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The Brimfield Antiques Show is the largest outdoor antiques show in the world, with over 6,000 dealers and 130,000+ visitors during the course of of one week- in May, July and September. So if you want to be overwhelmed by the volume of vintage antique and cool old stuff to choose from, this is your place!

My pilgrimage to Brimfield this year was twofold- one to have an excuse to tell you RetroRoadmap readers about it, and two, to pay homage to the family tradition of attending Brimfield with my dad (who passed away last fall).
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In business since 1962 J & O Fabrics in Pennsauken NJ is an absolute must-stop if your looking for the perfect fabric for your tiki lounge, bowling shirt, roller skating skirt or perhaps curtains for your vintage camper. All of these crafty concepts came to mind as I wandered down aisles and aisles of vintage inspired prints in their giant showroom on route 130 in Pennsauken PA.

50's Inspired Guitar Bark Cloth

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A break from the food posts for a moment to bring you some cheery colorful vintage collectibles from our recent fun to the Mad Hatter Antique Mall in Adamstown, PA. We got some great stuff and looking at these photos makes me want to go back there again soon!

Love these  crazy spaghetti lamps! Wish we had a ceiling high enough to hang one on without bonking our heads on it.
Spaghetti Lamp Heaven!

Love the logos from old magazines on this trash can / waste basket. It was a bit pricey but if I did get it I’d put magazines in it for sure, no trash!

Thermos and Magazine Barrel
I could spend all day looking at vintage postcards- they are total road trip inspiration! (Don’t forget, if you’re in the Boston area you can check out a show at the Boston Public Library of their classic postcards – it’s been extended to April 30th!)
Vintage Travel Post Cards

Here’s a vinyl travel case from one of my favorite “teen themed” vintage brands – Ponytail. Again, I’d love to add this to my collection! I think my pal Fuzzy Lizzie ” The Vintage Traveler” would too, so this photo goes out to her.
Ponytail Travel Bag for Fuzzy Lizzie

Speaking of items that might appeal to online vintage-loving pals – I think Pam Keuber from RetroRenovation would be able to find a good home for this Del Val vintage lighting fixture. Looks like it would fit in one of her pink bathrooms!
Del Val Lighting, Bread Box and Pony Tail(I have the cannister set that matches that bread box – my grandmother had the yellow version.and hey! There’s Ponytail again!)

Click here for more cool photos and the contact info and map to Mad Hatter!

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To keep folks in the loop, there has been a fund set up to accept donations to help Steve Murray, the owner of Zap & Co. vintage store in Lancaster PA, who was critically injured when his store burned recently.

Mod Mannequin Queen Street Lancaster PA

The trust has been set up by his sister, Barbara Rogers and according to my sources “This fund is for Steve and any extra medical bills plus any and all therapies he might need after he is discharged from the hospital.” (Thanks to the fine gals at Mommalicious right across the street from Zap, who shared this news in their monthly newsletter)

We were in Lancaster last week and walked past the sad sight of the Zap & Co. shop smoke damaged and boarded up. It was touching to see signs in neighboring stores on Queen street asking to pray for Steve, and everyone we spoke with from the area was sadden about the entire event.

Here’s a link to a LancasterOnline.com article that elaborates on the latest news about Steve.

You can contribute to this fund by mail:

Steve Murray Trust
P.O. Box 1533
Lancaster, PA 17608

And here’s our original post about the tragic fire at Zap & Co. – with links to various pages where you can gather more information about Steve’s progress.

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I’m tres jealous of all the folks down in Florida – not only b/c of the weather, but because I would so love to go to the Floridiana Festival & Highwaymen Artist Show in St. Petersburg on Saturday 1/29. I’d much rather take a look at the vintage Florida souvenirs, art, kitsch, memorabilia, and historical artifacts, than checking the weather reports to see if snow will put the kibosh on my weekend plans!

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The 10th edition of this popular kitschy Florida “antiques & collectibles” event returns to St. Petersburg for its 10th edition on Saturday, January 29, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm at the historic Garden Club of St. Petersburg.

A celebration of Florida’s cultural and tourism legacies, this annual show features an abundance of old roadside attraction kitsch, as well as vintage Florida art and old tropical decor. It’s an antique show custom made for Floridians or wanna-bes! (That’s ME! Mod Betty, a Florida wanna be!!)

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Featuring old Florida souvenirs and memorabilia for sale, spanning the range from alligator ashtrays, flamingo figurines, and citrus-shaped radios, to postcards and other fun ephemera from the Sunshine State’s old parks and hotels, the Floridiana Festival brings together premier exhibitors and collectors of vintage Floridiana, clamoring to be the first ones to discover some unique Florida finds.

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Serious collectors will enjoy the selection of alligator memorabilia and souvenir sterling silver spoons and hotel china from Florida’s “golden age of souvenirs,” while more casual collectors of kitsch can find postcards of bathing beauties and old tourist attractions, alligator purses and other Florida fashion.

Kitsch rules at this show, definitely, but for decorators looking for some serious, vintage tropical furnishings, it’s also a hot spot to pick up some old rattan, tropical lamps, and beautiful wall art.

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In addition to the abundance of Florida memorabilia for sale, other show highlights include:

-Meet and greet with The Florida Highwaymen artists from the 1950’s & 1960’s

– Lectures, slide presentation and book signings by Florida Authors…PLUS you just might meet some of the original mermaids who will be on hand to discuss their time at Weeki Wachee!

(Retro Roadmap loves Weekee Wacheeclick to read about our visit! )

The Garden Club of St. Petersburg is located at 500 Sunset Drive South, at the intersection of Park Street and 5th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, near the western end of Central Avenue close to the bridge over to Treasure Island.  Show admission is $6.00; children under three years are $3.00.  Free parking.

For info, contact Hula Hula Productions at (727) 421-0441 or visit www.hulahula.biz

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If you’re in the mood for some vintage toy and retro Christmas holiday gift giving and decorations, poke your head into Toy Town Antiques in Berlin MD, where a buncha vintage Santa Clauses will greet you!

Buncha Santa Claus ez
RetroRoadhusband and I were in charming downtown Berlin this fall and when I happened upon Toy Town Antiques I knew it would be a place to share with Retro Roadmap readers during the holiday season.

Toy Town Berlin, MD

The small shop presents a wonderfully organized and preserved collection of antique and vintage toys, with something for almost everyone! There are dolls, trucks, and everything in between:

Antique Toys

This Plasticville Diner would make a great gift for the roadside fan in your life:

Plasticville Diner

Or how about this vintage Service Station…
Vintage Toy Service Station

For your vintage car model?!

Collectible Cars

Maybe there’s a little cook in your life who would appreciate these antique toy kitchen utensils?

Vintage Kids Kitchen Set

And if you’re into Coke memorabilia or vintage signs in general, there are some nice pieces hanging in the doorway.

Beverage Beauty

I was thrilled to see a Peanuts lunchbox just like the one I had as a kid, and remembered all of the scenes with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and the gang.

Peanuts Lunch Box

Speaking of peanuts – this little peanut machine would look just darling in the Hacienda, don’t you think?

Fresh Peanuts

Remember to shop local and vintage this season- independent retailers everywhere will thank you!

Toy Town Antiques & More
110 N. Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
(410) 641-9370

Closed Mondays

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It’s that time of year again, and RetroRoadmap will be your source for all sorts of cool vintage and retro places to go and gifts to buy for the holiday season!

Christmas Tree At The Fisherman

I’ve got a few new old places I’ll be sharing with you readers, but in the meantime don’t forget to search the archives for places near you to visit and shop at.

Buy gift certificates to your favorite local independent restaurant as gifts and introduce friends and co-workers to the wonders of diners and ice cream parlors!

Become a member of your local independent movie house, or buy gift certificates to there for the neighbors, mailman, et al. We just renewed our membership at The Colonial Theatre and it’s a great feeling to know you support something that gives pleasure to so many!

The Colonial Christmas

Visit your local 5&10 and buy some toys for the kids or something handy from their hardware department!

National 5 & 10 Newark DE(I’m heading here today to pick up a plastic cover for my sister’s dining table, and some odds and ends for the RetroRoadkids!)

Support your fellow fans of roadside related fun and buy a tee shir or print from Jeff and Kelly – the cool couple who are Vintage Roadside!

http://www.vintageroadside.com/

Pick up a diner guide from roadsidefan Kyle Weaver at Stackpole books!

Head out to your local antique, thrift, or junque store and do the best kind of recycling there is – unearthing treasures from a lost era and giving them a loving home. I’m off to do that today, to pick up a little something for my RetroRoadmum!

So while this can be the time to be overwhelmed with the barrage of messages imploring you to buy the latest electronic device or  overconsume in a big box store, remember there are independent mom and pop businesses out there who need our support at this time more than ever. Be a good elf, and buy from the small guy!
Christmas Elf

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