Penticton resident Katie Ramey will be selling her Soho-style finds at the Spring Vintage Market in Summerland March 26 at the Kiwanis Seniors Housing. (Katie Ramey)

Spring vintage market in Summerland helps Critteraid with goat project

Something for everyone at the market taking place Saturday, March 26

Find your next treasure at the Spring Vintage Market being held Saturday, March 26 in Summerland with partial proceeds going to Critteraid animal sanctuary’s new goat shelter.

There will be 10 local vendors selling their collectibles and favourite finds at the market which is being held at the Kiwanis Seniors Housing from 10 am. to 3 p.m.

Most items have been hand-picked from flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores and many items have been handed down through generations.

“‘It’s the thrill of finding interesting items at low prices,’’ is what most thrifters will tell you. Some love the idea of recycling, repurposing and of course, reselling,” said market organizer Elaine Chernoff.

Vendors at this market have done the hard work or “gold digging” to sell an assortment of treasures to lucky buyers.

There’s something for everyone from farmhouse, cottage, shabby chic, French country, crystal, china, silver, copper, mid-century modern, furniture, plants, repurposed glass and more, she added. Many vendors grew up thrifting with parents and grandparents.

Penticton resident Katie Ramey is one of the thrifters who will be selling her Soho treasures at the market.

“I’ve been thrifting forever. My parents would take us antiquing all the time and when we moved to Canada we would go to the antique mall in Fort Langley,” said Ramey.

Finding that unique treasure is a thrill, she said.

Just recently Ramey spotted an acorn fireplace for sale on Marketplace. She picked it up Okanagan Falls and is getting it ready to place in her sunroom. Another recent find was bar stools from Denmark that ended up being worth $1,000.

This market is a fundraiser for Critteraid animal sanctuary. Funds are needed to complete a goat shelter and for ongoing maintenance. Look for the donation tins, tax receipts are available for larger donations.

Choosing Critteraid was a no brainer for market host Chernoff who volunteers at the Critteraid thrift store in Summerland.

Chernoff has organized markets for more than 25 years in places like Nelson, Fort Langley and Okanagan Falls but this will be her first in Summerland.

“So many people thrift and for different reasons. Thrifting has changed so much over the years, all ages look for different items. Thrifting is very personal, what one person considers junk may be a treasure for someone else.”

The Spring Vintage Market is located at Kiwanis Seniors Housing, 10912 Quinpool Rd.

For details text 250-490-6449. COVID-19 protocols are in place.

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