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Oregon Junking Journey!!

March 4th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

A few weeks ago I went on my first junking trip of the year….and it was a fun one!!  I convinced my friend Eileen to take a road trip with me to Hillsboro, Oregon for the Junk Salvation Market.  Eileen has never been to a market (other than The Olde Farmhouse Market where she sets up The Runway Cafe and provides all the vendors and shoppers with delicious food!!)  so she was more than willing to come along and see what kind of a junking world I live for!!  She was not sure what to expect, however, I did bribe her with the possibility of having time to hit the outlets in Oregon!! (no tax!!!)

So…off we went in my hubby’s big truck, with lots of room for treasures!!  Music of our choice (no kids music on this trip!! LOL!), tea breaks when ever we wanted and the sunshine and warmer weather of Oregon waiting for us!!

We left Friday morning around 8am and we arrived at our hotel in Hillsboro around 3:30pm.  It was a great drive, and I don’t think we stopped talking the whole way!!  After checking into the hotel, we hit the Costco (that was conveniently located on the way to the market) and the Starbucks and then went to get in line for Junk Salvation!!!

The Funky Junk Sisters had this vintage camper and bonfire set up outside the entrance.  Very cool!  The market was open  to early bird ticket purchasers on Friday from 6pm to 9pm so we made sure we were there by 5:30 to get a good spot in line!

And the market was definately worth the drive!!  There were so many great vendors, with some really unique pieces.  Everything from furniture, collectables, jewelry, to handmade, you name it…they had it!! 

Saturday morning we were lined up and ready for day two!!  We had just as much fun looking through all the booths a second time…finding somethings we over looked the evening before.  After spending the morning shopping, it was time to load the truck!!  And oops!! I may have forgotten to mention to Eileen that we have to haul out all our own purchases!!! But we were a good team and after many trips  we managed to fit it all in the truck!!

We finished the day off with some lunch and of course….. a trip to THE OUTLETS!!   After a great day of shopping for old and new,  we ended the evening with a nice dinner.  Sunday morning arrived and we were both appreciating our little girls weekend away, but were also happy to be heading back home to our families!!

 

 

 

This was just the first of many trips this year, and I hope that all of them will be just as much fun!!  Maybe you will find some time to head out on a junking journey of your own…I’d love to hear all about it!!!

Cheers!!

Leah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Save The Date!!

February 24th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Well… it has been way too long since the last posting!!!  How quickly time goes by!  It has been a busy time since the last Olde Farmhouse Market, spending time with the family, taking a wonderful vacation, enjoying the Christmas season and getting settled into the new year!  A few weeks ago I went on my first junking trip of the year!  This was just the beginning of the trips that I have planned this year for scouting out unique farmhouse treasures!!  All to prepare for……

 The next Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

9:00am to 6:00pm at The Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge

I think that the fall season will be a perfect time of year for us to gather together for yet another wonderful day of Junking!!!  Great vendors with amazing booths full of one of a kind items, and a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends!!  Mark the date on your calendars and get ready for another Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!

Applications are now open for vendors!!  You can submit your application online, under the Vendor title on the main page.  Applications will be accepted until April 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you ready for an amazing day of shopping at the market this Saturday? Do you have something specific you are looking for or just out to find that special “something”? Here are our thoughts on what you might want to bring with you!!

1. Family and friends you love to shop with!! The more the merrier and it makes the car ride more fun!!

2. Wear layers!! If you are an “early bird” it might be chilly waiting in the line up :)

3. Re Usable shopping bag or cart. These help you keep your hands free for more shopping!!

4. Measuring Tape to make sure your item is a perfect fit :)

5. A vehicle large enough for that “surprise” find. You do not want to have to make your friends walk home….but you will!!!

6. CASH!! Most of our vendors transactions are as vintage as the market!!

Whether you are “old hat” to markets or a “newbie” it is sure to be a fun filled shopping adventure. And to top it off,  for the non shoppers and for those who start to feel a little “peckish”, there is the “Roosters Corner” !! The Runway Cafe will be open, offering food and drinks to get you through the day!!

We are so excited and can not wait to see all of you!!!

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb

 

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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

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Fabulous Friday

March 16th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Even though it is pouring rain here, it is still fabulous!! Leah and Tom are out on a “junking” trip today in search for some interesting items to add to our collection. I am sure she will be finding us some new projects to start working on as well!!

Another reason we are so happy today is that our Pinterest link is working. Thank you so much Shelly, you really are amazing!! We will get busy and start adding to our boards this weekend. So now you are able to click and start following us!!

To top off the week we received more vendor applications!  The excitement continues to grow and we can not wait to share who they are with you!! 

 Have a great night!!

 Leah & Barb

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