Antiques * Vintage * Primitives

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!



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


Well it is that time of year again…time to mark your calendars for The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas!!

TOF 2015 Christmas (blog, email etc)

On November 14 & 15, 2015 over 90 vendors will gather at The Tradex in Abbotsford, for a fun filled day of Junking.  This year will be the first at this location, and it will surely prove to be a large, warm and DRY place for us all to be.  We have had so many of the Olde Farmhouse markets in the rain, that I figured all the amazing vendors & die hard shoppers deserved the best for their treasure hunting and Christmas shopping!!


Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre

1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford BC, V2T 6H5

This November also marks another first for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market… a 2 day market!!  You have been asking for it, so you got it!!  2 whole days of JUNKING!

Saturday, November 14th from 9am-4pm

Sunday, November 15th from 10am-4pm

Admission will be $5 for one day or $8 for both days

We also have a couple of local hotels who would love to offer you a special Olde Farmhouse rate, in case you are travelling into town for the market…or if you just want to stay close for a second day of shopping!!

The Abbotsford Hotel

2073 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford.  V2T 2X1  (604)859-6211

Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre

32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford. V2T 1A1  (604)853-3111

Make sure you reserve early to ensure you receive the special market rate!

Following The Olde Farmhouse on Facebook and Instagram will help keep you up-to-date on all the market info!

On behalf of all the vendors and myself…we can’t wait to see you at the market!!  It is going to be a great day of Junking!!

Leah  xoxo



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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!!


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!!


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!


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!


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!!


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.


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



The Countdown is On!!

November 8th, 2014 | Posted by Leah in Junking Journey | Vintage Market - (2 Comments)

 It is only a few days until THE OLDE FARMHOUSE VINTAGE MARKET!!!

I thought it would be a good idea to suggest some helpful tips for market day!  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.  For all of you early birds…dress warmly! These winter days are chilly!  It doesn’t hurt to pack an umbrella, The Olde Farmhouse and rain seem to go hand in hand!!  Let’s hope for sunshine…but I know the junker’s mind….rain or shine you are coming for the treasures!!

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


4.  A measuring tape to make sure your item is a perfect fit!

5.  Re-usable shopping bags or a cart.  You need your hands free to shop (or to hold your morning coffee) !!


6.  CASH!!  Most vendors are cash sales only.  However, some vendors are now able to accept a credit card.


There will be an ATM on site in Barn #1 in case you need it!!

The Runway Café will once again be on site to help keep you going!!  They will be serving a variety of snacks and lunches &  hot and cold beverages.  Save your appetites so you have room for some of Eileen’s delicious food!!

For all of you non-shoppers, there is a covered picnic table area with some activities to pass the time while your loved one shops till they drop!!

Parking…it’s free and there is lots of it!!!  There will be some wonderful volunteers out there helping you to find a parking spot.  There is also an overflow parking lot at the corner of 105th Ave and Lougheed Hwy.  Just watch for the signs!!


So… Are you ready??

I am so excited to see you all at the market!!  It is going to be a wonderful day of JUNKING!!