Monday, August 25, 2014

He'd Give The Shirt Off His Back

Would YOU give the shirt off your back to help someone in need? My hope is that the answer is a resounding YES......

It is once again time for a new Shirt Off His Back Quilt...........this time I am looking for COWBOYS to donate a shirt for a quilt that will benefit a family in need through the Hatcher Wheatly foundation here in Southeast Idaho. It is such a worthy cause, and I am blessed to be a part of it, if only in this small capacity.

Since it has been a few years since I began making a yearly quilt to donate, I thought it would be good to go back to the beginning and let you know why this is an important project for me. 

September marks the anniversary of losing a beautiful daughter to cancer. She fought valiantly. We were scared and we were proud of her and we didn't know what to do.

When I was asked several years ago to be a part of a team for Relay for Life I had no idea that being on the team meant that I had to do a fundraiser! Tossing and turning and searching for sleep, I went over and over in my head the things that I might be able to do to raise money. I wondered what my husband......(who by the way.....couldn't ever seem to talk about his feelings too much about how he was dealing with this huge blow......) would have or could have done to save his daughter. The thought came to me that he would have given "The shirt off his back" to save her........I woke him in the middle of the night and told him that I was going to call some guys and ask if they would "give the shirts of their backs to cure cancer!" That was the only plan I had......the next morning I got on the phone and began calling........in the next couple of days I had managed to reach about 138 guys and asked for their shirts. They started pouring in. Along with the stories of loss and grief and fear. Tears were shed and I was a changed woman......Fortunately for me, I also belong to a quilt group and have had tremendous help along the way!!!

I have made one quilt a year and have not just donated the proceeds from the Relay for Life quilt, but also one for the Pocatello Free Clinic and St. Baldrick's foundation who raises money to address specifically children's cancer.

If you can donate a cowboy shirt or if you know someone who can, please please please.......contact me at 208-251-4984.......

Thank you beyond words............

 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WildHare Vintage Flea

Wow......we spent a day at the new venue for the WildHare Vintage Flea!!! Marking spaces, trying to figure out how to turn on the lights.......cleaning........thank goodness for a good friend who doesn't mind cleaning toilets! AND.......about 20 of the vendors started moving in!!

Tomorrow, Thursday we will be filled to the brim with eager vendors just waiting for the doors to open up on Friday.........well, they won't just be sitting there waiting.......they will be filling their spaces with the best merchandise for your shopping pleasure! Then.....they will wait for Friday!

The facebook contests are over......Lots of winners tho......so lots of Early Birds will get to come to the Vintage Flea an hour early on Friday......some won a T-shirt and tickets.....some won tickets.....and tonight a couple of lucky folks left comments on a post and won tickets and WildHare Bucks!!! Friday will be a big day. If you didn't win, you are welcome to come to the Vintage Flea on Friday at 9:00 am and admission will only be $5.00. At 10:00 when the general public is coming in admission will be just $2.00. The old adage still holds true though....."The Early Bird Gets the Worm!!!"

In the meantime.....you should probably follow me on Facebook at WildHare FleaMarkets and Estate Sales. You will never have to miss another WildHare event!!!

Friday hours 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday hours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck.....right next to Herbergers............

The Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber Chiefs will be there for a ribbon cutting at 2:00 pm.......that is always a fun little event......so come on down!

Can't wait.......but I am soooooooo tired.......I am calling it a day! (Of course, once I get to lay down, I will have thousand things running through my head) Nighty night all........

Monday, January 20, 2014

WildHare Vintage Flea

Extra...Extra....Read all about it!!!

WildHare Vintage Flea!!!

March 21st and 22nd, 2014
Friday 10 - 7 and Saturday 10-5

BUT......

Stay tuned......there will be ways to get in an hour early on Friday....so plan for a babysitter.....get those kids to school or call in "well" and make a date......Someone said on her FB post....set your calendars! At first I thought that was kind of funny.....then it occurred to me that we really do set our calendars. I forget how high tech I really am!!!

The Vintage Flea will be held in the Pine Ridge Mall this spring! Just think......we will have heat....lights....all indoors and all on one floor......lots of vendors...tons of parking....it is right next door to Herbergers.....You will be able to find AMAZING stuff....I promise....wait till you see the list of vendors.....it is mind boggling what these people find to bring to you!!! They spend months out picking and gathering and fixing up and painting and recycling and upcycling and planning their spaces.......

Admission is still just $2.00 and that will get you in for both days!!! Kids 12 and under are free.........

I can't wait. 



 
  

Monday, December 2, 2013

WildHare Vintage Christmas Faire........

 

Merry Christmas!!!  

 

Well.....almost! It will be Christmas at the WildHare Vintage Christmas this weekend! 

 

It has been a long time since I have pulled together an event before the holidays. This year though, a new venue fell into my lap and I couldn't resist. Thank goodness for great vendors who jumped into the fray! 

 

Friday December 6 from 10 AM to 8 PM (including First Friday Art Walk) and Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. We will be the first event held in the new Purple Moon Gallery Event Center and Auction House! Formerly the Scott's Sporting Goods Store at 224 North Main in Old Town Pocatello. Most of the locals have probably shopped there a hundred times!!!


Featuring dozens of vendors on three floors we will be the largest event of this kind in Eastern Idaho. Available for purchase......antiques, collectibles, furniture, vintage jewelry, linens, cowboy stuff, girl stuff, rusty and dusty, shabby and chic, and everything in between!  The perfect event to find the perfect gift for you AND those on your list!

 

Admission is still just $2.00 for adults (for both days) and kids 12/under are free.......

 

Plenty of great restaurants in Old Town. A coffee shop one door down. A bakery a few doors down. (Today we ate at the newest joint, Villano's and it was really good, but only if you like a good pizza or salad.........)

 

Invite your friends. Invite your family. Come and meet and greet your old favorite vendors and meet some new ones! It is a "not to miss" event......Can't wait to see you!



 


Thursday, September 12, 2013

WildHare Vintage Flea!!!

Such fun gathering stuff.....
OK......Here is comes.....Ready or not! (And, hopefully we are all ready!) The WildHare Vintage Flea opens on Friday, September 20th at 10:00 AM. UNLESS......you win the opportunity to come in and shop ONE hour early!!!
All you have to do is leave a comment HERE on this blog and YOU will be entered!!! I can hardly wait to see who wins.......Someone will also win (from the same list) WildHare Money to spend at any booth or booths you choose at the market!!!
Share with your friends.....please?!!! And, let me know how you want to be contacted when you win!!!!

Details about the WildHare Vintage Flea!  The vendors move in on Thursday the 19th.....all day long! Oh.....did you know that we have two buildings this fall? At the Bannock County Fairgrounds!!! We have a bunch of vendors in the Blue Barn which is across the drive-way from Building B where we have been for years! On Friday morning, September 20th, we swing open the doors at 10:00 AM and stay open until 7:00 PM. Saturday morning, September 21st we open at 9:00 AM and close at 5:00 PM.....at which time the vendors will pack up the few things that they have left and head back home......wherever that is......they come from all directions just to bring you the best of their best......

Admission is $2.00 for adults with kids 12 and under free.

Food and beverages will be available on site. In fact, the Culinary Arts Class from Pocatello High will be there having a bake sale......I hear yummy stuff is on the menu!!!

Music off and on throughout the weekend. Saturday afternoon from Noon - 2:00 the Hot Flash Band will be there! If you haven't heard these gals before you are in for a huge treat.....they are amazing!!! If you have heard them before.......you are really in for a treat to get to see them again!!!

Local author John Brian will be there selling his new book, "Ghosts of Pocatello" which will make a fabulous gift for friends and family for Christmas. I think they are also giving away a couple of tickets to their "Haunted History Tour" so if you having been wanting to go you might have a chance to go for free!!!

Also.....coming home is Darin Adams!!! He has written a book called, "Lights Camera Passion!" He will be there selling his book and catching up with old friends........and knowing Darin, he will know everyone in the place by the time he leaves.

I think that you will be able to buy raffle tickets for the Shirt Off His Back quilt that my quilt group donated to the Pocatello Free Clinic......like the quilt from a couple of years ago that we donated to the Relay for Life, this quilt is made from the shirts of men (and boys) from around the community who generously gave "The shirt off their backs" so that others could be healthy!!! Please support them by buying raffle tickets.....I still run into the gal who won the last raffle and she is as excited today as she was the night she won the quilt....$1.00 a ticket or 6 for $5.00.........

Sorry....another epistle.....but you know me.....once I get going.......just takes me a while to get going. 

See you in a week?!!! Hope so......one of my favorite parts of this market is seeing so many good friends! I am blessed beyond words.......thanks for making it so.




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WildHare Vintage Flea

Getting ready for the WildHare Vintage Flea
I am really lucky to have among my cherished friends a talented (actually multi-talented) photographer and writer! I would love to thank Candis Schow for all of her hard work. She gathered "stuff" from all over my house to set up her photo shoot. It was almost dark when she took this photo and we lit the whole front yard with shop lights! I felt very special.....so thanks Candis. You will be able to meet her in her booth, Alice and Hatter at the Vintage Flea!!! Enter Jenn Wilhelm who just happened to be going home from a shoot that she was doing at Channel 6....and had a whole truck load of fun "merchandise" that "just might" be in her Lively Grace booth at the WildHare Vintage Flea.....we had such fun. I have to admit, that I liked the way one little corner of my basement looked so much after Candis finished her magic that I have yet to put anything away!!!

And.....these are a few of my favorite things!
Don't you agree......how could anyone want this to look any different?!!! I love everything in this photo and the great news is that I bought almost everything from estate sales, flea markets, yard sales and antique stores. Many were gifts from lovely friends who know just what I like!!! 

Well......I have digressed almost to the point of no return!!!

My whole intention tonight was to give a shout out about the WildHare Vintage Flea!

First of all.....did you notice the name change? I am in love with the name and feel like it is a great start to a new look and feel for the fleamarket. 

We are back to having two buildings and in a matter of days all of the vendor spaces were filled....many new vendors and many of the same vendors that have been with me from the start. They will all bring the wonderful merchandise that you have come to enjoy and expect when you spend the day shopping at the WildHare Vintage Flea.

One of my favorite days is load-in day when I get to be reunited with old friends that I haven't seen since the market in March. It is kind of a mad house from sun up to way after sun set...trucks and trailers arriving.....figuring out how to back in (sometimes I can't even look) some vendors wanted to be in the Big Blue Barn because you can just drive through...vendors setting up.....chatting and laughing...decorating their spaces...looking at each other's merchandise and even shopping from each other. Sort of your typical family reunion gone crazy!!! We are a lucky bunch that is for sure.....and I am grateful for each and every one of them!!!


I LOVE this old girl........it is even older than me!!!
I hope that all of you reading this will come and visit us at the WildHare Vintage Flea......and that you will tell your friends or better yet, bring them with you!

We will once again be at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. In Building B....and the Big Blue Barn. I have no hesitation to say, that I think it will be the best market that we have ever had!


I would love to have some contests that will make it even more fun and exciting for our fabulous customers. Last year we gave away "WildHare Money" and we gave away free admittance........and we had a contest where several of you were able to get into the market not only free, but an hour early!!! Give me some ideas in the next week or so what you would like to win! I will see if we can fit that in!!!

Here are the basics: WildHare Vintage Flea
                               Bannock County Fairgrounds
                               Friday September 20th 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
                               Saturday September 21st 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                               Admission is $2.00 and kids 12/under are free
                               Food and Beverages available on site
                               Always plenty of free parking

Come spend the day..........bring a friend with a truck cause they are the best kind...and really....friends don't let friends shop a fleamarket alone......can't wait to see you there! It will be a blast...........

Don't forget to leave a comment about the kind of contest that would make you happy!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A WildHare Estate Sale!!!

  The first of several estate sales rolling around this spring.....

A House Full......including basement and garage!

They must have been a lovely little Japanese couple.  There are some beautiful pieces of Oriental Art and Oriental collectibles. 

Dressers and beds.  Desk.  Drop leaf table with two chairs.  Small hutch.  End tables.  Haviland China.  Nippon bowl set.  Lots of kitchy stuff.  Books.  The owner was small, so of course the clothing is small too.....and so are her nice shoes.  Vintage clothing.  A little bit of sewing.....Hallmark Christmas ornaments....and some fun other Christmas decorations.  Two typewriters.  Baskets.....Tons of canning items.  Tools.  Some rusty and dusty stuff out of the shed.  Rototiller......Round picnic table with four benches with the sweetest bench pads.....Vintage games.  Puzzles galore. 

It is hard to explain......You will have to come and see if there is anything that you love.....

Friday 9 - 3.....Saturday 9 - 3.......and Sunday when no reasonable offer will be refused.....10 - 2!!!

See you there!  Oh.....107 Turaco......PoleLine to Northgate to Turaco.....No earlies please!  Except for those lucky dogs who win early admission!!!!