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The Farm Chicks!!

June 8th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Junking Journey - (18 Comments)

The first weekend in June is the annual Farm Chicks Antique Show.  What a great weekend!!  My husband Tom and I hit the road early Friday morning with our friends Barb, Michael, Marcelle and Blair.  We planned to meet my sister Tanya (from The Vintage Verandah) in Spokane, as she was travelling from Cochrane Alberta.  We were all so excited for a weekend away and were anticipating what treasures we would find!!

The drive to Spokane is a little long but definitely a pretty one.  The day started out cloudy, but the closer we got the brighter the sky got…sunshine to match our happy moods!!

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We could tell we were getting close….I mean where else would a pink vintage camper be heading!!!

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Yah!!  My sister made it to Spokane too!! Safe travels for us all.

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After checking into the hotels we found a family run Mexican restaurant to have dinner at.  Over some delicious  food and some margaritas, we planned out our morning strategy!  For those of you who have never been to a market like The Farm Chicks, I must tell you that the junking world is a crazy one!! LOL! But in a good way!  Everyone is happy and eager to get their hands on that treasure they have been wishing to find!!  But with that excitement also comes a line up!!  And we figured that if we have travelled 8 hours to get here, we are going to be at the front of the line!!

So here was the game plan….Tom and Barb were willing to take the early shift, so they headed down there at 4:30am!!  Tanya and I followed at 5:45…with the mandatory stop at Starbucks of course!!  Michael, Marcelle and Blair followed at 7am, with a second round of Starbucks shortly after!!  What you have to do to keep yourself going!! LOL!!  Our plan worked!! We were first in line !!

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Ok…so now you think we are a little crazy for being there so early…but check out the line up!!  If you look really closely in the second picture you can see on the left side (through the chain fence) the line up wraps around the corner!!

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First through the doors!!!  Do we look like we are on a mission or what?!

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But the early morning was worth it, we had a fantastic first day of shopping.  We met some wonderful vendors and had so much fun looking through all the booths.

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Here are Billy and Pat, my favorite vendors!!  I visit them every year…how can you not love these ladies!!

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Day 2….We didn’t have to line up as early, and we were happy about that because it was a cool, rainy morning.  Inside many vendors re-stocked their booths, so it was just as much fun to shop on Sunday!!  After spending a couple hours shopping, it was time to load the uhaul.  SAM_0416

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Back at home Tom and I spent the day organizing the garage so we could load in all the finds!!  The garage is full and I am so excited to get started on my projects!!!  Thanks honey for giving up your garage for me!!!

Did you go to Farm Chicks this year, or in previous years??  Did you love it??  What did you find??  Maybe you have found a market that you love to go to…I would love to hear all about it!!

HAPPY JUNKING!!

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Market Postcards!!

April 8th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

I am so excited to have the final draft of the postcard for the fall market!!  My consultant, Deanna McIsaac, did  a wonderful job creating yet another beautiful postcard for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market.  If you are in need of someone to help you with graphic design or marketing services, you can get in touch with her at  deesignbydeanna@shaw.ca.

 

 

Remember….applications are available under the Vendor catergory.  Please don’t hesitate to apply, even if you have never been a vendor at a market before!  I would love to hear from you!!   Maybe you know someone who you think would love to participate in a vintage market…please feel free to share this with them!

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Save The Date!!

February 24th, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Well… it has been way too long since the last posting!!!  How quickly time goes by!  It has been a busy time since the last Olde Farmhouse Market, spending time with the family, taking a wonderful vacation, enjoying the Christmas season and getting settled into the new year!  A few weeks ago I went on my first junking trip of the year!  This was just the beginning of the trips that I have planned this year for scouting out unique farmhouse treasures!!  All to prepare for……

 The next Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

9:00am to 6:00pm at The Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge

I think that the fall season will be a perfect time of year for us to gather together for yet another wonderful day of Junking!!!  Great vendors with amazing booths full of one of a kind items, and a perfect opportunity to spend time with family and friends!!  Mark the date on your calendars and get ready for another Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!

Applications are now open for vendors!!  You can submit your application online, under the Vendor title on the main page.  Applications will be accepted until April 30th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Over the weekend, I (Barb) was able to treat myself to Aroka Vintage’s Grand Opening and Market, and what a wonderful treat it was!! Dawna’s store is in the cutest vintage home with a beautiful garden area, perfect for the market. It was chilly, but the rain held off so everyone was able to take their time and enjoy.

 

 

Each vendor had beautiful items and displays, there really was something there for everyone!! And to top it all off there was lemonade, popcorn and cotton candy!!! Yummy!!

 

 

 

For those who may not know, Aroka Vintage is located at 2231 Clarke Street in Port Moody. If you have not been there yet, you really need to find some time to drop in!!

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