Robin Hanlon & Caroline Maggiacomo's greatest passion of all is combing through basements, estate sales, attics, & garages in search of that hidden treasure that makes their heart skip a beat. Time worn goods that tell a story!
While working at a local antique shop 4 years ago the thought of renting a barn for a big antique sale came to mind and was proposed to another friend. She quickly and excitedly shot back with "I have a barn"! This is how it all began. Seasonal barn sales in her historic Orchard St. barn in Millis Ma. for 3 years until she decided to move to Cape Cod, they had to vacate the barn and abandon their seasonal barn sales. With a growing customer base, that loved their concept as well as their rocketing sales, the passion grew to launch it forward. Without a barn, hmm what to do?
Their crazy minds began to wonder as they thought of renting a storefront for yet another great concept. A Monthly Market where they would sell goods and wares for 3 days only, then dismantle and get ready for the next months theme! And this is how the creation of Vintage Thymes Monthly Market came about.
They did not want to open just another antique shop because the market was already so saturated. They wanted to be different, unique unlike none others in the area. Thoughts wandered to a rental space in Medfield of an old train station. Lots of character, and a porch with lots of charm. A week later they were signing the lease agreement and dreaming of chippy shabby goods and flea market finds turned treasures!
The 3 day themed market features multiple creative passionate vendors. "When you get multiple creative souls its like one big party! All of us bring something unique to the market". Most of the vendors are stay at home moms, moms with older kids looking for "something to do" that realize they can have a small business and be home with the family. Robin & Caroline only look for hard working, creative vendors to participate in the markets.
Vintage Thymes has much more to it than its hip collection of antiques, shabby-chic furniture, vintage garden décor, and estate jewelry. Robin and Caroline are best known for their creative ability to give tarnished and dusty vintage items , a new purpose in life. Some of their passions are all things white, chippy & shabby, with a vintage modern flair, painted furniture & one of a kind finds. And they might add they've got quite a sense of character along with quite the following of regular customers. "Recycle, reuse & repurpose! Thats what we're all about". A long forgotten victorian baby crib turned ice chest is just the latest of Caroline’s reinvention of a turn of the century creation. Robin’s art of transforming the old & ordinary, into extraordinary style especially her addiction to chalkboards and chippy cupboards.
Vintage Thymes monthly market has been on the antique/re-cycle-re-purposed radar for one year to be exact.Vintage Thymes is opened the second weekend of every month. November market "Farmhouse Holiday", will also mark their one year anniversary. In addition to salvaged treasures they have to offer, they invite you to share in their one-year celebration, November 11th, 12th & 13th. They will be having live entertainment on the porch Nov. 12th 11-2 with Adam Rice, a local acoustic guitarist. Refreshments to soothe the soul and sales throughout the shop, giveaways and more all weekend long.
They certainly are like no other in the Metro West area. They are the only monthly market, open 3 days only every month, within a 60 mile radius of Boston. "We're like a mini Brimfield but without the hassle of long hot days, and tired feet". What they feature one month will not be available at next market. This is the uniqueness that their customers like. New fresh inventory each month. "Make it a great day and stop by to see what we're all about"!