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2 Charities to benefit from old and renewed treasures

May 15, 2013
Maris and Antonella

Maris and Antonella

Maris MacDonald and Antonella Pivetta are two South Surrey entrepreneurial women who have linked their extensive backgrounds in marketing, publishing, advertising, sales and admin in a new business venture. And in the process they will raise money for the Alzheimer Society of BC and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, BC by donating all the admission fees from their Deja Vu Vintage Market. Both charities have thrown their support behind the Deja Vu Vintage Market in yet another example of how charities benefit from the generosity of businesses big and small.

The Deja Vu Market is a one-day extravaganza of vintage vendors, to be held on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at the beautiful Wellbrook Winery in Delta, BC, a 55-acre heritage farm which features a lovingly restored farmhouse, grainery, and barn. Some of the features of the farmhouse include century-old beams and floors as well as antique furnishings and fixtures and its owner won the Delta Heritage Award of Merit for the preservation of the Seymour Huff Residence & Barn. Among the site’s claims to fame is that Sarah Mclachlan’s video of the song “It’s Just an Ordinary Miracle” for the children’s film Charlotte’s Web was filmed in the acoustically acclaimed barn.

So what can you expect when you get to the market? Whatever it is, it will be rescued, refurbished, restyled, repurposed, recycled or otherwise re-engineered to be a new treasure for your home. “Shabby chic, salvage-style, gothic, heirloom, vintage, cottage and upcycled” are some of the terms used to describe the products which range from the smallest of items to pieces of refurbished furniture and, I am told, some very tasty baked goods. Fans of vintage markets will already know what to expect, the rest of you need to come for the experience. In this time of mass-market consumption and cookie-cutter home decor, Deja Vu gives value to unique items created by inventive and talented artisans.

The passion of the two business partners for vintage comes from their own artistic passion and the realization that there is a need for more places for vendors to sell these products. Maris specializes in re-working furniture pieces and Antonella uses an ancient Spanish technique called repujado to emboss metal, and from this creates tea boxes, cutlery boxes, frames and other items. Now however their time is devoted to the Deja Vu event, to make it a rousing success and to build toward future events in the Lower Mainland.

So, spend part of Saturday, July 6, 2013, 11am-5pm, checking out the wares at Deja Vu and take in the beautiful Wellbrook Winery at 4626 88th St., Delta, BC. By doing so you will be supporting our local entrepreneurs as well as

the  Alzheimer Society of BC and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, BC and you might just find a few things you can’t live without! Check out their Facebook page: Deja Vu Vintage Market and some of their uber-artistic vendors: Red Door Farm, And Then Again and ReStory. Hope to see you there!
Please come back to visit.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 19, 2013 10:57 am

    Thanks for doing this article, I’m looking forward to being part of this event!

  2. May 16, 2013 2:57 pm

    Lovely article Patricia. …and then again is so looking forward to this wonderful event!

    • May 16, 2013 6:39 pm

      Thanks very much Amanda. I too am looking forward to seeing what you and the other creative vendors will have for us on July 6.

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