May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

It seems like this may be one of the most beautiful memorial day weekends we have had in the Northwest. The sun has been shining at almost every waking moment and I've been out enjoying it while hitting up every garage, yard and estate sale I can find in preparation for the Funky Junk Sisters Antique Show, June 13th & 14th. I know I keep bringing it up but that is really where I've been this last few weeks as I've been neglecting my blog. I will be back in the swing of things in a few weeks with more exciting blog posts. In the meantime I wanted to wish you all a Happy Memorial Day!!!

Also, if you are looking for some vintage and antique finds at a discount price then stop by my etsy store where you can take an extra 20% everything!!! The sale is only good for Memorial Day so stop by and browse for a bargain today.

May 17, 2009

Garage Sale Success

Instead of having a sale the week or so ago that I had planned I became overwhelmed and then postponed it to this past weekend. I'm actually quite glad I did as it gave me another week to purge through closets and even pushed my mom and dad to go through some of their long neglected cubbies of stuff. It eneded up making for a pretty large garage sale and we were all very satisfied with the amount stuff we sold.

You can't tell how much stuff is here based on this picture but it was dripping items all the way out into the driveway.

Of all the items that sold at the garage though I was suprised that not a single person was interested in this darling antique cane back couch of my moms. Wishing I had a space for it myself...anyone interested? :0)

It was also gorgeous both Friday and Saturday and it felt so good to be outside without a jacket. I half wished I was out hitting up the garage sales myself. In fact within moments of closing my garage sale on Saturday I found the most awesome cabinet on Craigslist that I went to get and also plan on taking to the Funky Junk Sisters show...stay tuned.

Off to Jury Duty tomorrow! Wish me luck!

May 8, 2009

Friday Flea Market

Prepping for a garage sale this afternoon and maybe Saturday so I only have a few moments but I wanted to take a moment to pop into blog land and say hello!

A lot is on my plate this next month including moving (will share more about that later), prepping for the Funky Junk Sisters Show, Jury Duty (oh joy!) and looking for a secondary income (hopefully just part-time for now). Will share more on all of the above but at the moment I just wanted to update you on Friday Flea Market as some of you may be wondering where it's been. The Friday Flea Market has changed some of their criteria so I will not be posting new items here each Friday. I am still part of Friday Flea Market but will now just be posting my items in my Etsy store which you are always welcome to stop by and browse!

Back to the garage for me! Happy weekend to you!

May 6, 2009

Antique, Vintage, Handmade Shows - May & June

I'm a few days late in posting this for May since we are already to the 6th but don't worry there are still multiple events and shows to enjoy!
If you live in the Spokane, WA area and are out hitting the garage sales this weekend you have to stop by the Sisters Sale...the Farm Chicks have recommended this so I'm sure it will be fab! I was trying to figure out a way to make it there myself but duty called me back to reality.
May 16th is the Snohomish Antiques & Arts Faire visit the Faded Elegance blog for more info.

Then there is the monthly Tarte Event May 23rd in Oregon City, OR that started a few months ago.

June 6th & 7th is the Farm Chicks show in Spokane, WA. My mom and I went to this last year and we stayed downtown Spokane. Our first day there we got up early and headed straight to this event. After standing in line in the pouring down rain and cold with the wind blowing it sideways for over a half hour we debated if it was going to be worth it. Once we got in we realized how glad we were we held out! I think we only bought 2 items but the experience itself was great. My mom and I had a blast. Not sure I'll make it again this year but I will surely miss it if I don't. Highly recommend this show!

I am super excited about the Funky Junk Sisters Antique Show & Flea Market June 13th and 14th in Puyallup, WA! Not only for the reason that I am going to be a vendor at the show but I look forward to meeting all the other wonderful vendors that are going to be there. Check out some of them here. Make sure to mark your calendar for this event...would love to see you there!

This is just a few of the events happening the next couple months. Feel free to browse around my calendar and click on an event for more info.

Do you know of any other events, shows, sales I have missed in the greater Pacific NW area (WA, OR, ID even CA)? Let me know and I will add it to the list....totally free promotion for your event! If you are going to be a vendor at a specific show let me know that too and I can leave a link to your blog or website on the listing. You can also log in to my calendar with your google account and add your own comments about any given event.

Happy Bargain Hunting!!!