Because Mall is a Four Letter Word

March 21, 2019
by The Handmade Market
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Urban Vintage Spotlight: Past Forward Home

Heather and Chris from Past Forward Home

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
We find inspiration in bringing the past Forward. Whether it be old trees into exciting new furniture or old pieces, fixing them up and giving them new life. Looking at every type of store both vintage and modern helps to bring everything together. Style is so personal and subjective. Helping people fall in love with a piece makes us happy

What are the things customers seek you out for?
We have two sides to the business. Redoing vintage furniture and creating new. I have a lot of people who buy our furniture redos, but who also ask us to redo old furniture they already own. I love to do both. Often times meeting with people and helping them bring their vision for an old piece to life is exciting.

We both love different types of wood and the little nuisances it brings. Building new/live edge work is also so exciting to us!!


What’s your favorite thing about your city?
Cary is great. So many things are up and coming. I also see them updating old buildings instead of tearing them down. Preserving the past is a wonderful way to help build for a bettter future! Downtown Cary has come a long way!!

Where can customers usually shop your wares?
I sell at shows

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For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the next Urban Vintage, go here, and come see us March 22 & 23rd!

Also join our facebook events (friday & saturday) so you can easily invite your friends. See you there!

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March 20, 2019
by The Handmade Market
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Urban Vintage Spotlight: Cheeky Black Sheep

Name from Cheeky Black Sheep

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Hi we are Cheeky Black Sheep, from Charlotte NC.
One-Of-a-Kind Leather Cuffs with Antique & Vintage items.
We Handcrafted our Leather Cuffs, starting with a high quality cow hide that goes through a 13 step process. Finishing by hand dying each cuff with a very unique technique all our own. Antique & Vintage Costume Jewelry is affixed to the cuff One-Of-A-Kind Wearable Art Creation.
When hunting for our treasures, Fur-Clips, Brooches, Shoe Clips etc, we find lots of other goodies that we just can’t leave behind! Yes, it is a sickness! Lucky for our shoppers we have more than just cuffs. Everything from vintage earrings to purses !
Stop by and check out all the fabulous treasures we have!
Thanks, we look forward to meeting everyone at the show!!

Who are your style crushes/vintage icons/fashion muses, and why/how do they influence you?:
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything from the 1800’s. Absolute favorite being Steel-Cut Shoe Buckles. They are old,sturdy, gorgeous, sparkly, and have a great story!
The King of France wanted everyone to pay for the war with their jewels. Being smart, the fine folks hid their jewels and started to accessorize with the Steel-Cut Shoe Buckles. Hard to find, but still out there and feel like I won the lottery when I do find one!!

What are the things customers seek you out for?
Our cuffs are our best sellers for they are totally unique and you will not see anyone else with the same piece of arm candy!! Not a mass produced item, no two are ever the same.
Great conversation pieces!

What’s your favorite thing about your city?
Charlotte is fabulous for raising a family, shopping and food! You can find something to do everyday if you want!

Where can customers usually shop your wares?
I have an online shop & I sell at shows

Follow Cheeky Black Sheep:

Website
Facebook
Instagram

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the next Urban Vintage, go here, and come see us March 22 & 23rd!

Also join our facebook events (friday & saturday) so you can easily invite your friends. See you there!

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March 20, 2019
by The Handmade Market
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Urban Vintage Spotlight: The Sweetest Things

Melanie Brown from The Sweetest Things

The Sweetest Things
[ground floor]

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
The Sweetest Things is all about using quality ingredients to update classic desserts. We want you to feel like a kid again when you’re eating our treats- a kid with really good taste. March is Women’s History Month, so we’ll be bringing desserts inspired by some of our favorite women! You can expect to see Grandma Stella’s Pound Cake, Mom’s German Chocolate Cake, and lots of desserts based on Girl Scout Cookies.

Who are your style crushes/vintage icons/fashion muses, and why/how do they influence you?:
I love anything milk glass or pink- especially Pyrex and Depression Glass, and have been known to make desserts based on how they’ll look on my vintage serving dishes. I’m fairly certain I was supposed to be born in another era, and my philosophy about food and feeding people reflects my old- fashioned sensibilities.

 

What are the things customers seek you out for?
I’ve accidentally become known as the “Giant Cookie Lady.” What started as an experiment quickly became an in- demand item. I’m also known for my chocolate desserts. If a little chocolate is good, a lot of chocolate is even better!


What’s your favorite thing about your city?
The people! The Raleigh area is a growing mixture of transplants (myself included) and natives. Old- fashioned and modern. I love that so many of us have a desire to preserve the old while embracing the new.

Where can customers usually shop your wares?
At: Sweet Tea and Cornbread 2031 Cameron S Raleigh, NC 27605
I also have an online shop & sell at shows

Follow The Sweetest Things:

Website
Facebook
Instagram

For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the next Urban Vintage, go here, and come see us March 22 & 23rd!

Also join our facebook events (friday & saturday) so you can easily invite your friends. See you there!

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March 19, 2019
by The Handmade Market
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Urban Vintage Spotlight: Melo’s Vintage

Melody Sawyer from Melo’s Vintage

Melo’s Vintage
[downstairs]

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
I love the hunt for quality and authentic vintage and antique items, and getting to bring those things to people that can use them and enjoy them in their homes! I love the classics and cannot say no to any kind of milk glass, but also look for unique items that will give a space more depth and personality. My vintage wares include glass and porcelain pieces, textiles, luggage, windows, and metal and wood decor. I try to ensure that most of my pieces are not only beautiful and full of character, but can also provide function for storage or organization.

Where can customers usually shop your wares?
I have an online shop & sell at shows.

Follow Melo’s Vintage:
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For the full vendor gallery, and all the details you’ll ever need about the next Urban Vintage, go here, and come see us March 22 & 23rd!

Also join our facebook events (friday & saturday) so you can easily invite your friends. See you there!

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March 19, 2019
by The Handmade Market
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Directions and parking for Urban Vintage

Here are some tips for attending Urban Vintage this weekend…

Urban Vintage is at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh this weekend. Our TWO day show will be held on Friday, March 22nd (6 pm until 9  pm-$7 Early Bird) and Saturday, March 23rd ($5 entry from 10 am until 5 pm.)

All Saints Chapel is located in downtown Raleigh at  110 S. East Street, Raleigh, NC. Downtown is full of one way streets so you may need some virtual help to get there.

There is plenty of street parking surrounding the event space and a free parking lot open to the public after 5 pm on Friday at the corner of East Street and New Bern Avenue.

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