Antiques * Vintage * Primitives

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.



Here is Joanna from Cottage Kisses ( .  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??



Ken & Lisa from The Rustic Gate (  had a beautiful selection of furniture…I am loving the white and teal combination!


Colleen from Sweet Mangarae (  had a beautiful collection of items!


Isn’t that the cutest little owl??


Janice, from Jan’s Vintalicious  ( had a booth full of fantastic vintage items.  My daughter was eyeing up the two beautiful sewing baskets that Jan had just found.




Jeanne, from Salvage Style (  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!!


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


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


It was so wonderful to see Tracey, from Raggy Girl Vintage( She always has beautiful items and she is just so lovely to talk with.


Loved that door and the window frames!!


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


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!!


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


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


Goodies, and more goodies for your kitchen!!



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!! (  We had to go and visit with Cheryl and see what we could find!!



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






Yellow bowls…my favorite!!!



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


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




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!!



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!!!  (

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


We love chalkboards…alot!! There are so many things that you can use to turn into one, and we have been busy doing just that.

For this old cabinet door we used Memphis Blue from CeCe Cauldwell on the frame. We are so happy with how it turned out!!

This one was a mirror, but don’t you think it looks better as a chalkboard?!! There are more that we have, but we are saving them for you to see at the market. It is getting closer and we are busy getting everything ready for you. Hope you have June 23rd marked on your calendar!!

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb


Fabulous Friday

May 4th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Projects | Re Purpose Re Use - (0 Comments)

We think Fabulous Fridays might be on going…and it makes sure we post at least once a week!! Sorry that we are still getting used to all of this, the blogging “bug” will catch us soon:)

Between “junking” and painting projects, our houses are starting to overflow. Leah’s mother-in-law arrived from Manitoba last week, with a car load full of treasures for the market!! The prairies have so many treasures and one of a kind finds,  we are happy that she chose to drive instead of fly. Sorry that we did not take a picture before we unloaded, way to excited!!

Speaking of pictures, we do have some of one of the projects we worked on this week.

Leah’s daughter helping her out, never to early to teach how to re purpose things!!



What do you think? Another project completed and checked off the list!!

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb


The Painting Begins…

April 17th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Projects | Re Purpose Re Use - (3 Comments)

In the last week we have been able to “squeeze” in some time to start working on our projects! It also gave us a chance to use a new style of paint for us.  We started with a small side table, some cutting boards and a paper towel holder.

There are so many fun colours to choose from, but for these projects we chose Vintage White.

You do not need to strip or sand your project before you paint!! So exciting !! Their clear wax was not sticky and buffed up beautifully. We are so happy with how our items have turned out, you really need to try it !!

This is going to be the start of a beautiful relationship with CeCe Caldwell paints!! We are having so much fun using this paint on our projects. It covers wonderfully, is easy to work with and the best part…no VOC’s, non-toxic and no odor. For more information about this amazing paint and a list of all their colors and products check out

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb


Happy Easter

April 5th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Easter | Projects - (0 Comments)

Tanya sent us a couple of pictures of her childrens Easter eggs, what a beautiful display.


 We hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend with family and friends!!  Happy Easter!!

Leah & Barb