Sunday, May 16, 2010

Extravaganza Plus

We went to the Springfield Extravaganza
from the website:

Twice a year, in May and September,
 the Springfield Antique Show 
and Flea Market holds its famous Extravaganza. 
Wear your walking shoes and prepare for a day
 of fun shopping over 2,500 dealers
 who’ll be set up in a dozen buildings
 and outdoors across the entire fairgrounds.

A lot of the Buckeye Bloggers 
were there -on different days
I didn't run into one 
or anyone I knew

I got this highchair for $40

I like Shabby chic
however it doesn't go 
with my decor

so I will be stripping it
and staining it 
in the near future

We got this
lamp cover for $15
it is 16 in across

We will be making
a bird bath out of it

This pin was $7
but she reduced it to $3

The big find was this bed

full size
was $125  
we got it for $95

After 7 hrs at the Extravaganza
we stopped at a store called Ollie's

The box of scrapbook paper 
150 sheets reg $24 for $10
(that's .06 a piece)

The punches were $3 a piece 
the stamps $2


  1. Lots of great finds!! Love that bed!

  2. Hi Jo! This sounds like a wonderful place to shop! Love your finds. The bed is so lovely and can't wait to see what all you do with them.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. Great finds and I LOVE the bed! It appears to be a real antique.

  4. Jo, I love the headboard and the high chair! What are your plans for the high chair after you finish w/it? My legs and feet killed me after a whole day at the extravaganza. I wanted to go back again the next day, though! LOL- I restrained myself...
    I took pics and then promptly deleted the file after I downloaded them into Picasa. AAAGGGHHH.... I, too, am a bad blogger. If I could only figure some way to retrieve them out of Adobe...
    :-( Sue

  5. I wanted to go but had no one to go with!! Next time, let's go together Jo! And Sue too!!
    When is the next one?? I know there is on in the early there one before it?
    I LOVE that bed. Gorgeous!
    The chair is adorable...just a fun and sweet piece! Can
    t wait to see the bird bath you will create! That will one stylish bath for the feathered friends!

    Hey! I think yo would like Jay's or the Pub. Maybe that would make a great place to go this Summer...I bet Sue will go too...I would LOVE that!


  6. I looooove that highchair. My mother-in-law has one very similar to it. The bed is gorgeous!!!! Great finds!

  7. I like the finds too looks great. Happy 2nd time around Tuesday...

  8. Wow, you did good! The headboard is beautiful and I love your bird bath to be...

  9. Love the bed. The light cover is beautiful. I just found two like it , but pink, at GW. Sorry we didn't get to run into each other. All the bloggers heading to Springfield next time should try to meet up! Where is Ollie's? I am coveting your paper finds!

  10. I can't wait to see your bird bath done! What a great idea.

  11. oh what a gorgeous chair...when you're finished stripping will be terrific!

    thanks for stopping in! do come again!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  12. I love the highchair just like it is! People work hard to get paint to look like that and you are going to strip it? Oh My! Lol.

  13. I know most ppl like the shabby chic look but I'm not a big fan - I like the look but my house is very Victorian - heavy woods etc. The other problem is I plan on using it when I have grandchildren and I'm almost positive it is leaded painted

  14. You did well. What great fun it would be to go and visit all the vendors there. I love the highchair, and the bed...and ooo,that scrapbook paper is just wonderful. Happy VTT..

  15. Great finds especially the bed!

  16. This looks like a great day, congrats on your finds!

  17. I would like to have been with your this shopping trip. You really found some great things.

  18. Wow - great finds! Love the high chair and the lamp to a birdbath idea. Lucky you finding those punches too! They are about $25.00 here in Australia.

  19. The highchair is great and I cannot wait to see your birdbath made with that lamp. That all said, the bed is gorgeous!!! What a find and what a deal (steal). Lucky you :)


  20. So many wonderful finds! That light cover will be the fanciest birdbath on the block!

  21. Wow, you did really well! The high chair is darling and the lamp cover just beautiful! Lovely head board and foot board! Great going!

  22. What a beautiful bed!! Actually, all of your finds are great. I can't wait to see what you do with everything you found!

    Susan and Bentley

  23. Wow! You did good! I especially like the bird bath!


  24. Sounds like a fun day to me. Love the bed, will you use it as is or do you have a project in mind? The highchair is neat too.

  25. Such great finds! The bed is gorgeous!

    Happy VTT,

  26. All great finds. The bed is particularly beautiful.
    My first VTT is at this link: