Much to our delight, our first family trip to Painted Tree Vintage Market was some pretty good fun! I had heard they have live music on Saturdays and they sure do. That just added to the experience to have local musician Clayton Nichols doing an acoustic set while we traipsed about, digging for treasures. I’ll tell you more about Clayton at the end of this, but the treasures we found were just wonderful.
This isn’t a junk shop or a regular flea market. It’s beautiful things – mostly home decor, but I noted some handmade & vintage scarves and jewelry – that either held up through the years somehow or they were refinished or re-imagined and up-cycled. That’s enough of those goofy words. Let’s just say there are booths and booths of really cool stuff for every price range, and while we were there on Saturday, there were several new booths being set up.
Here are a few pictures of booths we saw at Painted Vintage. The humans in these pics are my daughter, son and grandson – a swell bunch of monkeys with a natural appreciation for tasteful decor.
These fish. It doesn’t look like it, but the canvas is probably 36″ squared.
I fell in love with this horse head. I’d love to have it, but my home is much to humble for such a majestic beast.
Wild horses and silly monkeys in this general area.
You looking for a 60s vignette? Gotcha covered with this little grouping.
I don’t know if this was an outdoor birdbath or an indoor change & key holder, but the metal blackbirds were just whimsical and cool. Looks like they’re having a conversation like the bird in the Disney movie “Dumbo.” “I ain’t never seen an elephant fly!”
The kids had never seen the likes of this organ, with all its flips and flaps. We stood here for a few minutes until I got restless and said “c’mon, next booth!”
I loved the quilt on the rack in this booth and the braided rug in the corner was gorgeous.
I took pictures with my phone with a shaky hand, but do you remember these type of paintings? They used to be everywhere!
If you don’t have “Prince Albert in a can,” you can certainly get it here. Well, the tobacco isn’t in it anymore, but the joke is still there.
About that musician… They don’t have the same musician at Painted Vintage every Saturday, but this particular one was very good. My son and I both thought so. You can find him at www.Facebook.com/ClaytonNicholsMusic ;
Clayton will be playing there again, but there’s not a date set just yet. However, you can see him May 6th in Heber Springs at Thunderbird Country Club, and June 6th in North Little Rock at Fox and Hound. Watch his Facebook page for more dates, photos and video.
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