Something old, something new

The Olde Koots group invites up-cyclers, collectors, pack rats and thrifter to enjoy this weekend’s market with a vintage twist

  • May. 24, 2013 8:00 p.m.
This collection of items will be among the goods for sale at this weekend's vintage fair.

This collection of items will be among the goods for sale at this weekend's vintage fair.

Kaity Brown

Townsman Staff

The Olde Koots Vintage Affair Spring Sale is bringing something new to Kimberley this Saturday, May 25; their first spring sale market of old vintage items.

The event will go from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Resker Hall, 660 – 307th Ave in Marysville, featuring artists with their vintage work and collectors selling some classic and unique items.

“People can expect to come find local arts and crafts that people have made and lots of vintage and repurposed items,” said Janet Mueller, one the members of the group and organizers of the spring sale.

Janet Mueller, Wendy Zimmer and Joyce Kerr are the main founders of the group. Janet said that the idea for the vintage sale came from the ladies’ love of up-cycling items and re-using them and from the beautiful vintage sales they had seen in the U.S.

“We’re the type of people that if we found something up at the shack we would take it home, fix it up and find its purpose again,” Janet Mueller said.

She also explained that one of the goals of the event is to find like-minded people who are also passionate about the new and trendy vintage look.

The three have been working hard, finding items and then fixing them up to make them look presentable for the sale.

The Olde Koots group was also inspired to bring something to new by forming the old-style market, something they thought was missing in the community and different from the antique sales that have been in Kimberley in the past.

“We would just like to be able to put on events like this more often because we feel that with things dying out in our community a lot, we would like to bring something back that would suit the up and coming generation too,” Mueller said.

As well, the booths at the event will be Kimberley and Cranbrook artists and salespeople, because the group is hoping to re-kindle and encourage the importance of buying local.

“There just seems to be, sometimes, not much going on in Kimberley and it’s hard because people go elsewhere to do a lot of their stuff,” Mueller said.

“If we are willing to drive four hours to go and see a sale where they are selling junky old buckets and pieces of picket fence then why can’t we do the same for here? Why can’t we make people come up here instead?”

The Olde Koots’ goal is to potentially have the event going two times a year. Preparation and planning are underway for another vintage sale this upcoming fall.

The event costs $2 to get in and the proceeds of that will be donated to the Resker Hall, the scouts’ hall. For more info about the group, find their Facebook page Olde Koots Vintage.

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