I had to park way in the back field near the greenhouses and walk past the blueberry bushes in order to get to the grounds where the market was being held. I passed some antique John Deere tractors, an old, rusty tiller, and an antique thresher as I headed towards the tents. People were milling around outside the barn and I joined right in, camera in hand. There were many signs indicating that this was the "Deja Vu Vintage Market" and I came to understand that the people involved in the event (the vendors) seemed to know one another from other events they've held in the past.
There were so many fascinating things to see from antique suitcases, kitchen appliances, bicycles, old stools, pots, tools, and tables and ladders painted and shown in a different light (décor-wise), and in the barn were sterling silver decorations made from cream and sugar bowls, spoons, and small teapots. One of my favourite displays was the antique doll sitting in an antique carriage. I couldn't believe how life-like she appeared! Also, up in the hayloft was an antique buggy!
Outside again, I came upon some antique signs and naturally, my favourite was the one that said, "The influence of a good teacher can never be erased." And just today, a young lady (now at age 22) who was in one of my Grade 4 classes and now works with my daughter phoned to tell me she's engaged! How precious it is to have a former student go out of her way to tell me about something special that's happening in her life!
But I digress. Also outside were wonderful floral displays, an old bus painted aqua blue in which the owner transports her hand-styled and hand-painted T-shirts. In my mind, I called it the "Aquabus." I hope you enjoy the photos and the sort of kitschy music that accompanies them. I tried to find something that sounded "vintage."