For years I
have been making the five hour drive from Seattle to The Farm Chicks Show in
Spokane, Washington. As soon as I would
leave the show on Sunday, I was planning my trip for the next year. There was something about going there that
had me on a Farm Chicks high for weeks afterwards. I was inspired to try
something new, anxious to see my new friends that I had met there, and jonesing
for more blog updates. It was crazy! My husband would be so sick of listening
to me go on and on about The Farm Chicks show that eventually he was happy to see
me leave on some other junkin adventure… for as long as I wanted to be gone.
after attending The Farm Chicks show, I was having cocktails with friends and
spreading the Farm Chicks word. When all
at once my friends started saying “I
want to go” “let me know and I’ll go with.”
Then I started talking with more people about Farm Chicks and everyone
wanted to go. So I thought “what if we
take a bus full of new Farm Chick followers?”
So Come Junk With Us was
This year’s show
was the first time I had organized that many people for 3 days. I was
responsible for them having a good time, making sure they had everything they
needed and getting all their treasures home safely. This was a different show for me now. I
didn’t leave with the same Farm Chicks high as I usually did. This year it was more like a Farm Chicks
It’s been a
couple weeks now, and I’m starting to get my Farm Chicks high. I know you’re sitting there thinking “why
figured out what it is about the Farm Chicks that gets me all “preachin the
It’s not the
fabulous displays of goods by some of the most talented vendors that travel
from all over, and it’s not buying a “one of a kind” item. It’s the friendships that are made. It’s
seeing my friends become friends with people they just met. It’s seeing what evolves from those
meetings. Art retreats are formed,
smaller shows are put together, business partners are made and the bringing
together of people who have the same passion, love and artistic sole for
junkin. This is what I love about Farm
Cindy and Ginny
Ginny ended up introducing me to a few ladies that I soon will be working with
on a little project. I’m so excited
about this project.
Donna and Shanon sharing a dessert.
Kay and Julie chatting. They knew each other from
years ago, but had lost touch with each other and just happen to meet up again on
New friends Jill and Stephanie from Canada.
Even my Dad got sucked in to the whole experience of Farm
Chicks. He’s still talking about what a neat lady Antonya was.
This was T R O U B L E!
These three clicked as friends before we even left the parking lot in
Seattle. On the way home I heard them
making plans to get their families together and spend a weekend at Coastal Nest in Pacific Beach,
More friends pictures
Two of my very favorite ladies Michele and Charity………. Are now friends.
Elaine of Tinker
Verve and I have really only talked
on the phone and through email. It was
fun to spend some time with this very special talented woman. She and I will be
attending The Creative Connection
Event together in September along
with Amber from Tres Birds Photography.
Me with Gladys and Celia of June Bug. I met these
ladies last year and when I decided to plan a trip to Farm Chicks for 30 of my
new friends I knew immediately these ladies where who I needed to get to help
in planning my trip to Farm Chicks. I
was soooooooooo right!
One of my most very favorite ladies. We met at Farm Chicks 3
years ago. Joy is someone who inspired me, always told me to be me, and to do
what I love.
If you have never met Joy
of Auntie Joy , you need to make sure you do next time you have the
Deb of Retreat
Design is another talented woman who
I met through Farm Chicks and blogging.
She has been a source of encouragement, help, and just giving me an ear
when I need one.
There is a reason Cindy of The Queen of Tarte and I live 5
hours away from each other. We knew when
we met that The Junkin Gods would prefer to keep us separated. We don’t get to see each other very often
but when we do we have a lot of fun.
This is Kal of Keeping it Bella. She and I became very good friends 3 years
ago at Farm Chicks over the purchase of a shopping cart from Lisa at A Thing For Roses. I bought it, she wanted it, I let her admire
it. We ended keeping in touch from that
day on and have become very good friends.
I also became very good friends with Lisa who sold me that shopping
These were all my peeps!
It’s been fun for me over the last couple weeks to see them
become friends on Facebook, asking me for contact information for one another,
contacting me about projects, and of course, just seeing this group of strangers
now great friends.
Here ‘s to you Farm
The lines were long, it was crowded, you may have not got
what you wanted as far as fabulous junk, BUT……… we left with something more
valuable than you can put a price on……. Friendship!
Thank you to Tres
Birds Photography for the great pictures