Monday, 21 May 2012

The Final Countdown!

It's hard to believe that we're only days away from our big weekend! All of our amazing vendors are working their little tails off to make Scout Handmade + Vintage Market fantastic for everyone and we are beyond excited to watch everything fall into place! We'll be busy decorating our space at the Parallel Marketplace this week and think it is truly the perfect venue for our event...what's not to love about huge windows, sky-high ceilings and concrete floors! A huge thank you to Shape Properties for seeing our vision and jumping on board with our pop-up shop idea. Each of our events come together with a lot of help from our friends and family and we've heard nothing but gushing compliments for our beautiful poster and window designs, created by Jessica MacDonald. You'll be able to see more of Jessica's work at Scout, as Trove Vintage Rentals will be providing a lovely lounge area for guests to relax and/or recover in!

Window design by Jessica MacDonald of Trove Vintage Rentals & Handmade Affairs

We're thrilled to say that our wine + cheese 1st Dibs evening is SOLD OUT on Friday evening! For those of you who missed out on purchasing a ticket, Poppytalk is offering a giveaway and will draw a winner for two tickets on Wednesday, May 23rd so be sure to add your comment before then...

Have tickets for Friday but wondering what to expect? Hester Creek Estate Winery will be pouring a selection of their delicious wines alongside a variety of gourmet cheese, provided by Formaggio Fine Foods. Your sweet tooth will be satisfied by ooey-gooey-delicious handmade s'mores by the Pink Spatula and scrumptious cupcakes from Tracycakes. Hot coffee drinks will be made-to-order by Clayburn Gourmet Gallery and Karla's Specialteas will have refreshing chilled tea on hand. Each guest will receive a gift bag provided by Paper Nation which include a wide variety of samples and special trinkets from many of our talented vendors and sponsors. Entertainment for the evening will be performed by jazz vocalist Sharla Sauder and husband-and-wife duo, Coalmont. Remember your visit by getting your photo snapped with friends at Jayme Lang's fun photo booth, which will be set up near the entrance.

On Friday night, there will also be a silent auction with 100% of proceeds going to Life Recovery, a local women's rehabilitation program in Abbotsford. Donations from these generous local businesses and vendors will be up for grabs so don't miss out on placing bids for such a wonderful organization on Friday night:

What Wood You Say?

Sad to miss out on the fun on Friday? Not to worry! There will be plenty more fun and fabulous handmade + vintage treasures to be had on Saturday from 10am-4pm. Admission is $2 to enter, with 50% going to Life Recovery. A special thank you to Parallel Yoga who will generously be offering yoga classes at 1pm and 3pm by donation to Life Recovery so don't forget your workout gear! Call 604-746-7040 for more details. Thrifty Foods will be also be providing lunch for our lucky vendors, giving us all extra energy to make it through what's sure to be an exceptionally busy day! Live to far away to attend? Sharalee Prang will be taking photos of our vendors in action and we will her sure to post plenty of Scout pics over the next couple of weeks.

Delish Magazine has been featuring some truly inspirational interviews with many of our amazing vendors over the past few weeks so be sure to do some "homework" before meeting them in person this weekend! It is so motivating to hear how others create while juggling family life and we can't say a big enough thank you to Tamara & Cynthia for all of their hard work showcasing so many of our sellers!

Can you tell how excited we are for Scout Handmade + Vintage Market? We'd love for you all to come and visit us and be sure to share the news with your friends....see you very soon!

Lily + Rachel


Vintage Home said...

...can't wait!

Kimberly said...

How fantastic! And yes, I'm one of the vendors working my tail off! Can't wait...

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