Andy surprised me the other day when he said he wanted to check out the Sowa Vintage Market. The market is open on Sunday’s and offers a variety of things. One part has a bunch of food trucks, another is a farmer’s market, and the other is filled with local vendors selling home goods, clothing, and accessories. Most of the market is outdoors. But there is a large vintage flea market indoors that has lots of cool things like furniture, jewelry, housewares, and clothes. I spent much more money than I should have, but at least I’m supporting local business. These are things I tell myself to justify my purchases. Please enjoy the bajillion photo collages I made. It should come as no surprise I went photo-crazy.
We had to drive around for about 15 minutes to find parking because we got a late start. Next time we’ll definitely make an effort to go when they first open. I started with the food truck section. Andy went to the hotdog place and I went to the crepe truck. I got an awesome smoked salmon crepe. After the lunch, the next stop was the farmers market. I wish I got Zorro some homemade dog treats, guess I will have to get some another time.
The vendor section was really cool! They played Halloween music and had some Halloween-themed entertainment. I noticed a lot of people brought dogs. I would love to bring Zorro except he thinks that all dogs and people want to be his friend, so I wouldn’t get any shopping done. Plus he would dislocate my shoulder yanking me around like I’m on a sled in the middle of Alaska.
I ended up getting some cool shirts from a local company and plan to order a couple more online. A lot of stuff is a bit pricey because it’s crafted by local artisans. I don’t mind spending a little extra it since it supports local businesses. Now I don’t have to do as much laundry this week too, haha! I also got a nerd discount on an R2D2 painting. I showed the artist my socks and he decided to give me a nerd discount. Score!
Once we visited the vendor tents, we went inside to the vintage market. There were load of cool antiques everywhere! Some of the stuff was a bit creepy though, like the scattered doll parts. But I like how each vendor set up their sections, it looked really nice and artsy. I was tempted to get an old map from the map guy, but I already spent too much money already. I hope to go back soon, I could get a lot of Christmas shopping done there!