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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Molly Mo's Summer Antqiue Faire 2014 - Part One

I have been asked by Diane, to be guest blogger and I couldn't be happier to accept!


Every year I have the pleasure to photograph Diane Kaser's Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire. This year there were over 15 vendors. Booths were filled to the rim with handmade, antique, and repurposed goods. My twin sister joined me as my assistant and together we drove to our favorite job of the year.


This was the first year that the event was held at a larger venue as the numbers of those that attend have reached into the thousands.  The Union Hill Grange Hall was the most beautiful picturesque scene for the faire. The views were spectacular with rolling hills as far as the eye could see.


This is the view of the faire as my sister and I drove right as the sun was coming up. Yes, at 6:00am. Everything was quiet and peaceful, which was the perfect way to start photographing the day. Well, that and with my warm coffee in hand.


Trends I saw this year were repurposed wood with quotes painted on them, like these from Vintage Market Place. I honestly couldn't tell if these were vinyl or painted they were that well done. Farm signs and animals were new this year. I saw more handmade repurposed items which I love! I love seeing how people are making the old new again!


Selfies are totally in order in Jula Girl's booth when there are full size mirrors around, lol. Some wonder why I photograph the faire so early. Well, there are two reasons. One, the sun gets so harsh so early in the summer that I have to photograph the booths before they have full sun shining on them. Two, by the time the faire opens - product sells fast! It would be hard to photograph the vendor's beautiful vignettes with pieces missing from them.





I saw more signs of Oregon this year, in Molly Mo's booth. That - I love.



I wanted this golden horse in Roost Reimagined and Mama Roost's booth. The little girl never came out in me more.



The sun started to come up over the hill and the booths started to glimmer and shine. This is the magical part. As the sun comes up, vendors start to arrive. Voices start to travel. Sometimes joyful laughter fills the air as they unwrap their fabric and valuables. Vendors are carrying in flowers and filling vases. This is where the Union Hill Grange begins to come alive...


Come back tomorrow as I share more inspiration and beautiful photos of Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire!


- Jennifer Evans
Evans Photography

Monday, August 4, 2014

Antique Faire Sneak Peek

Just a few things that will be at the faire this Saturday.  My vendors have also been super busy getting their fabulous finds ready for your shopping bonanza.  There will be so much great stuff, better bring a big truck!


August 9th 8am - 3pm
 
Molly Mo's Antique Faire
Union Hill Grange
15755 Grange Rd SE
Sublimity OR 97385

From I-5, take exit 253 onto Hwy 22 E and follow Hwy 214 Silver Falls Tour Route.  
Watch for signs!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It'll be here soon - Molly Mo's Antique Faire!

Martha (Vintage Trifles) "Molly Mo-ified" the side of this awesome 55 Chevy!
Damon Zavala is an amazingly talented young violinist who, with his group, Etherius Quartet, will be performing at the show starting at 9am!  You can check them out on Facebook.

Molly Mo's Antique Faire
Union Hill Grange
15755 Grange Rd SE
Sublimity OR 97385

August 9th
8am - 3pm

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vendor Line-up for Antique Faire!



Here it is!! 
 2014 vendor line up for Molly Mo's Antique Faire on August 9th!  

I am so excited and honored to host these fabulous vendors. They are all carefully handpicked and must not only have the best, most unique awesome junk and vintage but also be the nicest people you will ever meet!


Aimee Lozano
Attic Antics
Aunties
Artfully Arranged 
Cafe Venae
Cottage Gate
Elegant Garden Design
Jula Girls
Lavender Hill Cottage & Vintage River Ranch
Madison Park
Molly Mo's
Pink Postcard
Roost Reimagined
Mama Roost
Randall Woods
Rusty Rabbit
Valentine Creek Farm
Vintage Touch
The Vintage Marketplace
Vintage Market
Vintage Trifles
Whatevers Handmade

Molly Mo's Antique Faire
August 9th 8am - 3pm
15755 Grange Rd
Sublimity OR 97385