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Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co.

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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 back Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co. to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. Up a Tree Cup a Tea Co. specializes in making handbags using vintage and repurposed materials. Here is Johanna with an introduction to their brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

As an artist and seamstress, I love giving materials that have been forgotten new life. Reusing vintage military tents, bank bag canvas, lace, and textiles to create one of a kind handbags. Each handbag saves a unique piece of Americana. All handbags are made using a team of heavy-duty, vintage sewing machines in my in-home studio on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

One of my favorite materials to work with is overshot. Overshot is a handwoven textile that reached it’s height in popularity in American from the 1750s to 1870s. Primarily woven to serve as bed coverlets, they became popular again the 20th century. Hunting down overshot at estate sales, auctions, and everywhere in between is one of my favorite things to do besides creating! Check out this Our State Magazine feature from earlier this fall that shares more about my story and process. 

I’m bringing a variety of woven overshot bags at the Winter Market along with bags from the holiday collection that features Vietnam Era US Military duffle bags, tents blankets, and 1900s Turkish Kilim rugs. I’ll also be bringing a large collection of vintage felt pennants from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: January Jewelry

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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 thrilled to welcome January Jewelry to their very first Vintage Charlotte Market. January Jewelry specializes in nature inspired handcrafted jewelry. Here is Melissa with an introduction to their brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

I am a metalsmith and I handcraft every piece of jewelry in my South Carolina home studio. I create during the luxury of preschool and nap-time for my 4 and half year old daughter. It’s an ebb and flow of balance, but the creative gene runs in my blood and I have to create!

january jewelry

 As an artist, I have always loved tinkering with tools and designing in an organic and carefree manner. My inspiration comes from my childhood growing up in the mountains and outdoors….where I learned that I love nature and the beauty it possesses.

My recent collection, Horizon Lines, has been a best seller and I am so excited to bring it all to VTGCLT! The Horizon Line collection is about wonder, journey, and potential: look past the horizon and beyond what the eye can see. It’s also inspired by a trip to Arizona with warm golden views and the expanse of the beautiful mountainous desert horizon.

Announcing the 2019 Vintage Charlotte Winter Season!

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Vintage Charlotte is now accepting vendor applications for the Winter Season. We have three events in Winter 2019. 

  • The Winter Market will be held at The Fillmore on Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 10am-5pm.  
  • Mistletoe Market is a market in collaboration with Camp North End on December 7, 2019 from 5pm-10pm.
  • VTGCLT Pop is a 10-day pop-up retail store which will occur December 12-22.

Spring Market Vendor Spotlight: Fable Link Jewelry

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VTGCLT is popping up on April 27th at Camp North End for the eighth annual Spring Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.  $7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission 11am-5pm.

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 Fable Link Jewelry to their first Vintage Charlotte Market.  Fable Link Jewelry specializes in whimsical hand crafted silver jewelry. Here is Rachel with a little of her story and a sneak peak of what she are bringing to market:

These pieces are my own little whimsical creations. I lovingly cut each one out by hand with my jewelers saw from sterling silver sheet metal. I grew up as a nature kid, I was always outside and my father read me fairytales and folklore. Many of my creations are a combination of my love for nature (especially animals) and those far away stories from when I was a kid. 

The crow necklace that I am bringing to market is inspired by my grandmother. She had a pet crow growing up and she told me that he would steal all sorts of things from the neighbors, especially shiny objects. That story had always stuck with me and is what prompted me to make the crow with the key.

Vintage Charlotte Spring Market Giveaway!

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

One lucky Spring Market attendee will win our giveaway!  This giveaway is completely packed full of handmade and vintage gifts you can give to your friends and family (or give to yourself!!)!  11 of our amazing Vintage Charlotte Spring Market vendors have contributed to this giveaway, all of the items described in this post are included in the giveaway, a total value of over $350!  The winner MUST claim their prize IN PERSON at The Vintage Charlotte Spring Market (April 27th at Camp North End).

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

1. Follow @VTGCLT on instagram, share the giveaway photo in your story, and tag a friend you’d love to shop the market with!
2. Follow @VTGCLT on Twitter, retweet our giveaway and tweet us back to let us know you’re excited for the market and tag your shopping buddy!
3. Follow Vintage Charlotte on Facebook, Share our giveaway photo post, and tag your shopping buddy on the giveaway post.

Up to three entries per person [one per social media platform]! Winner will be selected at 6pm on Friday, April 26th. Good luck!

Official Giveaway Photo:

The goodies include (clockwise from upper left corner):

– Necklace from Muro Jewelry
– Cheese Board from Madison Woodworks
– Terrarium and Tiny Garden Tools from Cactus Club Co.
– Vintage Brass Ewer from Bird Dog Vintage
– Set of Vintage Roly Poly Glasses from Maliasmark Vintage
– Medium Gift Wrap from ReThink Gift Wraps
– Original Framed Painting from Shannon Newlin
– Floral Embroidery from O&Y Studios
– Squid and the Whale Mug from Golden and Grey
– Butterfly Plate from Funkijunk
– Bright As Light Toner from Little Sey Salt Cures

Spring Market Vendor Spotlight: Public Interest CLT

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VTGCLT is popping up on April 27th at Camp North End for the eighth annual Spring Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors.  $7 early bird entry at 10am // $2 general admission 11am-5pm.

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 Public Interest CLT to their first Vintage Charlotte Market.  Public Interest specializes in a curated selection of nostalgic vintage clothing and accessories from the 80s+90s.  Here is Jess and Josh with their story and a sneak peak of what they are bringing to market:

In the winter of 2017, I (Jess) expressed interest to Josh about starting a business together. It was important to me, as a single mom, to create a legacy for my daughter and Josh wanted something to call his own. With just an idea to start a business, the concept of Public Interest CLT was born when Josh visited family in Virginia for Christmas. At the beginning of 2018, we began researching vintage and immediately fell in love with the product. It quickly became a lifestyle for the both of us!

VTGCLT Pop is back!

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

VTGCLT Pop is a pop up shop that will be open at the Epicenter in Uptown Charlotte from December 7th-December 20th. The shop will feature products from 90+ local/regional vintage and handmade businesses.

The shop will be open daily from 10am-7pm with the following special guests and events:

12/12 – 6pm | Let It Glow: Holiday Make Up Tutorial with Lovely By Patrice
12/14 – 10am | Nahat Comfort Food: Mediterranean Inspired Seasonal Flavors
12/15 – 10am | 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

 

 

Vintage Charlotte 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 completely packed full of handmade and vintage gifts you can give to your friends and family (or give to yourself!!)!  13 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 17th at The Fillmore).

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, retweet our giveaway and tweet us back to let us know you’re excited using #vtgcltgiveaway
3. Follow Vintage Charlotte on Facebook, Share our giveaway photo post [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 Friday, November 16th. Vintage Charlotte vendors ARE eligible for this giveaway. Good luck!

Official Giveaway Photo:

The goodies include (clockwise from upper left corner):

– Set of Screen Prints from Human Shaped Robot
– Yellow Wallet from Ruby Assata
– Hand and Foot Salve from Lo & Behold
– Nautical Christmas Ornament from Golden and Grey
– Prayer Rug from Rug Lords
– North Carolina Card Set from Green Blanky
– Vintage Tapestry Clutch from Heart’s Desire
– North Carolina Tumbler from Powder Studio
– Vintage Basket from House of Finds
– Porcelain Pin from Susan Hendley Studio
– Cow Hide Clutch from Created Beautifully 
– Earrings from Muro Jewelry
– Vintage Candle Sticks and Coasters from Restoration Wares