Brookhaven Bazaar was started by Vicki S. and her friends in 1981. The first two shows were hostessed by Vicki in her home in the Brookhaven neighborhood in the Murrayhill area of Beaverton Oregon. After that, the show was moved to the Kinton Grange and was held there twice a year every year since. It’s a special and unique setting…just a few miles into the countryside and surrounded by a hazelnut orchard on one side and a century-old one-room schoolhouse on the other. The Kinton Grange was built in 1917 and grange members have lovingly kept the hall in beautiful shape.
My mom and I participated in the show as crafters, and when Vicki remarried and was planning to move to the Dalles, she approached us and asked us if we would like to take over the show. We jumped at the chance…as we had always wanted our own show…and already loved being part of the Brookhaven experience.
My mom and I have been hosting the Brookhaven show since 1996 and enjoy the challenge of each new event. I visit the Atlanta Gift Mart each January to keep up on all the current trends and styles and design new themes for each show. While we always have some of the same categories, such as Harvest, Primitives, Vintage Kitchen, Shabby Cottage, and more, you will always see several new looks and color palettes at each show. I search for the best local artists, antique/vintage dealers and local gourmet food to be vendors at the show.
Many of our customers have been attending the shows for 10 years or more. It’s always exciting to receive the Brookhaven postcard in the mail and know that another fabulous event is right around the corner!