Vintage Violet debuts 'Dreaming Vintage' market

Doreen and Nicole Sieminski check out hand-crafted wind chimes at The Vintage Violet
Doreen and Nicole Sieminski check out hand-crafted wind chimes at The Vintage Violet's 'Dreaming Vintage' outdoor market on May 10.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

MARYSVILLE — The Vintage Violet's first "Dreaming Vintage" outdoor market on May 10 boasted a dozen volunteers and more attendees than organizer Vicki Miniken could count.

"I decided to keep it small for my first time," said Miniken, who nonetheless accommodated repurposed furniture, vintage items, handmade jewelry, antique buttons, wire bird cages, garden accessories and cowboy boots in her shop's yard. "The most popular choices were garden items and potted plants for mom, I think."

While Miniken loves her location on Second Street, she does sometimes wish more people knew about it.

"I love this community, and I really wanted an event that would bring us together," Miniken said. "So many people who stopped by commented on how exciting and overdue this event was. They're already looking forward to the next one, which will be sooner than you think. I've only just begun."

Indeed, Miniken hopes to turn "Dreaming Vintage" into a monthly or twice-monthly event, at least through the summer months, and possibly longer.

"I couldn't be happier with how it's gone so far," Miniken said. "It was well received by everyone, and it was great getting to know the people in my community."

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