When Leah Faulkner decided she had too much furniture in her house, she teamed up with Barb Kark and the two antique hunters came up with the idea to hold a big sale.
The Olde Farmhouse Vintage Market at the Albion Fairgrounds Saturday ended up being a huge success with more than 800 vintage lovers showing up for the inaugural event.
Some of the bargain seekers were lined up before the market even opened.
"It was nuts here for the first hour or so. We opened at 9 a.m. but the first people were lined up at 7 a.m.," said Faulkner.
"People are supporting small business. We are trying to offer good deals. Everyone is asking when we are going to do it again," she added.
One of the 32 vendors who set up in a barn on the fairgrounds was Deen Hannem.
"You should have seen it first thing this morning, it was like a stampede, it was fantastic," said Hannem, who is based in Langley and hosts design workshops with partner Monica Forester.
"This market was meant to be. We've never had something like this here.
People appreciate the nostalgia," she said.