Monday, May 12, 2014

Farm, Frills And Some Vintage Trailers


A few months back, Ara made plans with some friends to make her way down to the Farm and Frills Antique Show at the old King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw. Unfortunately, about 2 week ago, plans fell through and it didn’t look like it was going to work out to go to it. Of course, knowing how much she had been looking forward to going, I made some plans to put us in the south end for Mother’s Day, where it would be easy for us to make the show.

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The show itself was a bit smaller than I expected. Ton’s of cool stuff, but not nearly as much square footage as I was hoping for. Knick-nacks, old furniture and decor and a few neat projects were the flavors of the day at the Farm and Frills show. There were some vintage hats, boots and dresses. Evie really loved the hats.


I found a few project ideas that might work nicely in our house. This chalkboard organizer would be great to write the weeks events on, especially if Evie ends up taking Elite dance next year.There were also tons of repainted picture frames, a few pieces of furniture and quite a few chairs. We left with one such chair, and love it.

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Departing from the show, it was time for part two of the event, the Vintage Trailer Show! In a true throwback to the 60’s, these mini trailers looked like they would be amazing to go “glamping’'” (yes, that’s their word for it) in just about anywhere. Some of them had bathrooms, others were so small that they didn’t have much more than a bed in them.

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The best part of the trailers were the colors. Having been all touched up, these older trailers just beamed when the sun finally came through the cold, wet clouds.


Inside the tiny trailers there was plenty of room to sit and have a meal at the table, which then doubled as a bed for later on in the evening. These trailers were pretty impressive to say the least. Most of them were smaller, but made amazing use of the space they had to get the most out of them.


Evie found her pink one that was hers. Ara found a yellow one, or two, that were hers. I didn’t really have a favorate as much as I found a new appreciation for them after this great little show.


After we finished up at the two shows, we jetted in to town and stopped at The Mint Restraurant and Alehouse for a quick lunch. The food was incredible. From there, it was off to Puyallup to check in to the hotel for day two of our Mother’s Day adventure, which will be another post because of how cool everything was at Northwest Trek.

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