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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Farm Chicks Show 2012

The hubby and I went to "The Farm Chicks Show" for the first time this year! It is held at the Spokane Fairgrounds. We arrived a half hour early and there were at least 500 people in front of us, in line already.  When the doors opened at 10 AM, the line moved pretty smoothly and we got in the doors at about 10:08 AM.  Now, get this, within those 8 minutes, people had already purchased furniture and decor items and were going back to their cars, to drop off their items, so they could go back in for more shopping.  Can you believe it?  WOW!

Bottom line, it was a fun show with a variety of items, variety of prices and we will be going again:)

Found this set of vintage Valentine's Day cards. Man, I have searched high and low for vintage cards and they are just really hard to come by!

My most favorite find of that day that I purchased was this giant vintage snowman blowmold. He came with his original light fixture! He is the biggest I have ever seen!  I love him!  Yes his paint is chipped and he is oooooold....but I don't care, I love him! 

(Don't mind the mess on our mantel...)

So, as you can see he is HUGE!  Our dog was scared of him at first but then my husband gave him a treat, by him and he warmed up to the Snowman a little bit:)

I also found this milk glass egg cup!  I put the button egg I made for Easter, in it.  If you would like to know more about making your own button egg, you can click here.

I also found a few neat sets of Christmas scrapbook paper and stickers for holiday paper crafts:)

I have to tell you, I think I have the best husband in the world.  He got up really early, drove me to the show, over two hours away, was by my side looking for treasures that I would love, and carried my big purse/bag the entire time that weighed a ton by the end!  He carried everything for me so that we wouldn't have to keep running back to our car.  What a trooper.  He got lots of looks carrying the big snowman out of show, as the ratio of men to women at that place was probably 1 man to 20 women!  I felt fortunate to have him support my hobby. 

When we got home that evening, he surprised me by taking me to the "Snow White and the Huntsman" movie!  I hadn't even heard of the movie before and he had, waiting for it to come out because he knew I would love it.  He was right!  It was very entertaining!


  1. Get that Snowman away from the fireplace or you're gonna have one big puddle and nothing to show from Farm Chicks!!


  2. You must have gone on Saturday! I went late on sunday and the crowds were still a bit much for me! I had fun though and posted about it today. I hoped you would find me but I realize how unrealistic that was! Ha!!

    well, glad you got that snow man! ♥

  3. Ha Ha! Doesn't he have a nice smile though? I know he is beat up but I don't care. I have seen such a big one before!

  4. Oh Holly! We did go Saturday! My husband was on strict instructions to look for you, in your hat:) He pointed out a couple of gals in hats, but it was never you! Saturday was nuts but fun!