Sunday, 29 April 2012

Getting Ready for Market

Well, market day is fast approaching and we've all been busy bees getting ready for Scout! If you live in the Lower Mainland, you may have seen posters and postcards popping up at some of your favourite shops and our vendors have been working hard planning out their displays and stocking up on inventory. Tickets have been selling fast for our wine + cheese night on Friday so be sure to purchase yours don't want to miss out on getting 1st Dibs, as many vintage and handmade goods present will be one of a kind! Not to mention the amazing goody bags that many of our vendors and other local businesses have contributed to...we'll show you a sneak peak very soon! You can buy tickets here

Some of our guests are already planning on making a full girl's weekend out of it, sounds like the perfect plan to us! Book a night at the Ramada Hotel & Convention Centre (it's within walking distance and be sure to mention Scout for a discounted rate), get your nails done (perfect for small groups) and don't forget to pack your yoga gear! Parallel Yoga will be offering afternoon classes at 1pm and 3pm Saturday, May 26th by donation to Life Recovery, the perfect opportunity to visit their beautiful studio!

Inspiration is blooming for all of our vendors and we're all so excited to showcase our handmade and vintage wares in less than a month's time. Eek, did I say less than a month? Better get to work on our Birch + Bird display...see you soon! 

Lily + Rachel

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Upcoming events...

If you are a lover of all things vintage and handmade like we are and you just can't get enough, here is just a handful of fabulous events to visit throughout the upcoming Spring and Summer months.  So, mark your calendar and get out to support your local entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Local Markets + Fairs
Lower Mainland, BC

Make it!  The Handmade Revolution
April 20 - 22, 2012 from 11am - 6pm Saturday, 11am - 5pm Sunday
The Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC
3250 Commercial Drive

Got Craft? 
May 6, 2012 from 10am - 5pm
Royal Canadian Legion, Vancouver BC
2205 Commercial Drive

Scout Handmade + Vintage Market
Wine + Cheese Event May 25th from 6 - 9pm (ticket holders only)
May 26, 2012 from 10am - 4pm
The Parallel Marketplace, Abbotsford BC
1920 North Parallel Road

Portobello West
May 26 - 27, 2012 from 11am - 5pm
Creekside Community Recreation Centre, Vancouver BC
1 Athletes Way

Crafty Affaire Market
June 2, 2012 from 10am - 4pm
Elgin Hall, South Surrey BC
14250 Crescent Road

The Olde Vintage Farmhouse
Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 9am - 4pm
Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge BC
23514 - 105th Avenue

Fort Langley Celebration of the Arts
July 29, 2012 
Fort Langley Community Hall, Fort Langley BC
9167 Glover Road

Saturday, 14 April 2012

1st Dibs Night - Tickets available now!

Please join us for an exclusive 1st Dibs evening of shopping, wine + cheese, sweet treats, live entertainment and so much more!  Many of our talented handmade and vintage vendors sell one-of-a-kind items and tickets for this evening will be limited to 150 lucky guests.  Sip and savor while you shop, far ahead of Saturday's crowds!

Each visitor will receive a gift bag upon arrival, compliments of our sponsors and select vendors, and will also have the chance to bid on a selection of fabulous silent auction items, with full proceeds going to support Life Recovery.  Don't miss out on your chance to join us on Friday night!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

An Introduction to Our Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Scout Handmade + Vintage Market! Each of their contributions will make our event extra special for all... from providing food, beverages and decor to donating generous gift baskets for our silent auction (all proceeds going to Life Recovery) to providing our amazing space and helping us put together gift bags for Friday evening's guests...we appreciate all of your help ever so much! Be sure to visit their stores and websites and don't forget to shop local when you can :)
Poster design by Jessica MacDonald of Trove Vintage Rentals + Handmade Affairs

#108-1900 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC

#320-3033 Immel St.
Abbotsford, BC

120-1900 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford BC

103-2636 Montrose Ave.
Abbotsford, BC

13163 326th St.
Oliver, BC VoH 1T0

33721 Essendene Ave.
Abbotsford BC

1920 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC

106-1900 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC


114-1910 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC

36035 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC

101-1888 North Parallel Rd.
Abbotsford, BC

101-2636 Montrose Ave.
Abbotsford, BC

Just a reminder that tickets will be available to purchase here on Sunday, April 15th for Friday night's wine and cheese reception (May 25th from 6-9pm) and will cost $25 each. Join a limited number of ticket holders and special guests for an exclusive 1st Dibs evening of shopping, wine + cheese, sweet treats, live entertainment and so much more! Saturday, May 26th will be open to the public for $2 admission, half of which will go to Life Recovery. See you later this Spring!