I’ve attended a lot of vintage markets throughout New England. But one of my favorite haunts is always Vintage Market Days of Vermont. Accompany me this weekend, and let’s go “Thrifting with the Gals” together.
“Be the keeper of history past, a custodian of treasured items before”, New England Antiquary.
*UPDATE: Vintage Market Days Vermont will be held this fall, October 6-8, 2023, 10-4 at Vermont Fairgrounds, Rutland, Vermont. Will you be attending? Hope to see you there!
Held twice a year in the spring and fall,
This Vintage Market is so Much More Than a Flea Market. Why?
First, the scenery is spectacular, spread out across the Vermont State Fairgrounds, both indoors and outdoors, right in the valley of the plush Green Mountains of Vermont.
Second, parking is easy and accessible, and the crowds are actually manageable.
Third, it features original art, antique, vintage, and handmade treasures, clothing, jewelry, home décor, outdoor furnishings, delicious treats, seasonal plants, and more for your discovery.
Fourth, there are 60+ vendors for you to browse and shop over a three-day period.
Spring and mud seasons are both in full swing for Vintage Market Days of Vermont, a truly unique and entertaining shopping experience with live music, and food trucks – all surrounded by the dazzling mountain scenery of Vermont.
Let’s Go to The Best Vintage Market in Vermont
I set out first thing on Friday morning for the 30-minute drive through the mountains to VMD.
Trying to tell Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog that she couldn’t come with me was a tad rough though.
Just look at that stink eye…
Even though a nice day was predicted, it’s currently mud season here in Vermont so rain boots are always a good idea, as the Vermont fairgrounds can get mucky in places.
Did you know that Vintage Market Days is a franchise? And my friend Amanda owns the Vermont franchise from her home as far away as Washington State. You are most likely to find her at the door to greet you as you arrive.
I told you it’s one of my favorite hangouts!
What to Look for at The Best Vintage Market in Vermont
Just beyond the gates awaits dreamy architectural salvage pieces at not only affordable prices,
but at a steal like these large wooden vintage beams at just $40.00 a column.
And corbels, so many chippy corbels to choose from too.
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Vintage Garden Decor
The market was filled with all the vintage garden decor and art one could desire.
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From galvanized watering cans to old lanterns for lightening up your gardens on evening strolls.
Or simply for some additional colored charm.
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There were dried, faux, and fresh vintage flower arrangements for your choosing.
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Vintage Green Houses
And I must have taken 100 photos of these amazing vintage-inspired greenhouses available from one vendor. One of them would have come home with me for sure if I only had a place for it.
They were priced from $250-350 each.
I suspect making one for your own wouldn’t be that difficult. They consisted of simple collected salvaged windows and architectural pieces. So creative and inspiring for sure.
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Desserts Fit for a King or Queen
I had never seen anything like these desserts before.
This vendor was selling desserts in King and Queen style, literally. And they were all exhibited in antique dessert displays from France. Magnificent!
I bought a Queen eclair for my husband to enjoy, who was at home recovering from shoulder surgery earlier this week.
A Few of My Miscellaneous Favorites
That I did not purchase for whatever reasons that escape me now…
The Vintage Type
My favorite booth this year was The Vintage Type.
I love Liz’s displays with vintage beach chairs, four-leaf clovers, vintage glassware, affordable McCoy, and Liz’s adoring graciousness and love for all things vintage.
Liz’s booth’s backdrop was so adorable too with the blue and white vintage bunny sheets hanging.
Walk Along with me through The Best Vintage Market, Vermont
The Best Vintage Market Tickets
Tickets to attend on Friday are $15 and $10 on Saturday and Sunday. But if you take a selfie in front of the VMD booth, you can use that photo as your entry all weekend long.
Such a clever idea.
What did I bring home with me?
I went with a vision board that looked like this with all good intentions of sticking with it.
Complete with thought-out items that I was specifically looking for, mostly for our newly improved bedrooms.
Well, I did find a vintage McCoy blue vase at Liz’s booth, The Vintage Type for just $18.
But I’ll have to remain on the lookout for my other vintage wants.
Here’s my vintage haul from the best vintage market in Vermont.
A little preview of what’s to come with these vintage finds.
Oh, and our neighbors had a fantastic estate sale that I dropped by to check out yesterday too.
There I found this yellow bowl and red and white platter, both made by Johnson Brothers.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Coastal Maine where we spend summers and weekends craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.
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