Lynden antique show features two Blaine women

Published on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 by Jack Kintner

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Lynden antique show features two Blaine women

By Jack Kintner

The annual spring Lynden Craft and Antique show at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds starts March 13.

According to Blaine antiquarian Joan Carlin it’s one of two times each year she makes most of her sales. “It’s a lot of fun because it’s a collection of crafts and antique things that were crafts when they were first made,” she said. Carlin’s tastes run to English Bone China and old linens, “not made like they once were, with sleeved pillow cases that were like a hollow tube,” she said.

Carlin, an area native, has run her antique store out of a small cabin in front of her home at 2355 Burk Road for the past 13 years.

Angie Dixon, of Oopsie Daisy Design in Blaine, will also be selling her bird seed cakes and garden art as well as products from her mother, Jill Nymeyer’s Bayside Treasures products.

The fair runs Thursday through Saturday, March 13 through 15, and, as it has been for 22 years, is organized by Trudy Ferguson and Judy Meixner who also jury.

“There are lots of new vendors this time, so a lot of the stuff people see will be new,” Meixner said. Though they do not specifically set up to do an Antiques Road Show kind of appraisal for people who may have something valuable to bring from home, “a few dealers can do appraisals and will even buy things from people,” she said.

Missing among the myriad variety of the more than 100 exhibitors is anything commercially made. “If it’s not an antique or collectible then it’s all hand made by the vendor,” Meixner said, “so this is like an old-fashioned market.

There’s lots of unique items and individually designed things like pottery and knitting and even one woman who makes individually designed outside window shutters.”

The show runs 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $4 and food and entertainment is available inside. For more information, visit