Vinyl records, furniture and more can be found at the 30th Red Deer Mother’s Day Antique and Vintage Show and Sale at Westerner Park’s Stockmens PavilionSaturday and Sunday. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Carswell’s 30th Red Deer Mother’s Day Antique and Vintage Show and Sale this weekend

For three decades, Red Deerians have had an opportunity to sift through trinkets from the past.

There will be 300 tables at the Carswell’s 30th annual Red Deer Mother’s Day Antique and Vintage Show and Sale at Westerner Park’s Stockmens Pavilion this weekend.

“It’s like having hundreds of antique stores under one roof. You don’t have to travel across the country, they’re coming to you,” said show promoter Rae Carswell.

Vendors from across the country, including Quebec and British Columbia, will have tables at the event.

Carswell, who works alongside her husband Fred, said plenty has changed over the show’s three decades.

“We’ve seen the show get a lot bigger, and in the past few years, a little bit smaller. But I would say we’re starting to get more young people coming out. People are getting more into vintage things,” Carswell said, adding their first antique show was 37 years ago in Lacombe.

Antique collectors love the nostalgia that comes with older items, she said.

“There’s nothing like going through a box of old photo albums to take you back in time, or listening to old records.

“A lot of people come to buy records they remember from when they were a teenager, or find something their grandmother had that has history and they can have as a keepsake.”

Growing up, Carswell’s father sold antiques and firearms.

“I always kind of liked antiques. When I got married, my husband and I started doing some shows in Edmonton and we thought we could put on a great show.

“We thought if we do this, we can do it the way we want to do it, and we ended up getting a pretty good following for it. We have some vendors who have been with us from the start.”

Mother’s Day is a great day for an event like this, she added.

“A lot of people say, ‘Oh we just love it. We take our mom to Sunday brunch, then we bring her to the show and she can pick out a present for herself.’

“It’s a nice day to spend with your mom,” she said.

The Carswells also put on a Christmas antique show in October – this year’s will be the 29th.

The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.



sean.mcintosh@reddeeradvocate.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — A fire-threatened town in northern Alberta says a… Continue reading

India’s ruling party claims win with assured lead in votes

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party claimed it had… Continue reading

China says door open to trade talks, but slams tech controls

BEIJING — China held the door open to resuming talks in the… Continue reading

Clean energy one of Canada’s fastest-growing industries

OTTAWA — Canada’s clean-energy sector is growing faster than the economy as… Continue reading

Red Deer’s single parents and children at greatest risk of poverty, says report

Yet almost half of local low-income families are people living alone

Dogs and drugs don’t mix: Red Deer business wants to leave downtown after 18 years

One business owner is done with downtown Red Deer after 18 years.… Continue reading

Cast your votes for the Best of Red Deer

Nominations for the Best of Red Deer Readers’ Choice Awards are officially… Continue reading

Canada’s Rebecca Marino drops second-round French Open qualifying match

PARIS — Canada’s Rebecca Marino fell just short in a second-round qualifying… Continue reading

Jiménez hits 2 HR, White Sox turn triple play to beat Astros

HOUSTON — The Chicago White Sox used a rare combination to beat… Continue reading

Acclaimed writer Casey Plett wins $60K First Novel Award for ‘Little Fish’

TORONTO — Casey Plett has won the Amazon Canada First Novel Award… Continue reading

Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

NEW YORK — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to… Continue reading

Gardening: Adding a new dimension with water

A water feature, large or small, adds a whole new dimension to… Continue reading

Alberta throne speech promises changes to expand economy, end carbon tax

EDMONTON — The new Alberta government has set its first legislature sitting… Continue reading

Wider fire bans, off-highway vehicle restrictions in northern Alberta

The fire ban prohibiting campfires and unauthorized burning, and restricting the use… Continue reading

Most Read