The Fancy Farmgirl goes to The Farm Chicks

 This past weekend was the ever popular and fun Farm Chicks Show!!

Technically I was working the show, but I had so much fun, you can hardly call it work. There were many friends there that I only get to see a couple times a year, and it was such a treat. This is the creme de la creme show as far as vendors and product go. Of course I found many a treasure, as I am sure everyone did. Here are some of the lovely lovely booths…..


 The sweet and ultra talented Lisa Souers……

Heather Bullard…… 


 some lovely vintage clock pieces from another vendor (sorry, cannot remember who, comment if you know please, and I will update)


 All of us Pacific Northwesterners can relate to and repeat this sign, as we have be drowning in rain lately….


 My dear sweet friends from Today’s Country Store,  Amy, Kris and Me


They made these wonderful and whimsical doll assemblages to die for!! Each one had a theme and a name…. 


 I love this one’s face, too sweet…..


 Kris and Amy told me they made this one with me in mind, a foofy Miss Pearl……


 So of course I had to buy her!!! Kris and Amy snapped a shot of me with her before I left their booth to take Miss Pearl across the mountains to her new home. ( Yay, another creepy doll head to scare my family with!!)

I was so lucky to see many of my Oregon friends like dear sweet Robin, shown here in Joy’s booth. She tried on this gorgeous vintage prom dress from Lisa’s booth, I told her I was going to beat her if she didn’t buy it. Luckily she did, so no one got hurt in the making of this blog post.

 I,  too, found a beautiful vintage prom dress in Lisa’s booth and added it to my ever growing collection of the dresses. I like to call it a business purchase, but my friends are now calling me a prom dress whore.



 This is one of the booths that brought me to my knees, the beautiful Bella Shabby.

 I bought three of these beautiful crinolines, and wore two of them that day!!! (Another wonderful business write off! Thank goodness I need costumes for my photography clients to wear!! )


 Retreat Designs, and their lovely booth…..



 The best smelling booth award goes to Cedar House Soaps…. lavender and berries wafted through the air, drawing you close…


I missed out on the wonderful Feed Bag Totes in Elaine’s Booth, but at least I got to meet her finally in person!! Just as sweet as I imagined. My travelmate Miss Jo was able to snag the last Tote. I thought about sneaking it away from her as she slept soundly at night, but she’s just too sweet, I couldn’t do it. Darn it….. I guess I will just have to beg Elaine to make more so I can buy one…


Here is Sweet Miss Cindy Sunshine’s booth. Otherwise known as the queen of TARTE. I love her “designer” look and how she is incorporating her signature yellow into everything. It just gives the space that va~ va~ va voom. And if you know Cindy at all, she is all about va~ va~ va voom.



This lovely mannequin and custom jewelery came out of the booth of the very talented Tippy Stockton, aka Patricia.


 Wow….this post has so much jam packed into it, I feel like we should break for a half time show!!! And that’s just what I am going to show you!!

Saturday evening was the party of the century, held at Celeste’s beautiful restaurant Chaps. But what made it extra special this year was the unveiling of her latest baby, CAKE. Cake is a new restaurant/bakery attached to Chaps and it is truly a one of a kind establishment. The proprietors, Celeste and Dan, are some of the hardest working people I have ever met. They have really created something phenomimal for the whole communtiy to enjoy for a really long time. The night was mesmerizing, from the decor to the food, and even the choice for live entertainment and some very special guest entertainers.

 Me, Lisa, and Isabel enjoying the beautiful evening……


I just noticed that my choice of hair accesory, the pom pom, matched the festive decor of the party, totally an accident!! It looks like I am wearing the party pom poms in my hair instead! ha ha ha!!

 The food……ah, the food…..divine.






 Did I mention the signature drinks?? Like the Barn House?? Oh, it was heaven….I have since had dreams of sipping this concoction, it’s creaminess, and sweet tang I cannot forget.


I finally caught up with the girl of the hour!! Miss Serena the Farm Chick! She did an amazing job pulling off such a large and wonderful event. She does so much of the work herself, I think that’s the secret to how she stays looking so young, thin and pretty. 

(me and serena)


 More of Celeste and Dan’s wonderful party……..

 And here are the special guest entertainers that they had for us all! This wonderful family performed the Pledge of Allegiance and Star Spangled Banner for us while they played their violins. It was so sweet it brought a tear to many of our eyes.


 All in all, it was a wonderful event from start to finish.

 I had a little surprise of my own, I was able to meet up with long time blog friend and swap partner, Miss Sandra Blanks, who drove all the way from Tennessee with her husband to Spokane, Washington to see the Farm Chicks show!! Lucky for me, I was able to meet up with her and we all had a wonderful brunch together at the Davenport Hotel. (If ever in the Spokane area, it is the place to stay, so unique and they have a fabulous room rate for the show!! )

((I think it just did enough P.R.for the hotel, maybe I should get some free drink coupons or something, right?))

Sandra, Me and Jo Packham

 The beautiful apron I am wearing in the photo was a precious gift to me handmade by Sandra. Many of you may be fimiliar with her work from Flickr or if you are lucky enough you have participated in a swap with her. She is one of the only people I know who hand crochets her own stunning lace!!

Thank you Sandra, I will treasure it always!!

Also, a special thanks to Miss Jo for being such and awesome travelmate!!!

Well everyone, it has taken me hours to edit these photos and get this post up, it is now getting late, and I better get some sleep. I hope you all enjoyed the Farm Chicks Show!!

See you there next year !!


Laura - July 6, 2010 - 1:03 am

Hi Tiffany, it was a delight to finally meet you in person. I knew that stunning gal in the pretty prom dress floating around the lawn at Chaps was you. I’ve been away from blogland for awhile now and just catching up now so CONGRATS! on your new Fancy Farmgirl website, such a perfect name! and thanks so much for sharing your fabulous Farm Chicks photos. I was too wound up, buzzing around taking my pics at the show, most of them turned out all blurry, I was so bummed, maybe I should take a photography lesson or two from you :) I’m heading out to Vancouver, BC July 24th then shopping my way back to Canada via Bellingham, Lynden, LaConner then joining up with Timi and Come Junk With Us to hit the Barnhouse in Battle Ground on the 31st so maybe we can meet up somewhere along my “tour de la Washington”. Do you remember, you were going to keep your eyes open for that tall, dark & handsome man to marry me so I can get my green card to move to WA, have you found him yet? Don’t forget I pledged my allegiance to the American Flag vendor night :)

God bless!

Mitzi Curi - July 3, 2010 - 6:15 pm

All I can say is “wow!” after seeing your beautiful photographs. The Farm Chicks show is very unique, it seems. Our antique shows in the Midwest don’t have such high style, but have their own appeal nonetheless.

Tammy Dellinger - June 22, 2010 - 7:41 am

Your pictures are so very awesome!

Natasha Burns - June 21, 2010 - 7:24 am

oh Tiffany! i so wish i was there! it looks totally amazing. what a wonderful time you had! you’re looking smoking hot too by the way! xo

krys kirkpatrick - June 20, 2010 - 8:23 am

It was such a pleasure meeting you. Thank-you for all your kind comments and visit to my booth. Can’t wait till next year!

Cyndi Neumann - June 19, 2010 - 5:56 am

Thanks for sharing your fun times at the WA event! It took me places I wish I could have been!
Smiles, Cyndi

Lori - June 18, 2010 - 5:55 am

Tiffany, what a super gorgeous post…now, i almost feel like i was there at Farm Chicks with you…everything looks so beautiful and amazing…i would love to get there one day…how fun that you got to meet Sandra…she is a doll…and so talented…i was lucky enough to swap with her…she is truly talented!!!

have a beautiful weekend :)

Amy - June 17, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Getting a chance finally to really absorb your wonderful post! You are the ONE who really caught the true essence of the show! Thank you for including us! I love the picture of the three of us!
Your the real deal! Not only the Fancy Farmgirl, but the Fancy Farmchick!

Jennifer - June 17, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Thank you so much for making note of our booth and giving us The best smelling booth award! we will gladly accept. The show was so much fun! Hope to see you next year 😉

Lynn Richards - June 15, 2010 - 9:47 pm

All I can say is,
“aaahhhhh”. Thank you for taking us on a wonderful, fabulous adventure. Some day. Some day, I will go to each of the events I have dreamed of and this one is number one on the list!!
p.s. Miss B graduated 8th grade!! pix are on blog…

Kathy - June 15, 2010 - 9:33 pm

I love all of your beautiful photos. And I want one of those necklaces, so pretty!!!

karen - June 15, 2010 - 7:13 pm

I have to come back and visit this post again!!! It was fun visiting Farm Chicks with you! I love the pink dress and the ruffley skirt!!! hugs! karen….

Hollie Eastman - June 14, 2010 - 9:44 pm

Wow, Tiffany, I just had a re-boot of happiness after reading and enjoying your amazing pictures of the show, the party at Cake and your adventures (and buys!!) I loved every minute of your post!
Have a beautiful week~
funky junk

Jennifer Hayslip - June 14, 2010 - 5:37 pm

WOW! Farm Chicks looks amazing!!! You made us feel like we were there thru your photos! Beautiful! So glad you had a ball and wow what a treat to meet Sandra. She is such a sweetheart!!! XOXO,Jenn

Catherine Aguilera - June 14, 2010 - 11:36 am

Howdy, Miss Fancy Farmgirl,
It was such a delight for me to get to say hi to you. Thought I would actually leave a comment this time and not just lurk…lol
I certainly enjoyed the antique fair (my first) but man was it crowded…lol

Catherine aka Cristina’s Mama : )

Katie - June 14, 2010 - 11:16 am

I love your new site! :) I wasn’t able to make Farm Chicks this year but Seattle is too close for me to be making excuses…next year I will be there with bells on! Thanks for sharing the lovely swoony photos.

Lara - June 13, 2010 - 9:23 pm

GREAT pics of a fabulous event, Tiffany! Really nice. So wish i could’ve gone! Next year.

Now…when are we getting together again?!
miss you-

Theresa Roach - June 13, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Well, Hi there Tiffany! I loved this post and one of these days I am going to attend oneone of these events! I met you in Savannah while there to meet Jodie and Karen on my way to Tybee Island. It was so wonderful to see all of you ladies and hear about what you would be doing. I have been inching in to the creative world and would love to get in on the action one of these days.

The crinolines are gorgeous and you are looking mighty cute in every picture!

Enjoy your day my friend! Big Georgia Hugs!

shelly - June 12, 2010 - 7:10 pm

ugh. thank you . I wanted to go to this SO badly.. browsing your post… I feel almost (….almost!) like I was there! love the new name and new look- your photos are just magic – i look forward to seeing more!

Maija Lepore - June 12, 2010 - 2:51 pm

I love your photo tour of the Farm Chicks!! And Lexi let you borrow her belt!! I need to get one- it is so fabulous!!

Prudence - June 12, 2010 - 12:22 pm

Time is fleeting! Log on to your blog and find so many lovely changes. Luck and air kisses and success to you! Your photos are beautiful and your nature of friendship with your colleagues is amazing. You give a daily dose of positive encouragement! Thank you!

Rebecca - June 12, 2010 - 9:14 am

I am loving your blog. Glad I found you. Wish I could go to Farm Chicks one of these years…CT is just too far away. Thinking about planning a show like this in CT. Maybe next summer.

Linda - June 11, 2010 - 9:18 pm

This looks like such a great time! So many great goodies…thanks for sharing with us!

Jen Rizzo sanctuary art - June 11, 2010 - 9:18 pm

Oh how I loved Farm Chicks! Thank for sharing your photos! I can’t wait to go back next year!!!

sandra blanks - June 11, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Hey Sweet Tiffany,
Oh my goodness, I’m still in awe at finally having met you! You are such a DOLL, inside and out! Honestly, I feel like I have known you forever. And meeting the fabulous Jo Packham, speechless here! You were just so hospitable, sharing your beautiful home with Grant & me. We so enjoyed our visit with you and your “fancy farm”, meeting precious Sasha, and all those sweet animals.
I’m just waiting for the day that your beautiful home appears in a magazine. And congratulations on being Jo’s new photographer…y’all are a perfect pair.
All of the pics in this post are absolutely gorgeous!
Oh, and thank you again for my beautiful print.
Love you bunches,

Elaine/TinkerVerve - June 11, 2010 - 8:19 pm

I love your big, beautiful pictures – especially the ones from Chaps. I haven’t seen many posts from that evening. It was such a wonderful party and I didn’t take one picture.
I love your little ditty about Jo’s bag. I will definitely be making more, hopefully soon. Let me know if the Fancy Farmgirl wants one.
p.s. it was wonderful to meet you…see you in Minneapolis!

laurie magpie ehtel - June 11, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Makes me want to have the show here again…and not have to wait another year. Great to see you and get a brief hug. I agree that Cake/Chaps is spectacular…hands down my favorite place to eat in Spokane. Great pictures of the show!

Sue - June 11, 2010 - 5:24 pm

Hi Tiffany
Thank you for including my space in all your Fabulous photos!
I’ll see you at Barn House :0)

Heather Kowalski - June 11, 2010 - 1:07 pm

Oh my gosh, you got to meet Sandra! How lucky you are!!

What a BEAUTIFUL place the farm chicks show is… you look so pretty. Loved all the photos.

xoxo Heather

Deb @ Retreat - June 11, 2010 - 10:57 am

Miss Tiffany, thank you so much for including shots of our booth in your lovely post – we are honored! It was a joy to see your smiling face and QUITE well-dressed person at the show, my dear!

{Hoping to see you again before BarnHouse!}

faded prairie - June 11, 2010 - 9:48 am

oh…sigh…so wish i could have been there with all you girls! definitely next year! your photos are absolutely stunning! i’m thinking i need me a little barn house sip! :0)

Patricia Mackey - June 11, 2010 - 9:27 am

Ah Tiffany. Thank you so much for allowing me to grace the lovely pages of your new blog. I’m feeling very honored right now. The show was amazing – so happy that I got to chat with you and Jo. I’m thinking you were having a “pinch me” moment at every turn of the show! Can’t wait to get together with you soon – you have a real project with this one!!! :) See you soon, and great job as always my dear!

Patricia xoxoxo

Florence Muma - June 11, 2010 - 8:28 am

Tiffany it was so nice to see you at Farm Chicks, you are truly as beautiful on the inside as the outside. I love all your photos and the journey you take us on. I feel blessed to know you. Hugs Florence

Karen DeCapite - June 11, 2010 - 7:45 am

Hi Miss Tiffany!
Next year! Joy and I are going to go . . . I already have it on my calendar! JUNE!
Can’t wait to see you in Sept.
LOVE each and every picture. My gosh – you guys just had a great time!
I am so jealous . . .
and THREE crinolines? You are spoiled! They are gorgeous!
have a great weekend!

gladys hanning - June 11, 2010 - 7:10 am

Tiffany! Love your new blog! GORGEOUS PHOTOS! Wasn’t that the best show, lots of work but, Oh! so much fun. It was good to see you, sorry we didn’t get to chat with you. Glad & Celia/Junebug

Shelley Overholt - June 11, 2010 - 6:49 am

Oh Tiffany this looks like the one I need to book next year!!! You told me about this one in Savannah! Looks so awesome and fun!!! Hope it all happens again next year!!!~Shelley

Charlene - June 11, 2010 - 6:44 am

Tiffany LUCKY YOU! I have heard about this show but, never have been. It’s now on the LIST for sure!!!!! Your photos are 2DIE4 of course!!! Send some of that rain down here to Texas. It has already been in the triple digits. Guess we’re never happy with what we have….

I am off to see if I can a few of those fancy petticoats. Did you see the new boots hubby got me for my BD (June 1 Post)? They need a few of those & an adorable TShirt. HUGS! CHarlene

Heidi Meyer - June 11, 2010 - 6:33 am

I love all of the beautiful pics of the show!! Such eye candy!! OMG – love the bella shabby booth too!! I am going to hunt down a crinoline skirt right now – xoxoxo Heidi

La Maison Fou - June 11, 2010 - 6:26 am

Really enjoyed the show. A farmchick myself, I have just recently found your blogs. Just loved the items that you featured!
Leslie La Maison Fou Blog

KarenSue - June 11, 2010 - 6:02 am

Thank you for bringing it all back to me. Looking at your wonderful photo’s put me back on cloud 9! I think I saw it all and then I see things that I missed in your photo’s, I want to go back and start over. I will return next year and do better with my photo’s. I love the prom dresses and the beautiful slips.
And Chaps! I didn’t get there this year and I’m very sad about that. I know how thoughtful and talented Celeste is.
Thanks for the memories!

Suzanne Duda - June 11, 2010 - 5:58 am

Amazing! What fabulous vendors, and friends, and food…and you in that darn cute prom dress (love you!), and of course…your photography is the BEST!! Can’t wait to go one of these years! Thanks for sharing this experience with us all!
xo suzanne

Sheila R - June 11, 2010 - 5:44 am

Thanks for taking us there with all your lovely pictures!

Wish I lived closer!

paige - June 11, 2010 - 5:43 am

wow, i love seeing farm chicks through YOUR eyes!
your outfits are all so cute!
the food looked amazing. was that a cake with a crown thingie? too cute

Raised In Cotton~Carol - June 11, 2010 - 4:55 am

Hello My Sweet:))

Love, Love your Farm Chick photos! Felt like I was right beside you:)) Your new site is Fancy Farmgirl Perfect:)) So proud of you:))


Julie - eab designs - June 11, 2010 - 4:29 am

Wonderful pictures Tiffany – you look fabulous in all of your creative outfits! So want to go to this event one year. I appreciate being able to drool over all the details you capture in your photos. Thanks for sharing!

Julie M. - June 11, 2010 - 12:26 am

What a wonderful post, Tiffany! Whew! Your pictures…and your new apron are just lovely.

Have a blessed weekend!

: )

Julie M.

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