We interrupt the regular broadcast of Farmhouse Friday, to bring you this –very worthwhile, and still uber farmey- post…
And I think… just maybe… I might be able to get it all in one post this year!
This past weekend was time for the long awaited voyage to the yearly Farm Chicks show. It takes place every year in Spokane, WA. This time hubby had some plans on Sunday, so I had to simplify the trip and just stay at my mom’s place about half way there, and do only Saturday at the show.
And believe it or not, I was okay with that. I’m getting pretty good at navigating this event. I have enough thrifting expertise that I can really be picky about what I buy. And I’ve seen so much of it on Pinterest already. It used to be so overwhelming with all the vintage stuff and new ideas, to pass by anything I loved seemed like saying goodbye to my one true love. But now I can say, “Nah, I see those in thrift stores for less than that price…” or, “I saw that idea on Pinterest – I can make one…” It was nice to walk away with some of my alloted budget leftover this year.
…some vignettes from the sale…
I always forget to get a wide angle shot to capture the scale of the huge sale. Bad blogger.
Although I am growing accustomed to the vintage, farmey madness that is the Farm Chicks sale, it still does not disappoint. There is always something new; some bit of mystery; hunting for something special and unexpected.
One of our friends went rogue and escaped this picture. And my feet had gotten sore so I had to trade out my boots for my Toms, then Sarah borrowed my boots and is wearing them in this picture! What in the world – I actually wore a dress and boots and there’s no evidence!! =)
Fun was had. Great finds were found. Mission accomplished.
Wanna see what I got???
Okay, twist my arm why dontcha?
I think the yellow lockers may be my favorite find. They were my first purchase, at my favorite booth. One right in the first bay that has mass quantities of vintage quilts, table cloths, boots, belts, alpha and numeric items, and then random items like these locker baskets in bulk. I bought the last three yellow ones. Ladies were swarming the pile like bees, carrying off armloads of them. I didn’t even have to use my elbows though; I just swooped in with the speed of many gazelles and grabbed them up.
Yellow locker baskets - $10/each. Yeah. =)
Pulley - $12; beaker – $16; FC mug – $5 (?); “SWAN” flour sack $8 (?)
Cracker tin – $6; cigarette tin – tobacco tin – $6; blue baker’s twine – $3
Vintage bias tapes – $0.50/each; small scalloped tray – $3; Kodak film canister – $3.50 (?)
OLD mirror – $10 (it hangs from a leather strap!!!)
Plates – $3/each
Jade/gray dogwood tablecloth – $35 (excellent condition, but a splurge); fruit tablecloth – $10
So that’s my happy little loot. Many items have already found their places around the house. Some are awaiting projects. There is a mirror collage wall in the works… and a plate wall collage… and a pillow cover… and some buntings… swoon!