My trip to The Third Sunday Market in Bloomington, Illinois yielded a van full of vintage treasures! I returned home late Wednesday and have been working to get things cleaned and into the store. Here’s a small sampling of what we found.
Signs and vintage store display pieces were found at the Third Sunday Market and at Old Warehouse Antiques, also in Bloomington.
The lighthouse image on this Beacon Shoe store sign would make it a great cottage accent. It even lights up, so could work as a nightlight. Another sign is for Red Goose Shoes, an iconic old name in children’s shoes.
I picked up 7 heavy old street signs. 4 of them for West Main Street. In Ann Arbor, Main Street runs north and south, but if it runs east and west in your town, then I have a sign for that! Also, one for East North Street, East Webster and South Clinton.
I bought old store advertising display stands. 2 for LifeSavers and another for Beech Nut Gum. All have bright, original vintage graphics.
The wackiest sign I got was a carnival sign for the bearded lady and the strong man. I couldn’t stand back far enough to photograph the whole thing. Here’s part of it -
It’s covered with graffitti, but I think that’s part of what makes it so cool.
Picked up some creepy looking antique tin head dolls. And some lovely old paper dolls.
Found some little things that are fun to incorporate into recycled projects. Rulers, game pieces, watch parts, DeKalb seed corn bag tags, old keys and more.
Replenished our salt and pepper drawer and supply of handstitched kitchen towels.
I found quite a few photos and postcards that I need some time to sort and price before they end up at FOUND, but I did take in this interesting 1933 Chicago World’s Fair “Foto Reel”.
Picked up almost 100 alphabet blocks to add to our supply. Now is a good time to stop by if there are any particular letters you need.
Filled two boxes with vintage pottery vases and planters. Some kitchy and some really nice.
This post is getting pretty long, so I’ll end it with a wag of a tail and a good-bye for now!
Everything pictured here is in the store now and available for purchase. If you’re intested in something you see, but not able to come to Ann Arbor, please call during business hours or email and we’d be happy to help you! More photos soon.