Come along with me, on a trip to “Wild Goose Chase”.
I have always had it on my to do list, you know the list…the one you add
to and check on, planning for a day when you have some “me time”. I sadly have had this one on my list since…I
am embarrassed to say, 2005.
Anderson walked into my shop one day when I had an Antique Store in Spokane, WA. I was only 26 years old and did not know much
about the world of Antiques, All I knew was that I loved old things and was hoping that others
did too. Linda was a kindred spirit
right off the bat! She loved all the kitschy
things I collected, she appreciated my passion for the 40’s tablecloths
and vintage aprons. We visited every
time she came to the shop. The
connection I had with Linda stemmed from the fact that she lived in my beloved
Selle Valley, just a hop, skip and a jump from my family’s land where I grew
up. As the years went on Linda became a
vendor at Funky Junk. I promised myself
that I would make it to her place one day and see this wonderful creation she
had made at her home called “The Wild Goose Chase!
Linda and her husband, George started “Wild Goose Chase” in
2003. They were looking for a way to
make a little income from their land.
Coupled with Linda’s Passion for old things and an abundance of old
things from her Mother in Law, Linda went to work.
They turned the original residence, an old wooden building
into the Country Kitchen and went from there.
They built new buildings as they went along, including the Garden Shed,
filed with pots and racks and vintage Garden items. They built the “Best Western”, an amazing
building resembling an old western town building filled up with everything from
Pendleton Blankets to cowboy boots to an array of vintage camp supplies (my favorite this time of year!)!
Linda’s Passion came from her Grandmother, who had a love
for antiques herself. Linda said that
she decorated her first homes and apartments with items from thrift stores, and
even as a young woman she would always “find
myself down a street where they sold old things, thrift stores we fun!”.
And she has done a wonderful job bringing together her old
things in her little vintage "town" deep in the woods of the Selle Valley.
This Summer I finally made it out to Linda's, and knew right
away it was like no other, so I decided to come back with my camera and capture
it for all of you to see!
So, sit back and enjoy the visit. If you ever want to visit Linda in person,
just give her a call ( 208-263-1543 )and set up
a time to come out! As she said, the
people she has met and the friends she has made have become the best part! Also, Linda will be a returning vendor at
this year’s Funky Junk Show! Come say hi
to her and see many of her wonderful treasures!
|It is a long and winding driveway to get there, but that makes it all the better!|
|Lovely Metal, arch made by Linda's friend David Rafferty.|
|Anyone need a wheel barrel? |
|A green wagon, makes me smile.|
|I think I know two gals that may have to flip a quarter for that Poka-dot thermos, Michele & Penny!|
|Zinnias, My favorite, the happiest of flowers!|
|The Pack River, winding through her front yard.|
|This lovely gate is one of three that have come home with me!|
|Words to live by, leaning by a sweet old tree.|
|A Happy Linda indeed! Following HER heart!|
I can't wait to follow my heart and go on a Wild Goose Chase!!! UMMM...that polka dot thermos is MINE!!! Thanks for the tour!!!
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