Monday, June 4, 2012

Greenmeade Antique Flea Market

Hello, lovely friends!

One of my very favorite events for antique shopping is at the Greenmeade antique flea market in Livonia, Michigan. It's held on the first weekend in June and September. I now save a lot of pennies for this event!

Greenmeade Park is a historical farm complex, village, and also a picnic facility. Many old buildings have been preserved and put on this spot of 95 acres of land. 

Newburgh Methodist Church ~ built in 1848

This church is beautiful inside as well! 

So for the flea market, booths are set up all around the village. It's a lot of walking but well worth it. The prices are very reasonable! The sellers are always so nice and ready to come down on prices before you can even ask.

Here's just a few of the items throughout the flea market

The Kingsley House ~ built in 1843

It's very pretty inside. It's set up the way a home would have looked in the mid 1800's.

Alexander Blue House ~ built in the mid 1800's

I don't know if you can go inside this building. It sure is pretty on the outside though! 

I love these old milk bottles ~ I'm not sure if $12 each is a good price, but they're neat and would look so cute in a farmhouse-style kitchen.

I bought the tin in the far left corner that says Washburn Crosby Co. for $4.

This metal basket was my favorite purchase of the day for $10 marked down from $20.

I also bought some old laundry pins and a toy tea set

My haul

I went in with a $140, but I just couldn't find a lot that I wanted to buy this time. I only spent $20 dollars total. Not bad at all. It's not that there weren't a ton of cute things to buy, it's just that my shopping is a bit stunted at the moment.

See, my husband and I are moving once again. God has graciously provided my husband with a teaching job back home. We've been gone for two years and had finally come to terms with living here on the east side of the state.  We recently found a wonderful church family and we were getting to know some lovely new friends here.We never thought that we would get to go back to our wonderful hometown of Grand Rapids. We will be moving in a few short weeks here and packing needs to begin soon! We're putting almost everything we own in storage and living with family while looking to buy a house. This is truly a dream come true and an answer to many prayers. It's a very exciting time for us. God is so good! 

The Shaw House ~ built in 1843

I always enjoy this event so much. Seeing all of the old buildings and steping back in time is just beautiful! I've so enjoyed every visit I've had there. The employees and volunteers do such an amazing job. I'm so grateful that there are people that care so much about preserving the past. Getting to shop for antiques while seeing all of this is such a lovely way to spend an afternoon! 

Thanks so much to cousin Jillia who spent the day with me enjoying all the antiques! 

20510 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

They also have a Facebook page. You can see it here.

Until next time Greenmeade antique flea market!


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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like a great market, Jamie! I brought about $200.00 with me the day I went to the Springfield Market here and spent about $40.00. Much less than I had anticipated but better to go home with money in my pocket! Congratus and good luck with the move. I hope you find something quickly!

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

MI sure does know how to do flea markets! I grew up in Traverse City. I moved down south going into high school, so about 16 years ago. I still have family in Gladwin, West Branch and Detroit. One of my best friends is in Grand Rapids.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can see why you love that market! I am so happy for you that you get to go back home.....There is no place like home!


Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and leaving comments about my Adirondack chairs.
We went to the flea market this past weekend in Canton, Tx. So much to see, just couldn't see it all in a day.
Love your little finds, looks like you got a great deal.
Good luck on your move in a couple of weeks. I wouldn't be buying much either knowing that I'd have to pack it up soon.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I always love it when getting to go along to the flea market. I love seeing what's for sale. Our family is from Grand Rapids, but we moved here to South Florida when I was very young. We often went back to MI in the summers, so I have so many very fond memories from those times visiting family and friends. Glad you get to go "home". I found your post at Cedar Hill Ranch.

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

It sure does look like a great place to shop.

I wish you all the best with your move.


Whitney said...

I'm so jealous! :) I want to go flea market shopping like that! And we are so excited to have you and Nate back home...can't wait!

Laurel Stephens said...

I'm so happy for you and your good news about moving home, Jamie!

Angie said...

That market looks amazing! Those houses are so beautiful. I'm so happy for you and the move. Hopefully, you will find a house soon!

Okio B Designs said...

You got some nice goodies! I would have gone ga-ga over those vintage tins! Coming over from The Shabby Nest and your newest follower.


Laura said...

Ooohh, this is just the kind of market that I'd love to go to! Thanks for sharing the pics.
Good luck with your move:)

Anonymous said...

What a pretty flea market! It looks like you had a fabulous time and scored on some good stuff. My favorite is the white basket, too. So happy you get a chance to go back home. Best of Luck with the move! :-)

Pitter and Glink said...

That looks like such a fun event! Wish I lived near to go. :) So glad your dream of moving back home is going to happen!

Eclectically Vintage said...

There's nothing better than a flea market! I actually have 5 old milk bottles that I got at an estate sale. They were hidden inside the rotted milk box in the garage. Everything was $2!

Your basket is amazing!