The Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Avenue, Stonington,
Open every Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m - 3 p.m.
Farmers market 10-1 p.m. Sat. only; Vendors displaying their wares offer a wide range of quality antiques, from Primitives to Mid-Century Modern. The varied vintage selections include bottles, cookware, decoys, fishing implements, jewelry, linens, military goods, nautical merchandise, print type, purses, reclaimed wood furniture, tools and toys. There's new items displayed every weekend, including
crafts and hand-crafted batches of apple butter, jams, jellies and salsas.
Admission to The Vintage Flea Market is FREE.
To reserve sales spaces at Stonington's indoor, weekend, Velvet Mill Vintage Flea Market, perspective vendors are asked to contact the project's Coordinator, Alan Golia: email@example.com
(NOTE: This Vintage Market fills up fast.) Booths as big as 12 x 12 -feet are available for rent by area vendors, for just $20. for the entire weekend. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Besides bringing clean, clearly price-tagged sales items, ready for display, business people are required to supply their own tables, table coverings and chairs .
VISITORS: Visitors interested in finding out more about this multi-vendor Vintage Flea Market and other events, can contact The Velvet Mill directly: 860-245-5208/ http://www.thevelvetmill.com
ABOUT THE VELVET MILL ( where creativity is made fresh every day!): By championing individual artists, artisans and entrepreneurs,The Velvet Mill is now home to 100 studios, offices and shops. The artists and business owners there, have created their own, decade-long history of transforming a former fabric factory, into a center of commerce and creativity for the community.
The Velvet Mill is also a gathering space for public and private events of all sizes.
HISTORY: The Town of Stonington built the expansive, two story, factory structure in 1888, as a means of attracting new industry to the area, which would provide much-needed jobs. In 1892, The American Velvet Mill set up shop in the building for over 100 years, closing in 1996. Now under private ownership, The Velvet Mill's initial, inclusive, mission to attract new and creative enterprises to the area, continues to thrive and inspire.
FLEA MARKET PHOTOS: Hayward Gatch
VELVET MILL PHOTO: Bob Mead