Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Vintage Marketplace~Nashville

Sharon and I headed out last Thursday afternoon bound for Nashville, home of Country Music and the Vintage Market…We had been planning to go to this event since we first learned of it months ago…and lucky me won 2 tickets from the most awesome Theresa at Time Worn Interiors.  Her booth was total eye candy!  Beautiful! 

Pictures?  You want pictures?  Well, I got a little story about that….we got into the door of the show, I whip out my new and improved camera with the 30x zoom…bring it up to eye level…turn it on….and BAM!  Dead batteries!  I could have seriously bawled my eyes out!  So you will just have to visit Theresa’s blog and see the photos she took!  It was truly a great show!

We saw Molly of Barn Trash who we met at The Country Living Fair in Atlanta.  She is just awesome!  A hoot!  Loved seeing her and her sweet husband and their adorable baby girl…I borrowed these photos of their awesome talent from their facebook page…

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We met Sue Whitney of Junk Market Style fame, and she was also totally awesome!  SO NICE!!!  I had one of her books, and bought the other one….love her!  Love her books!  She is brilliant!

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After we left the Vintage Marketplace we decide to go to Franklin, TN, which if you have never been, is AWESOME as well!  It was 40 minutes from where we were to where we were going and thank God for the TomTom.  Sharon was telling me where to be and what lane to be in and when to turn and it was a zillion lanes of traffic and we were all going 100 mph with lanes merging in on all sides.  I was a HOT mess!  Some guy in a Nissan was trying to merge over and I had nowhere to go and he was MOST distressed with me!  After he got over  I could just see his mouth going in his side mirror…I started laughing and he gave us the bird!  Like, not a small bird…not a little flip off….noooooooo…  He stuck his arm out the window and up in the air as far as he could and gave us a big old gesture!  I laughed harder and he shot us another one!  Sharon looked at me and said, “I don’t think anyone has ever shot me a bird before on the highway.”  I said, “Really???  Happens to me all the time"!” LOL

We did make it to Franklin unscathed and had a blast there.  There are blocks and blocks of wonderful shops!  We are planning a trip back there because we did not get to see a fraction of what we wanted to.

A few shots of some things I got….you know me and the “smalls”….

this bundle of letters….

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some dominos…and the little red game pieces…got these from Theresa…

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I got the key holder from Theresa too…leathery and worn…love it!


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I have more….I just have to take photos….

ALSO….before I sign off….I am a BAD blogger!!  BAD!  Kathy from Creative Home Expressions sent me these adorable Fitz and Floyd creamer and sugar rabbits….just because she is SO sweet like that…she knows about my love of “the rabbit”…

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Aren’t they adorable!  I have them in the cabinet in my kitchen so I can look at, admire, and think about the wonderful blog friends I have….Thank you so much Kathy!!

…looking up there at that last photo makes me think….I need to paint that shelf!

It truly is a sickness….

Thank you for stopping by!

Lou Cinda



  1. I am glad y'all are safe, but you had me cracking up! I personally know the whole arm 'big bird' gesture very well! I seem to end up in the middle of road rage caravans every time I go anywhere! One guy yelled at me..."you shouldn't be allowed to drive - you need to ride a mule"!!! I was like you, I could not stop laughing - which added fuel to the fire so I had to speed off for safety!
    I know you had so much fun on the trip.

  2. Next time I am on the highway, I will be sure to look for you:) You sure do keep me laughing (Rhonda too)! Now, I am really sad that I didn't set up at the show, I was sent all the info about it and was hoping to do it, but Mr.CC was way to busy with work and I can't do a show without his help. Franklin is so one of my favorite little towns...LOVE IT!!!! I really wish that I lived closer to it.


  3. Girl, you ARE a hot mess! : ) If you drive like you wrote this blog post, I can believe you were all over the place on that road! LOL! It sounds like you had a great time, "bird" and all. Love those dominoes you got! Those will fit in great with lots of vignettes. I am so glad you are enjoying the bunnies. I've found spots for a few of them, but I'm trying not to go overboard!

  4. Sounds like you guys had a ton of fun and found some great goodies!!!!! Love those little bunnies too...very cute!

  5. Oh my goodness! How did you keep from spending a million dollars??? I love every single thing in the photos and I love all the stuff that did make it home with you!

    The "bird" story is hysterical! Can you say ROAD RAGE???? HAHA!

  6. LouCinda,
    For goodness sake. . .I'm glad you survived the highway, dear friend! Your driving skills and mine are somewhat the same. One exception...I don't laugh. I scream in fright!!! The first time someone rides with me I say, "Strap yourself in and pray, because I'm the WORST driver in the world." You should see their face! Mine looks worse! Ha!
    I can't believe you were in Franklin,TN!!! My pen pal from Chicago recently moved there! I mailed her a Valentine Card and penned letter this evening!
    Do drive carefully now and in the future, dear friend. You are such a blessing in my life!
    P.S. Some "great finds" in your photos!

  7. I am so jealous! It sounds like it was a great trip. The pictures alone are awesome!

    And I literally laughed out loud at "It happens to me all the time." Thanks for the laugh! :)

  8. LouCinda,
    Oh my goodness where do I begin on our trip to the Vintage Market? I had so much fun as your co pilot/partner in crime. Driving in Nashville rush hour traffic is definitely an ordeal. We absolutely must go back to Franklin! Love,love,love this town. I am enjoying my treasures from our trip.
    Your vignettes are always so beautiful.

    Love ya,

  9. How come I don't know about this event? Looks like it could be dangerous for me, though!

  10. I am soooooo jealous! I would love to go to something like that! Looks like a blast (even tho you had a road rage incident) XO Cindy

  11. I saw the photos on TOT's blog and they were fantastic.
    Gah...I want to go to Franklin! Friends of mine have a shop there...City Farmhouse. Did you go there?
    Next time...I'm calling shotgun. Hmmm...maybe even carry one for a little "bird" hunting. Did I just say that out loud?

  12. Thank goodness you made it home safely Lou Cinda! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and bought home some wonderful treasures from your trip. My husband and I are planning a trip next month to Tennessee actually Kentucky to see our son and we are planning on antiquing as well. I made a note to plan a trip to Franklin. Your sweet little bunnies you received from Kathy are adorable! She is a sweet bloggy friend! Thanks for sharing your trip with us and have a wonderful day, Gail

  13. Hi,
    I just found your blog. I live outside of Nashville, I am so sorry you had some jerk giving you grief, although you handled it better than I would. The interstates around Nashville are wild. Wasn't the shows great I can't wait to next fall when they are back.
    Your newest follower,

  14. Lou Cinda it was such a pleasure meeting you! I'm so glad you gals had a good time! Hopefully you can make plans to come back in Oct.


  15. Love the things you got - especially the bundle of letter!

    Oh I would have cried had my camera not worked.

  16. Love your finds, LouCinda! How pretty! Have a wonderful weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  17. Sounds like you had tons of fun and found some very sweet little treasures.
    Hugs, cindy

  18. You lucky duck getting to go to this! You found some big dominoes like mine, too. Woo Hoo! I see you pulled a dead battery trick like I usually do.... I am investing in a second one, just to be safe. LOL Re: you rabbits from Kathy- did you know she lives only 10 min. from me? She is my junkin' partner in crime these days. We're off on a shopping excursion later this week. :-)
    hugs, Sue

  19. What fun Lou Cinda...I am so drooling over all of those vintage pieces!!! I just love the Fitz and Floyd bunnies...too cute. So glad you had such a wonderful time!!!

  20. Hi Lou Cinda,
    Sounds like you had a great a trip! Glad you made if safely!!

  21. Hi Lou Cinda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  22. I would be like a kid in a candy store at that flea market! Your mantel looks fantastic - especially loving that bundle of letters. Following in GFC & Linky.

  23. LOL I can't stop laughing! It also happens to me all the time! LOL
    It sounds like you guys had a great time!
    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I love yours! I am your new follower!

  24. I know what you mean. You can't drive in Nashville unless you're makin 100.......or someone will RUN OVER YOU.
    Lovin your blog, but it makes me wanna take a trip up the road to Franklin. Im only bout 65 miles south of there.
    Im new to blogland, only 3 weeks in....SO COME FOLLOW ME. I've your newest follower. FUN, FUN BLOG.

  25. You found some wonderful things, Lou Cinda! Looks like a great place to "shop".

  26. Wow, you did find some great things!! I can only imagine how hard it is not to want everything in sight!! Thanks for stopping by!!

  27. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! Well, except for the guy with the bird lol.

  28. That does look like a really great sale! And I so need to check out those books!
    Have a great week!

  29. Hello
    Many thanks, fairly refreshing, I enjoyed reading your article, You are wonderful!
    Thank you!

  30. Oh my goodness, whenever I see pictures of antiquing trips and wonderful finds, my adrenaline starts pumping!
    Thanks for stopping by, and I'm your newest follower.
    Mary Alice

  31. Lou Cinda that sounds like a blast! Antiquin' road trip with the girls!...Doesn't get much better *winks* I love all your finds and I too have received the "birdie" many a time. I just wave and smile at them. It's almost impossible to drive in my state without angering someone because the traffic is SO bleepin' BAD. Oh and the battery going dead is also sooo me *sighs* Sometimes I swear I'm just not meant to take pictures anywhere because something always seem to go wrong. Oh and those little Fitz & Floyd bunnies are darling! How sweet of your friend! Vanna

  32. Whoa!!!! How fun!!! I would have went nuts there!!! I need to go nest year

  33. Oh, what a great time you must have had. I would have wanted to buy everything. How I wish we had something like that here in NJ. You new Fritz and Floyd bunnies are just adorable!
    Marianne :)

  34. You sure did fins some treasures. Look like it was a great adventure. This is my first trip to your blog!


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