Last Saturday was a day I’ve been waiting for since I heard about this great event some time ago – the Fieldstone Vintage Market. I knew it would be right up my alley when I visited their beautiful web site, and I was not disappointed as I entered the gate.
(I was without my better Delish half Cynthia, as she was at her son Ben’s soccer game — so I brought along my other better half, better known as “Papa” these days, and the sweet young man who calls him that, our son Finn.)
Staged in a field behind the amazing Bakerview EcoDairy in Abbotsford, BC, this was an open-air market with tables and booths featuring items local, handmade and vintage.
The weather gods cooperated and the day was lovely. I snapped photos until my battery died, watched with delight as Finn got up close to farm animals and even rode a mini donkey, and bought two things I just couldn’t say no to…but admired and coveted a whole lot more.
I was impressed with the well-curated collection of items that were on offer, and the festive air that was about the event. This isn’t the first event these organizers have put together, though it was the first I’ve been to — and I’ll definitely be a fixture at any more in the future.
Enough preamble though – I’d like to share some new discoveries! I wish I could have taken many more photos and tell you about all of the great folks there, but this will give a good taste of the day.
To the market we go!
Birch and Bird
Pictured here is one half of Birch and Bird, Lily (missing is Rachel). These two wonderful ladies, along with Helinda and Tanya of the Bakerview EcoDairy, are the brains behind the Fieldstone Vintage Market. Visit Birch and Bird‘s web site and etsy shop.
Keeping House & Everything Else
Well now, who is that? Why, it’s our very own photographer extraordinaire, Tracey Ayton! Tracey has a fondness for all things vintage, architecturally-speaking, and so she saves items like corbels and doors from meeting their fate with a wrecking ball, and offers them to people who have just the perfect spot. She also sells, of course, prints of her own wonderful photography.
Pip and Pin
Pip and Pin offers cozy, one of a kind handknit goods.
Naomi Joy Yamamoto is the captain of Flight Path, and I was salivating over all of her fantastic belt buckles. One of these with a simple t-shirt and jeans, worn with boots and a nice scarf? Instant cool. Check out her etsy shop at flightpathdesigns.etsy.com.
Silver Creek Tea
I enjoyed a sample of tea from this great lady – you’ll be able to find her wonderful blends on her Silver Creek Loose Leaf Teas web site soon.
tack woodwork & design
Josh Lindstrom is the talented man behind tack woodwork & design, and, if he says yes, a profile on him will grace our pages some time in the near future.
If you like the look of this booth, and my oh my did I ever, then visit Hopscotch goods for your home. A warning though – you had better like sweet puppies! Owner Noelle Rawlins also has a goodsforyourhome etsy shop with great finds.
Tracey from raggygirlvintage has a great blog full of inspiring images and projects, and an etsy shop with pillows I’m in love with. I have to apologize for Tracey for the photo with the banner growing out of (or poking into) her head…and let her know that the towels I bought (two for $5 each, people!) have found their place in my happy home!
Other scenes from the Market
And finally, our family photo for $5, in a great booth from Jayme Anne Photography. Just after this, Finn kinda trashed the tent like a drunk at a wedding, so we knew it was probably time to take our leave.
Congratulations on a fantastic event to the organizers of Fieldstone Vintage Market, and we’ll see you at the next one!
Live like you mean it,