The Reddick Mansion Association will host its second annual “Reddick Mansion May Market” — a sale of gently used items — from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, on the mansion grounds at 100 W. Lafayette St.
“Our members have been sorting and setting aside items since last year’s sale,” said Mary Lou McLachlan, RMA board member and committee co-chairwoman.
“Our sale includes something for everyone,” she said. “We have a wonderful collection of everything from furniture to books, vintage items to fashion accessories, kitchenware to yard décor, and antiques to modern items.”
The front gate will open promptly at 9 a.m, McLachlan said.
“With the quality and variety of the sale items, we are expecting a good crowd on Saturday morning,” she said.
In case of rain, the sale will go on as scheduled. Part of the merchandise will be moved inside — into the caretaker’s cottage and the lower level meeting rooms of the Mansion — while outdoor-friendly items will remain outside.
All money raised will be used for the maintenance and restoration of the Reddick Mansion and Gardens.
The sale is composed of donated items, said Sarah Fahlmark, the committee’s other co-chairwoman.
“People have been very generous in their donations,” she said.
“We have a lady’s 3-speed bike from the 1970s, a German-made china head doll from the Civil War era, vintage garden tools and a selection of merchandise from Peltier Glass Company,” Fahlmark said.
Kitchen items include a family’s multi-generational collection of depression glass, bone china, vintage table linens and collectible tea cups and teapots.
“We also have a wonderful selection of handmade garden items such as jeweled tree necklaces, hand-painted garden decorations and beaded flower pot stakes,” Fahlmark added.
“We are hoping for many more donations from the community,” McLachlan said.
The Mansion will be open to accept donated items from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1; Wednesday, May 2; and Thursday, May 3rd to accept donations of gently used items.
Desired items include home furnishings such as room and wall decor, vases, decorative pillows and table linens as well as garden and outdoor living items, jewelry and accessories, small furniture, books, antiques and vintage items.
The RMA will not be able to accept bed linens, shoes or clothing, kids’ toys, car seats, cribs, electronics, small appliances, encyclopedias, textbooks or large furniture.