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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!

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

 

VIP Shop at The Summer Market

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For the first time ever, we are introducing a brand new way to be the first person in the door at The Summer Market: The VIP Shop on Friday, July 24th from 6pm-9pm!  Not only does your ticket grant you the exclusive opportunity to shop the 80+ Summer Market vendors before anyone else, but you also get so much more:

As they say, early bird gets the worm, here are some sneak peeks our vendors have shared of very limited edition or one of a kind items.  These are sure to get scooped up early! Buy your VIP Ticket now!

Clockwise starting in top left corner:

Chelle’s Treasure . Created Beautifully . Psyched Vintage . Armstrong Designs . Vintage Southern . Beautiful Idiot Clothing . Geoflora Jewelry

 

 

 

Green Teacher Network

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Each time we host one of our markets we like to choose a local non-profit that we can share the love with.  For the 2015 Summer Market, our non-profit partner is Green Teacher Network.  During our VIP Shop, GTN will be setting up a silent auction full of all sorts of amazing local food, drink and of course our Summer Market vendors have donated some vintage and handmade items into the mix as well!  100% of the proceeds of the silent auction go directly to GTN!  Can’t make it to our VIP Shop?  GTN will also have a info station set up on market day where you can cool off with some bottled water and learn all about their mission and all the work they are doing in Charlotte.

We strongly believe in the message of sustainability in all things and GTN are our heroes because of the work they are doing in our Charlotte schools:

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Green Teacher Network works to advance academics, health and sustainability through school gardens and outdoor learning.  GTN collaborates with over 30area organizations in support of school gardens, tastings, composting, and the natural environment. We currently maintain a network of over 1,400 educators in 185 schools in the Charlotte region.

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We serve as the central resource for school gardens and outdoor learning through sharing best practices, responding to the needs of our teachers, developing programs and communicating other gardening resources through our website, newsletter, blogs and social media.

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We empower educators to engage students in gardening, tastings and outdoor learning! Increased awareness of food and relevant outdoor hands-on learning will lead to improved health and academic performance. Our programs include:

Quarterly Professional Development Workshops: Hands-on skill development for teachers and informal educators supporting school gardens, tastings and much more.

Growing Entrepreneurs: Through our partnership with the Piedmont Culinary Guildand PEEP (Pride Magazine Entrepreneurial Education Program) middle and high schools are growing crops for area farm to table restaurants to teach financial literacy and entrepreneurism.

Chicken Tractor: GTN coordinates a mobile chicken tractor that visits schools on a weekly basis in spring and fall to give students the opportunity to observe live laying hens, providing project-based learning around an important NC industry.

STEM Catawba River Festival: Since 2009, we have hosted an annual field trip for five economically challenged schools in NW Charlotte-Mecklenburg and East Gaston Counties to provide hands on learning opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) at the Duke Energy EnergyExplorium.

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GTN works with over 30 organizations that collectively support school gardening and outdoor learning. The collective effectiveness of the team has shown engagement with over 185 area schools in the past 2 years.  In response to teachers surveys GTN published a Schoolyard Gardening and Tasting Guide as a step by step guide for school gardens and tastings. Also, UNC Charlotte Center for STEM Education is working on a Curriculum Connection Matrix to provide a centralized site to access school garden, tasting and outdoor learning lesson plans connected to North Carolina Essential Standards.

SCHOOL GARDEN CERTIFICATION

Fall 2015 Green Teacher Network will support 11 area schools as they transition from occasional school gardening to a curriculum integrated annual gardening strategy – GTN School Garden Certification.   Based on best practices from around the US and feedback from over 500 area teachers/informal educators, GTN Certification transitions school gardening to an intentional project-based learning initiative with a goal of engaging 10 to 15% of the teachers at each participating school to achieve school garden sustainability and increase effectiveness.