The Vintage Market


Add spice to your home and garden décor at the Show’s big “Vintage Market.” Only at the Tacoma Home & Garden Show, January 22-25, 2015.

Back and bigger than ever, the Tacoma Home & Garden Show® showcases the popular and colorful “Vintage Market,” a collection of booths from over a dozen local vendors selling unusual and one-of-a-kind home and garden items, vintage signage, repurposed furniture, garden art and more.

This special area of the show spotlights repurposed and shabby-chic finds for the garden and home. From classic cowboy goods, farmhouse implements and collectibles, to architectural salvage, and repurposed lighting, all of these and more can be found at The Vintage Market.




A sampling of local participants and their offerings in the Vintage Market include:

  • Blue Ewe of Puyallup is where you’ll find creative jewelry and more. Hunt for custom designed jewelry made from recycled soda caps and vintage wallpaper; garden tool displays and holders; garden totes and aprons made of vintage material. They will also bring an assortment of miniature garden accessories that can be used to create magical and unique garden vignettes–all in miniature!


  • Built from Scrap, from Chehalis, will be bringing repurposed items that are handmade from interesting scraps discovered on the prowl for the unique and antiquated.  Repurposed old metal, hardware, farm implements, wood and other old thrown out treasures are combined to create one-of-a-kind art pieces, furniture, lamps, hand cut and rolled arrows, stars, and more for the home and garden.


  • Cindy Argo, from University Place, will have an assortment of exceptional and repurposed garden items including rustic potting tables, garden benches, and arbors made out of old boards and hardware. You’ll unearth all you need to put the finishing touches on your garden with distinctive vintage finds.


  • The father-daughter team of Port Orchard’s CowPunchers specializes in collectible cowboy gear like bits, spurs, hats, saddles, and chaps. You will also unearth a selection of “mantiques,” fishing gear, farm implements, light fixtures, vintage and antique tools, and primitive collectibles. Discover antique and vintage furniture, as well as potting and garden furniture from salvaged materials including corrugated metal, barn wood, and tile.


  • Eyes Upon You from Seattle brings vintage goods that are very eclectic and full of color. The focus is on using repurposed items for creative and new functions. Their display will have a mix of garden and home items, with repurposed furniture from the past.


  • Olympia’s Flea Market of Thurston County consists of antique and vintage dealers bringing the best vintage goods that they have to offer. Their display will have a variety of vintage offerings which include an eclectic range of home and garden décor, small furniture, repurposed objects, architectural salvage and some finer antique smalls.


  • John Bob Cool Junk of Federal Way has a passion for rediscovering the forgotten everyday piece and updating it in a fresh way. JOHNBob will be bringing unique projects combining reclaimed cedar fencing and old, rusty bed springs. They’ll have pillows made with vintage fabrics, architectural salvage, and repurposed chandeliers using vintage pressed glass punch cups.


  • Buckley’s Purple Cow Antiques will feature antiques from the Victorian to mid-century depression era. They will have repurposed and thrifty chic items like painted small furniture pieces.  You will also find a little rust, a little chippy paint, as well as the more expected china, pottery and glass, along with some wonderful original primitives.


  • You’ll encounter transformed and inspired vintage elements for your home and garden at the display from Ravens Nest Vintage Cottage, from Olympia. From vintage patio furniture, metal plant stands, and unique garden accessories to old wooden toolboxes, display boxes and more, the thrill is in the hunt for vintage treasures for your home.


  • Secrets in the Attic, from Redmond, has been collecting all year to bring their favorite pieces of shabby, primitive furniture along with a touch of rusty funky junk to the Vintage Market. You might be able to find that special mirror for your hallway or that rusty little trike to put in your garden this spring. Bring your imagination and see what you can find.


  • South Tacoma Antique Mall of Tacoma will be featuring an array of specialty items— from mid century furniture (both indoor and outdoor), vintage clothing, and vintage paper (flyers, ads, magazines), to primitive goods and all kinds of shabby-chic garden art (statuary, metal art, tools and other things to throw in the yard). You can also uncover vintage and antique furniture, glassware and all sorts of collectibles.


  • The Urban Gardener and Millesime Designs, both from Tacoma, will combine their home and garden wares to create a beautiful eco-vintage booth of “Urban Designs.” They specialize in antique, vintage, and up-cycled” one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture for your home and garden. From old salvaged windows to collectible iron furniture, you’ll discover old-fashioned riches from a pair of “eco-chic vintage lovin’ gals.”


  • If vintage-inspired bird and nest related items are your thing, then The Vintage Nest, from Snohomish, is your place to be. They will have an abundance of shabby-chic furniture, shelves, signs and other found objects in keeping with the garden theme.


At the display from Yelm’s Weathered Finds, you’ll discover antique and repurposed furniture and one-of-a-kind pieces for decorating the garden and home. Enjoy hunting for “smalls”—reasonably priced and decorative small items with personality—to complete a vignette that stands out in your home or garden.

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