Vintage Bazaar New England 2023 will be the weekend of Sept 30-Oct 1 at Kimball Farm in Haverhill, MA. Last year there were 140 vendors set up on the 300-acre Kimball Farm selling everything from vintage goods, handmade products, & houseplants…and everything in between!
Visiting the Summer Vintage Bazaar New England
This was written in 2022 but you will see many of the same sellers at this year’s bazaars.
Last weekend was the first of Vintage Bazaar New England’s summer shows. The Vintage Bazaar holds shows throughout the year in various indoor and outdoor venues. This time they set up the bazaar on the Kimball Farm in Haverhill, MA. (which happens to be the town where I grew up!) The farm was the perfect outdoor spot: Pretty scenery, a view of the river, and plenty of parking.
Today I’m going to share just a few of the vendor booths that I visited at the bazaar!
The Wildflower Truck
The first thing that caught my attention when we walked into the bazaar was the prettiest mobile flower shop!
The business is called The Wildflower Truck and is in the back of a 1968 VW truck. You can build your own bouquet to take home after shopping at the bazaar. Also, for Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents, the truck is available for private events and parties…how cool would that be!!
One of the fun things at the bazaar was the vendors that were selling houseplants. Being a plant addict I was here for it!! I don’t know about you but I can look at plants for hours…so don’t come to the nursery with me if you think I am going to be quick… (talking to my husband there!!)
The cutest of the plant vendors was the WIld Roots Plant Truck. First off, I had String of Pearls envy! There were 2 magnificent plants hanging under the awning. This plant is my arch-nemesis…I can not keep one alive, and boy have I tried (like 8 times!)!!
When you step into the truck you feel like you are walking into a cool boho living room! I am continually impressed with how creative people are becoming with their small business ventures over the past few years!
Swampscot River Antique & Salvage
Swampscot River is one of my favorite vendors and he always has the best supply of vintage pails, watering cans, crates, and tubs.
One of my best bazaar purchases a couple of years ago was a clammer’s basket. (You can see them on the top shelf). I’ve uses it multiple times on my front porch to hold plants or decorative objects.
This summer I popped a Boston fern into the basket and rested it on top of an old farm crate. Last summer I filled it with shells, driftwood, and a few other coastal touches.
Lee & Co.
Lee has a great eye for cool stuff! Her booth always has a boho vintage vibe and interesting seasonal pieces. She just opened a brick & mortar store in Amesbury, MA so you don’t have to wait until a bazaar to shop her merchandise!
Years ago my first big shabby farmhouse purchase was from Lee, a big white chalk-painted hutch. It’s been in a few pictures here and now I have it down in my studio holding my supplies. Let’s just say I never leave her booth empty-handed!
Knotty Totty Designs
Can you believe those gorgeous flowers are made out of WOOD???!!! Well, I couldn’t believe it! Now that is artistry. Knotty Totty Designs is another Massachusetts-based woman-owned small business. Kelly not only makes the wood flower magnets but also bouquets of wood flowers that will blow your mind! Even my husband was intrigued by them!
The Chippie Hippie
The Chippie Hippie booth was just packed…I mean packed with the best vintage pieces! I had to walk around twice because I missed so many pieces on my first go-round.
Everything from furniture pieces to linens…and just about every other sought-after vintage thing in between!! If I had the room in my house I would have loved that bird cage!!
My favorite piece in the booth was a tower of the most perfectly aged terra cotta pots. What a great idea! I might recreate this on a smaller scale with an old coffee cup holder (the one that used to hold all those Rae Dunn mugs back in the day!!)
Written in Clay
Two things that I love are chunky earrings and teal blue..and I found both at the Written in Clay booth.
“Written In Clay is a business that emerged out of the 2020 Quarantine caused by COVID-19. The concept of clay and creating jewelry had always been an interest of mine, however, time was never on my side. Then BOOM…The world shut down and I had ALL the time in the world (literally).”-KRISTY, OWNER
The top middle pair of earrings is what I treated myself to! They are so fun.
The Salty Whale
It wouldn’t be a New England bazaar without a little bit of coastal flare! The Salty Whale is run by a husband and wife team (super cute!) that creates not only reclaimed wood products but also beautiful charcuterie boards, soft sweatshirts, and other coastal vibe merchandise. They mentioned when we were chatting with them that they are going to be opening a store in Newburyport soon so I will update you with the address when I find out. They do have a full online store to shop from too for my non-local readers.
A Few Other Highlights
Dear readers, I couldn’t possibly include all 140 vendors here…I just wanted to give you all an overview of what you will find if you come to a Vintage Bazaar New England upcoming show. There is something for everyone and even my husband had fun looking around with me!
One of my purchases was the smaller metal topiary…and I have been kicking myself that I didn’t get two of them!! I swear it was the extreme heat…I couldn’t think straight!!
It looks so pretty in my garden too!! I transplanted a few morning glories to grow up the topiary.
It’s funny because you always think things were so happy and innocent way back when, or at least I did! Then you scroll through an old newspaper and read some of the salty stuff that was going on!! Last year when I was staying in Waco there was a similar big newspaper book on the entryway table and let me tell you there were some just awful stories!! It read like a Dateline episode!! You can check out my trip to Waco and stay at one of the Magnolia vacation properties, if you love Joanna as much as I do you have to see how she decorated the estate we stayed at…epic!!
The creativity people have blows my mind! The Scrapped and Found booth had such fun creative pieces made with old cans and parts.
I’m not sure about the rest of the country but we have a thing up in New England for anything coastal! You will see old buoys hanging on fences and homes…not just beach cottages.
Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar New England
During the bazaar, I had a chance to mingle with other New England bloggers and creators during a “Cocktails with Creators” get-together hosted by the founder of Vintage Bazaar New England, Devon Chouinard.
It was so fun to meet some of the gals I have been virtual friends with through Instagram and to meet a few new people too!
They treated us to the yummiest charcuterie cups! This is such a great idea to recreate for a party. For you locals, The Charcuterie + Bar has a menu of different options they make and they also cater events.
They were so sweet to give us swag bags full of goodies from the bazaar vendors! I would have been over the moon for just the tote bag (it will hold all my bazaar goodies in the Fall!!) so thank you so much again!!
get your tickets online for 2023!
So even if you don’t live in the Mass/ New Hampshire area you should look to find a bazaar in your area to check out! Search on Facebook events and sometimes it will pull up local shows coming in your area or ask at your local antique store if they know of any bazaars/ markets. It’s a fun way to spend the day and search for treasures!
I hope to see you at the 2023 show, If you see me come say hello!