Yesterday, Tadd and I decided to go to a few places we had been meaning to check out for a long time. On my list was Adjectives Market, a huge art/vintage/antiques shop in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Incidentally, this is the town where we lived prior to buying our house, and I so wish that it had been around when we lived on that side of town! Such a cool place!
The very large space is filled with many smaller booths where individual artisans and/or antiques dealers can display their wares. You can find anything from beautiful furniture, to antique items, to interesting found object sculptures. They even sell the ever-popular Annie Sloan chalk paint, which I may need to go back and get once I find a project to use it on.
It was honestly a little overwhelming; there were so many neat things to look at! But I did manage to score a few very cool items. The first thing I saw that I had to have was this set of coasters celebrating Orlando history.
I am thinking about doing something unconventional with these…Perhaps hanging them on the wall or incorporating them into a tray of some sort. I just love them! The one in the upper left is a shot of the main road going through downtown Orlando; Orange Avenue. By the looks of the cars I would guess that it’s maybe the 1930s or 1940s?
I also got this milk glass dish (if you collect milk glass, Adjectives Market is your place…There were shelves and shelves of it!), and a 1982 map of Central Florida.
Altogether I spent about $30. But I really could have spent SO much more. I want to go back very soon! If you live in the Central Florida area, please do yourself a favor and check this place out!