Urban Vintage Spotlight: Vintageitis

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Chris Bean & Tracy Furr of Vintageitis

Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
We are two executive women that find creativity and mental health Fri-Sat scouring auctions, estate sales, yard sales and yes – dumpster diving. We lovingly re-vitalize pieces and find new homes and uses. We sell painted, unpainted furniture, vintage household, rusty/dusty items. While the majority of our sales are vintage/antique/handmade items, we mix in reproductions to allow our customers to get the look they want without breaking the bank.
Followers can always find us selling at the monthly BarnSale at Chartreuse in Thomasville. We participate in popup sales during the year including Vintage Market Days and Gray Door Market. We post regularly on our Facebook page.
What are we bringing to Urban Vintage: Rustic wood tables with metal trim and folding legs, Industrial C-Tables made with pipes, Old White Rag Bows, Vintage Window signs, Vintage hat collection, Silver Plate trays enhanced with wine and coffee vinyl sayings custom cut for each piece, double wash tub on a stand, various vintage household items, several galvanized reproductions.

Who are your style crushes/vintage icons/fashion muses, and why/how do they influence you?:
We have an eclectic mix from Farmhouse to Mid-century, from Joanna Gaines to Sanford and Sons style.
Our influences are generated from our surroundings and the treasures we find. Since we are not decorators, we collect enough treasures in an attempt to create a monthly theme. Our husbands would argue that we collect enough for a year in advance and based on all our storage units, I would agree at this point.
We started out small at Aubrey Homes in Greensboro and Grandaddys Antiques years ago with just painted furniture as a way to at least pay for our paint habit. We thought a $300 month was fabulous. We soon realized that we had an eye for treasures that others thought were trash and started making bar carts and repurposing items from farmhouse to steampunk and turned that $300 month to a $3000 month.
We want to be able to provide beautiful treasures to followers just like us – a meaningful treasure at a good value.

Everybody has that thing that got away, what’s the purchase you never made that still sometimes keeps you awake at night?:
There is no item that keeps me up at night! I sleep like a baby because I know someone is enjoying something we procured, cleaned, repurposed, painted or made. Letting go brings the Joy! Plus, every time something sells – we get to go pickin again.

Where can customers usually shop your wares:
Chartreuse Barn in Thomasville NC and shows.

Follow Vintageitis:
Facebook- facebook.com/vintageitis
Instagram- instagram.com/vintage_itis

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!

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