Antiques, vintage and hand-crafted items are the theme for the Goat Hill Fair held in the Santa Cruz Mountains twice a year. The location alone is worth the trip as the rolling, green hills provide a stunning backdrop for this event.
The Goat Hill Fair was the vision of interior designer, Cyndi Garofalo. When you attend this event, it does not feel like an ordinary street fair. With it’s vintage theme and the truly unique hand-crafted items by the artisans, this fair stands out from the others. There is also a strong comradery between the women (and men) who are here to support one another and encourage each other to be successful. The women who run this event are friendly and supportive of each and every vendor and many of the vendors are friends among themselves.
My sister, Vicki Petulla of The Creeping Fig, was asked to do a presentation on the “Filler, Thriller, Spiller” concept on planting urns. She had a great turn-out and, in the end, a lucky audience member received the beautiful urn she planted, compliments of Goat Hill.
The vendors here offer an eclectic selection of items and everyone is bound to find something they want. I have highlighted a sampling of some of the vendors who participated in this fair. Come take a walk with me as we stroll through the Goat Hill Fair…(click on the images to make larger).
Who doesn’t love the boys from Atelier de Campagne with their charming personalities and their beautiful European merchandise.
Accessories, accessories, accessories is the theme of this booth shared by Michele and Judy. With Michele’s unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted vintage purses and Judy’s sparkling belt buckles and baubles, a girl will leave this booth well adorned.
Jennifer Boodt, Center Street Antiques
Jennifer offers a beautiful selection of items from crystal pieces to children’s vintage games.
Vintage Bliss, Amy Hendricks
From the frilly dresses and skirts to the romantic home interior items, I left this booth with stars in my eyes.
Vintage Treasures, Karen File
Fun vintage treasures adorn this booth from romantic frames to chandeliers and so much more.
Just Junk, Megan Sempek
Looking for a little feel of Americana? You’ve come to the right booth. I left this booth wishing I had a home in the Hampton’s so I could furnish it with all the fun items from here.
Call Me A Relic
I thought the name of this vendor was so creative and such an appropriate description. What is it about those old, rusty metal pieces that are so attractive and appealing ~ I love the old metal pulleys.
Bumblebees by the Sea, Rina Riccabona
Another fun booth offering good ol’ Americana and romantic items.
Sherry’s & Patty’s Booth
I can’t say I’m much of a domestic goddess in the kitchen but I have to say, I left this booth inspired to host a beautiful party.
We Knew Now, Michelle Schmitt & Nick Young
This booth had a great view of the gorgeous landscape ~ I’d say those birds and bunnies had the best seat in the house.
Sam Martinez Antiques
Statuaries, bird houses and metal adornments from here will enhance any garden.
Exquisite Randomness, Robbin Stall
Don’t you just want to put on your pillbox hat, grab your teal luggage and board Pan Am to some exotic location?
Chic Staging & Design
Metal crosses, crowns and signage would add a great element to any home.
Savannah Designs, Sheryl Becker
This booth offered mostly jewelry and accessory pieces but I’m pretty sure that egg sign was one of the most popular items at the fair this year….and yes, it sold.
Green House Supply
This vendor offered a lovely selection of cake plates, baskets, vintage bottles and more.
As one of the first vendors as you enter the fair, a great vintage trailer and the bright pops of color here immediately capture your attention. It’s my understanding that the very cool vintage gas tank belongs to the property owner.
And of course, let’s not forget the namesake of the property…the goats!
I hope you had fun strolling the fair with me. If you live in the Bay Area, make it a point to come visit in person this fall. Please check out Cyndi’s blog for the location (they will be hosting it in a barn this fall) and to confirm the dates (here).
I tried my best to identify each vendor that I photographed ~ here is a full listing of all the vendors that attended this event (here).