By Karah Wilson
FYFFE, Ala.— On Sept. 11-12, Fyffe held its Vintage Pickin’ Barn Sale. This sale included vendors from all over the south that set up booths displaying their vintage home decor for customers to buy. The event was held on Friday and Saturday, including an early pick from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. on Friday for V.I.P pickers.
One of the many vendors involved in the first year barn sale was Alice Circle. Alice Circle is located in Rainsville and owned by Alice Pettyjohn. “I am friends with April Wilks. She wanted me to join in support of her.” Pettyjohn loved seeing so many local friends and Alice Circle customers that came to shop and she loved meeting the out of town shoppers as well.
“I sold similar products to what we sell at Alice Circle but most of what I brought was made from repuropsed materials such as metal roofing tin made into state art,” Pettyjohn said. “I would love to be a part of this event every year.” You can contact Alice Circle on Facebook, Instagram, or at 256-638-2688.
Fort Payne Feed and Garden, located in Fort Payne, had a booth set up. The business is owned by Jason and Karmen Smith. “April asked if we would be interested in participating in the sale should she decide to have it,” Karmen Smith said. The enthusiasm and excitement was infectious! The event was very well-managed.” Smith said that they were responsible for the gates and entrances as well as in front of the show barns. “We sold many of our fall decor items that we carry at our store: mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, wheat straw and fall foliage plants as well as a variety of antiques and home decor items. We very much look forward to participating again next year.” You can contact Fort Payne Feed and Garden through Facebook or at 256-845-5946.
The Vintage Workshop at Myrtle Jane is also located in Fort Payne. The Workshop is owned by Janet Williams and Becky Phillips. “April asked Janet and I to be a part of the sale and we were thrilled to participate,” Phillips said. “We so enjoyed meeting all the shoppers and making some new friends and catching up with old friends. It was great meeting the vendors from all around the South. And if course we also did a little shopping ourselves.” The Workshop specializes in vintage and repurposed furniture and items. “We enjoy searching for those unique items that we can transform.” Phillips and Williams are already making plans for next year and are excited to be involved in this unique venture for North Alabama. You can contact them on Facebook, through Williams’ phone at 256-273-9344, or at Phillips’ email email@example.com.