Talk about busy! This coming weekend, Vintage Barn in Rathdrum, Idaho will be gearing up for its biannual antique show, only to turn around the following weekend and head to the prestigious Country Living magazine national show.

Vintage Barn is the work of Rolane and Dean Hopper (click here to read about them in Country Living magazine and here to read about them in the Coeur d'Alene Press). Spokane shoppers might remember them from the antique shows put on by the Farm Chicks, who have really made it big and are also contributing editors to the magazine.

The Hopper's 10-acre, turn-of-the-century farm is transformed into an eclectic sale appealing to collectors and browsers alike:

  • Primitives
  • Handmade or refurbished items in the cottage or so-called shabby chic style (such as this adorable charm, right)
  • Vintage western goods
  • Clothing
  • Garden and yard art
  • Fresh-baked treats to eat
  • Music
  • and some excellent people-watching!
Admission to the Vintage Barn event is $4. Dates: September 12, 9am-4pm. Get there early and be prepared to do quite a bit of walking. Call 208.640.1318.

Joining Vintage Barn this year at the Country Living fair is an enthusiastic Virginia Shawver, an artist who operates The Rusty Bird. Shawver is shown (left) with one of her trademark bird-themed pieces. You can contact her at 208.623.2150.

The Country Living fair is September 18-20 in Columbus, Ohio. For more info, click here.