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I am so excited for the next Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market on April 8 & 9th at the Tradex in Abbotsford, BC!! Over 90 vendors will be gathered to bring you some amazing, one of a kind finds!  Over the next few weeks, take some time to browse the list of vendors (along the right hand side) and visit their sites.  You will get a sneak peek at what they are working on for the spring market.  It will be a great weekend to jump start your spring gardening, organizing your home and doing some spring time decorating!  Stay tuned for some events leading up to the market…we will be having our legendary Facebook party as well as chances to win some fabulous prizes on Instagram!

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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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Come Junk with us!!  On June 4 & 5th, 2016 The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market will be back at The Tradex in Abbotsford, BC.  With over 120 vendors, you will be sure to find that perfect treasure for you or your home!  Come out and support these local vendors and find some unique, one of kind items!

We hope to see you there!

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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!!

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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!!

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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!

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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!

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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!!

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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.

www.facebook.com/theoldefarmhouse.ca

www.instagram.com/theoldefarmhouse/

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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

 

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