Meet Sumner’s Cool Vintage: Inta Vintage

Owner Pam Johnson describes her store Inta Vintage in Sumner’s Main Street shopping district as a unique shop with something for everyone. Inta Vintage has 7,500 square feet dedicated to 40 vendors featuring one-of-a-kind items and handcrafted fare. There is another 1,500 square-foot area called the Cellar that hosts classes and special events throughout the year.

According to Johnson, who owns the store with Curt, her husband of more than 30 years, “We don’t have NEW stuff … we promote craftspeople who upcycle and recycle. We collectively pride ourselves in bringing a new face to old stuff.”

Johnson credits her appreciation of older items to her grandmother with whom she began collecting with as a child. “I was always into my grandma’s older stuff that told our family history, so I started going to auctions with my husband and we began working at estate clean-outs.”

Inta Vintage’s new location at 1109 Main Street opened following an extensive renovation last October 31st. Specializing in repurposed and newer furniture, home decor and personal products, Inta Vintage features a wide spectrum of vendors.

From mid-century modern, farmhouse style, wine barrel furniture and art, painted furniture, garden art, linens, vintage clothing, jewelry, goat milk products, specialty incense, local honey and Dixie Belle Paints, the selection is vast. There’s even a vendor that makes lamps out of cameras and projectors and one that creates one-of-a-kind clothing treatments and pillows from quilts.

The Johnsons and their variety of vendors truly appreciate how well they were supported by the community this past year. They are especially looking forward to bringing back the many special events that Main Street is known for.

“These events are the lifeblood of what makes downtown Sumner function,” said Johnson.

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