Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back from Madison- Bouckville Antique Show

Well it's been a few days since I've written. A wonderful few days to relax and get together with friends but in the back of my mind you all were still there. Thank you for all the kind comments the last week. I've loved hearing from old friends and from new ones too.
I'll get to visiting you soon I hope. On the 100th post I'll be announcing the winner of the Give Away and so if you still want to enter just scroll down below and comment on the 100th post give away. This should be post 98th...I think?

Ok back to our visit and the show!
Camp Merryland

How could you not have fun in a place named like that???? or as Deanna asked "has anyone not been Merry in Camp Merryland"???

It right away set the mood.

The cottages are sweet with a lovely sense of nostalgia that immediately relaxes you and makes you feel that you've been there before......or maybe just wished you had.
When we arrived Laura welcomed us with big hugs and helped us get settled in. She was humble about her getaway home in the Adirondacks which is all about comfort, spending time with family and friends and of course her amazing collections. She of course did not disappoint with her attention to detail and presentation. We all squealed with joy as we walked from room to room and were thrilled at the bedrooms we were assigned to sleep in. I took a few photos but decided this home was Laura's work of art and should be left up to her to share.
Let me just say that it was every bit Laura but even more beautiful in person then on her blog.

After dinner we took the short walk down to the lake. Neighbors from their porches waved to us as we passed by. Laura's family has been coming there for generations and some of them have known her since she was a little girl.
The lake was so still and the air was cool and you could see patches of fog in the rolling hills across the pond. I thought we are going to sleep well that night....

and we did!!!!

The next morning we got up at the crack of dawn and drove the 1 1/2 to the antique show.
Along the way going by an array of large farms with fields of hay that had just been baled. Though I never got any pictures of it. If I had stopped I would have never wanted to leave I was so taken by the simplicity and beauty of it all.

We were finally here ~1000 dealers to visit.

the land of the free and the brave and the lover of antiques and junk.

The dealers work hard to make their booths attractive and appealing to passersby, after all there's a lot of area to cover and you only have seconds to catch someones eye. This was one we saw as we drove by but never had a chance to stop. Very shabby chic.
There are styles for everyone. Ornate wooden gilded trim.... vintage utilitarian treasures that need a little more imagination and TLC
to make them come to life.

Some of the booths were under big tents which helped us get out of the hot sun.

A view of the main road with one of our new finds that you'll see more on Laura's last post. We did get some strange looks as we were going by. I'm just happy it never fell off the roof. ha-ha.
After day 1.
When we got back we laid all our goodies out on the porch and oohed and ahhhed over each others finds. It was such a good 1st day and we still had tomorrow to discover more.
There's still more to see but now I need to figure out what else will be included in the give away in the a la Jeanne d'Arc Living style along with the magazine.
more to show next time......
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Carole

What a feast for the eyes! Such a beautiful array of things. I spotted some benches which I like. Tne place where you stayed looks beautiful and peaceful. You must have had so much fun there! I would have been in my element.
Take care
Isabelle x

Anne Marie said...

welcome home Carole...

so much! all found treasures....

you set the mood with your words and photography- and I am determined to make it there someday....

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Welcome back Carole....we've missed you and Laura,
The Lakehouse looks peaceful,tranquil and idyllic,
although, I'm sure you girls shattered the peace a few times!!!!!
How lovely for Laura to know it so well, with the family history...I love that. Well, I've already read Laura's post and want absolutely everything but loved the iron work thingys(as I call them) very much like the scrolled iron window 'thingys' that Jeanne d'arc has...thought you might have bought some of those.
I think that we would all have loved to have been there with you, personally i would have loved the 'apres flea market' the best, at the Lakehouse, glass in hand, having a good giggle!!!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Carole! I can't believe it's over and we're back to reality! And Jackie is right....the giggles afterward were just as much fun as the fleaing! Thanks for coming and thanks for all the goodies you brought...the hostess gifts (to be displayed on a post later) and all the delicious food! You make the best egg breakfasts! I look forward to our next visit!
:) Laura

she dreams big! said...

I am so jealous that you not only got to go to what looks like to be a fabulous flea market but that you got to share it with fabulous friends! You are so lucky!

Mitt hvite hus said...

Hello Carol

Wow what a marked and trip you had.. And so many things you found... Oh I wish I could visit a marked like this one time...
Take care,,'Kerstin

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Morning Carole
Can you make mine Benedict? haha
WOW I really am SOOOOOOOO envious. All this and it was only the 1st day! I can just imagine the girlish excitement you described. Both on the 1st day being 'allocated' your rooms.. and after the flea, playing 'show and tell'. Sounds like a lot of fun with great friends. Fabulous post... makes me feel like I was there with you at least in some small part ... see you here again soon.. xx Julie

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
Looks like you had such a fun time and got some really great stuff. And what a treat to stay at a cabin with a fellow antiquer...sounds like heaven to me

June said...

Hi Carol,
What a gorgeous place to stay. I do hope Laura shows us he place.
This looks like more fun than anyone should be able to have.

Piitis said...

Hei Carole!
You are so lucky ! Wow..what a gorgeous place...
It makes me happy to look wonderful pictures:))

Take care

aimee said...

i just laughed when i saw what you put on the top of the car :) glad you had so much fun.

Sammy Girl said...

Carole -- I need to put this show on my list to "find out more" on the when and where for next year. I had never heard of this show before this year .... don't know where I've been (Oregon, lol!) ....
Have a super week and thanks for sharing the fun flea-ing!
Hugs -
Betty :)

Unknown said...

Okay! I admit it! I am insanely jealous! All of those wonderful finds and shopping with friends who love the same things that you do. The perfect weekend in my eyes! So glad that you found so many goodies!

erin's art and gardens said...

i am jealous too! looks like you found some treasures (friends included). what a lucky gal. love the shot of the single boat at dock! beautiful.

Kathleen said...

That looks like fun! I would have had to restrain myself, LOL
I have been to Madison..we had dear friends who lived right near L. I. Sound...many years ago!

Rosemary said...

Hi Carole,
Sometimes I wish I lived where you do!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

What a wonderful weekend away, you must have had staying at that beautiful place.
You are so lucky going to the Flea Market and getting so many lovely treasures.

Have a great week

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

What a lovely blog you have. For a minute I thought maybe you had been to the Warrenton/Round Top antique show because this flea market reminds me so much of it. Hope you make it one day to the show, you'll just be blown away. Thanks for stopping by, Theresa