6.02.2013

The Marvelous 'Market on Moss'

Today was the rain date for the semi-annual Market on Moss (it was supposed to have been yesterday). I missed the sale last spring and fall, so I was determined to go this year, and actually the Sunday date change worked even better for me.

This Market is amazing. It takes place at an estate in West Peoria, and has vintage vendors, handmade vendors, artists and plants. The entire place was full of amazing eye candy. I'm not going to waste time with flowery words on this post, I think the amazing junk can speak for itself.

As soon as I walked in I saw Linda of Morning Glory Collectibles. Her booth looked so sweet. I'm used to seeing Linda's retro style, where her booths are packed with orange and super mod, but this muted color palette suited her too. She's got such a great eye!





Linda said when she found this adorable needlepoint she thought of me! I approve! Isn't it darling?
Right next to Morning Glory Collectibles was another Prairie Traveling Vintage Show pal, Linda (too). She had such a successful morning, but she still had some amazing stuff left by the time I saw her booth.


I also saw Deb of Relics, who is in the process of moving her store to the corner of Glen & University in Peoria. Her booth today was so charming. 



I found another vendor I know too, Valerie of the Gypsys' Magpie. Her items are eclectic and rustic and so chic!




A new favorites of mine, was Midwest Cottage & Finds & 809 Design, so much great painted furniture and decorative accessories. 




One of the places I sell at is The Rustic Junktion in East Peoria.  The owners of the store, Susan and Valerie, were set up at Market on Moss too. 



Sweet Flea was another sweet treat of handmade and vintage. 




After all this shopping, I needed to stop for a treat. So yummy, Taste by Renee, my scone hit the mid-morning spot!


These beautiful handmade fragrant soaps caught my eye (and my nose). 

Rose's Soaps
27719 East Illinois Highway 9
Canton, Illinois


The Market also had some beautiful architectural salvage and other fun goodies. 




On the way out, I stopped by Lost and Found Again. This mom and daughter duo also have a brick and mortar in Peoria, it's now high on my 'to-do' list to stop by, just look at this amazing stuff!





Though the sky was a little overcast the morning I spent at Market on Moss was super relaxing and fun. The atmosphere was intimate, warm and enchanting--everything I love in a great Market.


15 comments:

  1. Love how you captured the intimate feel of the market, your photos are wonderful!

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    1. Thanks, Jolene! It was a wonderful market! So inspiring!

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  2. It looks amazing and inspiring!

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    1. It was indeed. I can't wait for the one this Fall!

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  3. How fab! I love your blog.

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  4. That looks like so much fun!!! Glad you got to go!

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  5. Well Hi, what a beautiful photo collage - did I not meet you on Sunday? Jan Powers, Stone Well Garden
    ( The heart and home of Market on Moss).

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    1. Hello Jan! I did not meet you on Sunday, though it wasn't for lack of trying, I would have loved to say hi. Your home and market are beautiful and an absolute inspiration. I'm also a vintage seller (I often sell with Morning Glory Collectibles and Rustic Junktion) and was so glad I finally got to stop by this time, as during the other two Markets I was out of town. Everything on Sunday was just lovely!

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  6. My husband and I had a wonderful time on Sunday at The Market on Moss. In addition to extended family, we saw lots of neighbors and friends from many walks of life. The homemade French crepes were delicious! My hubby had dark chocolate and banana. My daughter and I had Nutella, bananas, and honey. YUM!! Later, we shared freshly made hot Parmesan truffle fries sprinkled with green herbs. And we loved touring Jan's beautiful charming gardens. Beautiful flowers, lovely crafts, and the company of friends and family made for a perfect afternoon outing. Can't wait until the next one! : )

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    1. I haven't eaten dinner yet (and it's getting pretty late!) and just describing the yummy food is making me so hungry! YUM!!!
      I absolutely agree, Sunday was a wonderful time. I can't wait until the next one either!

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  7. I haven't been yet and want to go so badly!!! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!

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    1. Michele, I have one word for you, "Go!". :) But it sounds like you know that. This market will not disappoint. I believe the next one is scheduled for September 28th.

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  8. thank you so much for the great mention!!!
    you pictures are beautiful!! I am going to try to get someone from Midwest Living Magazine to do a spot on us and will send them a link to this is that is ok...thanks again!!!

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    1. That is absolutely okay, I would love it! Your items were beautiful on Sunday. I'm now following you on Facebook, so I can keep up with what you're doing and where you are showing next.

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