Friday, May 14, 2010
Elkhorn Antique Flea Market This Weekend - Sneak Peek
For those of us living in a cold climate, flea markets are an eagerly anticipated seasonal event for both buyers and sellers. One of the best in the Midwest is the Elkhorn Antique Flea Market. Four times a year, the Walworth County Fairgrounds in the small town of Elkhorn, Wisconsin plays host to the market.
Promoters Nona & Skip of NL Promotions have done an incredible job of keeping this a "pure" market for lovers of antiques & collectibles. You won't find t-shirts, knock-off purses or office supplies here. What you will find are over 400 vendors selling old items of every description.
Kathy & I are sharing a space and our booth will be packed! We're loading our vans with items of every description; girly, primitives, shabby, ephemera...you name it! First thing into the van was this terrific old "hired hand" bed spring from a farm in Omro, Wisconsin. This has great possibilites for a room divider or inspiration board using magnets & S hooks.
Of course we'll be bringing loads of grain and flour sacks, along with some that have been stretched to hang and others crafted into floor cloths. Feed sacks are superb for upholstery, pillows, totes... you name it. It's fabulous fabric to work with and the graphics are great.
Come on out and spend the day - you'll love it"! You'll find us in the Small Animal Building, Space 29 . In the same building you'll find Pam from Vintage Girl Stuff. Outside, you'll find the Iowa Junk Gypsies and Altered Ever After with their fantastic array of goodies. The weather man has promised a perfect day; hope to see you there!