An Outing: Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

This past Saturday, my mom and I attended Fort Worth Vintage Market Days, which is actually about 45 min south of Fort Worth in Alvarado.  Neither of us had been before so we weren’t sure what to expect.  It was at the Diamond W Arena, which is basically a rodeo complex.  When we walked in, there were two booths selling clothing and jewelry in front of some cattle roping event going on.  Cue nervous laughter and glances between Mom and me.  I think my exact quote was “Uhm, what did we get ourselves into?”.

Cattle Roping Diamond W Arena

It’s a good thing we decided to walk around the complex because tucked back behind the cattle roping arena was a maze of booths filled with tchotchkes, edibles, furniture and vintage finds.  To be honest, it was a bit overloaded with “shabby chic” goods.  Definitely not my favorite look, but it’s wildly popular these days and is to be expected in a rural area at a rodeo complex, right?  In any case, there were lots of oddities and awesome finds, and I snapped some phone pics to prove it to ya!

There were lots of vintage books:

Land Of Oz Book

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

A bunch of strange and fun kitsch…

Like this group of wedding cake toppers:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

And this rusted trike:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

We saw hand made decor, toys and household items…

Like this sign:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Raggedy Ann (a childhood favorite of mine):

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Teacup pincushions:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Letter stamped cheese knives:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

And an old stamp set:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Lots of pendant lights…

Like this leafy one:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

And this slice of fried gold.  Look at how sexy he is:

Geometric Pendant

It took every ounce of self control I possess not to take that guy home with me, but since I don’t have my landlord’s permission to change out any of our light fixtures, I just couldn’t justify the purchase.  So depressing.

Of course there was tons of vintage decor…

Like these wicker bowls with brass rims:

Brass and Wicker Bowls

A box of old light bulbs:

Lightbulbs

Antique keyhole covers:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Trinket trays:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

And this precious little brass clock:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

There were lots of interesting pieces of furniture.

I was particularly taken by this punched tin pie safe:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

And this sewing chair:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Which doubled as sewing storage:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

My mom fell in love with a wine table.  It has a cubby to store 9 wine bottles, a drawer and a removable serving tray.  After a bit of negotiation it was hers, and she was happy to pose for me with her new piece.

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

My favorite part of going to events like this is seeing old and sometimes obscure objects…

Like this typewriter:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

This salon hairdryer:

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

These guys (they looked like three foot long orange whisks?):

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

And possibly my favorite little corner of the whole market was this antique egg incubator, on top of which sat an old Poloroid camera and a butter churn.  Such an odd and interesting grouping.

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

All in all it was loads of fun, and totally worth the two hour round trip.  I ended up purchasing three things.

Number One.  This Foreigner Record for $1. Because duh.

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Number two.  An 8oz sample of chalk paint from Oh Lola Vintage Paint Co in Antique Egg Blue.  Which I am super excited to try.  I’ve never used chalk paint and have always been curious about it.  I think I know what I’m going to paint with it, so stay tuned for my review!

Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

Number three is a secret for now, but I’ll be back really soon with a post about it.  I’ll give you a hint, I mentioned it in this post!  Any guesses as to what it is?  Did anyone else out there visit Fort Worth Vintage Market Days or a similar event recently?  Do tell…

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5 responses to “An Outing: Fort Worth Vintage Market Days

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  3. Jamie,
    Thank you so much for attending our event in march! We hope to see you at our upcoming event on October 10-12. Our event theme in October is “Cowtown Treasures”, so we are having a Cowtown Treasure Hunt! Specific treasures will be hid through out the booth and fantastic prizes and VMD cash will be won be the lucky customers that find the treasures!! The Cowtown Treasure Hunt we be held on Friday, from 11am-6pm only! Hope to see you there.
    Thanks,
    Stacey ~ Ft. Worth Vintage Market Days

  4. Nice.bad ass stuff

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