From my love of old windows and church pews, to say nothing of my vintage home itself, it is easy to see that I love a vintage style. I like things to look comfortable and lived in. With my random, mismatched pieces, I often feel like I live in a vacation cottage; a little whimsical, a tad overstuffed and messy, completely cozy.
I've raided nearly every antique store in town, eyeing treasures I couldn't live without (vintage typewriter, artwork, a pottery bowl) and those that haunt me from being left behind (handmade dollhouse, rocking chairs, that one tapestry I can never match in color and style).
So when I heard there was a vintage market opening near me, I was thrilled and immediately planned to go. When they offered me two EARLY ENTRY tickets to giveaway to my readers, I was ecstatic. Early entry gets you into the market before all those other savvy shoppers who are there just to grab the only vintage rooster candle holder, or that Balloons Pyrex bowl, right before you see it. With Early Entry tickets, you can start shopping at 9 am on April 24th, one full hour before regular admission.
Front Porch Pickin's says that it is a market place for those who love all things "rusty, chippy, peely." Sounds like a perfect place to find that one-of-a-kind piece I can't live without. With over 75 vendors selling onsite, with a variety of handmade and vintage or re purposed goods, I just know that they will have exactly what I need. (Even if I didn't know I needed it!)
Open for two days, on April 24th and April 25th at Park West mall in Peoria, AZ, this year they will also be teaming up with Momma's Organic Market, so you will have access to local produce, goodies and more.
That sounds like a one-stop shop to me. It's also a way to see local merchants, putting our hard earned money into their hard working pockets, giving back to the local community. If I have the choice between shopping at a Big Box store or a local vendor, I will choose local every time. You'll see me pickin' through this vintage market.
How do you win two EARLY ENTRY tickets to Front Porch Pickin's market on April 24th?
1. Share my blog for one entry. (Once per day.)
2. Comment on a blog post for one entry. (Once per day.)
3. Like Front Porch Pickin's on Facebook and tell them you are coming by from We Could Make That blog for one entry. (Once only, and please comment back and let me know you did it!)
4. Comment what item you are searching for, whether it be vintage, repurposed or handmade for one entry. (Once only.)
5. Tag three friends that you think would love to go to Front Porch Pickins for one entry. (Once only.)
That is FIVE different ways YOU could win early entry tickets! Anyone excited yet? Winner will be chosen Saturday April 18th.