Friday, August 19, 2011

A new business, a great day and a special guest.

As some of you know, I recently partnered up with my friend Maria of collage to launch a business called Plucky Maidens. Our mission is to host 3 Junk Fest! sales a year, in and around Portland. The Fests! will have the finest vendors selling the most fabulous vintage and antique wares. August 18th was our inaugural Fest! held outdoors at McMenamins Edgefield. I am proud to tell you that it was an amazing success! We had 50 vendors selling great junk to large crowds of very happy customers.




And as a special bonus, look who showed up to shop...Emily Henderson, HGTV's Design Star 2010 and host of Secrets from a Stylist! Emily was gracious and adorable and even bought stuff! Here's a shot of Maria and Emily and me....

Want to come to our next event?
Plucky Maidens Junk Fest!
A Smorgasbord of Vintage Wares
The Holiday Event
November 19, 2011 10am - 4pm
Children's Cottage @ McMenamins Grand Lodge
Forest Grove, Oregon

P.S. The Grand Lodge is a full service hotel in a charming, historic building. So, if you would like to visit the Fest! and have a delightful night out....Book your room now! (877) 992-9533.

7 comments:

Nelly said...

Oh wow that would be great to go to.Wish one could be organised here.Maybe I should but I am terrible at organising things.Do you make money for yourselves or charity?Just curious is all.

trash talk said...

Yippee! What a great idea and I'm so happy to see it's gonna be a huge success. One of these days I really am gonna make it to the PNW.
Deb
P.S. That globe was fantastic!

Kim G. said...

Congratulations on your new venture Pam! You go girl!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

This is very exciting, and I've only heard good things (from our mutual Portland-area blogging friends!) about the show. Good luck, Pam!

LoriCtoo said...

Thank you for bringing this kind of event back to the Portland area! It was so much fun. I brought my sis who was visiting from Wisc and she loved it. She doesn't collect, but she did go home with a few treasures. Looking forward to future sales. Congrats on the success of it.

Vintage Whimsy said...

Congrats on the successful show. Any tips on getting started organizing an event like this? Maryland could use one of these!!

Into Vintage said...

You and Maria did an outstanding job! I'll see you at the Grand Lodge (or maybe sooner). :-) -amy