Antiques * Vintage * Primitives

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 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!


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!!


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


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!


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!!


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


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!!!
























































A Trip To 2nd Saturdayz

April 19th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Junking Journey | Vintage Market - (1 Comments)

Leah and Tom hit the road on another junking adventure, this time to 2nd Saturdayz. 

So many great vintage items and all the vendors were so happy and helpful!

Love these!!!

Next time you are heading to the Seattle area, make sure it’s the second Saturday of the month!! This market is definately worth the trip!  

Has anyone been on a junking journey that we should check out?  If you haven’t, you need to start!! :)

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb


Something to Share

March 29th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Projects | Re Purpose Re Use - (0 Comments)

 Good Morning!! While we are waiting to finish up some projects, we thought that we would like to share something with you.  Leah’s sister, Tanya Fehr, sent some wonderful pictures of things in and around her home.  Tanya has an amazing eye and you can see that through her pictures!!

This barbwire fence surrounds the acreage that Tanya and her family call home.


Tanya already had the shelf, so she added some beautiful knobs and created storage for her jewelry!! Fabulous ideas!!




 Hope these pictures inspire you as much as they did us!! Is there a shelf that you might have lying around that could use a transformation? Let us know!!

Leah & Barb