Schae Richards, community editor
Three sisters and their mother brought a nationwide event to Northern Utah last year, and it has already become a local favorite among vintage lovers and crafty homemakers alike.
Vintage Market Days is a franchised event where everything is original and vintage-inspired. Each market features one-of-a-kind crafts, furniture, home décor, jewelry and clothing. Guests get a vintage experience as they listen to live music, enjoy delicious food and buy unique finds.
Cache Valley residents Jenni Hadfield, Jayme Thompson, Laurie Bliss and their mother, Pam Thompson started the Cache Valley market franchise last year, knowing it would be a good fit for our community. “We loved the idea of bringing Vintage Market Days to Cache Valley to become a family tradition for everyone,” she said.
Each of the ladies has a love for vintage. Laurie started as a creator in Cache Valley, and owned a shop in Providence before moving to the Midwest with her family. She continues at her new shop, Studio Bliss and is also a vendor at Vintage Market Days. Jenni loves finding new pieces for her unique style. Jayme has an eye for detail when it comes to her home. Pam keeps everything and everyone together.
The next Vintage Market of Northern Utah will be held in October at the Cache County Fairgrounds. The theme is “Vintage Farmhouse.” Jenni says each market has something for everyone. “Vendors have done the hunting and picking for you,” she said. “All you need to do is make the hard decision of what to take home. There’s vintage ‘eye candy’ everywhere you look.”
In addition to bringing a fun event to Cache Valley, the group strives to benefit a worthy cause, too. “We have teamed up with Operation Underground Railroad since the beginning,” Jenni said. “We help raise donations for their mission of rescuing children from child sex trafficking.”
Jenni and her family welcome everyone to this fun, local event. “The fun thing about our market is many of the finds have a story behind them,” she said. “You can take that piece of history home with you. Most of our vendors know the stories behind their treasures.”