I have had it in my Summer Plans that my husband and I would visit the Allegan Antique Market in Allegan, MI. They have over 400+ vendors and oh boy was I EXCITED! I have always had a LOVE for vintage and old things long before the new vintage craze. I just love the intricate details and the handmade craftsmanship of the old. I loved spending time with my grandparents as a kid so seeing and owning some of these items from the past remind me of them in a way. Even though I have always had a love of all things old, I have never been one to attend these AMAZING Antique Markets. Not because I did not want to but simply because I never owned a house until now! Believe me, now that I have a house to decorate, I will be decorating and that means with all things old and vintage!
It has taken quite a long time to get our old 1930’s house cleaned up and any where near the decorating stage, and we still have a LONG way to go! However, we did find some great things I would love to share with you!
This was the fist purchase of the day. In our old house we do not have closets or a large kitchen so I needed a way to store more serving dishes and add some love to our dinning room.
I am still considering changing the color of it what do you think??
We have a narrow dinning room and this fit perfect in the dinning room but, NOT in our vehicle! Oh no!
So while my husband was putting out the fire of this beauty not fitting in our vehicle and being an hour from home; I continued to walk through and find a few more goodies…..
This great feed scoop and some pretty old books. One just happens to be a book my grandparents had on their bookshelf! I know these items are pretty common but this market had great prices!
I just had to scoop them up. In the mean time, my wonderful husband had got a hold of his dad and he was on his way out to rescue us with his truck! While my father and mother-in-law were on their way out to rescue us I did find a few more great things, that awesome half windmill that I have resting on the top of that cabinet (I will mount it somewhere I’m just not sure where yet) and this cute little lantern…
In all we had a great day! Since my mother and father-in-law had to come out and rescue us we ended up having ice cream before going to their house for Sunday dinner.
It is the last week of Summer for the kiddos I nanny and although I LOVE spending the day with them, I cannot wait to have more time to craft! Especially because we are working on converting our spare bedroom into a guest/craft room. We did get a few other goodies today that I plan to do some things with but that is a surprise for later 🙂