The countdown is on! ONLY 2 weeks left until the Three Speckled Hens Antiques & Old Stuff Show on October 3 & 4, 2015 at the Paso Robles Event Center!
Have you seen our list of vendors for the fall show? Make your game plan now by checking out all of our new and returning vendors at www.threespeckledhens.com. Don't forget, Early Bird Admission grants you access to your favorite vendors 2 FULL hours before the crowds arrive on Saturday. Purchase your Early Bird Admission now!
The third vendor in our fall Vendor Spotlight series features the dynamic duo of Janet Stevens and Kamille Hughes. What started out as a hobby over 25 years ago, has led to a full time business for these two Farm Girls.
Janet, how did the two of you get into the antiquing business?
I started out working in the grocery business but always had a passion for design work. After being in different antique stores, I took the plunge into the staging world with Chic Staging & Design. It was around 2008 when the staging business and every other small business starting going under due to the economy.
Kamille had also just lost her job as a promotions director due to the struggling economy; so the two of us teamed up and started painting furniture to the max. Well, we have always done it, but this is when it really took off! After being in several antique stores we decided it was time to pull out of the stores and open up 4 days a week on our property. So a couple of years ago we quit staging and changed our name to Farm Girls Vintage Finds. As our family and friends say, "they have created a 'monster'."
How did you get that name?
When Kamille sold at the Swap Meet, customers started calling her Farm Girl. It just stuck!
We hear you are a “Jill-of-All-Trades.” Tell us more.
It is just the two of us. We do everything from finding the items to refinishing them. Kamille wears many hats. Painter, builder, IT girl, bookkeeper and does all the marketing. I am the shop keeper, decorator, painter and show coordinator. We have three goats to keep the kids (and parents) entertained.
Tell us about the shop.
The shop has a different vibe than you will find in a strip mall or antique store. All in all, we enjoy what we do and appreciate all our wonderful customers that make this job worth it all! Our shop is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm. We are located at 2113 Q street, Bakersfield 93301 in Bakersfield, CA. You can also purchase a handful of our items online at www.farmgirlsvintagefinds.com.
To learn more about the Farm Girls, visit their website at www.farmgirlsvintagefinds.com, call 559-430-7816, or email email@example.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.