March 22, 2019
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Urban Vintage Spotlight: RetroWix

Vickie Baird from RetroWix

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
RetroWix is an online vintage candle shop. I combine elegant glassware into eco-friendly soy candles. I have always loved candles and anything vintage but glassware has been my passion. I love the styles and history from all periods. You will find quality hand-selected pieces that will make wonderful gifts and unique home decor. A lovely way to preserve a piece of history.

Who are your style crushes/vintage icons/fashion muses, and why/how do they influence you?:
Growing up in the south, I had many family members who influenced my love of vintage. As a child, there were beautiful pieces displayed in cabinets, collections that told a families history…and now that nostalgia whenever I burn a candle in those same pieces.

What are the things customers seek you out for?
We carry many styles of vintage candles from milk glass, goblets, jars, and a customer favorite candy dishes. These make unique gifts and a lovely addition to any home.

What’s your favorite thing about your city?
I have lived in Raleigh for almost 20 years and love it! A wonderful place to raise a family and so many things to do! As empty nesters, Pop-ups, shows, and local breweries are our new favorite weekend activity…and thrifting:)

Where can customers usually shop your wares?
Online Shop and Local Shows

Follow RetroWix:

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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 22, 2019
by The Handmade Market
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Urban Vintage kicks off tonight!

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Urban Vintage will open it’s doors promptly at 6:00 pm this evening for all of you Early Birds! The cost for tonight’s event is $7 and you will have first access to all the unique finds our vendors have brought with them. Fully Loaded Fritters food truck will be there if you get hungry while you make your way through the aisles of awesome.

Our preview event goes from 6pm until 9pm at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh.

There is a parking lot available for free parking after 5 pm on Friday at the corner of East Street and New Bern Avenue.

Street parking is available all around the event this evening.

Come on out tonight and see us!

 

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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

Follow Past Forward Home:

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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
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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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