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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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.
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!!
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
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I am already so excited for May 30th to arrive!! This spring, The Olde Farmhouse will have over 75 vendors with booths FULL of treasures for you. You will have plenty of time to browse through all the booths, both inside the barns and out on the grassy field. Take some time to grab some lunch, refreshments, and snacks so you are fueled up and ready to carry around all those amazing finds!! And remember the rule…if you hesitate, the next shopper may grab that one of a kind item!! lol
(The vendor links will be up on the blog very soon so you can start your wish lists!!)
I hope you can make it out to the 6th Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!! It’s going to be a great day to go JUNKING!!
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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!!
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!!
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The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas is getting closer!! November 15th will be here before you know it.
Over 60 vendors will be gathered to bring you a wonderful day of Junking….Christmas style!!
Antiques, Farmhouse, Vintage, Handmade, Refinished, Repurposed, Home Décor, Jewelry….what more could you want?
Grab a friend, a vehicle big enough to hold your treasures, and get ready for a fun filled day of shopping. You never know what you will find!! And for a sneak peek, I have started posting Vendor links on my blog…scroll down the right hand side for The Olde Farmhouse at Christmas Vendors. More links are still being added, so check back often!
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The Olde FarmhouseHi!! I am Leah Faulkner and I LOVE things that are rusty, dented, roughed up, and well loved!! I have been collecting farmhouse treasures during road trips to Spokane, checking out garage sales, and rooting through all the wonderful funky junk left on the side of the road. Back at home, I pull it all together and those new finds become treasures in the homes of clients, friends, and family!! My husband, Tom, has also been part of my “junking” journeys. I could not be doing this without his love and support, not to mention the extra arms to carry things. I have taken my love of all things antique, collectible and useable and are holding a Vintage Market in June 2012. This Market will be the go-to place for finding unique items from all over. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Follow me on my adventures by coming back to read my Blog or Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I welcome your comments and participation.
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