Sunday, July 13, 2014

And then THIS happened!

The Plucky Maidens Junk Fest! just made news on the Huffington Post!
We are the only market from the great state of Oregon to make Huff Post's list of
"The Only Guide You Need to the Best Flea Markets in America".  

We are tickled pink to have been included....and only a few weeks
 after also being listed as one of the
 "TOP TEN Flea Markets in the Country" by USA TODAY.

Won't you join us for our next event?  

* 50+ vendors * Live music * Beer, wine & nosh * General naughtiness * 
* Free parking * Free for kids 12 & under * 
* Family fun at Oaks Amusement Park (separate admission)* 
* Held on tree-shaded grounds on the banks of Portland's Willamette River * 

It's good to be Plucky!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Hello vendors of vintage and homemade goods!

We've been able to carve out about 10 additional vendor spaces for our fabulous Summer Junk Fest! on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Oaks Park in SE Portland.  

Please click HERE to see more information on 
our vendor application.

Join us!  It's good to be Plucky!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Plucky Maidens Summer Junk Fest! is Right Around the Corner....at a NEW Venue!




Announcing our Summer Junk Fest!

Friday, July 25, 2014 on the grounds of the festive and fabulous...


Oaks Amusement Park on the banks of the Willamette River 

in Portland, Oregon!

The Junk Fest! will be overflowing with mountains of delicious vintage, antique and homemade goods, dozens of wonderful vendors, live music, beer & wine, nosh and other delights.  We can't wait!


Oaks Amusement Park


7805 SE Oaks Park Way ~ Portland, OR 97202

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ~ Early Bird Buying ~ Admission $10
1:00 pm - 7:30 pm ~ General admission $5

Free for kids age 12 and under


The adjacent Oaks Park Midway (SEPARATE ADMISSION) will be OPEN during the Fest!

Rides for the kids!  Amusements for the husbands and boyfriends!  Pizza, pretzels and pink cotton candy!  Parking is FREE!

Let's DO this!






Sunday, June 1, 2014

Plucky Maidens Go To Paris
~~~Flea Market & Junk Shopping Excursion~~~

JUST ADDED for 2015...one extra day of junking and Pluck!


The Plucky Maidens invite you to shop, explore, laugh and 
wander the streets of Paris for 6 days and 5 nights.  

May 14th - 19th, 2015

We will meet at our hotel at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14th.
(If you need assistance with travel plans, 
we're happy to refer you to a travel agent.)
Our time together continues through the following 
Tuesday evening, May 19th.  
There will be group activities, as well as free time, each day of the trip.  



The Plucky Maidens Package includes:

***5 nights' accommodation and a delicious breakfast
each day at the lovely Villa Montparnasse*** 
{Shoppers are able to book either a double (2 twin beds) room or 
single (1 double bed) at the hotel.}



 ***6 visits to a variety of Paris junking venues***
 including the Porte de Vanves flea market,
junk shops, brocantes and neighborhood vide grenier ("clean out your attic") 
sales, the very best shopping experience of all!




***A visit to the gorgeous and historic Montparnasse Cemetery***


***A traditional French picnic or a cous cous lunch at a Moroccan cafe***



***A nighttime visit to the Eiffel Tower...with Champagne!***



***An evening boat ride on the Seine***



***A 6 day bus & metro pass***


Some additional activities we have enjoyed together include: visits to Notre Dame Cathedral,  the St. Michel District, Shakespeare & Company bookstore, the Opera, Madeleine Church, Laduree (the world's best macarons!) Place de la Concorde, Montmartre, the Arc de Triomphe and other delightful surprises.

We will also show you the basics on how to get around in Paris using the Metro
 and city buses....the best (and least expensive) way to see the sights! 

Please note:  There is a lot of walking on our flea market trips.  Walking and stairs (Metro stations have lots of stairs)!  This is NOT the kind of trip where you spend most of your time on a huge bus, being driven from monument to monument in 15 minute increments.  That's so NOT Plucky!  
Did I mention that there's a lot of walking?  ;~)

Don't speak French?  Don't worry....We do! 
 Don't know Paris?  Don't worry...We do

You will be accompanied by 2 French speaking & Paris-adoring guides 
for all of our group activities....Pam Knecht (founder of the Plucky Maidens) who lived in Paris for 3 years and Julia Thelen, an American gal who was smart enough to marry a charming and handsome Frenchman, and has lived outside of Paris for 35 years.



This trip is designed for purchase of items such as...clothing, accessories, 
ephemera, linens, jewelry, bric-a-brac, etc. 
Specifically, treasures that can fit in an extra suitcase,
 or that you are willing and able to mail home.  



Cost: If you prefer your own room at the Villa Montparnasse, 
the cost for the 6 day package is $1,965.  
If you are traveling with a friend and want to share a room,
 the cost is $1,445 per person. 

 The Plucky package does NOT include air fare, 
lunches or dinners, other than the group meal listed above.


Please send an email message to: 
pluckymaidens{at}gmail{dot}com 
to secure your space for this fabulous trip!  
Let us know how many people will be traveling and we'll confirm via email.  

A $750, non-refundable, per person, deposit is due when you sign up. 
The remaining balance is due in full no later than February 1, 2015.
Sorry, refunds will not be considered, for any reason, 
after March 1, 2015.


It's time for your Plucky Parisian Adventure...
Join us!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Summer Junk Fest! will be our Pluckiest Event Yet!

Join us for our Summer Junk Fest! at the festive and fabulous McMenamins Edgefield. It's our 3rd birthday! FREE to the public. We'll be junking under the trees by the Little Red Shed, where the all the Pluckiness began in August of 2011.
* 75 vendors offering true vintage, antique and handmade wares * Refreshing adult beverages * Yummy Nosh * Live music *

We'll announce our Fest! date by June 1st, after the Edgefield Summer Concert Series is finalized. Check back here, or on our Plucky Maidens facebook page for all the latest details. In the meantime, here's a look at last year's Summer Fest!, including a photo of the Pluckiest baby, ever!













Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Spring Fling Junk Fest! is finally here...This weekend!

 Here's a peek at what's in store for our fabulous people of Pluck....










Plucky Maidens Spring Fling Junk Fest!

50+ Fantastic Vendors * Vintage, Antique & Handmade Treasures
Cocktails * Food * General Naughtiness!

Friday, April 182014
{new!!!} Early Bird Shopping Spree!
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Get to the junk before the Fest officially opens ~
$20 admission at the door
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm ~ $10 admission at the door
Live Music by The Student Loan Band
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ~ $5 admission at the door
FREE Easter Make & Take project (while supplies last)

Columbia Conference Center
(adjacent to the Airport Holiday Inn)
8521 N.E. Columbia Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97220

Cash Preferred ~ ATM on site ~ Free Parking
Holiday Inn room reservations 503-256-5000 Ask for the Plucky Maidens rate! 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Wanna Get Your Hands on Some French Treasures?

My friend (and French partner-in-crime) Julia, is traveling from a small town outside of Paris to join us as a vendor for our Spring Fling Junk Fest!  She's bringing trunks of French vintage and antique treasures to sell.
Here's a peek.....








Plucky Maidens Spring Fling Junk Fest!

60+ Fantastic Vendors * Vintage, Antique & Handmade Treasures
Cocktails * Food * General Naughtiness!

Friday, April 18, 2014
Early Buying & Live Music by The Student Loan Band
5:00 - 9:00 pm ~ $10 admission at the door
Saturday, April 19, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm ~ $5 admission at the door

Please note: This is Friday and Saturday of Easter weekend.
We'll have perfect vintage and handmade goods for your Easter baskets,
Holiday decor and garden. Grab your besties and be Plucky with us!

Columbia Conference Center
(adjacent to the Airport Holiday Inn)
8521 N.E. Columbia Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97220

Cash Preferred ~ ATM on site ~ Free Parking
Holiday Inn room reservations 503-256-5000 Ask for the Plucky Maidens rate!