Our History

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!

5 Responses to Our History

  1. Diane Kaufer says:

    Always a really fun show to attend. Lots and lots of great vintage finds as well as holiday decor. Haven’t missed it in 20 years!

  2. Sharon Freeman says:

    I have been coming to the bazaar as often as possible since I moved to Newberg in 2002. My best friend and I always look forward to that postcard. She has since moved back to California, but is always envious when I tell her I’m going again.

  3. Lori Anderson says:

    I would love to talk to you about participating as a vendor on the 2015 Fall show. My daughter’s and I have some fun ideas for decorating antlers, and paper crafts. Give me a call after the spring show and I’ll present some ideas for your consideration.

    Lori
    503-936-6936

    • Lynette says:

      Hi Lori……I am going to be out of town until may 7th and I usually start planning the fall show in June but I would love to hear what you are thinking about even before then. You can reach me at my shop Penelope’s Hope Chest Tuesdays-Thursdays and Saturdays after I return and the shop hours are 11am to 6pm. If you have samples I would love to see them so you could bring them to the shop! Be sure to call ahead first, as once in awhile I am not there during my usual hours. 503-203-2533 Lynette

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