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What a Weekend!

November 22nd, 2015 | Posted by leahfaulkner in Announcement | Vintage Market - (0 Comments)

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The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas was an amazing weekend for junking, hanging out with friends and getting a start on holiday decorating and shopping.   Thank you to all the energized and enthusiastic shoppers that spent Saturday and Sunday supporting the 95 local small businesses…you cleaned the vendors out of stock!  We all appreciate you coming to the market, your support and your patience when the line ups were long!

(I will be sharing pictures of the market as soon as I receive them from our photographer!)


We would love to see you at The Olde Farmhouse in the Spring!!  The next market will take place on May 28 & 29th, 2016.  That seems like so far away, but time flies these days!  All the wonderful vendors need the next few months to start gathering, creating and junking so they can continue to bring you amazing, one of a kind treasures!

The market will once again be at The Tradex in Abbotsford, and this time we will have even more space for junking!  The crowds at The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas proved to be busy…so we will be expanding our space!!  That means larger aisles, bigger booths and more room to move.

As the market gets closer, more details will be posted.  For now, I just wanted to be able to share the date with you.  I know many of you like to mark it on the calendar!!

We hope to see you on May 28 & 29th…it will be a great weekend for junking!!!


Well it is that time of year again…time to mark your calendars for The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas!!

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On November 14 & 15, 2015 over 90 vendors will gather at The Tradex in Abbotsford, for a fun filled day of Junking.  This year will be the first at this location, and it will surely prove to be a large, warm and DRY place for us all to be.  We have had so many of the Olde Farmhouse markets in the rain, that I figured all the amazing vendors & die hard shoppers deserved the best for their treasure hunting and Christmas shopping!!


Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre

1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford BC, V2T 6H5

This November also marks another first for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market… a 2 day market!!  You have been asking for it, so you got it!!  2 whole days of JUNKING!

Saturday, November 14th from 9am-4pm

Sunday, November 15th from 10am-4pm

Admission will be $5 for one day or $8 for both days

We also have a couple of local hotels who would love to offer you a special Olde Farmhouse rate, in case you are travelling into town for the market…or if you just want to stay close for a second day of shopping!!

The Abbotsford Hotel

2073 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.  V2T 2X1  (604)859-6211

Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre

32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. V2T 1A1  (604)853-3111

Make sure you reserve early to ensure you receive the special market rate!

Following The Olde Farmhouse on Facebook and Instagram will help keep you up-to-date on all the market info!

On behalf of all the vendors and myself…we can’t wait to see you at the market!!  It is going to be a great day of Junking!!

Leah  xoxo



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With a week and a half to go until THE OLDE FARMHOUSE IN THE SPRING, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know about some market tips and the fun things planned for you on market day.

The first 50 people in line are going to be receiving a giveaway bag!!  If you are an early bird, this may mean you will have a little longer to wait in line…but don’t worry!  The Z Crew from Z95.3 is going to be here bright and early playing some music for you, handing out some prizes and keeping you energized!!

Now…it has been known to rain on our market days, so you may want to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately!  Don’t forget that umbrella!!


I am so excited to say that there will be 91 amazing vendors at the market!  There will be a whole lot of junking and treasure hunting going on!!  The last few markets have been so busy,  so I have spread things out this time and hopefully this will help make the shopping more comfortable.  The barns will be full of vendors as usual, but so will the grassy fields and the covered picnic area!!

I think that means you need to bring a big enough vehicle to haul away all your treasures!!


Don’t forget to grab your market map, with all the vendors and booth locations.  It is handy to have on market day, as well as for reference when you are back at home.  These maps will be available at the admission desk, as well as cards for other local markets going on in the near future.

This brings me to my next thought….make sure you bring some re-usable shopping bags (right from the start you have some important paperwork to tuck away!! lol) or a handy junking cart so you can keep those hands free for shopping!


Don’t forget to stop at the bank machine and grab some cash!!  Most vendors are cash sales, however some do have the ability to take credit cards.  But don’t worry, if you run out of cash, there will be an ATM in Barn 1.

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So we have your map of the market, shopping cart or bags, cash safely tucked away…you are ready to shop!!  I will admit that this whole junking thing can get very exhausting!  You will need food…caffeine…treats… so don’t worry, we have you covered!!  The Runway Café, Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare and Cravings Kettle Corn will all be on site to help you make it through the day!!  The Runway Café will be located in the covered picnic area, and Gypsy Trunk and Cravings Kettle Corn will be on the grassy field.  Picnic tables will be spread about on the grass, as well as in the covered area so you can take a load off and enjoy your delicious snacks and lunch!

So the fun thing about Vintage Markets is not only finding a treasure to take home, but also finding IDEAS!  Perhaps you want a DIY project or inspiration for a piece you have at home.  Finding junk and transforming it into something special is what I love about markets.  Vendors love to chat with you, not only about their items…but also about yours!  Brainstorming and coming up with ideas together, is what the Vintage community is all about.  And who better to help us out with inspiration…the QUEEN of JUNKING herself!!

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Donna from Funky Junk Interiors will be joining The Olde Farmhouse for the whole day!!  She is going to have a booth set up outside (right across from the entrance) and will be on hand to answer all your junking questions.  Not only that…she is bringing a collection of her finds, creations and her newly launched stencil line!  Yikes!!  You know where to find me on market day!  Donna is a master at taking rusted, old, broken items and turning them into functional, pretty pieces for your home.  And here is the best part…she is going to teach YOU how to do it!!  Donna will have a workspace set up in her booth, where you can come and play.  At 11am and 2pm she will be hosting demonstrations so you can see her new stencil line in action and also learn how to build something really cool!


So does this sound like a fun day or what??!!  I don’t know about you, but I am soooo excited for May 30th to arrive!! Don’t forget the market is for one day only…Saturday, May 30th from 9am-4pm.  There is lots of free parking at the Fairgrounds, and an overflow lot at the corner of Lougheed Hwy and 105 ave.  Just watch for the parking signs!!


The barns get pretty congested, so if you are bringing a little one along,  you may want to think twice about bringing a stroller or wagon.  Pack those babies on your back, and leave your hands free for grabbing those treasures!

Make sure to check out The Olde Farmhouse on Facebook and Instagram!  It is a great way to stay connected and to find out about upcoming events.


I hope to see you at The Olde Farmhouse in the Spring!  It’s going to be a great day for JUNKING!!

xo Leah xo



The Olde Farmhouse in The Spring

February 27th, 2015 | Posted by Leah in Vintage Market - (2 Comments)

TOF_postcard_Spring2015_FRONT_webTOF_postcard_Spring2015_BACK_webI am already so excited for May 30th to arrive!!  This spring, The Olde Farmhouse will have over 75 vendors with booths FULL of treasures for you.  You will have plenty of time to browse through all the booths, both inside the barns and out on the grassy field.  Take some time to grab some lunch, refreshments, and snacks so you are fueled up and ready to carry around all those amazing finds!!  And remember the rule…if you hesitate, the next shopper may grab that one of a kind item!! lol

(The vendor links will be up on the blog very soon so you can start your wish lists!!)

I hope you can make it out to the 6th Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!  It’s going to be a great day to go JUNKING!!


The Countdown is On!!

November 8th, 2014 | Posted by Leah in Junking Journey | Vintage Market - (2 Comments)

 It is only a few days 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 warmly! These winter days are chilly!  It doesn’t hurt to pack an umbrella, The Olde Farmhouse and rain seem to go hand in hand!!  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!!


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) !!


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


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.  Save your appetites so you have room for some of Eileen’s delicious food!!

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!!


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!!