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:
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.
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.
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!