The Vintage Ideas market is happening at Simondium’s Country Lodge from April 25 to 28. Visitors can expect to be wowed by the incredible array of vintage and vintage-inspired items. The care taken in showcasing authentic, hand-crafted goods is what sets Vintage Ideas apart from other markets.
The theme of Vintage Travel has inspired products that not only recall the glamour days of travel in clothing, accessories and travel gear, but also the enchanting mementos and produce that still inspire décor, gardening and culinary trends today. Exhibitors are traveling from far and wide to bring visitors a touch of the mysterious. Think fashion, accessories, plants, and exotic flavours and spices.
Professional ceramics restorer and conservator, Alida Vermeulen, is travelling all the way from Murraysberg in the Great Karoo to be at this year’s market. Alida is a well-respected artisan and regularly works on Moorcroft, Delft, Limoge, Rosenthal, Foley, Spode, Lladro, Dresden, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, unmarked European and eastern pieces. She will do short presentations on ceramic restoration, identify pieces and give valuations. Bring along your treasured teapots, figurines and other damaged heirlooms for a professional evaluation and a quote.
Flowers always brighten up any home and Blomlief definitely speaks the floral language. Find exceptional floral designs featuring gorgeous local cut flowers before blooming season comes to an end. Exquisitely vibrant end-of-season dahlias and other autumn garden flowers will add that much needed pop of colour to your home or make the perfect gift.
Numerous other exhibitors are flocking to the event, including Sedgefield-based Yolo, Shayne’s Shed from Kommetjie, Durban’s Lavender Fine Linen, Bella from Hermanus, Boy O Boy, Paarl’s own Salt & Stitch, and Ronald West Art & Décor. Ronald will be onsite with his easel and paints and various décor items inspired by his paintings will be for sale.
The market is open daily from 9.30am to 4pm from Thursday till Saturday, closing at 3pm on Sunday. Entry tickets are available at the entrance at R40 per adult. Free entry for children under 18. Ample, secure parking is available. Simondium’s Country Lodge is conveniently located between Paarl and Franschhoek and easily accessible via the N1 highway.
For enquiries, contact 021 874 1046.


Date: April 25
Time: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: R40


Simondium’s Country Lodge
R45, Franschhoek
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Phone: +27 21 874 1046
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