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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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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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Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: Twenty Two West

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VTG CLT is popping up 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 Mary from Twenty Two West to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market.  We are in love with her unique woven jewelry and one of a kind wall hangings.  Here is Mary with her story:

My name is Mary Hamby and I am the owner and artist behind Twenty Two West.  The name of my business comes from a place that inspires me- the home I grew up in in Greenville, South Carolina. I make jewelry and fiber arts with a modern aesthetic and a focus on quality and excellence. My passion is to connect people with art that is attainable and beautiful.

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Each loom block is woven on a piece of reclaimed wood and combines handmade gilded pottery with responsibly sourced fibers in each one of a kind piece. twenty two west

Each necklace is woven by hand on a miniature loom before being stitched onto a gilded pottery base.

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VTG CLT for the Littles: Handmade for Kids Roundup!

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. 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.

Our talented makers and designers have some serious treats in store for your littles.  From apparel to one of a kind toys and gifts, the range and quality of handmade children’s products you’ll find at this market is the biggest and best one yet! Here is a tiny preview of what’s in store:

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If you’ve been around a teething baby, you know they grab and put everything in their mouth, trying to sooth those poor aching gums.  Studio {1859} to the rescue!  Check out their new line a line of crochet & wood teething toys and teething necklaces for mamas to wear. The teething toys combine cotton crochet with natural, chemical-free wooden rings to provide a cute, fun and safe alternative to plastic toys. The teething necklaces make a cute accessory for mom to wear to keep their little one entertained while nursing or baby-wearing. Other crochet items will be available at the market including baskets made from recycled fabric yarn, hair accessories and a small selection of scarves/hats.

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The Magpie Co.

Elizabeth Conner has been sewing since she was a teen, has dabbled in other handmade small businesses, and just last year found her footing and passion in her own handmade line for kids: the Magpie Co. Featuring classic design with a modern and comfy twist for even the tiniest fashion forward babes. We pride ourselves on utilizing  ethically sourced textiles from all over the world, all handmade in gorgeous Monroe, North Carolina, a small town right outside of Charlotte.
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Little Tonto

Little Tonto is inspired by Mindy’s son Isaac, who has a genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia. A small part of the disease is that the children always are very tiny. (You can read more about Isaac’s story here.) Mindy couldn’t find shoes to fit him, so she gathered some leather scraps & scissors & started testing out all sorts of little boots & shoes. She quickly fell in love with making little moccasins & trying new fun creative designs.  Check out these gorgeous little mocs from her summer market line:

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Bunch Collective

Bunch Collective is back with whimsical, one-of-a-kind crochet toys and decorative objects!  It all started with a toy crafted for Nicci’s own kids–it was so much fun she wanted to make more and more! Look at how much personality is in each one of these faces.  Sol pillows and colorful garlands will be back, together with fruits and vegetables, and other happy characters.  Each piece is crafted lovingly by hand. Check out some of the inventive details in these creatures:

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Dunlap Love

Kaylyn was inspired to start Dunlap Love by the nightly made up stories and adventures of her 3 kiddos and their big imaginations. She creates unique handmade plush using high quality fabrics and recycled materials, and thought out detail (such as butt cracks, yup). As an adoptive family, Dunlap Love supports families bringing children home, with 20% of profits each month.

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Zoe Girl Designs

Zoe Girl Designs is a handmade apparel line based in Concord, NC. After the birth of her third child, Donna decided to leave the legal field.  A year later, she started sewing, and Zoe Girl Designs followed soon after.  The summer market line will feature colorful sundresses, bubble shorts, and bodysuits.

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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Maliasmark

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. 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 Malia from Maliasmark to the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market.  We love her nitty, gritty, fantastically rare vintage finds and can’t wait to see what she is brining to market.  Here is Malia with her story:

Maliasmark VTGCLTAt Maliasmark, we live by our tagline, Rust and Ruin, Reborn. We are driven by the knowledge that there are so many things that do not belong in a landfill. Whether they can still actually be used for their intended purpose, used in new and interesting ways, or just set on a shelf to bring a smile to our faces, we save these pieces from the past so they can be given a new future.
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We believe that your perfect space is not decorated but collected. Our customers are constantly looking for that next perfect piece. So, we tend to buy in collections and we want it all. Good news for decorators, for those decorating their own home in a theme, and for those who like a selection!
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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Some Things Wong

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. 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 Laci from Some Things Wong to her first Vintage Charlotte Summer Market.  We love her message of love and kindness and how beautifully it is expressed through her forever flowers.  Here is Laci with her story:

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Some Things Wong started a few years ago as a tiny little online shop that sold hair bows and earrings. It was fun for a while until I, Laci Wong, the owner and designer, felt something bigger stirring in my heart. I wanted to create something special that people would be able to not only buy for themselves but for other people as a token of kindness, and I wanted to be able to create enough revenue that I could give some of my proceeds away to good causes. After much thought and a bit of trial and error, in early 2015 forever flowers were born.

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I just love that in the same way that you might swing by the farmers market or trader joes and grab a bouquet, you can do the same in my shop, but customize them just the way you want, and bonus, they never die! The true heart of forever flowers is rooted in kindness and I have been overwhelmed at the way people have used my bouquets to spread just that to so many people. I have had the opportunity to send flowers to moms that have a babies in the NICU, friends who have lost loved ones, sisters waiting for surgery, from husbands to wives, sons to mothers, students to teachers. It has been inspirational to me to watch people genuinely and tangibly show loving kindness to others.

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10% of all the revenue from my shop goes to what I believe to be very worthy causes. This year I have been able to send money to World Relief, a refugee resettlement agency, and Servlife International, an organization that works in Nepal and has been able to bring a lot of relief to the people there after the most recent earthquake.I absolutely love doing this, and I truly love partnering with my customers to spread kindness literally all over the world. I can’t wait to see you all at the summer market, please stop by and say hi!

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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Inherited

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. 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 Sabrina from Inherited to the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market.  Her Summer collection is swoon worthy and we can’t wait to see it in person!  Here is Sabrina breaking down her curatorial choices:

All vintage vendors offer a unique perspective on the pieces we sell. Some of us stick to a specific era; others focus on collecting a particular type of item. Each of us are drawn to these things for a reason, and the way we curate tem tells a story.

Inherited’s intention is to offer pieces that have a sense of romance and wearability — the kinds of clothes you’d inherit if you had a wild, world-traveling great-aunt or a burlesque-dancer-turned-botanist grandmother (if anyone does have this kind of relative, I’m filled with envy).
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I’ve pulled together a Summer Capsule with pieces from the 1940s to the 1970s that capture a bit of what Inherited offers: neutral-toned separates that can be mixed and matched; fabrics like crochet lace, linen and embroidered silk that are nice to look at and touch; and bold prints that are eye-catching without being overwhelming.
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This capsule is made for summer vacation: all of the pieces can be thrown on without too much fuss. There’s an embroidered caftan you can wear over your bikini, a few dresses that can be worn to dinner or brunch, loose blouses that let you breathe on a hot day, and silky tap pants perfect for staying in. The prints and textures add some exotic appeal, so you can feel like you’ve traveled the world while sitting on your back porch.

The items in this capsule collection (and many others!) will be available at the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Lina Lav – Overflow Studios

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. 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 Melina from Ceramics by Lina Lav – Overflow Studios to the Vintage Charlotte Summer Market.  We are in love with her hand-illustrated dinner sets and hope you will be too!

Melina LaVecchia grew up inspired by fine, Italian cuisine, and her mother’s exquisite taste in setting the table. After graduating with a BFA in Art Education,  she uses both the culinary arts and the necessity of dining together as influence for her modern tableware.

Summer Market Vendor Spotlight: Formation Design Studio

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VTG CLT is popping up at the warehouse located at 2205 N Tryon, Charlotte, NC for the fourth annual Summer Market on July 24th (VIP Shop) and 25th (Market Day)! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 80 vintage & handmade vendors. 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 from Formation Design Studio to her first Vintage Charlotte market.  Amanda’s goal is to design your favorite garments.  All of us wanted to wear her effortless, relaxed garments, and we think you will too. Here is Amanda sharing her journey, and what drives her as a designer:

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 I graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2005. Soon after I was designing for Urban Outfitters. After many years with the company, I decided to move back home to North Carolina in 2010, continuing to freelance design. It was then that I branched out on my own with Formation Design Studio.

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I believe that it is important to understand where and how your garment came to life. My designs are made in small quantities with a non-seasonal approach throughout the year, so each piece is unique and wonderful. There is a dedication to quality and detail in every garment. Each piece is made by me, in my North Carolina studio.  Unlike mass production, there is something special about knowing that you have one of just a few pieces made. You and I are part of something that was developed with care, precision, and passion. I want for you to go back to your closet for this “favorite” time and time again.

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SOSN Vendor Spotlight: Studio Cultivate

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Our next pop-up event will be Something Old, Something New, a local, handmade and vintage wedding experience, which will take place on February 23, 2015 at Sugar Creek Brewing from 6-8pm. Tickets can be purchased here!

We are so excited to welcome Studio Cultivate to Something Old, Something New!  Kathryn Godwin, the lovely lady behind Studio Cultivate, is an installation artist and stylist who will be showing off a brand new DIY at SOSN.  Here is Kathryn with a little introduction to Studio Cultivate:

Studio Cultivate was formed to offer intricate, bespoke creations for a variety of spaces including commercial, residential and event spaces. We love working with a variety of materials, and continually challenge space and process to create whimsical, meticulously crafted, and awe-inspiring installations and experiences. We delight in all things playful, magical, and full of life. Some of our clients have included the Biltmore Estate, Lowes Home Improvement, Off Broadway Shoes, Anthropologie, BHLDN and Belk. If you are interested in collaborating or just want to say “hi!” please stop by our booth at Something Old, Something New!

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