Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vintage Summer Vacation

Thank you for all of your tips on my post about selling at a vintage market!

I jumped in and signed up for my first vintage market, A Vintage Gathering, in Battle Ground, WA on July 30th.

Of course, I was thinking of you when I chose a vintage market that’s several months from now because I want you to have plenty of time to purchase plane tickets or save up for a tank of gas (only kind of funny, isn’t it?) or do whatever needs to get done so you can come out and shop!

 And here’s a little gas-saving bonus – the boys of Barn House are also holding their sale on July 30th and they’re just four miles from A Vintage Gathering! (with lots of yard sales inbetween)

I’ll wait while you write this down on your calendar.

Of course, I immediately went to one of my favorite antique malls for some research and development.

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If you look closely at the photo below, you’ll see me in a moment of deep concentration.  

And here’s a little inspiration from A Thing For Roses’s space at Monticello Antique Marketplace. 
Thanks Lisa!

Lisa will be a vendor at Barn House on July 30th as well as Farm Chicks the first weekend of June.
Now I’m just crossing my fingers some great vintage stuff will come my way.

P.S. If you’re interested in selling at one of A Vintage Gathering’s events, send me an email and I’ll provide contact info for you. Have a great week!


  1. So new to all this I didn't even know there was such a thing as a vintage market!!! That is so cool - best of luck.

  2. Yeah for you.Best of luck and enjoy the ride!

  3. That's great, Amy! Good luck with everything. I'm planning on pulling a week of all nighters to get ready for mine on Sunday!

  4. I can see so many wonderful goodies on your pictures. Goodluck wit the vintage market.

  5. How exciting! I went to A Vintage Gathering two years ago, after my first Barn House visit! I bought quite a few things there! ;-) I will have to mention it to my cousin and we should try to be vendors there some time.
    Stop by and check out our giveaway!

  6. Sounds like fun to me! Good luck &, if I'm out that way, from GA, I'll stop in!

  7. Amy, it's you! Seeing you in the mirror was fun. Alas, as close as I will get, with that whole East Coast homeland thing I've got going here. (Why is all the fun stuff out there?)

  8. You guys have the best stuff out west! Someday I'm going to take a trip out there and shop til I drop!


  9. You'll have so much fun!!! How exciting!!!

  10. A Vintage Gathering is happy that you will be joining us. We have so much fun at our sales and we have wonderful customers!!

  11. Oh yay! A picture of Amy! Now when we finally meet, I won't have to make you carry a stack of vintage tablecloths in order to be able to recognize you.
    Oh, who are we'll be carrying the stack of vintage tablecloths anyway. You're probably carrying a stack right this very minute.

  12. Good for you! My Jazz gang got inspired to open our own booth in a shop after we went to our first Barn House event 2 summers ago. The plan was to do flea markets eventually, but getting to that step hasn't happened with everyone else's full time work schedule, so we just do the Jazz booth. We might do the annual Centralia Antique Fest this summer since it's on the street just around the corner from our shop. Last year we only had a spot on the sidewalk which didn't have to be "manned" as all purchases went inside the shop. This year we are thinking about renting a bigger space but it will take a lot more effort!

    I am hoping to get to the Barn House this summer so hopefully we can make the Vintage Gathering too.

    Thanks for stopping by and joining our giveaway! I'll come back later and add my name to your followers list under my main blog, Sares @ Loveleigh Treasures. Michelle does most of the blogging on the All That Jazz Vintage blog. I have enough trouble keeping up with my personal blog!

    Have a great week! Tara(Sares) All That Jazz Vintage

  13. This will be a great show and a busy weekend for the entire area. I hope your weather shapes up so you can get in lots of shopping before the big weekend. What a tough R&D assignment:) Looks like a great mall.

  14. Yay for you! I know the excitement you're feeling since last year was my first show/leap into selling. Brave girl, you're gonna do great:)

  15. Hi, it's Tara from All That Jazz Vintage. I came back to add my name to your followers!

  16. Oh Amy I've been away TOO LONG my Friend....My how I've MISSED popping in to see you....!!!

    Speaking of which....THANK YOU for that LOVELY pic of you deep in thought....I LOVE the expression on your face....TOTALLY immersed you are in the moment....!

    From visiting your blog & having dealt with you through Etsy I KNOW you're gonna ROCK 'A Vintage Gathering'....The ONLY downside is I won't get to visit you....THIS time around....But ya never know....!!!!!

    THANKS for sharing these DELICIOUS pics....I SO wish our AM's were like yours....**sigh**....!!!

    Cheers for now from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

    PS: I've put my name down at several Antique Malls here & when they've said, "Our waiting list is huge & it may be years before you can get in" I've calmy replied, "Give me a space on a wall 'cause a Friend of mine, has given me a FAB idea as to how to create a little MAGIC out of next to nothin' at all"....FINGERS CROSSED....!!!

  17. I've always wanted to go to the Farm Chicks event but the long lines always make me change my mind...

  18. Hi Amy,
    That sounds great. I might be doing one also with a Friend of mine. Not to sure of date yet. I really wish I could attend. Don't worry, it will all fall into place.
    xxx Liz

  19. That antique mall in the photo looks overflowing with vintage goodies! Selling and buying at such events is so much fun. Hope you have a great time.


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