August 4, 2015
by The Handmade Market

Urban Vintage Sponsor Love

DECO-raleighHere is our BIG shout out to our number one sponsor… DECO Raleigh! “YOU, Deco Raleigh, are like a show version of Spanx! Seriously! You support us so well, and make us look good!”

Deco Raleigh has long been a Master Sponsor for The Handmade Market. When we announced that we would be producing Urban Vintage in downtown Raleigh, they were the first to jump on board.

Stop in to their shop on the corner of Hargett and Salisbury Streets. It will take more than one visit to take it all in! You’ll keep going back for that one thing you saw but didn’t get…yet!  And since Urban Vintage doesn’t open its doors until 6:00 pm this Friday, stop by First Friday at Deco on your way. They will have just wrapped up inventory and will be having some terrific sales!

Thanks Deco Raleigh!

Another repeat Master Sponsor friend of ours is City Market! Let’s face it, if we had no City Market, we’d have no awesome venue! Market Hall is in the heart of City Market. If you’ve been to The Handmade Market in the past few years, you know what an awesome building it is. Of course, that’s not the only historical building in City Market, there is history everywhere you turn. The cobblestone streets are lit up at night by stings of cafe lights. You’ll find yourself thinking you’re on vacation right here in your own town.

We appreciate City Market loving the arts and loving Raleigh just as much as we do!

Thanks City Market for being a generous sponsor of the first ever Urban Vintage Raleigh!


SuzannasSuzAnna’s Antiques is one of our new sponsors. The obvious connection is our shared love for collecting, the love of the hunt for that perfect piece! Maybe it’s an antique, maybe it’s mid-century. Maybe you just need to dust it off and use it. Or, maybe you plan on giving it a totally new look! SuzAnna’s on Durant Road in Raleigh has a lot to choose from. If you’ve talked about going there and have never quite followed through, here is your chance to see a sampling of what they offer. They will be representing their store at Urban Vintage this Friday and Saturday. Strike up a conversation with them. Ask them what THEIR favorite find is! Oh, and thank them for sponsoring Urban Vintage, if you please.


lulusLulu’s Vintage Shop is another one of our new sponsors! They recently relocated to 317 E Roosevelt Ave. in downtown Wake Forest. Maybe you remember them as Lulu’s Thrifty Vintage Consignment Shop in Rolesville. Well, they are only getting bigger and better! They have 4,000 square feet of Vintage awesomeness in Wake Forest. But, if you need a convenient preview right here in Raleigh, then come on down to Urban Vintage and see what they hauled in just for our customers! Go Like them on their Facebook page and tell them that you’ll see them at Market Hall! And of course, help us thank them again for their sponsorship!

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August 3, 2015
by The Handmade Market

Urban Vintage is this week!

UV-Banner-for-HeaderFullSizeRender_2Shop for top notch, drool worthy, curated vintage objects for the home and wardrobe this weekend, at Urban Vintage in downtown Raleigh. Shopping starts First Friday- August 7th and continues all day Saturday, August 8th.

FullSizeRender_3Urban Vintage is an indoor (climate controlled) antique, retro, mid-century, industrial shopping event that will bring the best vintage goods and sought after rusty junk to Market Hall in City Market. For two days, the historic event space will be turned into a collector’s paradise. Urban Vintage is FREE and open to the public Friday, August 7th, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and Saturday, August 8th, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. There will be a cash bar Friday and Saturday, as well as other festivities in and around City Market throughout the city wide First Friday evening celebration.


FullSizeRenderUrban Vintage is local art and craft trailblazers, The Handmaiden’s, newest venture. This event answers the need for a more modern vintage shopping experience than other antique and home shows. With the current population increase and housing market explosion, homeowners are looking for unique found, historical and kitschy objects like the ones seen on trending designer TV shows and Pinterest boards. Collectors and shop owners from all over the United States were invited to apply throughout the summer. Vendors were hand selected with a concentration on bringing an assortment of mixed eras, price points and styles to downtown Raleigh.


FullSizeRenderWMUrban Vintage is supported by local sponsors DECO Raleigh, Suzanna’s Antiques, Lulu’s Vintage & Consignment and City Market. For more information about vendors, times and location, please visit the the Urban Vintage page


See you there!

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June 30, 2015
by The Handmaidens

One more reason to love Raleigh: Announcing Urban Vintage!

Every time you turn around Raleigh is on some Top-Ten list for how great it is. The Huffington Post lists Raleigh as one of the “Five American Cities You Should Visit in 2015″. Urbanful says Raleigh is among “Cities to Watch in 2015″.  And Forbes says we live in the “7th smartest city in America”!

Raleigh just keeps getting better and better!

The Industrial Vintage movement has been making a presence just about everywhere. With shows like Fixer Upper and Rehab Addict on HGTV, Pinterest boards are blowing up with how to use that “great find” in your decorating. Making something new out of something old is the latest greatest thing to do.  RECYCLE • RENEW • REUSE has never had it so good!

On August 7th and 8th The Handmaidens are kicking off a brand new vintage shopping event in downtown Raleigh!


This is the perfect place to see what all those “Pickers” have been scoring. Vintage vendors will join us in downtown Raleigh at Market Hall in City Market. There will be curated collections of vintage housewares, clothing and accessories from sought after vendors near and far.

Read more under our Urban Vintage tab above and save the date! It begins with downtown’s “First Friday” in August!


If you are interested in vending, there may still be some spots available. The application is found here.


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May 1, 2015
by The Handmaidens

Studio Spotlight: Rebus Works

Rebus Works began in 2003 as a community oriented gallery run by artists, for artists. A joint project of local photographer Shonna Greenwell and printmaker Lee Moore, Rebus Works focused on media and artists that were less frequently featured in other Raleigh galleries at the time. The gallery filled an important niche in the Triangle, exhibiting edgy, thought-provoking pieces that challenged the viewer. Rebus Works also combined high craft with fine art to showcase the work of North Carolina craftsmen through a collaboration with Penland School of Craft.

Today Greenwell, the owner of Rebus Works and proprietor of pH7 Fine Art Framing, upholds the original vision of Rebus Works as a space rooted in the local community. Rebus Works regularly features the work of area artists, and also hosts The Saturday Market, where farmers and crafters show off their wares every weekend.

This weekend, Greenwell has joined forces with The Handmaidens, the producers of The Handmade Market, to combine love of their community and the talented people that live in it. Come by on Sunday to the first ever Handmade Revelry at Rebus from 11 am to 4 pm to do some shopping, listen to some great music and have a drink at the new coffee bar located inside Rebus.


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April 30, 2015
by The Handmaidens

Artist Spotlight: The High Fiber

At the age of 8, Daphne Cohan began her path down the road of her future business and livelihood when she was given a bag of fabric scraps and began tinkering. Her desire to design new things and her many hours of learning the ropes behind a sewing machine came to fruition in 2008 when she became the designer/creator behind The High Fiber. Her eye for bright colors on clean backgrounds makes her beautiful towels and napkins pop out at you in any kitchen. Her husband Ed joined the team in 2014 and today they work from their home studio just outside Asheville, North Carolina. They use organic, responsibly grown, fairly made, or American made fabrics as often as possible and only print with solvent free, non-toxic inks that are environmentally kind. Every item that they make for sale has been made as if it is intended for their own family (because most of them originally were). Come by and see wonderful products from The High Fiber on Sunday at Handmade Revelry.


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