning.
Random shots of whatever caught my eye.
Have a look...
This antique doll house was huge and from the 1800's.
The dealer told me he found it in an attic in Boston.
The entire front pulls out so the children could play with it.
I took a picture so my Dad could see it as he has built several large doll houses...although not quite this big!
This picture was taken from the back of the doll house...
looking through to the front and beyond.
"Odd Moments" and some odd pictures!
A box of teeth?
Throughout the morning, I was texting back and forth
We met here last year and were hoping to meet up again.
We started at opposite ends of town
and were making our way toward each other.
When she reached Butternut Hill...
I told her to look for a seven foot green ladder
and the booth of Vicki Potter of The Rose Arbor.
We found each other and Vicki too!
Vicki had the most beautiful booth!
She had reached out to me the night before via email
and told me to be on the lookout for her...
...that we both loved similar things.
She was right!
I am so glad we met.
I will show you what I brought home with me from her booth.
Judi and I spent the rest of the afternoon together...
poking around and finding treasures here and there.
I found everything I was looking for...
...and some surprises too...
both for myself and the three winners of the MB Give Back.
We stopped for lunch and a rest and guess who walked by?
Yes, it was Gina from Vintage Junk In My Trunk!
She and her husband Paul were on their annual week get-away...
Can you imagine an entire week with your husband
at the Madison Bouckville markets?
He loves it as much as she does!
This would not work as well with Mr. Flea.
At the end of our day, as we were driving behind the fields of dealers and their wares
on dirt trails, trying to avoid the mud...
on our way to pick up the old door that Judi had bought to use as a backdrop for photo shoots, (see earlier picture)...
...she paused for a moment in order to give me time
to snap this picture.
We really were out in the most beautiful farm country.
If you click on the picture you can see the wind turbines in the background.
Thanks for the ride back to my car Judi!
I never would have made it to the other side of town without you.
It was a great day!
Check back for pictures of some of the treasures I found!