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2017 Vintage Charlotte Summer Market

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VTGCLT is popping up at Camp North End (1776 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206) the sixth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with 80+ of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.

Yelp Charlotte is supplying shopping bags for the first 500 customers. Not Just Coffee will be on hand keeping us caffeinated and you can grab a cold beer from our beer sponsor Birdsong Brewing Co.. If you get hungry, Bleu Barn Bistro, The dumpling lady and King of Pops Charlotte will all be hanging out in the Boiler Yard where you can hang out and enjoy live music! Look for the installation from Studio Cultivate.

$7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission 11am-5pm

Parking is free.

A very special thanks to our sponsors Yelp Charlotte and Birdsong Brewing Co.! And to Powder Studio for designing our event poster!

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Want even more? Come shop with us on Friday night before we open to the public! Our VIP shop is open from 6pm-8pm and tickets can be purchased here: https://vtgclt.ticketleap.com/vipshop17/

VTGCLT Pop at Latta Arcade!

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vtgcltpopVTGCLT Pop is back! We are giving you one last chance to shop all of our favorite local and regional small businesses before Christmas!

VTGCLT Pop is a pop up shop that will be open in Latta Arcade (320 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202) from December 9th-December 21st. The shop will feature products from 77 local/regional vintage and handmade businesses. The shop will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am-6pm with the following special guests and events:

12/9 – 10am | Move That Dough Baking Co.
12/10 – 11:30am | Nourish
12/13 – 6pm | Merry Modern Wreaths Workshop with Studio Cultivate
12/14 – 6pm | Boho Wall Hanging Workshop with Studio Cultivate
12/15 – 6pm | Paper Flower Garland Workshop with Studio Cultivate
12/16 – 10am | Queen Charlotte’s Pimento Cheese Royale
12/17 – 11am | Milk Glass Pie + Old North Shrub Sodas
12/21 – 2pm | Closing Party with Petty Thieves Brewing Co.

Follow along with our pop up process at #VTGCLTpop

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Kitsch and Fancy

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 20th at The Fillmore Charlotte for the fifth 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 $2 from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $7 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 Sophie of Kitsch and Fancy to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market.  Kitsch and Fancy specializes in handmade, luxury bath and beauty products.  Here is Sophie with a little bit of the story behind the brand:

Kitsch and Fancy was created because of my love of luxury bath and beauty items but the lack of handmade soaps that offered beautiful, feminine packaging.  I have always collected soap dishes and love treating myself to a pretty soap to keep in each of my soap dishes.  Kitsch and Fancy offers lovely handmade products with an extra focus on feminine touches when it comes to scents, colors, and packaging.  I get so much enjoyment and personal satisfaction from the entire process: from coming up with ideas for products to creating them, and packaging them in my colorful studio.collectionEvery year, Kitsch and Fancy brings a few specialty items that are only available locally at Vintage Charlotte!  This year I will be offering a creamy, all-natural body butter featuring skin-nourishing shea butter and almond oil. soap All of my holiday soap scents are back this year including Balsam-fir, Cinnamon-clove, and Maple Honey & Molasses.  Last year, the dozen mini sampler bag was a huge hit and the perfect stocking stuffer!  A bag with a dozen wrapped mini soaps from my current seasonal collection, perfect to give as a gift as is or as mini stocking stuffers.bathtea_sprinkles-jpg il_570xn-341909977

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Carolina WDWRX

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 20th at The Fillmore Charlotte for the fifth 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 $2 from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $7 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 Matt of Carolina WDWRX (short for woodworks!) to his first Vintage Charlotte Market.  Carolina WDWRX specializes in custom, original woodworking, right here in Charlotte, NC.  Here is Matt from Carolina WDWRX with a little about childhood, inspiration and working alongside dad:

Growing up, I spent many a Saturday morning holding boards, steadying ladders, driving nails, and cleaning up sawdust for my dad’s various projects. While at the time, I probably would have preferred to watch cartoons or go back to bed, the skills I picked up along the way from my dad have proven to be invaluable.wdwrx-2Today, I gets the privilege of working alongside my dad in making the Carolina WDWRX items you’ll see at the market. Continuing to glean from my dad’s vast knowledge of woodworking (and occasionally even getting to teach him a thing or two!) not only allows us to deliver top notch quality items, but to pass on what is truly becoming a lost art.wdwrx-4 wdwrx-1Our inspiration is nature, preferring when possible to keep the original aesthetic of the wood. You’ll rarely see any heavily stained / dyed wood, and we keep the live/natural edges intact whenever possible. We blend that raw / natural aesthetic with modern/industrial elements to create pieces that we hope will exceed your expectations for form and function.screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-18-28-am screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-19-32-am

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This lamp is made from a block of Cherry wood from a tree downed in Charlotte during Hurricane Hugo in 1989, which was cut by chainsaw by my father. The wood has been drying in storage in  for almost 27 years.  The block is roughly 2 inches thick, and left in it’s natural color, with only semi gloss polyurethane applied for protection. Featuring a vintage style “Edison” bulb, and a telecaster style on / off knob.

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: 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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