Friday, January 28, 2011

Because one is not enough

Thanks for all of the happy birthday wishes / camera sympathy notes on my last post. I have a new camera now and we're slowly getting to know each other. I'm not sure yet if we're a match made in heaven but since we've just met, I'll see where this goes.

For now, it looks like it's going on a roadtrip!

New Camera and I are hitting the road in a few weeks for ten days of antiquing, thrifting, junking and flea market-ing and I'm pretty darn excited! I plan on attending the Sacramento Antique Fair and the Candlestick Park Antiques & Collectibles Faire and the rest of the time I'll be 'free-styling'. 
(When did I start speaking American Picker?)

My upcoming roadtrip and recent conversations with other vintage-loving bloggers made me realize with the 2011 vintage markets, shows & sales upon us, there are vintage events popping up all over the place that I was unaware of. How did that happen?! And more importantly, how can I prevent it from happening again?

So I had an idea...

What if the information about vintage markets, sales & shows all around the U.S. was available in one place online? Wouldn't that make it easier for us buyers and sellers to be aware of upcoming vintage events?

I hope the answer is YES! because I've created a new blog just for this purpose and it's called Vintage Market Guide.

It's a piece of cake to use because all blog posts will be sorted by state or month/year, making it easy to locate vintage sales & events near you. There's also a google search bar in case you want to search for something more specific such as posts with the word 'barn' or 'junk' or Iowa' in them.

As often as possible, I'd like to include links to bloggers who may be selling at these shows in addition to information about nearby antique malls, thrift stores and architectural salvage shops in case you want to make a day of it. Or a week of it.

I can definitely use your help too, please.

I'll be adding vintage market listings as I come across them but if you know of a can't-miss vintage sale, large or small, and would like it to appear on Vintage Market Guide, email me or leave a comment with any information you might have (show name, dates, address, website, etc) and I'll post it and link to your blog if you like.

And I'll still be blogging away here at Into Vintage. It's because of the many vintage-minded folks I've met through Into Vintage that I was inspired to start Vintage Market Guide. Thank you!

Now let's get out there and do some vintage treasure hunting!


  1. This is a great idea, Amy! I get confused as to where everything is happening, so it will be nice to see it all in one place. Not that I get to see many of them in person, but it will be nice to know anyway. I also really, really like those little state cards in the banner (and that font is one of my favorites, btw)! So fun!

  2. You know I think this is a brilliant idea and can't wait to see where it goes! Great graphics on the Market Guide site...we need to road trip to one of those Washington shows!

  3. Oh my! Lots happening in Into Vintage land! First....happy belated birthday! Hope it was a wonderful day. sad about your camera. I did pop over and see the finished and very gorgeous pillow.
    Third! What a brilliant idea. I have a sinking feeling that the Montana section will be a bit sparse though.
    All this and a road trip too?
    Your fun never ends, Amy!

  4. This is such a great idea I already rushed over and posted a link on my blog. I am so happy happy happy you live in Oregon -selfish me! Thank you!

  5. What a wicked awesome idea! (I'm afraid I've fallen back into my using wicked as my go to adverb - please forgive me.) I'll keep my eyes open for anything in the center of California! You are so smart!

  6. Happy belated birthday Amy. The Oregon pillow you made is so pretty. Sorry to hear about your camera though. My husband keeps buying new ones because he can't keep up with his accessories; then it is up to our 15 year old to figure out how the new one works. :/ Sounds like your upcoming trip is gonna ge loads of fun. Best wishes, Tammy

  7. Oh so super cool!!! thanks for compiling this. It may be my demise- you may have to unbury my pasted on smiling face from a pile of junk, but I will have died peacefully....
    can I put your Vintage Market guide button on my blog?
    I'm going to Junk Salvation next weekend in Hillsboro! :D

  8. Brilliant!

    East Coast Junkers, too, right??? Hope so!

  9. Amy, Amy, Amy - what a fabulous idea! Yes, and yes. I will definitely use this. I will put your button on my blog, if you would like me to?


  10. If the dates line up for you, be sure to check out the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. It's the first Sunday of each month, and it's fantastic.

  11. Amy, this has to be one of the best ideas I've seen lately!!! You will be a super resource. Thank you for doing this and you will be on my side bar!!

  12. What a wonderful idea!! I haven't heard of the Candlestick Park event. I'll have to look that one up. You should go to the Alameda flea market while you are in the SF area too. It's on the first Sunday of the month.
    Have fun!

  13. Oh, my, my. Oh,....well you know the rest.
    You are something!!!! This is a fabulous idea. I mean it. This is a GREAT IDEA!! Can't wait to see it get going. AND - I can't wait until you come back from your trip with all of your treasures and pictures with your new camera!

    Heading over to the new blog now. Great idea!!


  14. Amy,
    You have made many of us very happy!!!!!! I hope one day to be able to take a trip across country with an empty U-Haul and come back filled! Like, fly to New England go from there and end up here!!!!! I am jealous, so many wonderful places you get to go to!!!!! I wish I could tag along....:) Sandy

  15. You are so S-M-A-R-T!! Good going with the new blog! Anddddd...Happy Belated Birthday wishes, too!!!!!!!! Cute gifties you girls exchanged!!

    Soooo, any chance that I will get to meet you when you come down to Sac? Just let me know and I will even take a road trip!! yahooie!

    Becky and the clan

  16. Oh, you are so ambitious - this AND shifts at the Doily Factory? I don't know how you do it. Will be happy to contribute news from my neck of NY, such as it is.

  17. AWESOME!!! It's strange that no one hasn't thought about that before.

  18. What a wonderful idea! I love American Pickers--they are just the best. I have started watching Cash and Cari on HGTV--it’s pretty good too. Can’t wait to see the events you list. Your road trip sounds so fun--can’t wait to see where you go either.

  19. Wish I lived closer! May have to take a road trip! How many hrs from Alabama LOL! Visit my site at Thanx! tiff

  20. I would love to know about upcoming sales, and I'd be more than happy to let you do the work for me!

  21. Thank you ever so much for putting this together.A simply inspired idea.I'm putting together a Junque Bazaar in Lebanon, OH for the fall and will update with specifics as we proceed.Hoping to see WAY more offerings in my neck of the woods.Sometimes I think MN has all the fun.Thanks so much for the effort.

  22. Hello GORGEOUS Amy....!

    I am running FABULOUSLY behind & see I missed your birthday....PLEASE accept my belated birthday wishes....I'm hoping the following 12 months are TOTALLY AWESOME for you....!!!!!

    I'm LOVING your new blog idea....This will be PARTICULARLY helpful for international Vintage Enthusiastes like myself planning our holidays....Clever CLEVER you.... :o) !!!

    ....hahahahaha....You KNOW I'll be with you in spirit during your 10 day Treasure Hunting Road Trip....!!!

    I hope you have a GREAT week Lovey....!

    Cheers for now,
    Tamarah xx


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