Vintage Market

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Urban Vintage once again proved to be an awesome vintage market! I had a really fun time planning out my booth design, using an old door from our 1950’s home propped up on saw horses as a center “island” for display.  It made for a good flow and easy access to all the small bits as well as larger furniture for sale. Vistaprint and a graphic design friend made my Posy sign dreams come true with an amazing vertical number that was easy to assemble on site, shares my social media details and just gives some nice “oompf” to my spot!

This was my favorite collection of Posy goods to date. Midcentury furniture, industrial metal file cabinets, pretty glass, picnic baskets, embroidered pillow cases, a Pendleton blanket, amazing lamps, enamelware and fun brass figurines. Basically, if I was shopping for myself, I would’ve been in hog heaven! It’s definitely helped to focus my buying and stick to those pieces that really bring me joy.

On top of all this, I met some really neat folks. One guy bought a yellow metal recipe box because it was just like his mom’s growing up. He even texted his out-of-state siblings to confirm it was the same one. I was stoked to help him score some mom brownie points! Another guy, a metal and leather worker in Raleigh, bought the serape blanket for his truck and one family bought the Corelle Corningware dishes, walked around the market and came back to buy the bowls too! Talented friend, Staci, of Juniper Bay Metals bought a light green metal side table for her studio which makes me all kinds of happy! I always love to see what will draw people in and which items they’ll be smitten by! Talented local photographer, Kristen Randall, took these awesome pics (entire Flickr album here).

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And I took these pics of my space:

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Urban Vintage Revisited

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Posy’s baaaaaack! I’m so jazzed for this weekend’s Urban Vintage market happening Friday, March 4, 6-9pm (for a $5 early shopping experience) and Saturday, March 5, 10am-5pm (free) at downtown Raleigh’s Historic City Market.  Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find in our booth this go round! This really is my favorite collection to date!

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antique mall

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I’m very excited to share that Posy will be renting a spot at the eclectic antique mall, Cheshire Cat Gallery, in downtown Raleigh’s Cameron Village starting February 1! It’s such a relief to have a place to share all the great furniture and big vintage items currently taking up residence in my attic. It’s my own little spot in the vintage world and one that I hope will get more eyes on Posy. I get to paint and decorate however I’d like…which means I’ve been Pinterest crazy of late! One wall, one peg board and some definite elbow grease needed to get this spot shining! (This is a pic of my spot with its current resident. Keep on the lookout for Posy’s transformation!!)

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new year

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As much as I’ve enjoyed a nice long break over the holidays and some quality time with my family, I’m getting more excited as the days go by to get back into the swing of Posy things! I’ve got a great stash in the attic of vintage from estate sales, auction and other treasure hunts to post in the Etsy shop or ready for market. We’re talking midcentury metal and wood school desk, lamps, vaseline glass, an amazing turquoise midcentury bookshelf, more linens, record albums, a vanity stool, child’s rocker, and so much more! I never thought I’d be the kind of gal to miss her office…but when it looks like this, I do!

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holiday markets

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I’m so excited (and anxious…but in a good way!) to be participating in two holiday markets this weekend!

First up is the Carrboro ArtsCenter’s annual Elf Market happening Saturday, December 5, 11am-5pm.  There are a ton of great handmade goods to buy as well as fun drinks, food and kid-friendly fun!

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Then it’s on to Durham Sunday, December 6, for the Patchwork Mini Market happening at the Durham Armory from 12-5pm.  Morgan Grimm has put together a spectacular variety (75+) of handmade and vintage vendors.  Also, Walltown Children’s Theatre is an amazing non-profit organization right in Durham, that uses theater, dance, and music to inspire positive and social change in children. They will be selling raffle tickets for items that have generously been donated by Patchwork Vendors at the upcoming Holiday Market, including a Posy felt ball garland!

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