I have had the good fortune of being born and raised here in Vermont. Luckily, I still call this lovely state home and I can scarcely imagine living elsewhere. Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of the Vermont lifestyle is the awe-inspiring way Mother Nature unfolds her seasons.
As the owner of an antique shop, I am surrounded by relics from centuries past that reflect how Vermonters managed those seasons without the conveniences of today. The long snowy winters required snowshoes and sleigh blankets, but provided down time for crafting folk art whimsies.
Reminders of spring of years gone by include maple sugaring gear and fiddlehead baskets. Who can forget summer days with Grandma’s hand-cranked ice cream and strawberry rhubarb pie in the shade of the back porch?
And finally came autumn with the fragrance of the first wisps of wood smoke from parlor stoves and also brought along with it all sorts of rakes, apple ladders and gathering baskets.
So as you enjoy the beauty of Vermont with all its seasonal glories, keep in mind we are surrounded by antique treasures which reflect season by season how “Vermont Strong” character came to be.
Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace is now offering Kramer’s Best Antique Improver! Clean, condition and restore modern fine furniture, paneling, cupboards, woodwork and floors, as well as valuable antiques. Stop by today to learn all this amazing product can do for you! For more information, click here to visit Kramer’s website.
“Aaron Stein, Junkyard Treasure”
July 6 – July 31, 2012
Conveniently located in the South End Arts and Business District, our Open Markets bring great visibility and traffic. The next market will be held Sunday, June 10th from 10am to 3pm. A 10′ x 10′ space is only $25 (bring your own tables), so don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! For more info, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net
And… Misery Loves Company will be special guests serving up yummy food!
If you don’t want to sell, come check out the treasures!!!
June 1 – June 30, 2012
★ The Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market
The Washington County Fairgrounds – Greenwich, NY
May 5th and 6th, 2012; Sat 8-6, Sun 9-4; $3 admission (covers both days)
★ The Brimfield Antique Show
May 9th thru 11th, 2012; Sunrise – Sunset
Vintage Inspired is thrilled to announce we’re once again offering appraisals by renowned local antiques authority, Kyle Scanlon. Please join us Sunday, April 22nd between noon and 4pm and find out what your vintage treasure is worth. To make the event even more exciting, film crews will be present filming for a new local “Antique-oriented” television show. More details below…
Kyle Scanlon is the co-owner of K.C. Scanlon: Estate Sales and Services. He is the third generation of his family to be actively involved in the antique and estate business. His grandparents, Nathan and Margaret Merrill, founded the Vermont Antique dealers Association. From an early age, Kyle worked with his mother in her antique shop and on the show circuit.
After college, Kyle began working as a fine arts appraiser and the gallery manager at Duane Merrill & Company, Auctioneers and Appraisers. During his 10-plus years there the company set several world records at auction, and Kyle’s appraisal customers included prominent New England institutions like the Shelburne Museum.
In 2005 Kyle was offered the executive editor position at Elk Publishing, where he would oversee the editorial content of three magazines. In 2009 Kyle, and his wife, Amie founded K.C. Scanlon: Estate Sales and Services on a part-time basis. Buisiness quickly grew, and in March of 2011 they made it their full-time occupation. Last year they conducted over 25 tag and estate sales across Vermont.