Howdy, howdy, howdy! Hope everyone was able to enjoy the awesome weather weekend we just had in Richmond, VA! It’s unusual for it to be below 80-85 degrees in June and under 100% humidity! It was the perfect weekend to enjoy the first RVA Vintage Market, hosted by RVA Antiques (located on Lakeside Avenue, next to the farmer’s market). The Mr. and I made a quick, spontaneous drop in at the event on Saturday morning. The event was from 10am to 6pm, but judging by the crowd and the vintage loot that was being taken out of there…I doubt there was anything left by the end of the day!
I really do think that large, indoor, upscale antique shows are a thing of the past. The younger vintage collectors want a bargain and a more relaxed, enjoyable shopping experience. Add some good music and great local food and you have a recipe for success. I definitely could see this becoming an expanded event with more dealers and happening more frequently. Like that famous movie says…”If you bring junk, they will come”…er…something like that. Here’s a quick round-up of what we saw…
What outdoor vintage market would be complete without a cute, repainted camper?
I walked away with an amazing hand-tooled vintage leather bag and mod chunky faux pearl necklace from VBVintage, from Virginia Beach.
Too bad Sunny is too big now for this amazing vintage pram. I’ve seen similar ones on ebay for thousands of dollars. This one was priced at a cool $350.
Note to all dealers….please, please, please don’t bring adorable merchandise and then place “Not For Sale” tags on them. I fell in LOVE with this child sized cowboy boots…but was unable to take them home with me.
Local crafters, Love This, picked up this awesome airstream camper for only $3,500. They patched it up, gave it a makeover and now use it as a mobile shop at events and festivals across the area, selling their vintage goods. Great write up about them here.
We had a good time and are hoping the event comes back soon. It’s something different for the area and brings people to a neighborhood that I love. Stay tuned for a fun reveal…as the Mr. and I attempt to give a makeover to a wonder vintage metal porch glider and matching chair!