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January 13th, 2014 | Posted by Leah in Announcement | Vintage Market - (7 Comments)

2014 Market Dates!!!

I am so excited to announce the 2014 dates for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!! 

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  Mark your calendars and get ready for some fantastic days of JUNKING!!

Saturday, June 14th and Saturday, November 15th

9am-4pm at The Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge, BC

There will be over 50 vendors with treasures that are one of a kind.  Everything from vintage, farmhouse, antiques, jewelry, handmade, re-finished, re-purposed, shabby chic, household collectibles….the list goes on!!

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 The past 3 Olde Farmhouse markets have proven to be days filled with fun, friends and fabulous finds.  All the vendors do such an amazing job of creating their own little shops, just for you!!

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Applications for the June 14th, 2014 market will begin on January 27th and will end on February 14th.

All vendors will be notified by February 19th.

Applications for the November 15th market will begin June 23rd and will end on July 11th.  All vendors will be notified by July 16th.

Please use the application form under the Vendor category  to submit your information.  Space is limited…so don’t delay!!

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Whether you are a vendor or a shopper, you don’t want to miss The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Markets in 2014!!

I can’t wait to see you on June 14th and November 15th!!

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Happy Junking!! 

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Market Day!!

October 6th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market took place last Saturday and I hope you were one of the many people who braved the rain and came out for it!!!  What a spectacular day, full of fantastic vendors with booths packed full of treasures!!  The excitement started early, with the shoppers who weren’t afraid of the rain!!  Armed with umbrellas they were lined up nice and early to be one of the first to get in the doors!!

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It didn’t take long for the barns to fill up with smiling, happy shoppers!!

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Were you one of the 150 shoppers to grab a re-usable shopping bag?  A big thanks to Suzanne from UsedVancouver.com for providing us with them and for all her social media coverage!!  https://www.facebook.com/UsedVancouver?fref=ts  The next time you are looking for a used item, be sure to check out http://www.usedvancouver.com/!!!

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If you are thinking of heading out on a pumpkin hunt, be sure to go and visit The Laity Pumpkin Patch!! ( http://www.laitypumpkinpatch.com/)  Heather, from Laity Farms was so kind to lend us some beautiful and festive pumpkins and gourds for our décor.

I would also love to give a big thank you to Rentata, at Grow & Gather !!  ( https://www.facebook.com/growgather)  Renata, once again lent us beautiful flowers for décor, as well as supplied us with bales of hay.  If you are thinking of gardening, or filling your home with plants or flowers, make sure you pop over and have a visit with Rentata and her friendly staff!  They will be sure to help you out!

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Both barns and the covered picnic area were filled with wonderful vendors!!  I can not begin to explain what a hard working bunch of people these are!!  Set up began on Friday, and they didn’t stop!!  The time and effort they put into their booths to create their own little shops were amazing…and I know that all their hard work paid off!  The end result…a very busy day filled with so many wonderful shoppers!!

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The crowd parted to make way for this little sweetie!  She was so excited to push her baby doll around in her newly acquired vintage carriage!!

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I would love for you to visit my Facebook page to see all the wonderful pictures from the day…there are just too many to post on the blog!!  Pop on over and check out The Olde Farmhouse Fall Vintage Market photo album…maybe you will see one of the treasures that you took home!!

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I want to thank all the wonderful shoppers that came out to support all of The Olde Farmhouse vendors.  You were a fantastic bunch and we all enjoyed meeting you and we sure hope that you found what you were Junking for!!!

I would love to see your new treasure in your home!!  I welcome you to send me a picture so I can share it with all of The Olde Farmhouse friends!!

Until next time…HAPPY JUNKING!!!

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The Countdown is On!!

September 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Junking Journey | Vintage Market - (1 Comments)

 It is less than one week until THE OLDE FARMHOUSE VINTAGE MARKET!!!

I thought it would be a good idea to suggest some helpful tips for market day!  This may be your very first market or perhaps you are a market hopper…either way you need to be prepared for a fun day of JUNKING!!!

1.  Load up your family and friends!!  There is something for everyone at the market…and it’s always fun to shop with someone!!

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2.  For all of you early birds…dress in layers! These fall days can be so unpredictable!  Let’s hope for sunshine…but I know the junker’s mind….rain or shine you are coming for the treasures!!

3.  A large enough vehicle so you don’t have to leave a treasure or friend behind!!

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4.  A measuring tape to make sure your item is a perfect fit!

5.  Re-usable shopping bags or a cart.  You need your hands free to shop (or to hold your morning coffee) !!

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6.  CASH!!  Most vendors are cash sales only.  However, some vendors are now able to accept a credit card.

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There will be an ATM on site in Barn #1 in case you need it!!

The Runway Café will once again be on site to help keep you going!!  They will be serving a variety of snacks and lunches &  hot and cold beverages…remember the Hot Apple Cider last year?? Yummy!!  It will be back again this year!!

For all of you non-shoppers, there is a covered picnic table area with some activities to pass the time while your loved one shops till they drop!!

Parking…it’s free and there is lots of it!!!  There will be some wonderful volunteers out there helping you to find a parking spot.  There is also an overflow parking lot at the corner of 105th Ave and Lougheed Hwy.  Just watch for the signs!!

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So… Are you ready??

I am so excited to see you all at the market!!  It is going to be a wonderful day of JUNKING!!

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Valley Girls Vintage Market and Red Door Farm held their vintage sales this past Saturday.  What a lovely day!!  My daughter and I headed out from Maple Ridge in time to be there for the 10:00 opening…..ok, so we got there before 10, I admit I love being first in line!!  Rain was forecasted but it turned out to be a beautiful day to visit all these wonderful vendors!!  Our first stop was the Valley Girls Vintage Market.  Frances, from  The Nostalgic Nest hosted the market in her gorgeous backyard.  It was a perfect setting for it!   Everyone was so cheery, and all the vendors had wonderful treasures ready and waiting for shoppers to arrive.

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Here is Joanna from Cottage Kisses (http://www.etsy.com/shop/CottageKisses) .  Nothing but smiles from this wonderful lady!!  Maybe  you saw the picture I posted on Facebook a short while ago, about my new green “frog” for my desk, well that was from Joanna!  I noticed she had another one similar to it at this market. I wonder if someone scooped it up??

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Ken & Lisa from The Rustic Gate (http://www.facebook.com/TheRusticGate)  had a beautiful selection of furniture…I am loving the white and teal combination!

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Colleen from Sweet Mangarae (https://www.facebook.com/SweetMangarae)  had a beautiful collection of items!

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Isn’t that the cutest little owl??

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Janice, from Jan’s Vintalicious  (https://www.facebook.com/JansVintaliciousCollectibles?ref=ts&fref=ts) had a booth full of fantastic vintage items.  My daughter was eyeing up the two beautiful sewing baskets that Jan had just found.

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Jeanne, from Salvage Style (http://www.salvagestyle.net/)  had her wonderful collection of vintage magnets, notepads, jewelry and cards!  You could spend a lot of time standing and looking at all the different pictures on these items.  So much fun!!

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She also had a table full of goodies…I love the large spool!!

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And some old airplane parts!!  How cool is that?

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It was so wonderful to see Tracey, from Raggy Girl Vintage(https://www.facebook.com/pages/raggygirlvintage/162066930536644) She always has beautiful items and she is just so lovely to talk with.

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Loved that door and the window frames!!

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Here is a closer look at the door…and check out the color of that bucket!!!

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This is one of Frances’ favorite finds!!  She could have sold it many times throughout the years, but she is not going to part with it!! Can’t you just picture some little boy playing with that truck??  What a great color too!!

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Allison and I were ready to re-do her bedroom when we saw all these gorgeous pieces that Frances, from  The Nostalgic Nest (https://www.facebook.com/NostalgicNest)  had done!  The bed, the lights, the nightstands, the dresser, the trunks, agh!!!  We loved it all!!!

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This is the most beautiful table and chair…notice how the back of the table folds down?

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Goodies, and more goodies for your kitchen!!

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I love this belted coat!  Very classy!!

Well after shopping and chatting with everyone here, Allison and I headed off down the street to Red Door Farm!! ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Door-Farm/164637970235532?ref=hl)  We had to go and visit with Cheryl and see what we could find!!

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Walking along the path to the cottage there were lots of goodies to grab along the way!!

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Yummy!!

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Yellow bowls…my favorite!!!

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Cheryl has a beautiful collection of pillows and blankets inside her cozy cottage.

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I would love to just sit at this table and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that she has created.

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I love that green metal box, and look at that old cooler!!  That would be fun to use on the patio to keep drinks cold!!

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Allison couldn’t leave without this darling little bag made by Cheryl.  There is even lace on it that was her grandmother’s!!  Allison also found a vintage book on Friendship, full of cute poems that she is looking forward to sharing with her friends.  I am tickled pink that she is into the “Vintage World” !!

Well hopefully you had a chance to make it out to these sales and do a little shopping of your own….but if not you will have a chance to see many of these wonderful vendors in September at The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!  (https://www.facebook.com/events/148745518651654/?ref=22)

Thank you everyone for a wonderful Saturday filled with treasures and good company!!!

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A Step Back In Time

August 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Road Trips | Summer Fun | Vintage Market - (1 Comments)

This week I stepped back in time and  went to Burnaby Heritage Village….in Burnaby, BC.  I have decided yet again, that I love the 1920′s!!  The houses are just my style….with running water and electricity of course!! LOL!!  If you have never been to the village before, I would highly recommend you go!!  They have it set up like a small town, and you go into homes, stores, a school house, movie theatre, real estate office, barber shop, ice cream parlor, post office, etc.  They also have a trolly to walk through and a carousal for the kids (and adults) to ride!!

Here are some pictures that I took along the way….

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Isn’t this the cutest house??  It was originally built on this site in the 1920′s and was deemed quite fancy as it had electricity and indoor plumbing.

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I love all the built in cabinets in the dining room and living room!  This was considered a formal dining room.  The men had to wear a suit and tie, dresses for the woman and  the children had to wear their best clothes to eat dinner in this room.

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What a bright and cheery bathroom!!

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Love it!!

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The wood table, chair and counter look so nice in this white kitchen.

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I love this butter churn too!!

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Here is the General Store….there are some wonderful items in here!!

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All the tins in different shapes and sizes look so cool lined up together!

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I am sure a young child had that rocking horse on their wish list!!

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Look at all those wooden cheese boxes!!!

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What would your favorite item be?? So many great things on these shelves!!

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Crocks, crocks and more crocks!!

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Here is the Newspaper print shop.

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What a beautiful desk!

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This classroom would have children from Kindergarten to Grade 7!

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Don’t forget to stop into The Ice Cream Parlor for a cool treat!!

Walking through all the shops and homes in Burnaby Village has gotten me so excited for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!  I can not wait to see what wonderful treasures all the vendors are bringing with them!!  I know for sure that I will be doing some shopping myself, to add to my favorite collections at home.  Do you have a collection of something at home?  What will you be shopping for on September 28th??

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