9 Hot Farmhouse Trends
Country Living Magazine named The Farm Chicks Show one of the “Top 5 Flea Markets You Need to Visit this June,” making it a can’t miss– so I hopped plane from Seattle to Spokane, Washington, to discover the 9 Hot Farmhouse Trends to look out for.
Serena Thompson is the creator of Farm Chicks. She’s been producing this farmhouse style feast for the senses for fifteen years now. The special thing I noticed is that she is still as passionate about the vendors, customers and overall experience as ever. She told me she always thinking of ways to make the show an experience for people and she doesn’t disappoint!
This is the poster for this year and the theme was a dollhouse.
Serena and her crew are always quite creative and innovative. Here’s a display of cake boxes, made to look like dollhouses. There are tiny windows cut out in each one with little scraps of fabric for curtains. Here are some of the trends that I spotted.
Trends from the Farm Chicks Show
1. Macramé is Back-re-mé: If you happen to be child of the seventies (clears throat) you may remember macramé. Basically, it’s a way of maying textiles using knotting instead of weaving. Many of Joanna Gaines’s work/Fixer Upper Style has a macramé look.
2. A Window on the World: Old windows, screens, lockers– all of these items are being repurposed and used in homes add some farmhouse chic.
3. Ottoman Empire: Oh my gosh, these ottomans were literally flying out of the fairgrounds. They were pretty amazing. Made from reclaimed materials, they pull triple duty: storage, seating and decor. Plus the tops are interchangeable so if you want a new look, you can change the top in seconds.
4. Horns and Antler Chic: Horns and antlers are still in, but with a twist. They were decorated.
5. Heavy Metal: Metal pieces were everywhere. All sorts of reclaimed items from signs, from the garden, and I think this is even part of a stove in the center of the photos here.
6. Door Decor: This was a new one for me– repurposed car doors! You can see one in the left hand corner of this photo and in the picture above it. What an artful use of a vintage car door.
7. Pre-Loved Paintings: I always see cool vintage paintings at shows like this but there were even more this year. They ranged from the kitschy to the sweet.
8. Weathered Wood: There were so many interesting weathered wood pieces. This booth had a ton.
9. Great Glass: Mason Jars and glass jars in general are always in style. Here are a couple of new ideas I spotted.
There are about 300 vendors. Here is a map/list of all the participants. I’ll be doing a television story on the show soon. I’ll post the link after it airs.