Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market is proud to announce that local educator and author Amelia Lemar will be signing copies of her first book, It's Okay: The 8 Things All Children Need to Hear, this weekend at our Annual Flea Market!
Lemar, who teaches fifth-grade in Fergus Falls, has just published her first book, It's Okay: The 8 Things All Children Need to Hear.
It's Okay seeks to address the gaps in mental health education, inspiring and guiding caregivers with tools to better help children build confidence, self-respect, and motivation, leading to greater achievement, success, and happiness in adulthood. The book is not just for teachers, childcare providers, social workers -- it's for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, and anyone who has or works with children!
Released in late May of this year, Lemar's book has - in just a few weeks - already ranked number one in its category on Amazon!
Attendees of this free event can also hear from the author about her future book plans, which include a series of children's books involving her dog, Maverick, as the main character.
Amelia Lemar will be signing copies of her book inside The FARM on Saturday, June 20th, from 10 am until 2 pm and Sunday, June 21st, from noon until 2 pm. Limited copies of the book will also be available.
You can follow the author on Facebook here.
Yes, there will be another summer this year, so, yes, Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market will be having our annual June flea market outside in the parking lot again - and, yes, all our vendors will be having sales inside too!
Annual Summer Flea Market Dates:
Saturday, June 20th, from 10 am until 6 pm
Sunday, June 21st, from noon until 6 pm
Expected junkin' finds include planters and other funky garden items, antique advertising items, signs, vintage enamelware, rustic farmhouse decor, vintage vinyl records, kitchenalia, old license plates, vintage children's books, repurposed lamps and lighting, die-cast cars, comics, artwork, re-imagined glassware, painted furniture, pictures and frames, retro toys, hardware, vintage crafting supplies, figurines, weathered wood, vintage clothing, collectible pottery, action figures, jewelry and so much more! Deals will abound!
Because The FARM values being an active member of our Fargo-Moorhead community, we've invited our friends at Heidi's Home Rescue to join us. Heidi's Home is a new Fargo dog rescue. You can come to their booth at the flea market and find out more about their services and how you can help rescue dogs - including by dropping off cleaning and pet supplies at this dog rescue donation drive drop-off spot! A list of items needed by the animal rescue can be found here.
Heidi's Home Rescue will also have a prize drawing - enter to win a gift package from our local PetSmart worth over $50!
UPDATE! Local educator and author Amelia Lemar will be signing books during the flea market too! Details here!
Another UPDATE! The Adibon Food Truck will be onsite too! Check here for the menu offerings.
We welcome you to this event & hope to see you at The FARM!
Worried about the Corona virus? As our FARM friends know, the antique mall is large & social distancing is relatively easy (and we have hand sanitizer at the door, a washroom about halfway through too). Masks are recommended, but not required.
Since Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market first opened its doors in October of 2015, we've carried Cottage Paint. Many of you know & love Cottage Paint - as you should! But we thought it was time to tell you more about what Cottage Paint is and why it is so great to work with.
Cottage Paint is both a chalk paint and a clay paint. It is made with both clay and chalk components, providing a flat, matte, chalky, velvety-aged, time-worn finish that so many love.
And there are practical reasons to love this furniture paint too.
Simply put, Cottage Paint takes all the best qualities of milk paint, chalk paint, and clay paint - combining them into an inexpensive and easy to use, no fuss medium for renewing and restoring your furniture, cupboards, frames, and other creative DIY decor projects.
Whether your decorator look is shabby chic, country, cottage, rustic, farmhouse, bohemian - or you're simply a fan of vintage and antique looks, and you want more of that worn, weathered, homespun, casual feel of lived-in charm, Cottage Paint is the key. And an easy to use key at that!
The FARM is proud to be one of the very few places in the region to carry a complete range of Cottage Paints - from furniture paints and supporting decorative finishes, to other DIY furniture paint essentials. And we now carry Cottage Paints in our online shop - you can purchase online & pick it up in the store or make curb-side arrangements!
Posted below is our complete Cottage Paint color chart - if we do not have a color in stock, contact us to order it!
As you may have heard on our Facebook Page, Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market will be reopening on May 1st!
Our current hours will be: Monday thru Saturday, 10 am til 6 pm and Sunday, from noon til 6 pm.
The past few weeks we have all been busy at The FARM, cleaning, revamping, restocking - but we certainly have missed you! Feel free to come in and see all the changes - and meet the newest vendors too!
As we've noted before, we've always had an automatic Purell dispenser at the entry and hand washing availability - since day one. In our large shop, there's plenty of room to move around and still practice social distancing. (However, we will still reserve the right to limit the number of folks in the shop at one time, in order to keep the shop safest for everyone.) And we continue to clean and disinfect common areas for everyone's safety.
We hope to see you soon at The FARM!
If you feel unable to come into the shop, we understand - and are presently adding items to our online store for in-store & curb-side pickup!
With heavy hearts and an assortment of other feelings, The FARM announces that we are temporarily closing our store to the general public through April 6th. Like so many other businesses, we have to do what is best for our friends, our vendors, and our community.
For those of you who do feel up to going out & about, we currently remain open by appointment. Call the store at 701.356.9199.
We sincerely thank all of you for your concern for our small business and the numerous self-employed vendors that make Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market the great place that it is. We are doing everything we can to stay strong and be here, be an active part of our community, for years to come.
To stay informed, and remain in contact, be sure to watch our website & social media.
Meanwhile, we can always “see” each other in our new Farm Friends Facebook group!
In early February, The FARM was notified by The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce that the mall owner, Kristi Bixby, had been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2020 ChamberChoice Awards!
Monday, we were informed that candidate lists had been finalized - and Kristi is on it!
We are all so proud of Kristi for achieving this honor, and we know she is deserving! Our fingers are crossed the Chamber committee agrees!
This time of year, we are all overdue for a little fun. While we consider the shop highly entertaining, we thought we should take things up a notch or two and have an especially fun and free event at The FARM for the Fargo-Moorhead community.
This Saturday, March 7th, The FARM will be hosting a Cabin Fever event designed to chase away the seasonal blues. Our event will feature free cider tasting from Wild Terra, North Dakota's first urban cidery and cider bar!
And if you like what you try, you can purchase more, because Wild Terra will be on-hand to sell some of their favorite ciders too!
Ross Grothmann, of Big Beard Antiques, one of our vendors, is also a big fan of Wild Terra. “It’s great to have fresh options in Fargo that give you the experience of something unique, something hand-crafted, and at the same time something of our shared history. Wild Terra’s offerings and atmosphere are a fresh take on a fun place to go and a great experience. One of the things that I love about what they do so well is create a vibrant space where it’s easy to enjoy good company, good food and great cider. I recommend checking them out, and I’m excited they are partnering with us for this event.”
But wait, there’s more!
There are a lot of great things to pair with hard cider, but what could be better than free live music!
Our Cabin Fever event will feature live music from Fargo’s own Kwaician and Darin Loven, of Smith & Loven Six String Circus!
Kwaician, Darin Loven, and other local acoustic musicians will be performing at The FARM in support of Excite Music, a non-profit organization based in Fargo, North Dakota that helps children in the F-M and West Fargo community gain access to music.
With their encouragement and financial help, more of our area kids have access to instruments, lessons, and mentorship they otherwise wouldn’t have.
It’s important to have fun - but we can do good too!
Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market’s Cabin Fever Fix event is on Saturday, March 7, 2020. It starts at noon and runs until 6 pm. Don’t miss this fun & free FM community event!
Did we mention this is a free event? ;)
This week, along with celebrating Spunky Old Broads and their friends, we are celebrating the delight and history of fairy tales!
While National Tell A Fairy Tale Day is officially February 26th, we know that folks need to get the books first, right? Right! So all our vendors are filling their booths, cases, and the shop’s entryway with antique and vintage fairy tale books - and more!
Along with vintage children's books, little kids’ chairs, nursery rhyme decor, fantasy prints, and related collectibles, we will have vintage quilts, toys, and anything else you might need for a snuggly storytime with your little prince or princess - just add grandparents or other storyteller! (Keep an eye on our social media, because you know we will be showing off some spectacular images and items!)
The popularity of fairy tales is only increasing. "By their very nature, fairytales are meant to be retold and reinterpreted," says author Lincoln Michel.
Maria Tatar, Professor of Folklore and Mythology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, says that "after the great migration of oral storytelling practices from the communal hearth to the nursery, when folklore and myth have been repurposed as bedtime reading, fairy tales are beginning to captivate us anew. Multi-generational, as well as multicultural, fairy tales get us talking."
This Once Upon A Time Tell A Fairy Tale book event is really special to us. On a daily basis parents and grandparents come into the shop looking for that favorite childhood book they can now share with or gift to the special children in their lives.
For many, that love of a childhood book began in childhood with parents reading their favorite stories to them. Those stories remain with us as adults, we reminisce about them, share them with the children in our lives -- and they become a generational shared experience. It may even become a book collection. Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market is so happy to be a part of this whole experience!
We are happier still to announce our really big Tell A Fairy Tale event: Hosting A Children’s Book Signing Event In Fargo!
Our big event will be Saturday, February 22nd, from noon - 4pm, when we have four local North Dakota children’s book authors live at the shop!
These four amazing authors will be live at the shop to meet fans and sign their books:
Sawyer Anderson, author of Water Works
Tory Christie, author of A Tiny Brown Monkey On The Big Blue Earth
Z.E. Duval, author of the Ren and Marie series
Deirdre A Prischmann, author of No Hugs!
Who knows, these books might be the very titles children’s book collectors and new parents are searching for decades from now! So be sure to get your signed copies!
Keep an eye on our social media for more info & updates on the authors - and, of course, be sure to stop into the shop on Saturday!
As we noted on social media, the first of this month was Spunky Old Broads Day - and it ushered in Spunky Old Broads Month.
In case you didn’t know, Spunky Old Broads Day was started by Dr. Gayle Carson in 2002. “I started it because I found that once a woman hit 50, she was almost invisible and as a woman who keeps reinventing herself and is very active in business, media, etc, I wanted to acknowledge that is not the truth.” And, in case you are wondering, old age is not a requirement in being an SOB. “Generally for women, it means Spunky, Open, and Brave. I think that says it all.”
That may say it all, but that’s still a lot of territory to cover! And so Dr. Carson expanded the entire month of February into Spunky Old Broads Month, including selecting a Spunky Old Broad of the Year. Past winners have included Robin Roberts, Cloris Leachman, Dolly Parton, and Helen Mirren. Other names that leap to mind are Katharine Hepburn, Frida Kahlo, Michelle Obama, Bette Davis, Lena Horne, Iris Apfel - and The Golden Girls! (Watch for some of them to appear on our social media! Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest)
We wanted to celebrate Spunky Old Broads - as well as those who support Spunky, Open, and Brave women - with an event. A Bring-A-Friend event. It’s simple: bring a friend into Farm from February 17 through the 21st and each of you can enter our drawing!
The prize is a $20 mall gift certificate and a gift certificate for an hour of ax throwing at Triple Ax ($20 value) - for each of you!
Bring three friends? You get your name entered three times (each of your friends are entered once). More friends, more chances to win!
As we are celebrating Spunk Old Broads; Spunky, Open, and Brave women; those aspiring to be so; and those who support them, this drawing is open to anyone who brings in a friend.
PS More events coming this month! Including another Trash or Treasure appraisal event on the 29th. Keep an eye on our blog, follow us on social media, & join our newsletter so you don’t miss any news!