The Jeanne Oliver Podcast Episode Fifteen | The Farm Chicks with Serena Thompson

 

The Jeanne Oliver Podcast

 

On this episode Jeanne is talking with Serena Thompson, the owner and creator of The Farm Chicks vintage market.

If you have ever wanted to create your own live market or want to sell at a market with high exposure like The Farm Chicks this episode will help you walk away with a clearer idea of how to reach those dreams.

 

 

Episode Summary

On this episode Jeanne is talking with Serena Thompson, the owner and creator of The Farm Chicks vintage market. If you have ever wanted to create your own live market or want to sell at a market with high exposure like The Farm Chicks this episode will help you walk away with a clearer idea of how to reach those dreams.

Episode Notes

I bounced through the first years of my life in a hippie gypsy wagon, hand-built by my father, wandering the back roads of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  My family eventually settled into a tiny cabin in the woods on property that was once inhabited by American Indians.  I was named Serena Melegra Ume De La Luz – Serena, after the name of the daughter of my mom’s mentor, a member of the Klamath River Indians Tribe.  Melegra was chosen for its meaning which is miracle.  And Ume was a name spontaneously chosen by my dad, moments after he delivered me in an abandoned dirt-floored cabin in the woods where they had temporarily parked our gypsy wagon home.  She’s part you, part me, he told my mom.

I spent my childhood days searching for arrowheads, teaching myself to sew on a treadle sewing machine and to bake in a wood-burning stove, with no running water, refrigeration, or electricity in our home.  My family lived frugally and early on, inspired by my parent’s thriftiness and style, I gained a knack for thrifty creativity and turning ordinary objects into something useful.  And I dreamed of the home I would create for my own family someday.

Now I’m married to my husband, Colin, we’ve raised four children, and my dreams have come true.  Along the way, I founded The Farm Chicks Fair and have written two books: The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen and The Farm Chicks Christmas.  I document my life as an entrepreneur, wife, mom, author, and Contributing Editor for Country Living Magazine on social media (Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefarmchicks/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefarmchicks/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/serenathompson/ ) and share more about my life and my story from time to time, on my blog, www.thefarmchicks.com

 

You can find information on The Farm Chicks Fair on the website here: https://thefarmchicks.com/fc-vintage-fair/

 

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