Whether you’re planning a summer party with friends or a casual country wedding, it’s the extra little details that can make all the difference.  Don’t hesitate to pull out your favorite furniture pieces to use as clean-up stations, and to use fine linen napkins for your meal.  Mix casual and elegant, junky and fancy – but most of all, just have fun!


Wild rosehips fill a vintage dairy cooler atop atop an old dough table.  A funky enamelware tub will hold used silverware, the wired wheeled market basket a gathering spot for used linen napkins, and a chippity old wood box serves as a recycling receptacle:

An old washer is used as the gathering place for plates on one side and canning jar “glasses” on the other:

Chicken feeders make perfect vases:

Vintage silverware is placed atop linen napkins and tied off with strips of cheery calico:


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.