This Saturday, Oct. 15, the Lakeside Business Association will host the Lakeside Vintage Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The one-day-only event will be held in the large parking lots directly across from the Lakeside Farmers Market at 6106 Lakeside Ave. The Farmers Market will be open throughout, along with the many shops and restaurants that run up and down Lakeside Avenue.
At the Vintage Market you’ll find vendors selling upcycled, repurposed and vintage items. There will be painted furniture, décor, collectibles, garden art, salvaged pieces, handmade items and jewelry.
Glass Reflections will have their whimsical and colorful garden flowers and birth baths crafted from vintage glass. Sugar Hounds will bring vintage furniture and collectibles, metal lawn art and windows, and metal objects ready for transformation. And don’t miss Cherry Hollow Lane’s custom-made, whimsical signs.
Gracie’s Cottage will be there, too. The photo above is a sneak peek at some the wares they’ll be selling on Saturday. Heather Long of Naked Goat Soap Co. and her locally made organic soaps, body washes and scrubs will be on display in her cool pickup truck.
“This year’s Vintage Market event is even bigger than before, and is one of Richmond’s largest vintage markets,” says Tammy Gurdin, owner of RVA Antiques and a Lakeside Business Association board member. Her North Side shop is at 6102 Lakeside Ave., right behind CVS and next to the Farmers Market.
“It’s a really fun and festive event,” adds Jennifer Saunders, owner of Twig, the cheery and cottage-y home décor and gift shop on the other side of the Farmers Market. “The vendors are coming from all over, and not just the neighborhood,” she says. “It’s a great day to visit their booths and to take advantage of all the shops here.”
Terri Tatum, owner of the witty consignment furniture and accessories store, Whispers of Time, is also excited. “There’s always a lot to love about Lakeside,” says Tatum, president of the Lakeside Business Association. “This event is another way to showcase Lakeside and all the great shops, services, food, beer and unique charm and character of the Avenue.”