Todd Farm in Rowley, MA holds a weekly flea market on Sundays from 6 am-3 pm. There are hundreds of vendors set up every week. There are also different shops to explore in the house and barn.
Todd Farm Flea Market
Todd Farm Flea Market in Rowley, MA (275 Main St.) is held on Sunday mornings from about April until November…but it totally depends on the New England weather. It opens at 6 am for the early birds…I’ve come at 6 to get first dibs on stuff!!
This week we didn’t roll in until around 10:30. One good thing about getting to the flea market a little later was that it wasn’t crazy packed with shoppers and we could take our time looking at everything without feeling rushed because there were people waiting.
On this trip, I wasn’t on the hunt for anything specific. We hadn’t been down to the flea market this year and it sounded like a fun thing to do today.
There’s quite an eclectic mix of goods at the flea market. From traditional antiques to clean-out businesses with bins lined up on the ground to pick through.
The prices are all over the place too. Some of the dealers have their merchandise tagged with asking prices but more often they aren’t marked.
There was one dealer selling reclaimed wood boards. They were huge…much taller than a person (it’s hard to tell in my picture).
For someone looking for an interesting piece of wood for a project that looks like it has a story to tell you better get down here next weekend!!
I always see galvanized watering cans when I’m at Todd Farm. This blanket was set up with a few different watering cans and metal jugs. You have to love the randomness of a flea market…there was an old stuffed bunny and koala next to them!!
One of my best Todd Farm finds…we are talking years ago…was a galvanized watering can with the rose still on the end…for 2 bucks!! I think that is on the top of my list for great flea-market finds!!
It’s so fun when you see some of the merchandise staged! This setup really caught my eye! It reminds me of something that you would see on Kristin from White Arrows Home’s porch.
That fishing basket almost came home with me!! If I had a spot to put it I would have grabbed it.
Flea markets are great places to find some unique wall art. There was an old team photograph from maybe Dartmouth ( I’m guessing because of the D on the sweaters and Dartmouth is in NH which is just north of here)
But, I have to make a confession…when I see some of the old photos of children or faces I get bad vibes!! I’m telling you some of them are haunted!!
I did really like the team photo but they wanted $65 I think and it was more than I was willing to spend.
On my list of “I should have gone back to get it” was this bamboo and wood bird cage. Wouldn’t it look so cool with a big ivy plant flowing out of it??
When I’m at a flea market, thrift, or antique store I always have a price in my head of what I would spend on an item.
Although I loved the look of this wood caddy with terra cotta pots...I didn’t $20 love it. It was getting late in the afternoon and I should have asked if he would take less but I didn’t (I really should have got it the more that I look at the picture!!)
Across the street
Right across the street from the flea market next to the parking lot is a free-standing store…do I know the name? No, the question mark about the door threw me off!! The lawn was loaded with metal garden topiaries. I believe they are from the same seller that I bought mine from a few weeks back at the Vintage Bazaar New England show.
He told me that he was the distributor for a few area stores and supplied them with the topiaries. These were priced a little higher than the one I bought but I’m glad I know where I can get more!! His store was in the middle of Maine and a few hours away from me…I think I would rather pay an extra few bucks!
OK, now in your neck of the woods would you see a display of metal topiaries with a funky alligator next to them on the floor, or is it just a New England thing??? We are a bunch of oddballs up here!!
Here’s my topiary in my cottage garden. There are morning glories starting to vine up the topiary now.
Where are my dough bowl lovers??? Would you look at this stash!! Although I don’t need one now I will keep this in the back of my mind as we start heading into Fall.
Dough bowls are great for displaying collections of small items. This Summer I have a small dough bowl filled with shells on my coffee table.
The Barn Shops
In the center of all the action of the flea market, there is a huge yellow barn building. There are actually two different sets of shops housed inside. They are referred to as “The Main Barn” and “The Barn at Todd Farm”.
The Barn Shops are also open on other days besides Sunday too! Here are the hours from their website:
- Wed-Sat 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Sun 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Main Barn
The main barn is broken down into sections with different seller booths set up. Each space was completely different! One space had seashells and coastal decor and then there was a taxidermy booth with so many animal heads on the wall…I didn’t stick in that one too long!! To each their own!!!
Someone must have really loved this rooster…either that or he was super mean and stuffed him out of spite…either way he could be yours for $199!
One seller had a huge collection of yellow ware if anyone is on the hunt for it. I don’t think I’ve seen such a large collection in one spot (there was more in the booth too)
Lots of original paintings were displayed for sale throughout the main barn. I just loved the colors of this sailboat painting..but a bit out of my budget! (I brought 25 bucks in my pocket!)
The barn at todd Farm
To the right of the Main Barn entrance is another shop called “The Barn at Todd Farm”. It is filled with such pretty booths!
I met Emily from The Thrifted Table a few weeks back at the Vintage Bazaar. You can find her space near the right rear of the store.
Emily was at the shop too! It was nice to chat with her again!(check out her Instagram) If you are on the hunt for Jadeite she had the loveliest table set up along with a large hutch filled with a collection of jadeite and pretty patterned china.
Her space also features beautiful quilts and linen
Tucked in the back corner was a booth with another familiar face! Tom also has a space at Sage Farm Antiques which is right down the street from me. He has a French country vibe and his space is filled with large pieces of furniture, chairs, linens, baskets, and lavender bunches.
Make sure you look in all the nooks and crannies because Tom has pretty things tucked in everywhere!
What did I buy?
What did I come home with you ask?? Well, I only spent $20! I found a vintage garden tool caddy for $15 and Greg threw in a few free books too. My other good find was a tall handled vessel for $5! It’s about 15 inches tall too! Stay tuned because I’m giving it a fresh look…that will be coming soon!!
Check out what my friends are sharing today!
Stacy and Kim are both sharing their amazing gardens and how they have used their thrifty and vintage finds to add charm to their garden spaces.
Stacy- bricks & Blooms
Stacy is sharing How to Thrift Like a Boss For the Garden. She is already cutting bouquets from her lovely cottage garden too!
Kim- Shiplap & Shells
Kim is sharing how to Show Off Garden Flowers Using Thrift Store Finds. How cute does that old bike look decorated with flowers in the baskets??!!!
Last month when Stacy, Kim, and I were sharing our thrifty finds with you all I showed you the Peter Rabbit garden that I put together. You have to see how much it has filled in in just a few weeks!!