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January 13th, 2014 | Posted by Leah in Announcement | Vintage Market - (27 Comments)

2014 Market Dates!!!

I am so excited to announce the 2014 dates for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!! 

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  Mark your calendars and get ready for some fantastic days of JUNKING!!

Saturday, June 14th and Saturday, November 15th

9am-4pm at The Albion Fairgrounds in Maple Ridge, BC

There will be over 50 vendors with treasures that are one of a kind.  Everything from vintage, farmhouse, antiques, jewelry, handmade, re-finished, re-purposed, shabby chic, household collectibles….the list goes on!!

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 The past 3 Olde Farmhouse markets have proven to be days filled with fun, friends and fabulous finds.  All the vendors do such an amazing job of creating their own little shops, just for you!!

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Applications for the June 14th, 2014 market will begin on January 27th and will end on February 14th.

All vendors will be notified by February 19th.

Applications for the November 15th market will begin June 23rd and will end on July 11th.  All vendors will be notified by July 16th.

Please use the application form under the Vendor category  to submit your information.  Space is limited…so don’t delay!!

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Whether you are a vendor or a shopper, you don’t want to miss The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Markets in 2014!!

I can’t wait to see you on June 14th and November 15th!!

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Happy Junking!! 

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Valley Girls Vintage Market and Red Door Farm held their vintage sales this past Saturday.  What a lovely day!!  My daughter and I headed out from Maple Ridge in time to be there for the 10:00 opening…..ok, so we got there before 10, I admit I love being first in line!!  Rain was forecasted but it turned out to be a beautiful day to visit all these wonderful vendors!!  Our first stop was the Valley Girls Vintage Market.  Frances, from  The Nostalgic Nest hosted the market in her gorgeous backyard.  It was a perfect setting for it!   Everyone was so cheery, and all the vendors had wonderful treasures ready and waiting for shoppers to arrive.

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Here is Joanna from Cottage Kisses (http://www.etsy.com/shop/CottageKisses) .  Nothing but smiles from this wonderful lady!!  Maybe  you saw the picture I posted on Facebook a short while ago, about my new green “frog” for my desk, well that was from Joanna!  I noticed she had another one similar to it at this market. I wonder if someone scooped it up??

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Ken & Lisa from The Rustic Gate (http://www.facebook.com/TheRusticGate)  had a beautiful selection of furniture…I am loving the white and teal combination!

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Colleen from Sweet Mangarae (https://www.facebook.com/SweetMangarae)  had a beautiful collection of items!

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Isn’t that the cutest little owl??

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Janice, from Jan’s Vintalicious  (https://www.facebook.com/JansVintaliciousCollectibles?ref=ts&fref=ts) had a booth full of fantastic vintage items.  My daughter was eyeing up the two beautiful sewing baskets that Jan had just found.

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Jeanne, from Salvage Style (http://www.salvagestyle.net/)  had her wonderful collection of vintage magnets, notepads, jewelry and cards!  You could spend a lot of time standing and looking at all the different pictures on these items.  So much fun!!

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She also had a table full of goodies…I love the large spool!!

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And some old airplane parts!!  How cool is that?

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It was so wonderful to see Tracey, from Raggy Girl Vintage(https://www.facebook.com/pages/raggygirlvintage/162066930536644) She always has beautiful items and she is just so lovely to talk with.

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Loved that door and the window frames!!

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Here is a closer look at the door…and check out the color of that bucket!!!

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This is one of Frances’ favorite finds!!  She could have sold it many times throughout the years, but she is not going to part with it!! Can’t you just picture some little boy playing with that truck??  What a great color too!!

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Allison and I were ready to re-do her bedroom when we saw all these gorgeous pieces that Frances, from  The Nostalgic Nest (https://www.facebook.com/NostalgicNest)  had done!  The bed, the lights, the nightstands, the dresser, the trunks, agh!!!  We loved it all!!!

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This is the most beautiful table and chair…notice how the back of the table folds down?

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Goodies, and more goodies for your kitchen!!

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I love this belted coat!  Very classy!!

Well after shopping and chatting with everyone here, Allison and I headed off down the street to Red Door Farm!! ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Door-Farm/164637970235532?ref=hl)  We had to go and visit with Cheryl and see what we could find!!

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Walking along the path to the cottage there were lots of goodies to grab along the way!!

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Yummy!!

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Yellow bowls…my favorite!!!

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Cheryl has a beautiful collection of pillows and blankets inside her cozy cottage.

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I would love to just sit at this table and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere that she has created.

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I love that green metal box, and look at that old cooler!!  That would be fun to use on the patio to keep drinks cold!!

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Allison couldn’t leave without this darling little bag made by Cheryl.  There is even lace on it that was her grandmother’s!!  Allison also found a vintage book on Friendship, full of cute poems that she is looking forward to sharing with her friends.  I am tickled pink that she is into the “Vintage World” !!

Well hopefully you had a chance to make it out to these sales and do a little shopping of your own….but if not you will have a chance to see many of these wonderful vendors in September at The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!  (https://www.facebook.com/events/148745518651654/?ref=22)

Thank you everyone for a wonderful Saturday filled with treasures and good company!!!

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A Step Back In Time

August 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Leah in Road Trips | Summer Fun | Vintage Market - (14 Comments)

This week I stepped back in time and  went to Burnaby Heritage Village….in Burnaby, BC.  I have decided yet again, that I love the 1920’s!!  The houses are just my style….with running water and electricity of course!! LOL!!  If you have never been to the village before, I would highly recommend you go!!  They have it set up like a small town, and you go into homes, stores, a school house, movie theatre, real estate office, barber shop, ice cream parlor, post office, etc.  They also have a trolly to walk through and a carousal for the kids (and adults) to ride!!

Here are some pictures that I took along the way….

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Isn’t this the cutest house??  It was originally built on this site in the 1920’s and was deemed quite fancy as it had electricity and indoor plumbing.

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I love all the built in cabinets in the dining room and living room!  This was considered a formal dining room.  The men had to wear a suit and tie, dresses for the woman and  the children had to wear their best clothes to eat dinner in this room.

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What a bright and cheery bathroom!!

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Love it!!

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The wood table, chair and counter look so nice in this white kitchen.

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I love this butter churn too!!

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Here is the General Store….there are some wonderful items in here!!

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All the tins in different shapes and sizes look so cool lined up together!

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I am sure a young child had that rocking horse on their wish list!!

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Look at all those wooden cheese boxes!!!

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What would your favorite item be?? So many great things on these shelves!!

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Crocks, crocks and more crocks!!

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Here is the Newspaper print shop.

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What a beautiful desk!

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This classroom would have children from Kindergarten to Grade 7!

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Don’t forget to stop into The Ice Cream Parlor for a cool treat!!

Walking through all the shops and homes in Burnaby Village has gotten me so excited for The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market!!!  I can not wait to see what wonderful treasures all the vendors are bringing with them!!  I know for sure that I will be doing some shopping myself, to add to my favorite collections at home.  Do you have a collection of something at home?  What will you be shopping for on September 28th??

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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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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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