Bringing the vintage experience to you in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Paired with grand fall foliage, music, food, and so much more. Let me show you around!
What is Vintage Market Days®?
“Vintage Market Days® is an upscale, vintage-inspired, indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more.
Vintage Market Days® events are so much more than a flea market. Each Vintage Market Days® event is a unique opportunity for vendors to display their talents and passions in creative venues.” Vermont Vintage Market Days.
Check out their website to find a Vintage Market Days® near you.
Vintage Market Days Vermont
The October Vermont Vintage Market Days is one of my favorite markets to attend, ever. Set in the beautiful mountains of Vermont during peak foliage season.
The vendors are amazing, the food is yummy, the music is inspiring, the parking is convenient, and it’s never that crowded on the first day’s event, Friday.
On the Hunt For…
Today I was specifically thrifting for a vintage cobbler rack, some wooden soup bowls, and any other good deals that may come my way.
Vintage Cobbler Rack
Right as I walked into Vintage Market Days I spied this vintage cobbler rack at a fairly affordable price. But I wanted to walk the market before quickly settling on this one.
I didn’t see another one like it anywhere though.
This one was super sturdy and the wheels were in great mobility condition. It also has a charming patina and should clean up nicely.
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UPDATE \ Cobbler Rack
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Every market I go to I like to see what’s on trend, especially with the holiday season upon us.
One thing that was evident right away was sterling silver and silver-plated flatware sets. They were everywhere! Beautiful sets wrapped in bows, boxed sets, and of course the traditional flatware jewelry.
So if you are looking to dress up your table this holiday season, vintage silver flatware is in!
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SHOP VINTAGE SILVERWARE
There were so many vintage crates at affordable prices. I loved this old pie plate rack, as an example. It would be super cute in a farmhouse or country kitchen.
Or maybe in a home office for letters, bills, and office supplies.
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I feel like retro is always in.
Starting with retro glassware collections.
These are really making a comeback, seeing collections like this one everywhere at the market.
SHOP THE LOOK
This orange rattan chair and suitcase are so 70s and super fun together.
And how about this little vintage camper with retro camping gear like Skotch coolers and plaid blankets?
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SHOP THE LOOK
Always Antique Dishes
Lots of brown and white transferware for fall and the holidays.
And the classic white table settings are always a good investment too.
I did find a few small wooden bowls that I was after, selling for $8.
But I was really looking for something darker for a wood and white fall tablescape.
Vintage linens are another classic trend. Is that an oxymoron? 🙂
I picked up 6 of these beautiful purple-blue linen napkins for just $2 a piece for my fall tables.
Vintage Alarm Clocks
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SHOP VINTAGE ALARM CLOCKS
Vintage books are always a good investment too and can still be found in abundance at vintage markets.
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After a busy morning at the Vintage Market Days Vermont, it was time for lunch. They have so many yummy food trucks to choose from including this Apple Cider Slushee truck.
Have you ever had an Apple Cider Slushee? Sooo good!
What Did I Find Today?
- Vintage Cobbler Rack
- Antique Blue and White Platter
- 6 Blue Purple Linen Napkins
- McCoy Vase
- Vintage Kitchen Timer (I may start a little collection of these for Maine)
- Retro Winter Sweater
I think my favorite find of all though was this antique Jack Jumper that I scored for $50.
It will be my prize possession as part of my Vintage Ski Lodge Decor Series coming again this winter.
What is a Jack Jumper?
“The earliest Jack jumpers were made in New England in the mid-to-late 1800s. While many early Jack Jumpers were homemade, Jack Jumpers that were manufactured in the late 1800s can be found in museums and private collections. The oldest patent issued for a Jack Jumper goes back to 1914. There are many legends as to the origins of Jack Jumping.
Some claim the earliest ones were made from barrel staves for skis and handcrafted wooden posts and seats. These Jack Jumpers are said to be used by loggers. Others say it originated as a toy for children to enjoy in the winter. Whatever the case of origin, both adults and children alike have enjoyed Jack Jumpers for over a century.” Source Wikipedia
I’ve seen them selling for upwards of $350 online like this one here on Etsy.
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