Saturday, August 22, 2015

Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire 2015 - Part 1

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

It was over six years ago that I visited Diane Kaser, of Molly Mo's, while on a local garden tour. I loved her home and garden and had my camera with me while my mother in law and I walked around the property. I sent a few photos to Diane a week later and she said she loved my style and asked if I would photograph her Summer Antique Faire.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

I am grateful for the opportunity because it has built an amazing friendship with not only Diane, but all the vendors that I have the pleasure of seeing year after year.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

This annual faire is held in Sublimity, Oregon overlooking the beautiful country. It is held at Union Hill Grange, a historical building perfect for an event like this! This was the first year that the faire was open for two days - Friday night and all day Saturday!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Friday night I got there before opening to capture the treasures before they were picked clean!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

There were a handful of new vendors this year including Resurrected Rags and returning vendors like Vintage Market Place.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

I loved the band that played this year called Three for Silver! Their style is unique and perfect for the event. After photographing, I sat eating some good food by Cafe Venae and enjoyed listening to the music. They really brought something new to the event and I hope they come again!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Even though I love spending such quality time with the people that I see every year at this event, my favorite part is of course the treasures I find.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Lots of pillows, baskets, and beautiful umbrellas from Roost Reimagined and Mama Roost.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Sarah outdid herself this year with some pretty amazing furniture pieces. Mama Roost was right by her side with such beautiful pieces I wanted to take the whole booth home.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Some of my favorites from the faire were wood, suitcases, wind up alarm clocks, lace, and burlap.

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

I have to give a shout out to my sister, Becca, who is my assistant every year. This year there were enough mirrors to make sure we could get a photo of the two of us!

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

Molly Mos Summer Antique Faire photos by @createoften

To see more of my favorites from the faire stay tuned in for part two of this post!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Molly Mo's Antique Faire coming soon!

Aug 7th 5-8 pm $5 admission
Aug 8th 8-4pm free admission 

15755 Grange Rd SE
Sublimity OR 97385

Directions to the faire:
From Salem (approx 16 miles)
Take I-5 exit 253 onto Hwy 22 east.  Take OR Hwy 214 exit 7 toward Silver Falls State Park. Turn left onto OR 214/Silver Falls Hwy SE, continue to follow Hwy 214, turn left to stay on Hwy 214.  Turn left onto Union Hill Rd SE, left onto Grange Rd SE.  Note*  Just follow Hwy 214 from Hwy 22 which is the Silver Falls scenic route that meanders through the little town of Shaw and then farmland. The grange sits atop a hill right off Hwy 214 to your left.  Watch for signs along the way!
 
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

I'm excited and honored to announce the vendor line up for the 2015 Antique Faire! 
These folks are some of the best antique/vintage and artisans in the valley area! Those with a star* are new vendors this year - going to be the best show EVER!

Aimee Lozano
Cafe Venae
Coco & Lily*
Cottage Gate
Farm French*
Lavender Hill Cottage / Vintage River Ranch
Madison Park
Marjorie Parrott Adams*
Mama Roost
North Star Antiques*
Peonies & Possibilities*
Penelope's Hope Chest*
Pink Postcard
Quintessentials

Randall Woods
Rusty Rabbit
Rescued & Repurposed*
Resurrected Rags*
Roost Reimagined
San Antonio Rose
Salem Salvage*
The Vintage Marketplace
Valentine Creek Farm
Vintage Trifles
Vintage Market
Vintage Touch


Musical Guests:
Three For Silver Band
Mark Rudolph - acoustical guitar

Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire 2015

SAVE THE DATE!

Bigger and better than ever - we've added a Friday night preview party on Aug 7th from 5-8pm
Shop early, tap your toes to live music by the Three For Silver band, eat some great food, sip on a cold beer or enjoy a glass of wine!  
$5 admission gets you in the door.  A warm summer evening in the beautiful Sublimity countryside!
The show continues on Sat. Aug 8th, 8am-4pm, free admission!

Union Hill Grange
15755 Grange Rd SE
Sublimity OR 97385

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Holiday Treasures Show - Great Changes!

 
 
I'm going to quote my BFF Martha, she said it better than I could:
 
This year the Holiday Treasures Show is going to be a little different.  Different in that we are including 2 more friends at 2 locations!
 
 

As many of you already know, Diane Kaser (Molly Mo's) and I have hosted a Holiday Treasures Show for a number of years in her charming barn in Sublimity, Oregon.  It has been so much fun and very successful.  We have enjoyed seeing all our friends and loyal customers each year while enjoying a little wine, some great nibbles, lots of laughter and conversations - way past closing time.  We have loved kicking off the holiday season with so many of you and hope that we have provided some yuletide inspiration.
 
 
 
Well, when things are successful, why change anything?  Diane and I have asked ourselves that many times.  We have nurtured and grown this little holiday event over the years and has been "our baby".  A "baby" that has outgrown its "crib", aka, Diane's adorable barn on their charming farm property.  The show has been so successful that space and parking has become an "issue" and almost prevented it from happening at all last year.  We did overcome those issues and still enjoyed it all, but it was stressful.
 
So, we decided to ask our good friends Sarah (Roost Reimagined) and Pam (Mama Roost) to join us this year.  This is a natural transition as we have all coordinated for our Spring 4 Friends Sale, a one-day progressive sale held mid-March.
 
 
 
Planning a sale in 2 locations has had its challenges.  Finding a location that evokes vintage charm in a location relatively close to our original location was hard.  We hope the Macleay Grange will fulfill that requirement.  A charming, vintage structure with adequate free parking, heat and restrooms not too far from Molly Mo's.  We think it checks all the boxes.
 
 
 
Getting you all one location to another is another challenge. We enjoy hosting a twinkly, nighttime preview event.  It really sets a magical mood.  How do we direct customers to different locations - at night - in the dark?  We hope that by getting the "word" out early will allow everyone to inquire and find the Macleay Grange location.  Molly Mo's will remain in the same great spot - so we are 50% there!  We will be placing directional signs, posting directions on our blogs and Facebook pages.  In addition we will provide directions and maps at each location for you to refer to along the way.
 
On Friday evening - preview night - there will be a $5.00 admission that applies to both locations.  One fee for two locations of beverages and nibbles, not to mention twice the fabulous treasures!

If you cannot make it to the Friday evening preview, we will be open again on Saturday, November 22nd at 9 am 'til 3 pm.  Molly Mo's will be open until 4 pm - bonus!  There is no admission fee on Saturday - just lots of merchandise and holiday cheer!  

So - mark your calendar and plan to join us for another great event!  M.
 
Holiday Treasures Show
4 Friends  2 Locations
 
Friday night preview, November 21st 5-8pm  ($5 entry)
Saturday, November 22nd 9am - 3pm*  (free)
*Molly Mo's open will be open until 4pm
 
Molly Mo's
440 NE Cherry St
Sublimity OR 97385
503 510-0820
 
Vintage Trifles / Roost Reimagined / Mama Roost
Macleay Grange
8312 Macleay Rd
Salem OR 97317
503 931-8116
 


 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire 2014 - Part Three


Welcome back to the last installment of Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire! You can scroll down to read about this year's experience. Thank you for letting me be your guest blogger, Diane!

This was the first time Diane had guest musicians play for her at her event! The Union Hill Grange was the perfect setting for a stage and places to sit, eat, drink a beer or wine spritzer, and enjoy the music! 


Etherius Quartet played in the morning while people were just beginning to find their treasures. I do love these kids! They have such soft hearts and a love for music. They also didn't mind me taking them away during their break for a few shots.





Follow them on their Etherius Quartet Facebook page and look forward to a video coming from me soon with a sneak at some of their work! They really set the mood for the entire faire! 


Here is Diane with Molly Mo's staff! It was so great to see everyone again... they are always so sweet and helpful to me. Of course I found some treasures of my own in their booth to take home!




Mark and Bill played guitar for the afternoon, lightening the mood with a bit of classic rock. It was the perfect time to eat and sit on an antique sofa or chair to listen.



Thank you so much for a good time Diane! It really was the best year yet!

- Jennifer Evans

Evans Photography

Friday, August 22, 2014

Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire 2014 - Part Two



Hello, I am back as guest blogger for Diane! Yesterday, I shared the first part of my Molly Mo's 2014 Summer Antique Faire experience and today I am continuing the story...


As the vendors started to fill their booths with plants, fabrics, and valuables my sister and I continued to find beautiful treasures to photograph.


Mason jars in blue were a favorite.



There were beautiful things spilling out of every corner we turned.



Auntie Joy's had some beautiful handmade leather cuffs added to her booth this year. These were on my wish list.


Whatevers' booth was filled with unique items, just as it always is. This year they took me by surprise again with their special holiday twists! I love this "spider web" embroidery hoop!



Seriously, these stars on top of paper stars sitting in these painted glass jars were so clever!


Of course, I love to add selfies of me in the group of photos I give Diane because that's what friends do... leave little surprises. Ha!


Not only were there vendors set up outside the Union Hill Grange, but they were also set up inside! Five vendors shared the inside of this vintage church. I wish I could describe the sound on the hardwood floors of the vendors preparing for opening.



Then, my time ended photographing the booths as the doors opened and customers began walking under the tents and canopies. Laughter still filled the air but it was also mingled with espresso brewing by Cafe Venae. I walked through the faire watching the treasures I just finished photographing being carried away to new homes by happy owners. I loved it.

Join me tomorrow for the last installment of inspiration from Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire. This year was the first year where there has been a stage of entertainment from local musicians. I can't wait to introduce you! 


Evans Photography