Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Next year, I’ll be celebrating my 25th year as a full-time antiques dealer, and I’ll gladly do it for another 25. It’s addictive, y’all! I’m attracted to unusual, little things from all eras. If it’s something I’ve never seen before, I’ll buy it, no question. If it’s quirky, I’m in love! Old leather boxes, Victorian silver, pop culture paper goods and antique books are the fan favorites at markets. I carry a fun mix of goods relating to science, history, art, and culture. If you’re wanting to add personality to your coffee table and bookcases, I’m your girl! Imagine Thomas Jefferson’s library crossed with Janis Joplin’s bedroom, and throw in kitschy souvenirs from a 1950s road trip on Route 66 …that’s my style. Folks often say I’m a traveling museum, (but with affordable prices, of course)! I love the thrill of the hunt, and I’m super passionate about design, too, but the best part of this business is meeting all the interesting people.
For the Urban Vintage market, I’ll have a nice variety of antique books, maps, botanical prints, medical book plates and a ton of paper goods & ephemera. I’m also bringing old cameras, 1920s-1950s advertising feed sacks, a gorgeous 1970s Curtis Jeré bronzed seagull sculpture, vintage safety razors, Catholic medals and some rosaries too, a Victorian stereoscope, and the cutest ever, little 1960s Mighty Mouse alarm clock. The list is endless!
Who are your style crushes/vintage icons/fashion muses, and why/how do they influence you?:
I am madly in love with Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s current creative director. The way he embraces maximalism really speaks to me. He sees beauty everywhere and so do I.
Everybody has that thing that got away, what’s the purchase you never made that still sometimes keeps you awake at night?:
A traditional, colorful embroidered Scandinavian coat, probably dating to the 1930s. It was the most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen. I was willing to put all my money into it and eat nothing but rice for a month, but sadly, I was still outbid at auction!
Where can customers usually shop your wares:
The Depot at Gibson Mill in Concord, NC, and at shows.
For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the next Urban Vintage, go here, and come see us July 28 & 29!