it’s a goat thing

So back in may I attended the Goat Hill f\Fair.  None of my vintage hunting friends were available to join me so I almost went solo.  But then Mr. Masterpiece decided to come with me last minute which turned out to be really, really fun

Goat thing

It helped that there were adult beverages available but he totally got into the hunt with me.  Once he was up to speed on the types of things I zeroed in on he was picking right along with me.

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The biggest score turned out to be a goat cart, (I know, at the goat fair, the irony is not lost on me), which was in great shape at a great value.  I know because I have been looking for a very, very long, long, loooong time.
It’s the perfect scale and since it was right before our anniversary I’m glad we found it together.  I’m so excited to decorate it through the seasons, for different events, with so many options.

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My wheels are spinning like crazy!  Think pumpkins in the fall, evergreens and bling at christmas time, tons of flowers in the spring time.  Really, the options are endless and i will share as it transforms through the seasons.

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We foud some other fun things but the goat cart will always remind us of our 20th anniversary!  Such a great find, at such a great price with such a great partner in crime!  It does NOT get better than that.

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The long coveted goat cart for our 20th, yup it’s for the long haul! ; )
sharing @:
 show & share @ coastal charm
the scoop @ stonegable 
amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
tuesdays with twist @ stone cottage adventures 
 sizzle into summer @ diy by design
wow @ savvy southern style
gathering place @ gratefully vintage 
 vintage charm @ our hopeful home
share your cup @  have a daily cup of mrs. olson 
home sweet home @ the charm of home 
 share-your-style @ 21 rosemary lane 
 morning cup joe @ the cottage market  
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage  
the creative collection @ the crafted sparrow 
funtastic friday @ olives-n-okra 
 saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes 
bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive  
sundays home @ love of home 
dishing it digging it @ rustic & refined
the creative corner @ curly crafty mom
talk of the town @ knick of time 
wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl 
creative muster @  fluster buster
what to do weekends @ crafts a la mode 
sundays at home @ love of home 
diy party time @ diy show off  
silver pennies @ finding silver pennies 


  1. Kathleen says:

    Mary Jo I LOVE this find! Goat cart ~ who woulda thunk? Adult beverages are always a good thing:) I’m going to a fab Chicago vintage market tomorrow and I can only hope to have the same success that you had! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home
    P.S. He’s a keeper:)

  2. Cindy says:

    GREAT find…I love it!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  3. Ann says:

    Great find – and how fun that you found it together right around your anniversary?? It sounds like you have great plans for it – can’t wait to see!!

  4. Joanna says:

    I love your goat cart and my mind whirs with all sorts of things I could use it for, but most likely I’d use it in the garden.

  5. thank you kathleen. I can’t wait to see what you found in Chicago!! thanks for stopping by. xo- mj

  6. thanks cindy. not only was it fun to find but now to play & decorate with it throughout the year! xo- mj

  7. thanks Ann. Yes not only does it make me smile cuz I love it but when I look at it it reminds me of the 20 years together! xo- mj

  8. thanks Joanna. I agree, it’s the best garden accessory. I’m keeping mine on my front porch but it will mostly be accessorize with garden accents. So much fun! xo- mj

  9. Jann Olson says:

    Mary Jo, it’s a beauty! My sister in law has one and I have always loved it. So cute filled with pumpkins. When her brother, my brother in law; saw it at her home he said, “that looks like it should be at Jann’s house”. Made me laugh! Love the photo of the two of you!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. He’s right Jann. You should have one. Lol. Thanks for stopping by & leaving a sweet comment like always! xo- mj

  11. Evalyn Uddin says:

    What a great story! And happy anniversary! Can’t wait to see how you decorate it every holiday. xoxo

  12. Hi evalyn!!! Hope all is well my sweet friend. We need to catch up. xo- mj

  13. I love the goat cart, it is perfect and I bet you will find lots of ways to use it through the holidays!

  14. thanks karren. xo- mj

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