Go Back in Time at the Foundry Sale

Eau Claire warehouse opens its doors and fills up with vintage and antique treasures

Barbara Arnold

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the popular reality television show  “American Pickers ” and owners of Antique Archeology and Frank Fritz Finds respectively, would have a field day looking for “rusty gold” at this year’s fourth annual Foundry Sale.  Mark the dates and times on your calendar: Friday, September 23, 2016, from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10 am to 3 pm. Held in Eau Claire’s historic Foundry building at 1239 Bellevue Avenue, 15 dealers and junk artists will be offering one-of-a-kind treasures. There will be a mix of furniture, industrial, antique, junk salvage, shabby chic, handcrafted goods, collectibles, art, and class junk of all sorts, according to the Foundry Sale founder Mary Freeberg. “Many of vendors who are participating this year are new, and they come from the surrounding area not just Eau Claire, “ said Freeberg. “In addition, the sale is inside a large industrial building, so weather conditions will not stop the show.”