Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bella Rustica Market - Beautiful Rust

The Cranky Queen & gal pal, Duchess Melanie, went on a royal road trip to Lebanon, TN for Bella Rustica Vintage Marketplace ~a wonderful show that was held at Legacy Farms.    Each year this show is held at a different "farm location" including barns, rolling pastures & hay.  Antiques, re-purposed & recycled items, fun & funky clothing, hand-made jewelry, cowgirl boots, art...& the list goes on and on...
 Look at the entrance> From old rusty bed springs as the roof to torn pieces of flower sacks flapping in the breeze...
Lots of fun displays...

Creative Jewelry Display. Check out the cheese grater holding earrings!

Boots...any size, any color, any price!
 Mel & I striking a pose before we melted in the heat~
Melanie snagged this awesome vintage "Jackson" spreader early in the show (Jackson is her grandson's name) & I found some great treasures from one of my favorite vendors, The Little Cowgirl.
This turquoise cuff is one of my favorite purchases from The Little Cowgirl, while the awesome ring was a "true find" at Antiques on Maple in Lebanon
 Love this old fire engine peddle car. Wanted to take it back to the castle for Cranky King, but it was display only!
Shades of aqua & turquoise are definitely the popular decor colors!
I purchased one of these numbered bottles last year at the Strawberry Patch Barn Sale.
The Cranky Queen adores old clocks...really didn't need any more, but they just call her name!

 The lovely painting above caught my eye immediately & I should have bought it. The artist is Alicia Raney ~The painting is still available. Now I just have to convince The Cranky King to opening the royal wallet~
I loved this pillow...this picture went in to my "I think I can make this" book~
The cute Package Drop Off Suitcase is an idea my gal pal, Witchy Wanda, & I will use for our new business Sentimental Suitcase Estate Sales.  I will be "very cranky" if you don't sneak a peek at our new site, enter your email address & like us on Facebook! Speaking of cranky, look at the expression on this chi chi's face! A vendors adorable pup...
A snapshot of 1 of  the 3 French Hens.  We loved their stuff & made purchases~
Loved, loved, loved the Rough & Tumble Vintage gal and her great grungy tie dye creations~
I wore my t-shirt dress with denim leggings this week & everyone loved it!
 Fun pups that will find their "home" in my dog~themed laundry room
An "Auburn Univ. Orange" Suitcase!
The middle clock..I have a problem~I know!
This fun Folk Art rooster that was once a part of a weather vane!

So, at the end of the day, these 2 cow gals were "plum tuckered out"...& the sweaty brassieres proved how HOT it was in Tennessee...but Bella Rustica Vintage Marketplace was well worth it~
Never Fear...The Steers Are Always Near!


  1. What fun! Wish we had a place like that near us. Love the cuff bracelet and the "clock."

  2. You always find the coolest places! Love the bedspring roof in the first picture!

  3. Hi there,
    WOW, what a fun place to shop! But couldn't you find a "Roll Tide" suitcase?? LOL
    Love your blog, I was going to follow, but I'm ALREADY a follower! :-)
    I live in south Alabama between Montgomery and Mobile but plan to move back to Miss. coast after retirement in Dec.
    Your furbabies are so sweet,
    I'll be back to visit again soon,
    Dorothy and Ms.Wilma

  4. What a great sale! I love the displays and so many of the things you bought! My guy has a thing for clocks also! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

  5. Looks like my kind of place! Love getting new treasures!

  6. Oh, wow! So many wonderful, rustic items here - so much fun! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,