Tuesday, June 10, 2008

FARM CHICKS EXTRAVAGANZA PART I!

Well, we're finally back from an amazing time at Farm Chicks. Isabel and I both sold lots of stuff, met some awesome new friends, had lots of laughs with existing friends, and bought some fun things too. We got home at 3:00am on Monday morning and were exhausted. I have lots of pics to share, but wish I had taken even more. Every booth at this show was just incredible and Serena and Terri (the show's organizers and Country Living Magazine contributing editors) were so sweet and welcoming.

We got to Spokane about mid day on Friday and immediately began setting up our booths. Usually Isabel and I mix our stuff up when we do shows, but this time we decided to try something new and each have our own booths right next to each other. It worked out very well and we may have to try to do this again for future shows.






Here is a picture of our booth right before we left Friday night to head to the hotel for some much needed rest. Go ahead and click on it for a better
view.




More pictures of my booth.



















Some shots of Isabel's booth



Loved this sweet lamp Isabel made from an old coffee pot and spoons. Just adorable. She could have sold it ten times.


Here is Cindy in her booth.

Sweet Tammy in her booth.

A shot of Joy's booth.


This is Vicky. Isn't she cute? She is the Manager of Monticello, the antique mall where Isabel and I have our booth. Her booth at Farm Chicks was right across from us.
And last but certainly not least, here is Heather. (On the left) Her booth was amazing! Eye candy in every little inch of her space. I bought a couple things from her, but I wish I got a whole lot more. I really enjoyed spending time getting to know Heather more. You may remember we met a couple times before, most recently on my trip south at the Long Beach Flea. She was so sweet and so funny! Loved the joke about working her "asphalt off."

There were so many other wonderful people that I met/saw at Farm Chicks that I didn't get pictures of which I regret. I want to do a shout out to Timi, my new BFF and her entourage, Sue Rowley and her adorable husband, Colleen, who doesn't have a blog, but is a devoted reader and sometime commenter on mine, Suzie, my good friend Kate's, big sis, Adrienne, my other new BFF from Reno and I know I'm forgetting some people, but Saturday was crazy busy in our booth and I know some people came in to say hi and now I'm forgetting. Ugh!

This post is getting really long and I must scadoodle to finish packing for our family trip tomorrow. On my next post I will tell you a little more about the things I sold and show you some pictures of what I bought at Farm Chicks. I'll be back from my trip, rested and ready to get busy for my next big show which is the Portland, Antique Expo. July 12/13th. If you're in the area, I highly recommend this show. It's huge and always a good place to find some great stuff. Have a great week and I'll be back soon.

29 comments:

Connie said...

You two are adorable!! Love the "petticoat", lovey! I wish I could have driven up for this but hubby has to go to Coeur d'Alene next week and wouldn't drive up. *Sigh*.........

Just found you and gonna put you on my favorites list! WOW.... just tooo cute, sweet chickadee!

Smoochies,
Connie
http://connie-livingbeautifully.blogspot.com

Timi said...

THANK YOU!!! You are so freakin nice! It's infectious to be around you, how could you not be my new BFF???? Even if you don't want to be my friend I'm going to stalk you! :-)

Can't wait to hear about your much needed vacation.
Timi

Debbie said...

Lisa, It was fun seeing you. I am so glad that you were successful at the Farm Chicks. Your booth looked wonderful!

Iris said...

Wow it looked like a blast! More pics please.The whole deal looked Fab. Thanks for the pics and have a great vacation. Happy Junken Trails

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Oh my goodness!! I wish I could have been there! I would have wanted to buy it all!! You ladies have the best vintage goodies!!
Michelle

Coleen said...

Hey Lisa!!!

it was so fun to meet you and Isabel at the Farm Chicks Show...I put a picture of you and me on my flickr....you lil cutie-pie!

XOXO,
Coleen
www.flickr.com/photos/weefae

laurie said...

Lisa
Glad you had so much fun at the show...as a shopper I had a blast. Your spot looked so fun and happy. Found an awesome place to eat if you ever do another Farm Chicks event!
Have a great vacation!

Pat said...

Well, you are back! I know you are tired, but hope you DID have a great time. I missed reading your blog, but knew you'd make it interesting when you got back.....the photos are GREAT! I only wish I could have transported myself there by wiggling my nose!!! What wonderful things to look at and you girls look like you are having a ball. Good for you all...Pat at birdnestontheground

Stephanie said...

Saw you there, had a great time and didnt want to leave Farm Chicks. I still am looking at my pics and missing it bad!!
Glad to hear you had good luck there, it didnt look like you or Joy had much to pack back home! Which is a good thing !!

Take Care and get some rest :)
Stephanie

GNG Girl said...

Ohhhhhh geez! I live in Washington & I NEED to know more about this Farm Chicks Show!!! I'm stuttering, it looks so darn cool, I must plan now for next year! HA! I stumbled across your blog & love what I see! Thanx in advance for any FCS info you're willing to share!
Lisa in WA~

southern queen bee said...

Just came across your blog,LOVE IT.
My dad spends the summers in Washington, was thinking of visiting in Aug. Will there be a Farm Chicks then? MISSY

Linda said...

What great pictures of this wonderful show. Loved seeing all the booths and meeting such great gals.

Love your booth and saw several things I would have loved to buy. Glad you did well and found some goodies too. Hugs, Linda

Branderella said...

This looks like so much fun! I cant wiat til next year!

Natasha Burns said...

Lisa it looks like you girls all had so much fun and you all looked great! I would have loved to have been there!!!

Jillian said...

Oh wow, I'd love to go there!

Stop on over to my blog...I'm having a 100th post giveaway!

Jillian

polka dot rose said...

hi lisa,
your photos are so much fun. i love that they can be enlarged so we can all see the fabulous details. i felt like i was right there shopping...you almost had me reaching for my wallet! maybe we can make it up there next year...
karla
polka dot rose

Jennifer said...

WOW...looks like a dream come true!!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lisa, y'all look like you are having the absolute time of your lives. How FUN to meet everyone and to get to buy and sell. I spy many, many yummy things to buy - love the brown drawer piece in your space. I know how hard it is to pull this all together and your efforts truely shine. shine shine shine! Maybe next year I can come and shop.

xo
Becky

Laura said...

HI Lisa, it was a pleasure meeting you and Isabel at Farm Chicks,I loved the Tickled Pink booth it was smashing!!! and I'm glad you convinced me on the "petticoat" I'm going to wear it to the grand opening of "Vintage Pretty" show in my sleeply little town. HOpe to perk them all up with the Farm Chick's style! HOpe you're back next year, I'll be there but this time I'm bringing a big truck! Take care, Laura

miss gracies house said...

It looks and sounds like you guys had a terific time! Awesome booth!
Rene'

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

wow wish I could come to these shows, saw so many things I love just in the photos. Especially that pink button back chair divine!!
alicia ~ time worn style

Adrienne said...

Lisa,
Thanks for your shout out to me!! I so enjoyed meeting you too and hope maybe we can meet up again before the next Farm Chicks show! You need to do The Tumbleweed Cotillion show! We will let you know when the next one is. Take care and let's keep in touch!!

Adrienne

Sarah said...

oh my! Every thing looks TO DIE FOR!
Sarah
Vintage Lily

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

It looks like you had soo much fun!! I will have to go next year!!Love the shopping cart you made!! xo Britt :-)

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !!! That just looks like an amazing time ! What fun !! Every one of the shops is so up my alley ~
LOVE IT !!
xoxo,
Lori

Sandra Evertson said...

Looks absolutely Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Joy said...

What afab post - almost like I was there! I loved looking at the pics inlarge size - so much to see!

Joy

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my gosh! I have got to go to Farm Chicks some day!! I have never seen so many pretty things that I want to buy in one place!!! Yikes, I'd better start saving!

Halo Hill said...

Absolutely awesome, Lisa! It looks like you had a blast!

Sheila