Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WildHare Vintage Flea

Getting ready for the WildHare Vintage Flea
I am really lucky to have among my cherished friends a talented (actually multi-talented) photographer and writer! I would love to thank Candis Schow for all of her hard work. She gathered "stuff" from all over my house to set up her photo shoot. It was almost dark when she took this photo and we lit the whole front yard with shop lights! I felt very special.....so thanks Candis. You will be able to meet her in her booth, Alice and Hatter at the Vintage Flea!!! Enter Jenn Wilhelm who just happened to be going home from a shoot that she was doing at Channel 6....and had a whole truck load of fun "merchandise" that "just might" be in her Lively Grace booth at the WildHare Vintage Flea.....we had such fun. I have to admit, that I liked the way one little corner of my basement looked so much after Candis finished her magic that I have yet to put anything away!!!

And.....these are a few of my favorite things!
Don't you agree......how could anyone want this to look any different?!!! I love everything in this photo and the great news is that I bought almost everything from estate sales, flea markets, yard sales and antique stores. Many were gifts from lovely friends who know just what I like!!! 

Well......I have digressed almost to the point of no return!!!

My whole intention tonight was to give a shout out about the WildHare Vintage Flea!

First of all.....did you notice the name change? I am in love with the name and feel like it is a great start to a new look and feel for the fleamarket. 

We are back to having two buildings and in a matter of days all of the vendor spaces were filled....many new vendors and many of the same vendors that have been with me from the start. They will all bring the wonderful merchandise that you have come to enjoy and expect when you spend the day shopping at the WildHare Vintage Flea.

One of my favorite days is load-in day when I get to be reunited with old friends that I haven't seen since the market in March. It is kind of a mad house from sun up to way after sun set...trucks and trailers arriving.....figuring out how to back in (sometimes I can't even look) some vendors wanted to be in the Big Blue Barn because you can just drive through...vendors setting up.....chatting and laughing...decorating their spaces...looking at each other's merchandise and even shopping from each other. Sort of your typical family reunion gone crazy!!! We are a lucky bunch that is for sure.....and I am grateful for each and every one of them!!!

I LOVE this old girl........it is even older than me!!!
I hope that all of you reading this will come and visit us at the WildHare Vintage Flea......and that you will tell your friends or better yet, bring them with you!

We will once again be at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. In Building B....and the Big Blue Barn. I have no hesitation to say, that I think it will be the best market that we have ever had!

I would love to have some contests that will make it even more fun and exciting for our fabulous customers. Last year we gave away "WildHare Money" and we gave away free admittance........and we had a contest where several of you were able to get into the market not only free, but an hour early!!! Give me some ideas in the next week or so what you would like to win! I will see if we can fit that in!!!

Here are the basics: WildHare Vintage Flea
                               Bannock County Fairgrounds
                               Friday September 20th 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
                               Saturday September 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                               Admission is $2.00 and kids 12/under are free
                               Food and Beverages available on site
                               Always plenty of free parking

Come spend the day..........bring a friend with a truck cause they are the best kind...and really....friends don't let friends shop a fleamarket alone......can't wait to see you there! It will be a blast...........

Don't forget to leave a comment about the kind of contest that would make you happy!!!