Calling All Vintage-Lovers & Fixer-Uppers: VINTAGE MARKET DAYS ARE COMING, NOV 2ND-4TH!
WHO: Any and all decor enthusiasts, pickers, collectors, and lovers of unique vintage finds!
WHAT: Vintage Market Days (VMD) of Greater San Antonio
WHEN: November 2nd-4th, 2018
WHERE: Kendall County Youth Agricultural & Equestrian Center, 648 FM 289, Comfort, TX 78013
WHY: To shop ‘till you drop, of course! And to support a great cause: Angels All Around You Ministry
COST: $10 - Early Buying Event (access for Fri, Sat, Sun); $5 - General Admission (Sat & Sun); 12 and under are FREE
WHAT YOU GET: Access to “an upscale vintage-inspired market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings, and a little more.” (source)
Howdy, friends! Boy, do I have a fun event to tell you about today! Do you remember THIS POST I wrote back in March about last spring’s Vintage Market Days “plus five more things to do in Comfort”? Well, the fall Vintage Market Days of Greater San Antonio ARE HERE just in time for all of us seasonal decorators, nesters, and vintage decor enthusiasts to get our fix! Never been to the market before? No worries, I’ve got everything you need to know right here in this post…plus your chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to the Early Buying Event where you can make your selections from the best of the best before the crowds arrive; it’s a picker’s paradise!
This fall’s theme is “Gather” and it’s all about celebrating this cozy season of togetherness and family. You’ll find plenty of special pieces to freshen up your home for holiday visitors, spruce up the family table, serve your favorite meal, and more (just look at all those pumpkins!) And you’re also sure to find the perfect holiday gifts for your vintage-crazy loved ones!
Also noteworthy, this is the first market under new owner, Kathy Burch, and her daughter Shauna Wardlaw, who serves as General Manager for the event.
“Shauna and I got into the vintage business about five years ago when we became obsessed with flipping furniture”, Kathy explained in our email interview. “Our first show was a Vintage Market Days event in Glen Rose. We were completely hooked after the first day! After a year flipping furniture, Shauna purchased two Vintage Market Days territories in North Carolina. Shortly after relocating to Austin, the San Antonio territory became available, so I was able to purchase my own market. I can't tell you what a blessing it is to be close to my family on a daily basis and to get to work alongside my daughter. Life is good!”
Kathy went on to state that it was the variety and quality of the vendors that first caught her eye, with regards to Vintage Market Days.
“It’s like a fairy tale treasure hunt! I love combing through all the re-purposed, painted furniture and architectural salvage—looking for that special one of a kind piece. PLUS, I don't shop for clothes anywhere else anymore and I always get complements on my outfits! There is something for everyone and every event is a little bit different. Our vendors are great with providing new and fresh ideas each season.”
Vintage Market Days of Greater San Antonio is also a fundraiser for local non-profit, Angels All Around You Ministry. This group provides support and encouragement to military members, veterans, first-responders, and their families. They provide meeting space for support groups, care packages to deployed service members, resources for wives of combat veterans battling PTSD, and gas cards to hometown heroes. You can read all about the organization and its wonderful mission on their website.
Honestly, what’s not to love about this event?? If I could go with three kids ages six-and-under and still enjoy myself, imagine the possibilities with a sitter (where’s the crying-laughing emoji face when you need it, huh?)! Seriously though, don’t miss this one. The entry fee is well worth a full weekend of fun AND we’re even launching a giveaway TONIGHT ON FACEBOOK where you could WIN TWO FREE TICKETS! As an added bonus, VMD is also hosting a giveaway on THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE for an adorable, official t-shirt. What are you waiting for? Gather your favorite ladies and head on out to Comfort next weekend, rain or shine. And I’ll see you at the market!
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NOTE: This post was written in partnership with Vintage Market Days of Greater San Antonio. All photos (with the exception of the cover photo and first gallery) are courtesy photos.