Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm

I had a wonderful day with my family at 'The Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm' in Salisbury, Massachusetts yesterday. Mother Nature granted a perfect fall day for this outdoor market. 
This gigantic weathered wood frame welcomed us into the show. It captured the gorgeous barn perfectly within the live canvas.
 The bazaar had an eclectic mixture of artisan crafts, antiques and architectural salvage.
 A sprinkling of fall was an ongoing theme throughout the booths.
This talented artist had the most amazing metal art pieces. His name is 'Gordon Frost Sr.' of 'Rusty Iron Art'. This pipe smoking snowman made from salvaged items gives you a taste of the skilled mind and hand that created it.
This metal statue was 6 feet + tall and stood guard over all the proceedings. It's towering presence caught the attention of everyone passing by.
This booth by 'Yellow Chair Market' was one of my favorites. It was filled with all sorts of things that I love - vintage numbers in a rusted basket, an old industrial cart, metal pulley bookends, candle holders with mason jars as gumball machines all resting on a diamond floor cloth.
I love my vintage wood boxes and this crate with the black diamond pattern pulled at my heart strings. Such a simple detail to add a bit more character....love it!
This was such a pretty vintage metal basket filled with numbered milk jugs and softened with a few fresh flowers.
I am always drawn to unique things and this vintage VW Bug Camper in the perfect shade of robins egg blue sucked me right in. It belonged to a talented interior designer - 'Holly Gagne Interior Design' with a flair for using vintage items in her design.
I was so enamored by the camper, that I missed the gorgeous wreath on the front bumper, until just now.
 Another booth with some creative repurposing of architectural salvaged items.
 These are so sweet and whimsical and the angel wings are just beautiful.
Children danced happily to the live folk music that played throughout the day.  
This antique truck was simply parked along the grounds. My husband has a '49 Chevy truck that looks identical to this. I am thinking a turquoise paint job may be in its future.... 
 
The show continues today from 10am to 5pm and there is also a Vintage Motorcycle Show today as well. This was my first time going to this semi-annual event and I am quite sure it won't be my last.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Scenes from the Side of the Road 2 - Train Station

Out and about for a short drive, we passed this fading piece of New Hampshire history.
This is the old 'Ossipee Station' built in 1875.
This is a postcard showing her original beauty. The steeple and dormers were removed at some point.
Sadly, years of neglect have taken its toll.
The porch ceiling has grown weary and tired.
The porch roof has remained steady throughout the years and has protected the wonderful trim work, which is in amazingly good shape.
Wonderful gingerbread molding has weathered nicely throughout the years.
I can picture the passengers waiting along these well worn floorboards for the arrival of the next train.
The last trains ran through here in the 1970's.
She has been abandoned since then.
Forgotten to the sands of time.
Her resilient beauty still shines through.
She is now privately owned and the tracks have been removed.
The bones of the building are in good shape and her lines are straight and even with no sagging. It seems she would be a perfect candidate for restoration.

Another postcard from back in the day. Hopefully, someone will turn back the hands of time so that she can be appreciated for many years to come. Preserving the past and reflecting on days gone by....

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