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Mini Mentor Sessions for Creatives

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We are really excited to offer an opportunity for mentorship with Amy Herman, founder of Vintage Charlotte.

Mini Mentor Sessions for Creatives

Each Mentor Session Participant will meet with Amy Herman for a one-on-one, 45-minute tailored conversation. Participants can expect product and branding feedback as well as insight on how to push business forward both in Charlotte and beyond.

For more information and to purchase tickets: https://vtgclt.ticketleap.com/mini-mentor-session-vtgclt/

2016 Summer Market Giveaway!

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It’s giveaway time again at Vintage Charlotte!  Here are the details:

One lucky Summer Market attendee will win our giveaway!  This giveaway is completely packed full of handmade and vintage goodness for you to enjoy!  18 of our amazing Vintage Charlotte Winter Market vendors have contributed to this giveaway, all of the items described in this post are included in the giveaway.  The winner MUST claim their prize IN PERSON at The Vintage Charlotte Summer Market (June 18th at 514 N. College Street).

Ways to enter (do all three for increased odds!):

1. Follow @VTGCLT on instagram, share the giveaway photo and tag with #vtgcltgiveaway and @vtgclt  [if you are a private user, please comment on our photo to let us know you have shared].
2. Follow @VTGCLT on Twitter, create an original Tweet with our giveaway photo and tag with #vtgcltgiveaway
3. Follow Vintage Charlotte on Facebook, Share our giveaway photo and tag with #vtgcltgiveaway [if you are a private user, please comment on our photo to let us know you have shared].

Up to three entries per person [one per social media platform]! Winner will be selected at 8pm on Friday, June 17th. Vintage Charlotte vendors ARE eligible for this giveaway. Good luck!

Official Giveaway Photo:

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The goodies include:
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– framed print from Shannon Newlin
– vintage brass cricket box from Bird Dog Vintage
– set of three maps from EDIA Maps
– llama print from Holley and Sage
– vintage purple straw clutch from Heart’s Desire
– nude embroidery from lllilllstitches
– charlotte print from StudioKMO
– vintage polaroid camera from Maliasmark
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– set of three hand and cuticle salves from Whispering Willow
– choir tea light from Powder Studios
– cow hide card wallet from Created Beautifully
– immune boost tea and clarifying bath salts from Little Sey Salt Cures
– marble patterned lens cleaning cloth from Beautiful Idiot Clothing
– lace plate from Jocie Pots
– bar ring from Geoflora Jewelry
– charlotte skyline necklace from Havok Designs
– letterpress “hey girl hey” card and enamel Shred to Death pin from Weird Empire
– tiny orb earrings from ASH Jewelry Studio
 
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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Flytrap Clothing

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VTGCLT is popping up on June 18th at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Admission to the market is FREE from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $5 to get first pick of all the goods.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome back Jody of Flytrap Clothing to the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market.  Flytrap makes clothing inspired by the natural world and screenprinted by hand in their backyard workshop.  Here is Jody from Flytrap reflecting on her inspiration for her garments:

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Like most people, I rented a lot of houses and apartments in my 20s, and I moved a LOT.  For about ten years, I was constantly either packing or unpacking.  Every year when spring came, I already knew I’d be somewhere else in August, but I would get so overwhelmed with excitement at the changing season that I’d plant a really robust garden anyway.  Tomatoes, cucumber, herbs, and annual flowers seemed to be non-negotiable, but by the time the tomatoes were really coming in, I’d be living somewhere else, driving by to look at them and wishing someone would pick them.  I’d promise myself I wasn’t going to spend money planting a garden the following year, but every year I would.

So of course when we bought our house in 2012, I immediately put in a bed of perennials out behind my workshop.  I will never forget the first plant I saw emerge that following spring.  It was a sedum.  It was both fragile and strong at the same time, pale green and fat, and the sight of that delicate floret emerging from the soil after the horrendous winter absolutely electrified me.  A garden I wouldn’t have to re-plant, or abandon?!  I’ll never forget it.  That was the year I really started honing in on the botanical side of my brand and I’ve run with it ever since.

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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Funkijunk

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VTGCLT is popping up on June 18th at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Admission to the market is FREE from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $5 to get first pick of all the goods.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome back Christy and Mike of Funkijunk to the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market.  Funkijunk specializes in unusual antique smalls ranging from the Victorian era to the 1970s Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect at the Funkijunk booth at the Summer Market:

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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Original Brooks

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VTGCLT is popping up on June 18th at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Admission to the market is FREE from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $5 to get first pick of all the goods.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome Sara of Original Brooks to her first Vintage Charlotte Market.  We just love these beautiful hand-sewn notebooks and can’t wait to see them in person at the Summer Market, here is Sara with a little about her process:
original brooksPrimarily self-taught as a bookbinder, I learned the fine craft of bookbinding while studying photography at the University of Oklahoma. But it was not until moving to Asheville in 2011 that my interest in bookmaking became serious. My bookmaking practice combines traditional bookbinding techniques and a modern approach to design. My handmade books incorporate vintage materials with clean designs. I am inspired by mid-century modern furniture and architecture and 1970’s floral motifs.
Process_ZodiacNotebook 2abb4f_2e1aefb0fdee40f1984f1773d3c10e01My books are hand-sewn, limited edition runs made from vintage paper and fabrics. I love the thrill of the hunt for a good bargain! Buying materials for my books is an excuse to go to thrifting. I can find interesting paper and cool vintage fabrics inexpensively. Using recycled materials not only make my books very unique (often one-of-a-kind) but also affordable for my customers. I feel good knowing that I am conserving resources and often saving materials bound for the landfill. For instance, I found a huge box of old, dated church programs that had no real use anymore. I was able to salvage part of the paper and create about 50 notebooks. I love the challenge of looking at a material and figuring out a creative re-use for it.Covers1 Brooks1

Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: EDIA Maps

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VTGCLT is popping up on June 18th at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Admission to the market is FREE from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $5 to get first pick of all the goods.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome Amanda and Paul of EDIA Maps to their first Vintage Charlotte Market.  We just love the fun and informative maps that EDIA is bringing with them to market, here is Amanda with the story behind the adventures:9f921a88-4fce-4876-9691-888b0f1f85d5We’re a two-person, map-making team of North Carolinians comprised of myself (Amanda Fisher) and Paul Bright. We’re the makers of the Great NC BBQ Map, Great NC Beer Map, and Charlotte Adventure Map.

Our focus is on niche maps that turn the everyday into an adventure. Using an infographic approach, our style combines the convenience of a map with the depth of a guidebook. Our maps don’t just give you points along the road. Aside from symbols that tell you a lot about each stop, each map is surrounded with graphics and details on the history and culture of the topic. We think when you understand the many layers of what you’re experiencing, you’re able to derive more from it, and that difference in perspective is what turns the everyday into an adventure.

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For both of us, travel and discovery are our passions. We both love to road-trip around the US and explore the huge world we live in, but we maintain our spirit of adventure no matter where we are. It’s so easy to fall into a routine at home and do the same things with your spare time, but you can discover so much more when you approach your hometown and home state like a traveler would. That’s really the whole idea of EDIA. It’s an acronym that stands for “Every Day Is an Adventure,” something that became a motto for us years ago.

We live in such a beautiful and diverse state that we really believe every part of NC has something to offer. One thing we love about our maps is that they get you into parts of the state that you might not normally visit — those backroads, small towns, and forgotten neighborhoods — and visiting those places has given us a much deeper understanding and love for our state.
PA061006The idea of map-making really grew out of a shared love for travel, maps, travel guides and memorabilia. We both wanted to more fully integrate travel into our lifestyle and work. One day the map-making idea just clicked, and we realized what a perfect fit it was for both of us, Paul the cartographer, and me the creative force. And because of how much we use maps and travel guides, we see all that’s missing from that genre and have so many ideas for what can be done there.

We really do feel that adventure can be found anywhere. Discovery is the biggest thing for us when traveling. Even though you might have a destination in mind, there’s always unexpected surprises along the way if you give yourself time to pay attention and uncover them.PA191092

Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Heart & Hand

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VTG CLT is popping up on June 18th at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Admission to the market is FREE from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $5 to get first pick of all the goods.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome Taylor from Heart & Hand to his first Vintage Charlotte Market.  Taylor is bringing a selection of handmade spoons, cutting boards and live edge furniture.  Here’s Taylor telling us about his process and inspiration:

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“Why spoons?” is a question that spills out often. It is not difficult to see the beauty of the grain and appreciate the texture and interesting shapes that pop out from the variety of spoons. Each time I hold a piece of scrap wood, I pass it back in forth from my hands, staring at the unique grain and color, and wait for the shape of the spoon to appear.

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It is so easy to find my inspiration in the High Country of North Carolina. I have always had a passion and pull to be in the mountains. Now with my craft, I can bring small pieces of the mountain to others. My hope is that my craft brings a great appreciation of the mountains and to the trees.

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Although spoons are a large part of my craft, I also create cutting boards and live edge furniture. One of the things that attract me to this craft is the figured pieces. The parts that most find unappealing, I look forward to inspecting closer and finding the beauty. I hope others see how important sustainable crafts are and can find their own inspiration from something simple as a spoon.

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The Vintage Charlotte Summer Market

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VTGCLT is popping up at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with 60+ of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.

Yelp Charlotte is supplying shopping bags for the first 500 customers and The Daily Press CLT will be on hand keeping us caffeinated.

Check out the tropical patio designed by Studio Cultivate where you can enjoy a cold beer from Legion Brewing and food from Bleu Barn Bistro, Hiya Food truck, Hart’s Soda Shop, Viva Raw and King of Pops Charlotte!

Admission is FREE from 11am-6pm! Early bird entry at 10am for $5 gets you first pick of all the goods.

A very special thanks to our sponsors Roadie, Studio Cultivate, Yelp Charlotte and Legion Brewing! And to Powder Studio for designing our event poster!