Saturday, June 05, 2010


As you entered you were first greeted by this darling old Carnation milk truck...charming and needs to go on a story quilt for sure! Remember when milk, eggs, ice cream and cheese were delivered to your door? How nice would that be now?

Below is the man-cave where men yawned or slept or sat by the "stuff" women took over. It was pretty funny and I only took a photo of a protion of it.

A clever cake made of parts! Isn't this wonderful? There were so many good ideas for your house and so many cute things.

OH LALA! Here a French lady takes a break in the middle of wild sales and thrilled customers. There is so much GOOD stuff there! Do you think that her entire lunch was pickles? A woman after my own heart.

Sometimes the outfits were better than the antiques! I couldn't catch this lady to take a proper photo!

Below is the "GRAND POOBAH" (Selena) signing "Fram Chicks" cook book-I recommend it. I couldn't get close to her as you can see.

This lady from Seattle is eating a carmelita bar and she says "thumbs up" if her thumbs were free that is!

The ladies below were selling carmelita bars and brownies. By everyone's comments they were outstanding! I brought home the carmelita bars for a surprise for Mark-we'll see what he says after dinner. :0)

These red and white polka dot clothes were hanging above the dessert ladies

OK, sometimes it is just fun to look around and see who would be fun to hang out with! I loved this darling lady's hat and outfit!

I adore that cottage green color...beautiful!

Lots of shabby chic there! Crystals, jewelry,feathers,white white white....

I took the photo below because there was a tree in the middle and little birds nests with moss on them and I thought this was pretty creative- click on this photo and look at the face of the woman hiding in the midst of all of made me laugh. If you want to see details and you should you can click and see the amazing things for sale. If I can find time tomorrow, I plan to go back and go to Art Fest with my camera in tow. It is my little Grandson's second birthday and so Mark and I are going over and giving him a new baseball mitt, a little tackle box for fishing (he has been fishing since he was one) and some pails to make sand castles with his cousins this summer. My daughter is making my favorite breakfast dish-John Wayne casserole....yum yum!

I am a sucker for anything with cherries and this little linen hand towel called out to me. I had a wild idea that I think I am going to do. Next year for Farm Chicks sale, I think I might offer a retreat to make a story quilt of old linens, "stuff", buttons and all kinds of treasures. I am thinking of having people fly in to Spokane, stay close to my house, go to the sale and then go to the art center and work on some fun things with funky techniques and treasures you find. Does this sound like something you would like to do? It could be an awesome girlfriend bonding time. Let me know what you think. Hoochy blocks and flower blocks or story quilts?

I adore anything made of yoyo's and this chair looked comfy and the pillow was really cute- but I wanted it in reds, cheddars and blacks-I wanna make one but time is my enemy this summer. :0)

Twirly Girl skirts...this was a rack filled with darling little girls skirts that they would be welcome to twirl in- so cute and in all sizes too!

Do you like what you see? Me too! So many good things.

i THOUGHT THIS WAS THE CUTEST IDEA FOR PLANTS! Many farm tools were turned into planters and holders....very fun and oh so creative!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more photos of the fun and see what I came home with!


Sandi said...

What a great event Mary Lou, what are the date for it, the first weekend in June?

I just might have to make sure I come down and visit and play some more with you.

I thought yur were talking about the Dixie Chicks, and then wondered why you had Farm Chicks!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time from the looks of the photos. Thanks for sharing and Yes next year at this time would be great to have a retreat and to visit the Farm Chicks and the Museum. I am tying now to make my Hoochy Mama BEES.
Robin in Leavenworth,WA

Pam said...

I think I could get in trouble there!!Thanks for sharing

Barb said...

Wish I had been there! Looks like a blast - my kind of party - thanks for sharing these photos!
loved the man cave

Maggie Grate said...

I so wanted to come to the sale this year and would love to tie it in next year with a retreat. I say go for it!

WoolenSails said...

That is quite the show, lots of wonderful and fun things to buy. Are you collecting thimbles that you find or....? When you go to Maine, you have to hit the antique stores in the area, always lots of goodies.


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

wow! I wanna be there!!! hope you found some goodies!!

pat sloan said...

this looks like SUCH FUN!!!

I've read their blog forever and have wanted to go so bad!

Mz Mary Lou I'm emailing you in FB.. so look for it..have a question

pat sloan said...

Mary Lou I've read about this event for years.. how fun you get to go!!!

LOVE what you bought too...

look for a FB email from me. have a question... hugs!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

OH, I want to go to this show so badly and even more now after your photos! I think my favourite two photos were the polka dot clothes over the desserts and the man cave- how fun! This show is on my bucket list of things to do before I'm gone :) thanks for the photos