October 30, 2011

Vintage Market and Retreat

What a weekend! The Island Retreat and Vintage Market located in Anacortes Washington was an amazing show and truly an inspiration!

A retreat was exactly what my husband and I had in mind for the weekend - and a little Vintage shopping was exactly what I had in mind. Since tomorrow (Halloween) is my birthday and it usually gets swallowed up with kid's activities and door answering, we slipped away for a little pre-birthday present for me! And what a present it was! A whole weekend near the ocean in a beautiful hotel one block away from a vintage market!! What more could I ask?
If you live anywhere near Anacortes and haven't taken the time to visit - you are missing out on great little weekend destination!

The Majestic Inn and Spa is a gorgeous but quaint little hotel with only 23 vintage styled rooms, an ocean view, spa, great restaurant and excellent service!

Saturday morning cameand we were literally the first ones in the door...I wasn't taking any chances on waiting in line!

I knew we were in for treat the minute we walked in the door - the displays were amazing!

Alley Cat antiques had the cutest little booth  - she even sold the table she was using for a cash desk!

This rusty, chippy, beautiful mailbox was my purchase from her booth - she was telling me her husband didn't understand one bit why she ever bought it...great now mine doesn't either! hahaha

Nests and eggs...always a personal favorite!

The owner of Ormalulu Vintage had an amazing booth that held some really original interesting items!

The Bella Bungalow was there - with a great ASCP display!

They had a paint sale on which alot of people were taking advantage of! So, if you are a Washington resident looking for an Annie Sloan Chalk Paint stockist - look no further!

The girls were actually painting a piece right there at the show (genius)!

I'm very sorry that I can't remember which booth this next two photos were from, but I have to say that I was the most proud of them!
 I don't even know what - but I think I did something right with my

Julie from Vintage By The Bay was also there with her great collection of nostalic items!

Backroads Vintage from Freeland had a wonderful booth with an interesting use of wheat grass in their display...

I absolutely loved this lamp and plan to make my own version very soon! I thought it was a great example of how sometimes the most beautiful items don't have to be tailored and perfect.

The burlap flowerpins were so adorable and were flying off the shelves!

Reject Junk - what a great name and a talented owner! Karin recycles random objects, turning them into art  treasures that will add humor, funk & class to any room.
This would be a great place to buy a gift that would never be duplicated!! 

Thank you to my wonderful husband for the fantastic weekend!
Apparently I am now going golfing on his birthday!
I hope if you didn't make it to the retreat, save the date for the next one - April 26,2012. Hope you enjoyed the tour.
Happy Halloween everyone!


  1. Happy Birthday!!! That weekend sure looked fun!

  2. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the tour of the market. Lots of inspiration.

  3. Wow, that looks like a lot of fun!! I'd love to go to the next one.


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