The Spring Vintage Market returns to Summerland this Saturday, April 30, with even more vendors and vintage finds.
The first vintage market on March 26 was a huge success with hundreds of people coming through the doors. Feedback from some locals indicated that it was sometimes difficult to see the vintage treasures because of so many people. Others commented about the great variety and affordable prices, said organizer Elaine Chernoff.
Several vendors continue to buy and sell their vintage items to people they connected with at the market, she added.
Vendors are busy restocking their supply for the new market. One is travelling to Rock Creek to add to her collection of farmhouse treasures. Another is busy upcycling vintage glass and metal into beautiful garden items., she added.
Two vendors from Vancouver and the Kootenays are joining the market. Tony and Joan have 50 years of experience buying and selling at markets. They specialize in lamps, china, advertising, tins, textiles, lighters, fountain pens and much more. They source their antiques and collectables from coast to coast. If you have any of the items mentioned, they will buy while in Summerland. In fact, all vendors are interested in buying so bring photos of what you have.
Betty and Brad have been collecting antiques for 30 years and want to downsize. They will be bringing Okanagan collectables including original fruit boxes, firehouse antiques and vintage sports items.
Nancy is selling her mother’s collections of Squamish First Nations carvings, MCM items and various China pieces, said Chernoff.
The Spring Vintage Market was also a fundraiser for the Critteraid animal sanctuary in Summerland. More than $840 was collected for the rescue society to help them with their goat shelter.
The April 30 Market is an opportunity to fundraise for Alley Cats Alliance. The Alliance is based in Penticton and provides services throughout the Okanagan Valley. Theresa Nolet, president of the Alliance, is one of the market vendors and resident of Summerland.
The Vintage Market is April 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10912 Quinpool Road in Summerland. Early bird special starts at 9.30 for a $5 donation. For details and info contact Elaine at 250-490-6449.