Monday, July 27, 2009

Allegan - Round I

I've got a permanent itch for flea-marketing. And lately, that itch has needed some big time scratchin'. Brooke, Michelle and I loaded up Sunday a.m. for the Allegan, MI show. We all skipped church. (Don't tell Brooke's husband - he's the pastor!)

The girls arrived on time only to be greeted by Calvin, wearing nothing but his Superman underwear. Then, we were off!

I spent most of the 2 hour drive baring my soul and ridding my psyche of some especially disturbing recent dreams. I would share all of it with you, but you probably wouldn't love me anymore. (Btw - Anyone out there have a cure for crazy, vivid dreams that occur on a nightly basis? Call me!)

Before we knew it, we passed this gem, and I knew we were just about to round the final bend.

As always, Allegan did not disappoint. Some highlights were:

For inexplicable reasons, as soon as I saw this giant jar of game pieces, I told the girls to go on ahead and I would catch up with them. It drew me right in. (I'm thinking something like this may be a fantastic addition to Silas's room, no?)

White and blue with some silver metal thrown on top.
Need I say more?


The dealers at VanDaff's were so gracious, kind and fun. And holy cow, they've got great taste.

Diane Passi

This booth absolutely rocked my socks off.

Botanical and industrial with a little hint of science geek chic.

It's my dream home, stuffed into one little booth.

Rhubarb Reign
Why, oh why, did I not take any pictures? I have loved them all the way back in Springfield, OH. Their wares are so swoony and I always leave with something in hand.

I happened upon this slamming bike, somewhere along the way.
So Cath Kidston!

Oxymoron, anyone?

The prettiest little chapel with an ominous sky looming.

Wanna see what we found? Be sure to check back tomorrow.