By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2012
Amy Scott and Dianna Brown are partners and creators of Vintage Market Days.
Vintage Market Days is a pop-up marketplace that brings the vintage experience to the Tulsa metro area three times each year. The concept was conceived by Amy Scott and Dianna Brown, who have been friends for many years. The next Vintage Market Days is themed “A Holiday Affair” and is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 9-11, 2012 at Carmichael Farms, located at 171st & Mingo in Bixby. Vendors from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas will be exhibiting a wide variety of high-quality handmade and vintage goods.
“We absolutely love bringing Vintage to the Tulsa area,” said Dianna. When asked to describe Vintage Market Days, Amy replied, “It is like a cross between a Paris flea market and a winter wonderland. It will be a charming, festive, fun-filled three days for all.” Tickets for the event will be $10 for the early buying event on Friday, and $5 general admission for Saturday and Sunday. Pay once and you can come back each succeeding day of the weekend. Children 12 and under admitted free. Hours are Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Both Amy and Dianna say they love doing Vintage Market Days. “It gives us the opportunity to help exhibiting entrepreneurs do what they love doing, and it enables us to give back to Tulsa and surrounding communities,” added Amy.
Vintage Market Days will include approximately 80 vendors with exhibits featuring home and holiday décor, great food, unique gift ideas, architectural salvage, and so much more. And with a holiday theme, you can probably count on some sparkle, twinkle and bright lights. “There will be handmade furniture and decorations, recycled and repurposed old vintage items, and vintage mixed with modern,” said Amy. Musicians will perform for guests as they peruse exhibits. All Vintage Market Days exhibitors must be juried into the show; it is not a typical flea market, craft show or garage sale. The Vintage Market Days held in June drew an estimated 7,000 visitors.
When you visit Vintage Market Days, be sure to bring an appetite. Food vendors will be on hand with specialties including cupcakes, hot dogs, barbecue, hot and cold beverages, and “Bite Me” miniature pies. Three Sisters Kitchen will be one of several food vendors catering the three-day event.
A special tent will house featured vendors. This year this will include Tim and Kara Pasley, who are experts on “out-of-the-box” creative designing. The Pasleys have been featured on “The Nate Berkus Show.” The Pasleys will be doing live demonstrations and will offer a “make and take” project for a minimal fee. Lori Young of Vintage Charms Restored will also be a featured vendor. Her specialty is painted furniture using Maison Blanche Paint Company’s La Craie chalk-based paint. Another featured guest is V’las Salon & Spa, who will be doing demonstrations of vintage inspired hair designs.
Visit www.vintagemarketdays.com for more information or “like” them on Facebook. The next Vintage Market Days will be an urban style event that is scheduled for March 8-10, 2013. It will be held in a warehouse in downtown Tulsa. Watch for future announcements and details.
The November Vintage Market Days will benefit Crosstown Learning Center. Event sponsors include Community Home Health, Prairie Hive, Ellen Hargrove Photography, Blue Haven Pools, V’las Salon & Spa, and Jackson’s Woodworks. Amy and Dianna invite you and your friends to join them at Vintage Market Days, “A Holiday Affair,” this November 9-11 at Carmichael Farms. The show goes on rain or shine!
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Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.