One of the best parts about owning a store in Sumner is SUMNER! This last weekend we held our first ever RHUBARB DAYS! Hundreds of rhubarb lovers joined in the fun! We had an old fashioned Bake Off; a pie eating contest, games for kids and more! Here are some of our "Aprons as Art" - many from the Ryan House Museum, just down the street from our store.
So make plans for a trip to Sumner this summer! Remember our store hours have changed - we are now open Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays (Open by chance!)
As an FYI - our new store hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Open Mondays by chance! But remember, for our Tag Sale we will open early at 9:00 a.m.
It's taken nearly a week for Amy and I to get all these photos up - sorry! Speaking of taking a while...how come we always think we are ahead of the pace when we put a booth together until we look at our watch with about an hour to go and we find ourselves FREAKING OUT! This year was no exception. Our booth may look good here - but you should have seen what it looked like just an hour before!
After Amy's unexpected allergic reaction to we-still-don't-know-what and my graceless tumble we were finished with our booth and ready to venture out to see the rest of the show!
Letters, letters, everywhere!!
Our darling new neighbor, Jennifer from Spokane's Funky Junk Show has way too much energy. Oh to be young again!! And below you'll see her absolutely adorable little guy, Glenn Kelly. Wendy and I competed for baby time!
As always our Portland buddy Lisa, from A Thing For Roses, filled her booth with pink pretties!
And JohnBob - what can we say - you two are masters of decor.
Here's my old buddy Stacy Grega and her beautiful daughter Riley. This was a special treat for me (Kris) personally, as Riley and my daughter Libby went to elementary school together - so in addition to our love of antiques - Stacy and I have shared many field trips and birthday parties together over the years! Hard to believe they are all grown up!!
Dixie and Amy at the after party!
Diane, Amy and Mindy Hill - one of our amazing customers who travelled over the mountains to join in the fun!
Ki Nassauer from The Junk Bonanza show in Minnnesota was there signing her Flea Market style magazine. We had a chance to talk with her about her show and she Juried us on the spot and invited us to do her show next September! Minnesota is Kris's favorite place on earth since that is where her family is from.
Okay - I could have at least smiled...ugh!!!
Here we are - me, Wendy, our very energetic neighbor, Jennifer and Amy just before the fun began Saturday morning!
And takes a couple last minute pictures of our final product...not bad!
As always, we had a wonderful time and are so grateful for the opportunity to participate in this fabulous show! We just wish there was more time to see all our Farmchick Friends from near and far! There's always next year! Seeya then!
Here we are last year in front of the Farmchick dairy truck!
We are honored once again to be part of this MAGNIFICANT Show! It sounds like Serena has gone all out this year, even King 5's evening magazine is going to be there! So we sure hope you are going to be there too!
We have been packing and hoarding great stuff all year long for the one and only FABULOUS Farm Chicks Antique show in Spokane! June 4th and 5th www.farmchicks.com. We are in our same location bay 2 booths 90,91,and 92 to the right of the main entrance smack dab in the middle of the building! Please stop by and say Hi!
To all our wonderful Moms out there we'd like to say
"Have a great day!"
You are all invited to join us Thursday, April 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for our Second Annual Garden Party!
Bring your friends and come out enjoy our great vintage garden treasures, good company, some yummy food and a special gift with every purchase! We can't wait to see you! If you can't make it Thursday evening - we'll have "Garden Specials" throughout the weekend!
We are honored to be Guest Vendors at the Home and Garden Show at Monticello's Antique Market in Portland , Oregon.
For more info go to www.monticelloantiques.blogspot.com
Here are a few shots of our booth We just heard it was an AMAZING weekend, so we are headed back down to Portland in the Morning to restock!
There is a HUGE selection of FABULOUS garden decor and wonderful antiques
So please come and see us in Portland, the show runs for 7 weeks! With fresh finds coming in everyday, plus an amazing Antique Market Place that is open everyday and full of Wonderful dealers with fab stuff!
Okay, so I thought that if March came in like a lion it was supposed to go out like a lamb??? Well, if you are living here in the northwest I'm pretty sure the ferocious lion killed our poor little lamb. We have been patiently waiting for Spring - but I'll be honest, our patience is running out! So this Saturday, the shops and restaurants in downtown Sumner are celebrating Spring with our "Bring in Spring" Open Houses. You will find specials throughout town - some shops will have sales or be serving samples - we will be giving away a sweet little handmade treat with each purchase (while supplies last).
Okay, do you want to get "lucky?" Then you don't want to miss this Thursdays Late Night Out! The store is PACKED with new and old fabulous finds - and don't forget to wear your green for a lucky treat! Elizabeth of fussbucketsworld has brought in some new wonderful soldered charms just for our little Irish celebration!
Come in and get inspired, we are tired of the old winter blues and have pulled out all the stops to bring in spring!
Super cute wire shelf!
This is a FABULOUS old farm table that just arrived!
We can't wait any longer, so we are shakin' off those winter blues, springin' up the place and inviting all of our friends down for another FUN filled night Thursday, March 17th, 5 to 8 p.m. Don't forget your green!
If you weren't able to make the show last weekend, here are some pictures of our booth. We had a lot of fun putting this booth together. We never know exactly what we're going to come up with...but this time we were pretty proud of ourselves!
We're getting ready for garden season at the store now...well, as much as we can with the weather as wacky as it's been. But soon enough the clouds and COLD weather will give way to the longer days of Spring - we can't wait! So come see us soon and see what's new in the store!
Once again we have tickets available for purchase to the Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market being held February 18th & 19th at the Monroe State Fairgrounds! In addition, we have $3 Off coupons for Saturday! This is a great show and we are looking forward to a fun-friend-filled weekend! Hope to see you there!
Everything in the store is 10-50% Off
Now through the end of January!
Each year we celebrate Winter
with a White Sale -
marking down furniture up
to 50% Off
in order to make room for new
"old" stuff for Spring!!
If you are looking for some unique Valentine's treasures - you need to visit the shop soon!
These postcards are mostly from the 1920's or before. They are mini pieces of art- I just love them! Remember to save the date for our upcoming Winter White Night Out, January 27th! Seeya then.
Thursday, January 27th
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of fun, food, refreshments and more! We had such a great time in December with our late night of shopping we decided, "Why not do it again?" So, mark your calendars and keep your fingers crossed we're not knee deep in snow and be sure to join us for a great night of celebrating winter...which in the Northwest usually means short rainy days - but whatever - we'll celebrate it anyway!
You will want to come and see all the great stuff we've been bringing in since the holidays - especially our new "Little Old Country Store!"
One more piece of news from our Today's Country Store family - our very own Jeanine Corey's home is featured in the March 2011 Country Sampler. Jeanine has been with us since the store opened and she and her husband, Les, live in Puyallup. We will have copies of the magazine available for purchase in the store next week - or look for it at your local newsstand!
Here are two friends who came all the way from Gig Harbor to join in the fun! Thanks Mary and Jules! We had folks come from all over the Puget Sound - Bothell, Issaquah, West Seattle...we love our customers!
This is our twelfth Christmas at the store and we really want all of our devoted customers to know how very much we appreciate their support and friendship! Sometimes the store feels more like the bar in Cheers - where "everybody knows your name!" If you couldn't make it Thursday, do stop by soon!
So sorry we haven't been keeping up this site for a couple months....it's been really crazy lately. Speaking of crazy - don't you love this crazy Christmas Tree? Can you imagine the work it took to cut, bend and paint all those tin cans? LOVE IT!
If you are anything like me - you have lots of shopping still to do! We have our Open House this week, but we are open each Thursday this month until 8:00 p.m. so there's plenty of time for you to come and get inspired!
Mark your calendars and let the shows begin! Countdown to Funky Junk Sisters fall show is only 8 days away! This is one of the BEST flea market/Antique shows in pierce county! We will be there with tons of wonderful , fun junk and not to mention our sweet little 65 Shasta Compact vintage trailer that will be the center of our booth and offered for sale at the show. Here is just a snippet of what you will find at the show go here for more info on their website
The following weekend we will be taking an entire different array of fabulous inventory and heading up north to Timi's show Ruffles and Rust at the monroe Fairgrounds the chatter on this new show is causing quite a stir in the antique world! We are thrilled to be apart of two wonderful show venues and look forward to seeing all of you there! Don't forget you can buy your early entry tickets for Ruffles and Rust opening night ball at our store, you can only get in Friday night with a pre-purchased ticket, there will be NO tickets for -sale at the door on Friday night! for more info go here
Well it's almost time for our big shopping trip to RoundTop Texas. We're heading out on Friday for 6days. 4 of us girls, me .Kris, Wendy and the corky. We are all getting pretty excited, we will hit Austin first, then make the three hour drive to Roundtop stay in farmhouse #10 and then on to Warrenton and marburger Farms too! We will be shopping from sun up to sun down, because we have three big shows coming up soon! It should be a blast as long as everyONE is on their best behavior! Girls you know what I'm talkin about, "what happens in Texas stays in Texas!"
will miss ya'all
Fun stuff is arriving every day! This unique wire corner shelf would look great in a bathroom. I have always looked forward to back-to-school week so I could get the house REALLY CLEAN and then I usually redecorate just a little bit!
We have the most wonderful customers - the summer months bring so many visitors back to Sumner. We see customers who come once a year, those who've moved away and come back and new ones who find out what a great place Sumner is to spend the day!
Don't these flash cards remind you of going back to school???
Longing for more days by the seashore????
Well, it's time for me to stop whining about summer, because ready-or-not here comes fall! Give yourself a break from buying the kids pencils and notebooks this weekend and stop by Sumner for a relaxing shopping trip! - Kris
11th Annual Classy Car Show this coming Sunday in Downtown Sumner from 9-3. You can register Sunday Morning starting at 6.00am or go to Sumnerdowntown association.com to pre-register. This is one of my favorite events Sumner puts on. The streets will be closed and lined with beautiful old time cars.
We are so lucky to have such dedicated, loyal super nice and super talented customers like our friend Tami of Butterfly Kiss Photography She was so kind to feature us in her newsletter this month, so please go check out her wonderful photography. Thanks Tami!
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