Whimsicality in Sweet Pea Antiques Fall Vintage Market Opening on Oct. 9-11
Choosing cover art—whether it is a photograph, a painting or some other medium—can be challenging yet fun. And more often than not, those on our office staff give Art Director/Publisher Lolly Konecky their suggestions for a final pick. For this issue’s cover, Lolly knew the photo would be from Sweet Pea Antiques in Camp Verde with several appealing vignettes to choose from.
This grouping stood out because of the fall pumpkins and leaves, which Publisher Barb Stillman likes, plus the mix of antiques, vintage and the very popular “chippy” or distressed, aged look that Lolly likes. Perhaps most important for many of us—the cover is a reminder that fall is on its way!
Sweet Pea Antiques features all things, old, kitschy, vintage and antique in 10,000 square feet of retail space filled with treasures, up-cycled, reused and refurbished. Over 40 vendors offer thousands of items, big or small with new displays every week.
Whimsicality—a 1,500 square foot vintage market located inside Sweet Pea Antiques—offers antiques, vintage home decor and architectural salvage incorporated into nine individually themed vignettes. Every six months, the room closes down for a few weeks in order to create completely new season-specific groupings with all new merchandise.
Market vignettes for Whimsicality are created by Owner Wynne Melton and a team of five creative designers—Daniel Page, Kim Mathern, Debi Anderson, Mary Monroe, and Sheril Cooley. Re-opening events are held in October and April.
The upcoming Whimsicality Fall Opening will be celebrated on October 9, 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with fall/holiday items plus its mid-century, bohemian and rustic decor. The weekend is also Fort Verde Days in Camp Verde so there will be lots of community fun!
Located at 437 W. Hwy 260, Camp Verde, both Sweet Pea and Whimsicality are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more, call 928-567-6555, email SweetPeaAntiques@ymail.com, visit SweetPeaAntiquesAz.com or follow Sweet Pea Antiques on Facebook.