By Shelby Clark Petkus
Though the temperatures have cooled enough to put many different outside markets to rest, Ann Arbor will get a special one this winter. The Saline Antiques and Vintage Market brings an ever-changing array of upcycled, recycled and repurposed one-of-a-kind treasures. (Upcycling involves taking used and discarded items or materials and altering or creating a higher-quality piece that’s more valuable.)
Billed as “full of cool stuff,” the festival will also feature other exciting shopping options and great local food from Saline Downtown Diner. (The diner’s received rave reviews for the slow-smoked BBQ it often brings to the event.)
Scattered across the Saline fairgrounds with exhibitors showing their wares outside or in buildings or tents, the market features antiques and high-quality and affordable merchandise in the following genres: vintage, shabby, country, formal, mid-century, mission, cowboy, upcycled and designer. The interesting items in these styles include jewelry, textiles, pottery and more. Those interested in exhibiting can contact Doug Supinger at 937-875-0808.
The Saline/Ann Arbor Antiques Market has been bringing unique and vintage shopping to Washtenaw County since 1968. For those 46 years, the market has dedicated itself to connecting talent dealers of art and merchandise to the public.
Vendors that have exhibited at the market over the years include family businesses like Butter Beans Antiques, the Tao of Restoration and Hites Heirloom Pumpkins. New and old vendors can be seen as the market winds down 2014 with two upcoming dates.
The Saline Antiques and Vintage Market will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16 and again on Dec. 7. The market will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road, Ann Arbor. The event costs $6; child admission and parking are both free. Leashed pets are welcome.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.annarborantiquesmarket.com.