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June 21st, 2016 | Posted by leahfaulkner in Uncategorized | Vintage Market - (0 Comments)

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Wow! What a wonderful weekend at the Let’s Go Junking at The Olde Farmhouse! If you had a chance to stop by, you know just what I am talking about. The vendors spent countless hours preparing for this market and the end result was spectacular. Thank you to each of the farmhouse family vendors for creating an amazing shopping experience for our customers. You out did yourselves!
I would also like to extend a big thank you to all the customers who came to shop local. It is so much fun watching you find that perfect treasure, reliving memories, hanging out with family and friends…the whole weekend had a feeling of happiness and that has always been my goal with this market. Bringing people together for a weekend of fun. :)


I could never do this market without the support of my amazing family. My husband Tom and my children Spencer and Allison turn family holidays into junking trips and never seem to mind! The couple of weeks leading up to the market, they always do whatever they can to help out and deal with the craziness that consumes our house. I feel so lucky to have them by my side and appreciate all that they do to help make the weekend go by so flawlessly. I am one lucky wife and momma!!


Nothing can make a girl feel more special than to be surrounded by people she loves. This feeling overwhelms me at every market. Thank you never feels like enough, but it is a start! Barb, Dawn, Deanna, Jen, Dana, Glenn, Marcie, Hayley, Eileen, Melissa, Brad, Sheron, Robert, Leslie, Larry, Bertie, Sue and Leslie you guys are rock stars! You help the weekend unfold without a hitch and your smiles and help go a long way!


To my beautiful sister Tanya and niece Samantha, thanks for making the drive from Alberta to be with us. The market wouldn’t be the same without you there Tan, and I love that we have the joy of junking to share together! Life is short and being able to take these opportunities to keep creating memories together is what it’s all about!


Mom and Dad…thank you for being who you are. You support me unconditionally and always jump at the chance to help. You have been my role models all my life and I hope you know how grateful I am to have you as my parents.
So as another market wraps up there is only one thing left to do…start Junking for the next one!!! See you all November 12 and 13th for The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas!

Leah xo

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Let’s Go Junking at The Olde Farmhouse is only a few days away!  I thought this would be a good time to fill you in on some market details and to give you some junking tips.

This is our second market at The Tradex in Abbotsford and this time another show ( Rigs & Rides http://www.rigsandrides.ca/) will be happening at the same time  (A perfect show for the man in your life).  The entrance to The Olde Farmhouse will be at the North end of Tradex.  Rigs and Rides will be using the doors on the West side.  Just watch for the signs or ask one of the traffic directors if you need help.  We will be in Hall B, the back half of the building.  You will be able to access the other show from the concession area if you would like to take in both events.  They will have an admission set up so you won’t have to go around the outside of the building.  Just make sure to get your hand stamped when you cross over to the other show…that way you can come back to The Olde Farmhouse!

Here is a little sneak peak at the market map and vendor list (click on the map to enlarge).  You can grab your copy at the door when you come in!

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Ok!  Here we go…..

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

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3.  Re-usable shopping bags!  You can always make a few trips to the car as well :)  We will also have large furniture pick up available at the back doors (the east side of the building).  Just speak to the Olde Farmhouse helper who is stamping hands on the way out and they can help you find it :)

4.  If you are bringing a little one along this is a great time to strap them to you!  You will want to leave those strollers behind, as the market gets VERY busy and it makes it hard to move a stroller through the aisles and booths.  Take a look at the crowds at the November market!

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5.  CASH!!  Most vendors are cash sales only.  However, some vendors are now able to accept a credit card.  There will be ATM’s on site just in case!  Another little tip…if you have the correct change ($5 or $8) ready at the admission, it helps make the line go quicker 😉

6.  Day 2 of junking is as great as the first!  Don’t hesitate to come back on the second day…vendors restock and sometimes a second (third, fourth, fifth, lol) walk around is what you need to find that hidden treasure!  You can buy your two day Junking pass for $8!

7.  HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE HUNT!!  You never know what’s going to catch your eye…but if you see something you love…don’t hesitate!  I have had some wonderful treasures scooped up right before my eyes!  lol

8.  Bring a measuring tape and make some notes of sizes/spaces at home that you are trying to find items for.  Sometimes I get so excited looking at everything that I forget what I was originally looking for!  Yep, junking can be overwhelming and exciting!  I usually have a “wish list” on my phone, wall or cabinet space measurements, etc.  You can never be too prepared!

9.  The first 50 people in line on Saturday get a grab bag with some goodies!  A little motivation to grab your coffee and get there early!!

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I hope you have an amazing time this weekend at The Olde Farmhouse!  Thanks for shopping local and for joining us in the joy of Junking!! We look forward to seeing you!!

Leah xo

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Market Day!!

October 6th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (2 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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Red Door Farms

May 15th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (4 Comments)

I had the pleasure of visiting Red Door Farms in Langley, BC this past weekend.  My daughter Allison and I attended Cheryl’s “Fancy a Cuppa?” open house where she had all your essentials for a vintage Tea Party (and so much more!!)  The rain held off and we had a wonderful time strolling through her yard, admiring all her displays and picking up some cute items along the way!!  It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning with Allison.

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First stop…beautiful linens!!  The only trouble was we didn’t know which one to pick!!  We wanted them all!!  In the end, I chose a cream Irish linen cloth that will look absolutely gorgeous on my dining table!!

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 Being in the gardens, surrounded by all these pretty plants makes me want to start gardening!!

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 Allison and her doll were having so much fun looking at all the displays Cheryl had set up.  A few of the treasures had to come home with us!!

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I LOVE this!!! And it smells so beautiful!!!

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 And nestled in the trees is the most beautiful little cottage!!

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 The windows are just stunning!!  I just wanted to curl up with a cup of tea and a book inside this little cozy cottage!

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Allison’s doll, Bree, had to take a moment and put her feet up for a little rest!

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Something to remember…Red Door Farms is also a Christmas Tree Farm!!  I can just picture coming here at Christmas with the family to choose a tree!!

Thank you Cheryl for a wonderful morning!!  Allison and I really enjoyed being at Red Door Farms!!

 

 

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Market Postcards!!

April 8th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I am so excited to have the final draft of the postcard for the fall market!!  My consultant, Deanna McIsaac, did  a wonderful job creating yet another beautiful postcard for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market.  If you are in need of someone to help you with graphic design or marketing services, you can get in touch with her at  deesignbydeanna@shaw.ca.

 

 

Remember….applications are available under the Vendor catergory.  Please don’t hesitate to apply, even if you have never been a vendor at a market before!  I would love to hear from you!!   Maybe you know someone who you think would love to participate in a vintage market…please feel free to share this with them!

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