New Vankleek Hill Event for ‘Little Ones’ and Ancient Treasures
If you know someone who has an overcrowded china cabinet, or if you’ve collected too many teacups and saucers over the years, this new event might be just what you’re looking for.
Tea and Timeless Treasures is a new event taking place in Vankleek Hill on Saturday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taking place in local church halls, people will be able to rent tables and sell china, figurines, collectibles, teacups and saucers, serving platters, cutlery, antique jewelry and more , says organizer Louise Sproule, who is editor of The Review.
She says the idea came to her as a result of her additional career in real estate.
“I’ve met so many people who have beautiful things they’ve collected over the years, but now, when these people are faced with the task of downsizing, they’re asking, ‘What can I do with it? all of this ?’ “Sproule explained. “I realized that even if they are not ready to give away their treasures, they would like nothing better than to sell items to someone who really wants them,” Sproule continued.
And so: creating some kind of quality vintage sale seemed like an opportunity for people from across the region to come together with some great things that could be snapped up by others who love these items.
“Sometimes we have to let go, but often there is someone who will cherish our items with newfound enthusiasm,” Sproule said.
This first year is kind of a risky thing, she admitted. She has already booked all three church halls and people are already booking seats at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall.
“I’m starting with this parish hall and then I’ll fill the other parish halls, if things go as planned,” Sproule said, adding that several tea tables will be set up in part in each parish hall, the ladies of the church offering tea. and sandwiches or treats.
“Church groups have been so supportive and are considering what they will offer in their church hall,” said Sproule, who says information about the tea offerings will be released soon.
If you have items you want to sell, you need to make sure the items are sparkling clean.
“I have this image in my head of people spending the day on the town, buying unique items to take home, and wandering down memory lane. I love antique stores and thought it was maybe -be a way to create an antique store spread over several sites for a day.
For more information or to reserve a table (tables are provided), write to: [email protected]