KimmyKeslin, Author at VTGCLT

The 2019 Mistletoe Market

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Mistletoe Market
Saturday, December 7th
5-10pm
Camp North End

Come one, come all! Walk up and down the outdoor market street, crawl through holiday parties hosted by Camp North End tenants, fawn over a parade of dogs in sweaters, roast marshmallows by the fire, warm up with a holiday movie at the German-inspired beer haus, enjoy acoustic sets by local musicians, nom on some seasonal food, and sip on a hot drink in a limited-edition enamel mug.

And sure, kiss under the string lights and mistletoe. ♥

Thanksgiving Entertaining at the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market

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It’s that time of year again. Holiday parties around every corner and a calendar full of social events. It is easy to get caught up in all the festivities, but momma taught us best: never arrive to a party empty handed! With Thanksgiving following this weekend’s market, let the vendors of the VTGCLT Winter Market help you show your favorite host/turkey chef that you appreciate them:

Heading to a potluck but your oven hasn’t seen a broccoli casserole in 5+ years? Take it easy and call dibs on the salad. Serve it up in this teak salad set from Chartreuse MCM:

Or grab a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 and help your host get the cocktail bar ready. A beautiful decanter from Bird Dog Vintage for the bourbon lover in your life or a vintage bar set from Old Fashioned Finds CLT:

Reply too late to the group text and the only items left to bring are a bag of ice? Don’t show up slacking. Wow the crowd and show up with a hand full of records from Hardy Boy Records and declare yourself DJ for the evening:

Bringing dessert? Serve it up on these gorgeous serving trays and dessert dishes from Powder Studio:

Last but certainly not least, acknowledge your favorite holiday hosts’ hard work with a handmade gift set. The color your own tie and pocket square kit from Beautiful Idiot Clothing is sure to be something he has never gotten before. Or dazzle your lucky lady with jewelry and hand-dyed velvet gift boxes from K.Ko Studio. Finally, who wouldn’t love an herbal gift set from Good JuJu Herbal to help melt any holiday stresses away? Your host will surely thank you!

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: O&Y Studio

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 24th at The Fillmore for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. $2 general admission 11am-5pm. Want to have first pick at all the goodies? We offer $7 early bird entry at 10am.

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 excited to welcome O&Y Studio to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. O&Y Studio is a Charlotte maker with a unique method of crocheting into embroidery hoops. Here is Andy with an introduction to her brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

I have been a maker almost all my life. Growing up in South Africa, my mom put knitting needles in my hands at age 4, and she presented me with my first sewing machine at age 11. From then on I knitted and sewed my own clothes, taught myself to crochet and pursued anything artsy and crafty I could lay my hands on. I developed a love for smocking, hand-sewing and embroidery and later owned a smocking shop. 

I now enjoy freehand stitching floral and botanical designs with specialty wool threads on a crochet. When I travel, I love to share my myriad photos (many of which are of flowers) and to bring back interesting wool and mohair yarns for new creations. I create my embroideries in an array of colors and sizes; plus a selection of Christmas ornaments will be available this year!