Here's the magazine covers and pages from both magazines, Country Homes and Romantic Country
Have you been to this show? My sister in law and sister and I have been going to the fall show for eight years and make it our "girl friend" weekend of shopping and enjoying Junk Gypsy Prom Night, etc.
Aren't we some "Hot Mamas!" The first pic is from the Gypsy Prom night and the second was a 70's Party one of the venues promoted.
The cool thing about this "show" is that it's about 30 shows or more within one Big show, expanding almost two weeks for some venues. It deserves the attention these magazines have given it, but at the same time it got me to thinking about my "Bucket List" of antique show and flea markets that I'd like to attend some day around the good ole USA.
The one I almost attended this year takes place the first week of August and is called the World's Longest Yard Sale It actually spans 5 (or 6) states and has gotten a lot of media coverage over the years. I planned vacation time to attend this antique/junk event but couldn't get any of my antiquing buddies to attend it with me, so I guess I'll wait until next year! ;(
Others that I hope to attend some day are the Pasedena Rose Bowl Flea market in California and Brimfield Antique Show in Massachusetts along with the Springfield Antique Show in Ohio and The Farm Chicks in Washington. I think the Junk Bonanza and Oronoco Gold Rush Days in Minnesota would be fun as well. Texas has a monthly show collectively called "Canton", First Monday, located East of Dallas which I attended back in the 80's but I've been informed by many that I wouldn't even recognize that show today. It's HUGE and on my list as well.
So does anyone have any other favorites for their Bucket List? I'd also love to hear some first hand accounts of any of the events I listed.
Speaking of shows, a great little under-rated monthly show that I participate in called Fredericksburg Trade Days happens this weekend. Here's the linkFredericksburg Trade Days Come on out and have a "hot" time in Fredericksburg.