Goin’ to the Chapel!
I’ve got some very fun news to share with you today! We’re hosting a vintage goods market here in Pike Road, Alabama on October 19th!
(Logo by Courtnie at Poppy Pedals!)
It’ll take place in what’s technically called “The Meeting House”, but most folks around here refer to it as “The Chapel”:
It usually functions as a place for meetings, weddings, and birthday parties- but we thought it would be a super fun place to host a vintage goods market in!
(Note: I got a question about it on Instagram, so I feel like I should also mention that the chapel isn’t, and never has been, a church building.)
It’s not super huge, but there is enough room for 8 vendors inside. These are the ladies (and gentleman!) who will be setting up booths at the market:
Marian, a.k.a Miss Mustard Seed and author of Inspired You, is driving in all the way from Pennsylvania with a trailer full of fabulous flea market finds! We’re very excited she and her hubby are coming to town, and I can’t wait to see how she sets up her booth! (Have you seen her booths at Luckett’s in Virginia? #Stunning)
Lucy Farmer, who blogs at Lucy’s Inspired will be bringing in a whole truckload of architectural salvage from (owner) Garlan Gudger’s Southern Accents store, in Cullman, Alabama. Lucy will also be selling pieces of vintage-to-vogue jewelry from her Lucy’s Lockets line!
Evan G. Cooper, stylist extraordinaire, will not only be helping me style (and re-style!) the Chapel Market event, he’ll also have a flower stand set up smack dab in the middle of the chapel for local folks that want to take home a pretty bouquet that day!
Mary Gulbrantson, a.k.a Urban Farmgirl is driving all the way down from Rockford, Illinois with what is sure to be an awesome bunch of farm-style finds. Mary hosts wildly popular vintage goods sales at her Urban Farmgirl shop in Rockford on a regular basis, so I’m really excited to be partnering up with her for this one in sweet home Alabama! (True story: Mary and I have been talking about doing something like this together for about three years now, and I can hardly believe we’re actually going to do it for real this year!!! #BestieFromAnotherNestie)
And to make matters even more fun, Susan from Maple & Magnolia will be coming down with Mary, and rumor has it, she’ll be bringing a bunch of vintage goodies with her, too!
Shaunna West, who blogs at Perfectly Imperfect Blog will be selling a lovely mix of both vintage and vintage-inspired items in her booth. Her Perfectly Imperfect shop is located in Troy, Alabama- which is only about an hour away, so I may try to talk her into bringing up two loads of stuff! (Paint-lovin’ peeps: Shaunna will also be selling Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed’s line of Milk Paint in her booth.)
And speaking of talented Southerners- New York Times best-selling author, Mary Kay Andrews, will also be bringing a trailer full of vintage goods picked from around the South, and I could not be more excited that she is able to attend! Her next book comes out on October 15th, so it’ll be extra fun to celebrate with her at the market that week!
KariAnne Wood was named Country Living magazine’s “Blue Ribbon Blogger” last year, and her blog, Thistlewood Farms, is definitely one of my favs! She’ll be driving down from Kentucky with another one of my favorite bloggers, (Laura from Finding Home) and I can’t wait to see all the vintage goodness they bring down with them!
I’ll be setting up a booth at the market too, and I look forward to parting with/gathering up a bunch of fun stuff to put in it over the next few months!
(Note: The items in the photos above are not necessarily going to be for sale. I just wanted to include a few small photos of the types of things you will probably see at the market.)
Each of us vendors will be posting pics of the actual items we’ll be selling on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook from time to time- so if you’re interested in seeing what everybody’s bringing, be sure to pop over there for sneak peeks along the way!
Marian Parsons: @MissMustardSeed on Twitter/@MissMustardSeed on Instagram/Miss Mustard Seed on Facebook.
Lucy Farmer: @LucysInspired on Twitter/@LucysInspired on Instagram/Southern Accents Architectural Antiques on Facebook.
Evan G. Cooper: @EvanGCooper on Twitter/@EvanGCooper on Instagram/Evan & Co. on Facebook.
Mary Gulbrantston: @UrbanFarmgirl on Instagram/@UrbanFarmgirlCo on Twitter/ Urban Farmgirl on Facebook.
Shaunna West: @PIShaunna on Twitter/ @PIShaunna on Instagram/Perfectly Imperfect Restoration on Facebook.
Mary Kay Andrews: @MKayAndrews on Twitter/@MaryKayAndrews on Instagram/Mary Kay Andrews on Facebook.
KariAnne Wood: @Thistlewood on Instagram/ @ThistlewoodFarm on Twitter /ThistlewoodFarm on Facebook.
Layla Palmer: @LetteredCottage on Instagram/@LetteredCottage on Twitter/The Lettered Cottage on Facebook.
(PS- We’ve been tagging pics with this hashtag: #TheChapelMarket)
We’re still working out all the details and I’ll update you here as we get closer to October, but in the meantime, leave us a comment if you think you can make it, and let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you this Fall!
PS- We’re celebrating Kevin’s 39th birthday at my mom’s house down on the coast today, but I’ll be back on Monday with our half bath reveal!