We had an amazing first week though we did run into a few technical difficulties. Phase one was to get the front of house ready, open, and all by the 16th. We still are working on pricing the front, and our internet.
Now, phase two begins. Back of house is the annex, where we will store excess items that may or may not be for sale, depending on the season. Also in the annex is our “garden/salvage” area. These areas should be ready this month or so; please ask to check the back area.
We had a special party this week for family to reveal all of the hard work it took to move our shop from one warehouse to another. We had a 4,000 sf shop, a yard and a storage shed. Now all under one 7,500 sf roof, we redesigned ourselves and our layout for more shopping, and more opportunities for art workshops. It has all come together beautifully in just 90 days (from electrical, ac and) paint, during the holidays and our big January 1 epic sale.
As you may or may not recall, in October we had the opportunity to begin a move into a new building.
We have been working swiftly and quickly preparing the new space and packing/moving over starting from the back and our yard. All the while, we celebrated all the fall and winter Holidays in the front of the shop.
As business ran at 515, work began at 517. New paint, AC and heat, and lighting to update the already cool building.
Last week, our final event occurred at 515. Our January 1st Epic Sale. It was huge with everything discounted at amazing prices.
AND IT CLEARED OUT THE REST OF THE SHOP!!!
So we are ready to move onto 517 Vernon Street.
Please join us on January 16th for our Grand ReOpening. We will celebrate from 11 to 530. We will also be demonstrating our next workshop on that day – Felting with Marianne. Come on by for a visit. We cant wait to share the new store with you!!
Save the dates for our upcoming Summer Sale. Every sale gets more and more popular as we turn out better deals, better merchandise and pricing that cannot be beat. Look out for our dots, $1, $3, $5, $10 and more. And be sure to get in line early, people like to claim tags for those outside items quick!!!!
Join Katy, Cindy and Sandy as they ring in the festivities with some special vendor friends for a Six-Week Holiday event.
From November 15th through December 29th, we are excited to host:
Ruby May Antiques
Very Vintage Sisters
Flea and Flora
Our Found Home
Dee Harvey Designs
Sweet Home Liberty
And Randy Pacheco
During the season, each weekend we will celebrate with exciting events:
Our Holiday Open House launches our season (November 17th) (Hint: you can start shopping for Christmas November 15th)
Book Signing and Workshop by blogger/author Courtney Allison of French Country Cottage (December 1st)
Make and Take variety event with Dori Barrett (December 8th)
And THE ULTIMATE GIFT EXCHANGE where you can exchange a vintage gift in game and fun with fellow friends and customers! (December 15th)
To extend the fun, our Holiday Hours begin November 15th:
Wednesday through Saturday 11am-6pm
Our awesome friend Jayce from @a_beautiful_purpose lives in Iowa and we met a few years back in California. Since then we try to meet up in her neck of the woods for some quick and dirty Junkin. This time, she lined up a barn dig that we were happy to oblige in clearing out. The barn belonged to Larry’s grandparents and was falling over. In the 1950s,the new quonsut hut was built for storage and the barn sat. That was our destination… And it includes goodies from the hut too.
We carefully climbed to the second story and instagrammed live the feed of that dig. Not sure how that works so much but did any over you see all the racoon s%!T? It was quite impressive to say the least. But we found some great old gears and wooden blocks up there. Jayce scored a huge window piece we knew we could not get out.
Finally, we got to walk around the rest of the property and my second favorite part, the cows. The larger cow was super friendly and headed over each fence visit. You can see by the pic. It definitely was one of the highlights of the trip if not ever!
If you want more authentic vintage in the Midwest , the real stuff like you find here with us, get to A Beautiful Purpose in West Branch, Iowa. Cute town, excellent shop and friend.
Headed to Junkstock for just about the full three days of the event. We made sure to visit most of the vendors to support, shop and check out what is new, hot or unique to bring back to the shop. There were pretty cool farm and primitives, we learned alot and made lots of friends that we new on Instagram but had never seen the faces. Several people sent us on leads to future places to stop along the way. Junkstock is fantastic because it is big enough to spend three days but small enough to grow our Vintage family.
Here are some picks:
We ate from The Rude Shrimp Co. All three days. Incredible food and shrimp choices.
Plasma cut cans from. Sean and Jenny Olson of Roadside Relics
Hot air Ballon rides on Day One. They were beautiful in the evening.
Making our big Midwest trip now. We left yesterday and made it to Omaha. What a treat already. We were referred to a shop in a part of town and the owner just picked a ranch.. We were able to rummage his truck and the small renal car already has locker baskets, some concrete swans and an old, old rake. Woo-hoo Nebraska. Tomorrow is the Husker game. Looking forward to the red sea tomorrow.
We are excited about finally getting our remodel underway. We have been in the space for 2 years and after opening Landlord still had projects of his own to complete in store and then outdoor. We never had the chance to truly get the store in place. This month we are closing the last 2 weeks in January to remodel the shop and are excited about our reopening February 1st.