Sunday, 15 April 2012

Scout Handmade + Vintage Market 1st Dibs Night...

Please join us for an exclusive 1st Dibs evening of shopping, wine + cheese, sweet treats, live entertainment and so much more!  Many of our talented handmade and vintage vendors sell one-of-a-kind items and tickets for this evening will be limited to 150 lucky guests.  Sip and savor while you shop, far ahead of Saturday's crowds!

Each visitor will receive a gift bag upon arrival, compliments of our sponsors and select vendors, and will also have the chance to bid on a selection of fabulous silent auction items, with full proceeds going to support Life Recovery.  Don't miss out on your chance to join us on Friday night!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Come Visit Us at Scout Handmade + Vintage Market!

Please join us for our fourth market of the year, Scout Handmade + Vintage Market, on May 25th-26th, 2012! We're excited to feature 50 very talented handmade + vintage vendors at the Parallel Marketplace, 1920 North Parallel Road in Abbotsford, BC (across from Thrifty Foods). See you there!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Fieldstone Vintage Market

The Bakerview EcoDairy and Birch + Bird Vintage Home Interiors are thrilled to announce the Fieldstone Vintage Market!  Join us for an open air market at the EcoDairy on September 24th, 2011 for a unique marketplace experience of all things vintage and handmade.  Stay tuned for more information and vendor application details...

Blog:  Fieldstone Vintage Market (under construction)
Twitter:  FieldstoneVM

Thursday, 2 June 2011

More Photos...

We managed to take a few photos right as the doors were opening last Saturday. Actually, the doors were already physically open and some of our vendors made their first sales before we were even open for business! Shortly after 9am, the schoolhouse was packed and taking pictures became next to impossible so if you don't see your booth, we apologize! If you have photos, please send them to us at birchandbird(at)gmail(dot)com and we will be sure to post photos of as many of our vendor displays as possible.

Also, if you attended The Old School Market as a visitor, we would love to hear your comments, questions and feedback. Click here to answer a few short questions on our first Market Visitor Survey. Your answers will be completely anonymous (even to us) and will not be shared unless you give us permission to share them in the future. This feedback will help us so much in planning future editions of The Old School Market. Thank you!

Market Day Photos

What a week! We've been enjoying the afterglow of last Saturday's events for days and couldn't be happier with the success of our first vintage and handmade market! For all of you wonderful customers who made the journey to Clayburn Village (some from as far as Calgary, Merritt and the Island!), thank you ever so much for your support and kind words. We are truly overwhelmed by how many visitors we had at the schoolhouse and by all of the positive feedback that we continue to receive about The Old School Market. Our lovely vendors really pulled out all of the stops when planning out their gorgeous displays. 

Jayme Lang of Jayme Anne Photography managed to weave through the crowds and capture several photos of most of the booths...if you don't see yours, it's probably because they were surrounded by happy customers! Stay tuned...we'll be adding more photos over the next couple of days.

Aren't they beautiful? Everyone took so much care in their displays and we absolutely love the vintage touches mixed in throughout. And everybody loves free samples, especially marshmallows...thanks Tina!

Pretty, right? We were so thrilled by how varied each display was and loved watching customers' eyes light up when they found that special something to take home with them. If only we'd had more time to shop!

Customers were so friendly and excited to join the throngs in the schoolhouse. They braved rain, tricky village parking and a few brave mamas even maneuvered strollers with toddlers in tow! We were happy to recognize more than a few ladies who spent several hours browsing to their hearts content.

From buttons and linens to tutus and dolls, from clothing and jewelry to vintage home decor and curiosities, there was so much to see and most customers did at least 2 rounds of the room to be sure they didn't miss a thing. Sad that you missed out? Be sure to check out the links of all of our vendors on the left.
All photos courtesy of Jayme Anne Photography

Lots to look at but hopefully this gives you at least a taste of what our day at the schoolhouse was like. Missed out this time 'round? Don't fret...due to popular demand, we've already set our planning wheels in motion for the second edition of The Old School Market! More details to come...

Lily + Rachel

Thursday, 26 May 2011

To Market We Go!

It's hard to believe that market day has finally arrived! Planning on making the trip to Abbotsford but not quite sure what to bring? We put together a list of local businesses and market must-haves to make your day extra special! Click here for directions to the schoolhouse. See you Saturday!
Illustration by Dionne Christiansen

What to Bring:
Reusable Tote Bag(s)
Cash (most vendors will be cash only)
Comfortable Shoes
A Truck (if you're looking for furniture!)
Friends (they make everything better!)

Where to Eat:

More Shopping:

Other Local Attractions :
(*Hint-one of our favourite junk barns is on this list...but don't tell anyone!)

Where to Send Your Husband:

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Final Countdown!

It's hard to believe but Market Day is only a few days away! We couldn't be more excited and are expecting a big turnout. Be sure to invite all of your friends and encourage them to carpool, as parking is limited in Clayburn Village. Also, most of our vendors will be accepting cash only so come prepared :)
We've all been working hard and can't wait to see The Old School Market in action. See you on Saturday!