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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!

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.

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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, visit this site: http://vtgclt.ticketleap.com/mini-mentor-session/

 

VTGCLT Pop – Valentine’s Edition

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We’ve got a sweet little surprise for you! We will be hosting a teeny pop up shop at 7th Street Public Market! It is just in time to pick up some local goodness for your Valentine. Thank you so much to Hennel Paper Co. (one of our featured creatives) for this amazing design.

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VTGCLT Pop!

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We are very excited to announce VTGCLT Pop!

VTGCLT Pop is a full scale pop up shop that will be open at 100 East Stonewall Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 (the old Goodyear building) from December 11th-December 20th. The shop will feature products from 85 of the best local/regional vintage and handmade vendors. The shop will be open daily from 11am-7pm with the following special guests and events:

12/11 – 11am | Joe’s Doughs
12/12 – 10am | Cultivate Creatives Brunch
12/14 – 11am | Viva Raw
12/14 – 6pm | Holiday Card Making Workshop with Studio Cultivate
12/15 – 11am | HEX Coffee
12/16 – 11am | HEX Coffee
12/16 – 6pm | Wreath Making Workshop with Studio Cultivate
12/17 – 3pm | Milk Glass Pie
12/17 – 6pm | Wreath Making Workshop with Studio Cultivate
12/18 – 11am | Viva Raw
12/19 – 11am | The Masa Casa
12/20 – 11am | Howlermano Photography Tin Types

Follow along with our pop up process at #VTGCLTpop

2015 Winter Market Giveaway!

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

One lucky Winter Market attendee will win our giveaway!  This giveaway is chalk full of gifts you can give to your friends and family (or give to yourself!!)  Several 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 Winter Market (November 15 at the Fillmore Charlotte).

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

1. Follow us 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 us on Twitter, create an original Tweet with our giveaway photo and tag with #vtgcltgiveaway
3. Follow us 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 6pm on Saturday, November 14th. Vintage Charlotte vendors ARE eligible for this giveaway. Good luck!

Official Giveaway Photo:

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The goodies include:

-Resin and wood necklace from Muro Jewelry
-Vintage flocked ornaments from Heart’s Desire
-Vintage Santa tray from Bird Dog Vintage
-Shield hoops from Geoflora Jewelry
-Vintage polaroid camera from Maliasmark
-Earrings made from vintage glass from Pink Dogwood Jewelry
-Two ornaments from Kevin Stinehart
-Vintage gold clutch from FatCat
-Set of Charlotte skyline prints from G/A Studio Drawings

 

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Vintage Concord

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VTG CLT is popping up on November 15th at The Fillmore for the fourth annual Winter 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 Brellyn from Vintage Concord to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market.  Brellyn is bringing her curated selection of vintage finds, paper ephemera and letter-pressed goodies. Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect at the Vintage Concord booth at the Winter Market:

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Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Sans Map Bags

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VTG CLT is popping up on November 15th at The Fillmore for the fourth annual Winter 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 Corey from Sans Map Bags to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. We are in love with her sophisticated, dreamy totes and bags. Here is Corey with her story and some sneak peeks of what she’s bringing to market:

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The name Sans Map comes from the French word Sans, meaning ‘without’, and the English word Map. It all began several years ago while I was searching for vintage furniture after my husband and I moved back from living abroad in his hometown in the south of France. I happened to stumble across a beautiful vintage Italian-made Necchi sewing machine and even though I had no idea how to sew, and really no use for it at the time, felt an undeniable need to make it mine.  Twenty dollars, a professional tune-up, lots of googling and many broken needles later, my fingers were zooming down a road that would eventually lead to me creating Sans Map Bags.

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I am intentional in my use of repurposed vintage garments, vintage fabrics, reclaimed materials and natural fibers and organic/recycled fabrics. Focused on small batch and limited run editions, I incorporate original stitching and seams, pockets, and natural leather imperfections into my work which lends to the unique quality of my bags. All of the creating magic happens in my home studio here in Charlotte, NC. After trading busy city life in Brooklyn, NY for sunnier days in the south, I continue to draw on my surroundings as inspiration. A traveller and a dreamer, I find endless beauty in the complexity of cities and the simplicity of nature. Sans Map is my philosophy: living life as it comes, taking the uncharted path and embracing the unexpected. Living life without a map…
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