This Friday, May 3rd from 4pm-9pm Vidalia’s Vintage will be headed to the picturesque Philadelphia suburb of West Chester where we will be participating in A Vintage Garage Sale for a second year in a row. We’re so excited to be a part of this year’s event which coincides with West Chester’s always popular First Friday celebrations. The May 3 event is the first of the summer series, with other markets running the First Fridays of June, August and September.
We’d like to warn you: A Vintage Garage Sale isn’t just any run-of-the-mill garage sale. This is a one-of-a-kind garage sale with all the fun and flair of a big city pop-up night market mixed with loads of small town charm.
The annual event is expected to draw vintage seekers from across the tri-state area, so if you’re within driving distance, pile your vintage-loving friends into the nearest Volks-wagen van and ride on down to visit us! We’re thrilled that this event has received a lot of buzz from area media outlets – so we’re expecting a nice crowd.
While you’re here, you’ll find over 20 vintage vendors (can you resist??), some of our favorite Philadelphia-based food trucks (you MUST try the delectable cupcakes from Dia Doce, not to mention the drool-worthy Korean food from KaChi), plus live jazz music and wine tastings from local Kreutz Creek Winery. (And if you love their wine as much as we do, just walk one block and purchase a bottle – or two! – from their tasting room.)
Good friend and vintage vendor Colleen Allison of freshvintage will be joining us at the market, selling her always-lovely vintage home goods. Colleen specializes in vintage furniture and home accessories with an eye towards industrial, farmhouse, and retro styles. You can shop the vintage market and grab a light bite (and a few sips!) before heading to one of the many downtown restaurants for your main course. You should plan to stroll through the downtown while you’re here. West Chester’s shops will be open until 9 p.m. in celebration of the First Friday activities.
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the vintage items we’ll be selling at A Vintage Garage Sale:
While you’re in town, check out Malena’s Vintage Boutique (at her new location of 101 West Gay Street), which will be open until 9 p.m. We know this store well and we think you’ll adore the well-curated collection of vintage items inside ranging from apparel to accessories.
Any of you vintage sellers out there interested in joining the ranks of vendors at A Vintage Garage Sale? The May sale has been sold out (sorry folks!) but West Chester Parks and Recreation is currently accepting vendor applications for the other summer markets. You can get more information at: www.west-chester.com/recreation.php.
The weather forecast looks fabulous for this Friday, but be sure to mark your calendars for ALL of the Vintage Garage Sales (May 3rd, June 7th, August 2nd and September 6th) – it’s an all-weather event and follows the scheduling of First Fridays (which are also rain or shine). Downtown stores will be open late and many offer specials open to all.