Sunday, May 31, 2015

I went to the Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market

This was the last time the The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market will be held in my town. The November  Market is moving to a larger venue (and will be a 2 day Market) 45 minutes away. Aw heck.

Update (Monday) Donna of Funky Junk Interiors posted her view of the Market HERE. Enjoy !

The Olde Farmhouse pictures (update added June 4) HERE

The two collages below are from an earlier Market. 

Collages were made thanks to Picnik 
(no longer available but it was a wonderful collage program).

The turnout was stupendous - It opened at 9:00 am and only a few distant parking  spaces left when I got there at 10:30 (the venue has tons of parking as it is part of Planet Ice which hosts many large venues). The 90+ booths both in the barns and outside were crowded by shoppers finding great collectibles. The weather was warm with a breeze, popcorn and coffee wagons were on site as were vegetarian and non vegetarian offerings.

(collage below is from an earlier Market)

I saw a small stools, bird cages, painted ladders, aprons, bunting, vintage metal, rocking chairs, long height measuring boards, painted frames, picnic baskets, small and large painted furniture, long and short painted signs, books, toys, wagons, trikes, canning jars, table cloths, chalk like paint, wreaths, lamps, kitchenware, fabrics, hand make jewelry, painting and stencilling supplies and on an on and on being carried out. Armloads of great finds.

I went specifically to meet Donna of Funky Junk Interiors and to buy more of her stencils. I also went to buy CeCe Caldwell painting supplies. Here is a picture of Donna's signs from from Facebook  where you can see lots of pictures of the Market from Saturday. Read here for Donna's description of the Market (before). 

Below are the signs Donna had on display at one end of her double tent. Erika from NEU Skin Botanicals shared Donna's tent and helping Donna put up stencilled signs.

I forgot to bring my camera so no fresh pictures of the Market :(

I borrowed this photo from The Olde Farmhouse FB page. It is a great 'before' picture. This is barn # 1 of 2 and it DID NOT rain so all the vendors who had their tents outside as well as all the visitors were thrilled. Their past photos can be seen here and I think that photos from Saturday will be added soon by the hosts.

I shopped (and brought my smallest wheeled suitcase to make shopping comfortable). From the CeCe Caldwell's booth I added to my supplies with Simply White Chalk-Clay paint, a Walnut Grove stain I wanted to try, a Dover White wash that mixes well with coloured paint, a small jar of Alaskan Tundra (green), 2 new brushes, more clear wax and 5 new stencils (from Donna of Funky Junk Interiors). Fun ahead.

You can see my previous Olde Farmhouse Vintage Markets posts here and here and here and here.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Wow! Sounds like a fun adventure - wish I had been there shopping with you. Sounds like you are prepared for a whole lot of projects! Can't wait to see what you do.


  2. Joy, looks like a grand time! I'd love to have some of those stencils. I believe your blog banner now is my favorite of all time. Just cheers me up every time I visit!

  3. I didn't make it to the market this time but always have fun when I do.
    Thanks for the tip that their moving to another location.
    Have a great week.

  4. The market sounds like a fun time, lots of goodies and items to buy! The stencils and paint will be a lovely project, I am sure. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  5. Hi Joy,

    Thanks for recognizing my mother's sense of humor. She was always cracking jokes.

    I'm sorry that you're going to miss you market.

    Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

  6. hi Joy,
    Loved all you displayed. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Great images of such a fun spot to spend some time! I love browsing in markets like this, you never know what treasures you'll find!

  8. I've been in the mood to browse through that sort of "market". Glad you had lovely weather for it.

  9. Wow that is quite the event...I love perusing the many varied stalls throughout events like this.

  10. Oh wow, what a grand and exciting event! I could spend ALL day at a place like that :) Thank you so much, sweet Joy, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Happy June to you!

  11. Too bad the market is moving further away, maybe it can become a day trip from time to time with lunch out. :-)
    My favourite kind of place to browse and for now, ours is about a 5 minute drive away.
    Have fun with your new projects.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Joy.

  12. This looks like fun. Love those signs!

  13. What great fun! I always enjoy treasure hunting at vintage markets.

  14. Sounds like the perfect fun. I too love treasure hunting.

  15. It looks like everyone enjoyed the Market and found lots of great finds. Thank you for posting and enjoy your week.

  16. What a fun place to be. Thanks for sharing. I love your mosaics and frames. Made your post even ore fun. Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

  17. How fun! I would love to meet Donna from Funky Junks! Her stuff is amazing! I just went to a 'Junk Sale' a couple of week ago and there was so much to see. If you would like to see my story of the day, you can visit my website, Thanks so much!

  18. I always look forward to seeing your posts Joy as they always make me smile! Thanks for all of your support and thanks for stopping by the Say G'day Party and sharing! Pinned all your submissions and look forward to seeing you next Saturday!!


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