THE FC VINTAGE FAIR

The Making of the Home Sweet Home Poster

The Making of the Home Sweet Home Poster

The Farm Chicks Fair theme this year is "Home Sweet Home" and I've had a lot of fun bringing the theme together in this year's poster. I'd had the idea in my mind about featuring the back of a dollhouse with a hand shown, placing a piece of furniture to show the scale...

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The 2016 Farm Chicks Fair Pre-Show Party

The 2016 Farm Chicks Fair Pre-Show Party

My friend, Jenny, and I were talking about it'd be fun to participate in The Farm Chicks Fair again this year. Last year she did a couple of book signings and it was really fun to have her.  So I put on my thinking cap and thought it'd be so great to invite her to be...

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A Re-Cap of The Farm Chicks Fair 2016

A Re-Cap of The Farm Chicks Fair 2016

This year's Farm Chicks Fair has come and gone. The "County Fair" theme was too much fun and I enjoyed incorporating the theme into The Farm Chicks space. In addition to the cotton candy entryway arch that was created to feel like the entrance gates at a county fair,...

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Great Displays at The Farm Chicks Fair

Great Displays at The Farm Chicks Fair

I love a good retail display. As a young girl, I was a big fan of a store in my little town of Yreka, California, named Directions. There was a lady there by the name of Yoni who would create really great window displays that I would just stop and stare at. Later, in...

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The Farm Chicks Adventure

The Farm Chicks Adventure

For the last several years, my friend Katelynhas visited The Farm Chicks Fair, documenting it in her own special style. This year she did a great job capturing this year's ADVENTURE theme. Fun in line before the fair: Special little moments during the fair: The book...

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Behind the Scenes of The Farm Chicks 2015

Behind the Scenes of The Farm Chicks 2015

The 2015 Farm Chicks Fair was a lot of fun to pull together, especially with this year's "ADVENTURE" theme. My inspiration came from Moonrise Kingdom, Peter Pan, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and author Thornton Burgess. I usually conceive and create everything for Farm Chicks,...

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Making The Farm Chicks 2015 Promo Campaign

Making The Farm Chicks 2015 Promo Campaign

This year I commissioned the talented Karli Ingersollfor the 2015 Farm Chicks Faircampaign. My theme was "Adventure". Karli liked the idea of creating a poster with a multi-layer textured effect and it really came through. Patches, stitching, fabrics, and papers were...

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Scenes From The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair

Scenes From The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair

I love the spirit in the air at The Farm Chicks Fair each year. Groups of friends, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, families, and Curators happy to share their creativity and style through the goods they so carefully gather and curate all year, leading up to...

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The Farm Chicks Fair Birdhouse Display

The Farm Chicks Fair Birdhouse Display

One of my very favorite parts of The Farm Chicks Vintage Fair each year is coming up with a theme and then carrying it through every aspect of the show all leading up to the installation display at the main entrance. It is SO FUN for me. This year's event had a birds...

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MEET SERENA!

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.

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