Vintage Summer Days

Michael Denton, who owns Mountain Star Studio with his wife Judy, carves one of the many intricate wooden figurines they had on display.Photo by Jessica Dodds

Local antique collectors and produce vendors alike set up shop last Saturday at the Vinton Vintage Farmers Market. From hand carved folk art to fresh green beans, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Some more interesting pieces were hand made cutting boards, hot wheels cars from the 1960s, and a variety of themed wooden men with hand painted logos, representing the Hokies, Hoos or Tar Heels. At the end of the day, it was obvious that the essence of this market wasn’t so much about selling collections as it was sharing passions with curious strangers.