Vintage market, art captures nostalgia

The annual Vintage Ideas Market promises to capture memories of forgotten times with vintage items that tell a story of origin and heritage.

This unique market will take place from Friday April 29 to Monday May 2, at the Simondium’s Country Lodge between Paarl and Franschhoek.

According to convener Wilna Rabe, vintage remains one of the hottest trends around and buying these items can be a way of capturing and preserving something of the past.

“Consumers are looking for items that can tell a story or reflect a bygone era. The vintage trend allows us to bring a piece of history into our homes and keep memories alive for the next generation.”

This year’s market has been inspired by style icons such as Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn, and Evita Peron.

Ms Rabe points out that the preservation of decades-old treasures ranging from fashion to household items is becoming increasingly popular.

Find your vintage treasure at this year’s Vintage Ideas with more than 1.5 hectares of covered exhibition space for vintage collectables ranging from décor, jewellery, glassware items, silver, fashion and accessories, kitchenalia, garden accessories, bric ’* brac and precious antiques.

Some of the exhibitors at this year’s market include ARK Workshop, Boerevintage, Bunny Ciao, Good Ole Stuff, Gracious Daisy, Green Sleeves, Karoo LTD Clothing, Lig Leefstyl, Meisies Kitchen, Merci, Mrs Robinson’s of Napier, Plan B Vintage and non-profit organisation Patch.

Callum Hollywood of Jook Joint Folk and Blues will provide live music on the Saturday and Sunday.

Opening times are from 9.30am to 4pm over the weekend, and till 3pm on Monday May 2.

Entry is R30 for adults, and children under 18 enter free.

For more information, call 021 874 1046 or visit www.vintage