Friday, 17 February 2012

Coming Events

Rachel and Lily of Birch + Bird are pleased to announce Scout Handmade + Vintage Market in Abbotsford on May 25th-26th. Located in the Parallel Marketplace, at 1920 North Parallel Road, we’re thrilled to feature 50 very talented local sellers, live entertainment and a special 1st Dibs evening of wine and cheese. Tickets for the Friday evening will be available on April 15th and Saturday will be open to the public for a small admission, with partial proceeds going to Life Recovery.
Stay tuned for more upcoming events from the Bakerview EcoDairy and we’ll see you later this Spring!

Sunday, 29 January 2012

A Change of Course...

We know that many of you have been eagerly watching for an announcement for our Spring market plans. Due to our unpredictable and damp West Coast weather, we have decided not to hold an outdoor market at the Bakerview EcoDairy at this time. We had such amazing sunshine at our Fall showand we even stayed dry at Christmas so we didn’t want to push our luck by moving forward with a Spring market under the tents. But we will be sure to broadcast the news of any future editions of Fieldstone Vintage Market here and on our Facebook page.

The Bakerview EcoDairy has many exciting plans for the Spring and for the year to come and is always a great place to bring the family year round. Stay tuned to their website for news of future events at the dairy. The Birch + Bird girls will be busy blogging about their vintage adventures while stocking theirEtsy shop and you can check in with them about future handmade + vintage markets. In the meantime, be sure to check out the many other artisans, small businesses and events in your area and don’t forget to shop local!
Tanya + Helinda (The Bakerview EcoDairy) and Lily + Rachel (Birch + Bird)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Our Day at the Christmas Market!

Has it already been a week since our Christmas market? It’s hard to believe that it’s come and gone already! Thankfully, Jayme Lang wa on hand to take some gorgeous photos of Fieldstone Vintage Market for those of you who weren’t able to make it to the EcoDairy this time ’round. Although the sun decided not to shine down on us and it was just a wee bit colder than our Fall show, it was still an amazing day for vendors and customers alike! Jayme and Jessica MacDonald of Trove Vintage Rentals & Handmade Affairs set up an adorable vintage living room for their photo booth under the tents and it was filled with so many great treasures that it was tough to keep eager shoppers out! But in between portraits, Jayme was able to weave her way through the crowds and give you all a glimpse of Fieldstone….
With so many glittering baubles, handmade gifts and excited shoppers, it was impossible not to get into the Christmas spirit! The EcoDairy was once again an ideal location and added to the festive mood with  fresh cut trees, hot cider, and even the sounds of bleating goats and gobbling turkeys in the petting zoo!
Feel sad that you missed out on the fun or wish you’d purchased a few more goodies? Don’t fret…many of our vendors have online shops or sell their goods in other local stores. Be sure to visit our vendor page and take a browse through their links…you may even find a little something for your own stocking!
Despite the clouds and the cold, we had a fabulous day and are so happy that Jayme was able to capture the majority of our vendors’ lovely wares. There are a few display pics missing but the tents filled up quickly and we had many a determined shopper sneak in early to get a glimpse, making it tough to take photos. We’ll be posting more on our Facebook page as everyone downloads their cameras this weekend so be sure to check in for more!
Each edition of Fieldstone Vintage Market has been everything we’ve hoped it would be and oh-so-much more! We’ve met so many amazing people and have been endlessly inspired by our vendors and by  the sense of community that magically happens when a group of like-minded people come together in one space. Rachel and I have received a number of emails since our Fall market asking us how we’ve gone about organizing and marketing our shows and we love the fact that at least a few people have been encouraged to put together similar events after seeing our efforts. Creativity is contagious, don’t you think? The handmade and vintage movement is making a big comeback and we are thrilled to play even a tiny part in it. Anne Godefroy recently wrote a very interesting article that we read about the boom of local markets in the Vancouver area…you can read it here. We’re hoping to make it to the One of a Kind Show on Sunday and Got Craft? has put together a great list of other local events and upcoming shows to check out before Christmas…
Photo op! From left to right, the Fieldstone Team…Helinda Vanderkooi, Lily Ellis (me!), Rachel Janzen and Tanya Curtis. We all look a wee bit cold, don’t we?!
All photos by Jayme Anne Photography.
Thanks again to all 28 of our beautiful vendors, to the Bakerview EcoDairy for hosting us and the hoards of visitors, to the Reach Gallery and Trout Hatchery for putting together fun activities for the kids, and to everyone else who participated and helped launch theSalvation Army‘s Coats for Kids drive…the bins were overflowing! We know many needy folks in our town will have some much needed warmth this winter thanks to all of your generosity. Stay tuned to our blogs and Facebook page for announcements of future markets and information on how to apply as a vendor. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
~Lily, Rachel, Tanya + Helinda

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas is in the Air!

With less than two weeks until Fieldstone Vintage Market, our lovely vendors are busy little elves these days! We are so excited to see all of their gorgeous displays and products that they’ve been working so hard on and are anticipating another very busy day at the market. It’s likely that our weather will not be as pristine as it was for our Fall show but we will all be keeping snug and dry under large tents in the front parking lot for our first ever European-style Christmas market. There will be live entertainment, children’s activities, hot drinks and a variety of food tastings on hand to get everybody into the Christmas spirit!
We thought we’d put together a few tips to help make your holiday shopping experience at Fieldstone the best that it can be! Be sure to invite your family and friends and don’t forget that the Bakerview EcoDairy will be giving one children’s tour for each coat donated to The Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids drive, which will be launching at Fieldstone at 1pm….
Be sure to check out all 27 of our fabulous vendors and our site layout for the EcoDairy and start making your shopping lists in advance! Nutrifoods Market will also have cut Christmas trees on hand to really get you into the holiday spirit, as well as a variety of food tastings and samples.
Need directions? The EcoDairy is located at 1356 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC. See you on Saturday, December 3rd between 12 and 5pm!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Our Christmas Vendors

We’ve got Christmas on our minds and are getting so excited for the holiday edition of Fieldstone Vintage Market in just a few short weeks! Eager to see who will be joining us? Take a browse through our list of handmade and vintage vendors and start making your list for December 3rd. Fieldstone will be open from 12-5pm and don’t forget that most vendors will be cash only. Support small businesses by shopping local for the holidays!
Due to space constraints to our Christmas market, we did not open up the application process and all of our vendor spaces have been filled. Interested in being a vendor at one of our future markets? Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page for updates of future events. See you in a few weeks at theEcoDairy!