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August 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Decorating | Vintage Market - (10 Comments)

This week I spent some time driving around delivering postcards for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!  I started off on Monday heading into Vancouver.  I met some very nice ladies who were happy to hand out cards to their customers.  These were shops that I had not been into before so of course I had to have a look around!!

First stop was Meuse Boutique  .What a gorgeous store and the young woman in the store was so nice!! The store was a mix of home decor, jewelry, wedding decor rentals, and some beautiful dresses!

https://www.facebook.com/MeuseBoutique

http://meuseboutique.blogspot.ca/

Next stop was Heather Ross.  I was so sad to find her shop closed on Mondays, but that didn’t stop me from window shopping!!  I have this shop at the top of my list to visit when I get back from holidays!!  It looked beautiful!!  On Tuesday I called the store and spoke with her and what a friendly, nice woman! She was happy to hand out cards as well and  I look forward to going back and meeting her in person.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Ross-natural-eclectic/131330576926944?fref=ts

http://www.heatherrossinhouse.com/

I was then on my way to The Cross Decor & Design.  Once again I was greeted by friendly staff and they welcomed the cards for their customers.  This is a store filled with a variety of items for your home…make sure you have some to look around!! There are lots of great things in this store!!

http://www.thecrossdesign.com/

Throughout this week I have been popping into my local shops here in Maple Ridge.  I really love the feeling of a “small town”.  The businesses here really look out for each other and support one another.  Everyone was so excited about the market and so happy to hand out cards.  Some of them had already heard about or had been to the past markets, so they were excited to find out about the upcoming fall market.

Monkey Business Kid’s Boutique is a wonderful children’s clothing store.  They have beautiful items and very friendly staff!!  I love this shop!!  I couldn’t resist doing some shopping….are you surprised??  I must admit that delivering the market cards is dangerous for a shopaholic!! Going into all these wonderful stores…I am a kid in a candy store!!  Anyways….I just happened to find a couple items for my daughter and guess what?  They also carry TOMS shoes for kids and LADIES!!!  They just happened to be having a 30%off sale on shoes, so one thing led to another….and I couldn’t leave the shop without these awesome wedge Toms shoes!!  And Yes, I did remember to leave the cards for the market! LOL!

https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyBusinessKidsBoutique

http://www.mbkidsboutique.com/

Down the street is T’s Once Upon a Tea Leaf.  Seeing how I love drinking tea, this is a favourite shop as well!!  Even if you are not a tea drinker, you still must stop in.  They have so many other things as well…jewelry, hair accessories, hats, purses, mugs, travel cups and some home decor.  A couple of the vendors from The Olde Farmhouse have their items in the shop for sale too!!  I came away with a new flavour of tea to try….there are so many to choose from!!

https://www.facebook.com/OnceUponATeaLeaf?fref=ts

If you are in the mood for some fresh flowers around the house, you must visit Sandra at Westgate Flower Garden.  I met Sandra many years ago ( I am afraid to start counting…roughly 15yrs…yikes!!) when my parents introduced me to her when planning my wedding.  The moment you start talking to Sandra, you love her!!  She is so sweet and her love of arranging flowers comes across in everything she creates!!  If you need an arrangement for yourself, family, an occasion or just because…this is the place to visit.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westgate-Flower-Garden/236756436389696

http://www.westgateflowergarden.com/

OK, my next weak spot in Maple Ridge is Favorite Finds Located inside Valley Fair Mall is a wonderful boutique and the most friendly ladies who are so helpful!!  With a mix of items from clothing to jewelry, scarves, home decor, soaps and lotions and more!!! Antonella has created a beautiful selection of items (and some of them are made locally) that are perfect for unique gifts, or something special for yourself!!  They have the best jeans and really unique, gorgeous sweaters, dresses, tops and scarves….Oh I could keep going on and on!! Go check it out for yourself…grab a Starbucks from across the way and then take some time to browse through the shop.  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Favorite-Finds-Home-Btq/369557373063744

Welcome Home is a wonderful corner full of vintage items and furniture inside the Home Hardware in Maple Ridge.  Noreen and Roxanne have been vendors at the last two Farmhouse Markets and I love their style!!  They  have gorgeous  items that are always changing, so be sure to check back often!  You never know what you will find!  These ladies are also your go-to for CeCe Caldwell Clay & Chalk Paint.  A wonderful Eco-friendly, Non-toxic paint that can paint over anything!!  No need to sand your furniture first!!!  Noreen and Roxanne will again be at The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market with all their treasures as well as the paint!!  They bring lots of cans of paint, brushes, samples, and can explain and show you how to use the product.  They always have beautiful pieces painted up in fantastic colors, to buy or to get an idea of how your furniture would look in a certain color.

https://www.facebook.com/welcomehomedecor

http://welcomehomedecor.ca/

Well that concludes my tour of Lovely Shops for this week!! Maybe you will find yourself in the area of one of these stores…be sure to stop in!!  I still have more market cards to deliver so I will be sure to fill you in on where I go next!!  If you have a favorite shop in your neigbourhood, I would love to hear about it!!  

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I am so excited to announce all the vendors for the fall market!!  It is a wonderful group of vendors and they  are all very excited to create yet another day of Junking at

THE OLDE FARMHOUSE VINTAGE MARKET!! 

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A few of the vendors that have been chosen are so new to this market world that they don’t yet have a blog or Facebook page.  They are very talented people and for some of them they have attended markets in the past, as shoppers, and are now making the jump into becoming a vendor!!  ( I definitely know how that feels!!) I would like to give a shout out to them as I am not able to include them on the Vendor list along the right hand side of the blog until I can add the link to their page.  So here they are….

Magpies

White Rose Vintage

Rose Knight

Rhodeside Stand

Kits Studio Handmade

Boutique Destiny

Sassy Chic

I am so happy to have such a fantastic group of vendors gathered for this market!!  Take some time to have a sneak peak at the links listed (on the right hand side) and start your shopping lists!!  It is going to be a great day of Junking!!!

 

 

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Save The Date!!!

July 24th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Announcement | Vintage Market - (7 Comments)

Hope everyone has been out and about enjoying the Summer. We have been enjoying it as well,  but not doing your typical Summer activities. We have been busy getting plans together for The Olde Farmhouse…at Christmas!!!  The market will be held on Friday, November 16th  5pm – 9pm and Saturday, November 17th  9am – 4pm.  Please click on The Olde Farmhouse…at Christmas link at the top of this page for all the details!! We hope that you are as excited as we are about this!!!

 If you are intereseted in being a vendor at the market, please click on the vendor link at the top of this page to view our application form.

Cheers

Leah & Barb

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Market Day

July 4th, 2012 | Posted by Leah in Vintage Market - (7 Comments)

There are so many things to be said… it is hard to type the right words to express what we truly felt. The amount of excitement that was at the barn started during the setup and continued through to the take down!!

 

Our first “early bird” that came fully prepared to enjoy a full day of fun and shopping!!

 

It was amazing to have so many “junkers” all in one place!!!

 

All of the displays and items in each booth were beautiful!! We are in awe of each and every one of our vendors!! They all have a love for what they do and it showed!! Stephanie of Retrospect Photography did a beautiful job of capturing the entire day and you can see it all here!!

 

We wanted the market to be a fun filled day of “junking” with family and friends. Where you could find that special item you were looking, as well as the other 5 that you weren’t!!

 

A shout out to Renata, from Grow & Gather (Trice Farms).  She graciously lent us baskets of flowers to decorate around the outside of the buildings.  What a sweet and helpful lady!!  If you are in need of some flowers, she is the one to visit!! Thank you so much!!

 

 

 We want to say thank you to everyone for making our first market so AMAZING!!! We felt so blessed by all of our family and friends who helped out in everyway possible. We had wonderful, fun and friendly vendors that brought  the market all together. And THANK YOU to all the wonderful “junkers” that made the entire day what it was!!

Happy Junking

Leah & Barb

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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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