May 27, 2013

An Enchanted Spring Market by The Vintage Farmhouse

Zionsville, IN


What a weekend this has been! 

I am honored to have been invited as a special guest at The Vintage Farmhouse ~ Enchanted Spring Market


Event was hosted by The Vintage Farmhouse owner Nicki Winkles. She had hosted smaller sales before but this was her first venture in hosting a market on a larger scale. And I think it was a huge success for a first.
The vendors picked were a great mix of flea, farmhouse, shabby chic and fabulous work by artisans as well. 
I sat at the entrance welcoming everyone while introducing myself. It was so much fun to meet people whom I have previously connected with. I find I do crave the personal connection in my work and this market was a great opportunity to put a face to so many names I have communicated with before. 

Vendors came from all over the eastern states, as far south as Florida.

Click on images for a larger view.


It was fun connecting with the vendors as well, chatting about our work. Doing shows like these is a lot of work but it is a small price to pay to be able to do what you love and make money from it, travel to different places and meet new people too. That is how I sum up my experience of this past weekend. I drove 8 hours back home thinking to myself it was worth every effort and will do this again anytime if life permits.



 Photos show several shots from booths and vignettes in the market 

Vendor's List
All My Musings
Almost Gemini
A Whim & A Prayer
Ella E
Femme Petal
Finders Keepers
Get Lathered
Herbs & Clay
Herb Girl & Vintage
Junkey Monkeys
Junk Situation
Lucci Wallis Shop
My So Called Junky Life
Paper Lace Creations
Passion Into Mission
Rust 2 Bling
Sundaz & Sister
The Vintage Farmhouse
Unexpected Elegance
Vintage Jewels
Paris Rags













It was also fun seeing our visitors excitedly walking around the vendors and gasping at displays... watching them loading up trucks with their new finds, so happy with their great buy and excited about what they have in mind for their new piece of furniture. 



Nicki enjoyed it too. This is a beginning of something. She did say she plans to host more markets in the future so do go to her blog at http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/ and follow her to stay posted with up-coming events. 

Don't forget that I am also hosting an Vintage Charming marketplace event this October in Forest, VA.
More details can be found here: http://vintagecharmingmarketplace.blogspot.com/
We are still excepting vendors sign-ups. I am pumped for another fabulous event and hope to see many of you there.


Con Amore,
Sonia Crouse

10 comments:

Herbgirl said...

What a beautiful post of a beautiful event. It was a thrill being a vendor among such talented and creative people and you are so right, Sonia, that the personal connection makes what we do ever more special.

Hugs and Herbal Blessings,
Mandy / Herbgirl And Vintage

Theresa said...

What a lovely event with fine pictures.

Congratulations!

Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Sandi said...

Looks like it was amazing!! Sure hope to go next year!!!

Tammy said...

Great pictures Sonia! I was happy to be a vendor at this lovely event, and your pictures will help keep this event a beautiful memory!
I was glad I had a chance to talk to you (I was near the road at the top of the hill). Thanks for traveling to this market!
Tammy

Shabby Jen said...

Sonia, what gorgeous pictures!!! Nicki, one of these days I hope to join in on the fun.
What fabulous vignettes all the vendors put together! Made it all look too irresistible!!! I hope they sold tons!! And to top it all off you all had wonderful weather!! Sonia, again, top notch photos!! You rock girl!!! And great blogging too!!! Tootles!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful event she put together...thanks for sharing these great photos for us that couldn't make it!

Angela said...

Sonia, it was so nice meeting you! I hope we can stay in touch and meet again soon!
Hugs,
Angela

Emmvelope said...

Beautiful photography! Love your vintage style so much! Would mean a lot if you would check out my new blog!
Find it at: emmvelope.blogspot.co.uk

Thanks so much!!
~Emily

lynn said...

it was so enchanting walking around all the pretty booths, --thanks for bringing such great vendors to the area:)

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