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Culbertson Mansion

Culbertson Mansion is a historic Victorian museum located in downtown New Albany. My friend Rachel and I attended a vintage bicycle parade a few weeks ago and one of the stops along the way was the Culbertson Mansion.  We didn’t get to go inside the museum but we did have the opportunity to walk along the grounds. We discovered some sculptures and had a peek into some of the windows. I’m planning to go back soon and have a look around inside because I’m sure it’s gorgeous. They also do ghost tours which would be a fun October activity.

Discovering all of these historical treasures in New Albany has really helped me appreciate the town more and slowly I’m becoming more adjusted to living across the river from Louisville.

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Discovering New Albany

A few weeks ago, my friend Rachel and I heard about a vintage bicycle parade happening in downtown New Albany.  We were intrigued and had to see check it out.

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Floyd Street Stock Exchange

In January, I found a link on my Facebook newsfeed about an auction in Louisville and it caught my eye. Mostly because there was a mannequin for sale and I’ve been trying to get my hands on one for years. My husband and I decided to attend just to see what it was all about and it turned out to be one the funnest date nights we’ve ever had!

The Floyd Street Stock Exchange is a monthly auction held on the first Thursday of every month. Started in the winter of 2012, the auction continues to grow in popularity and is a great resource for anything vintage or design. You can find anything from architectural salvage to curiosities and home accessories. The auction is hosted by Blue Ocean Traders, a trade only wholesale source company specializing in antiques and reproductions.

purple trunkThe auction reminded me of the TV show American Pickers.  Large antique metal signs lined one wall while mid-century furniture lay around the room. I spied a set of antique medicinal bottles as well as vintage artwork. There was even a gold leafed Victorian couch with velvet seats. The auction had hundreds of items for sale. A loud boisterous man called out the items so fast it was hard to understand what he was saying at first. Once the auction got started things began moving quickly and it took us awhile to figure out what was going on. Everyone was so friendly though and helped us learn the rules and etiquette.

My husband and I went for the mannequin which we purchased but also came home with three trunks (pictured here), an ottoman, pillows, and a door knocker. We got a great deal on all of our items! I saw the exact same trunk that I purchased for $25 in a store priced at $300.

The auctions begin with a preview and registration at 5PM and last for hours. Everything in the room is up for grabs and there’s even free beer, wine and snacks. The auction lasts for hours and some of the best deals are had at the very end.

The next auction is this Thursday April 4. You never know what you’ll find so make sure to follow the Floyd Street Stock Exchange on Facebook and visit their website.

http://www.floydstreetstockexchange.com

Decca

Decca, Louisville’s newest culinary addition, opened its doors in March of this year. Located on East Market Street in the NuLu neighborhood, Decca provides farm to table cuisine made by San Francisco chefs Anne Pettry and Loretta Keller. The menu looks absolutely scrumptious and I can’t wait to eat there.

Read this review from Robin Garr of Louisville Hot Bytes

Read this review from Marty Rosen of the Courier-Journal

I’ve already picked out my meal!

  • Duck Liver Terrine, Cherry Mostarda, Grilled Bread
  • House Made Cavatelli, Shitake Mushrooms, Sage, Bread Crumbs
  • Hard Wood Grilled Skirt Steak, Bone Marrow Butter, Aged Balsamic
  • Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Mango Gelee, Pineapple, Coconut Sable

Photos courtesy of Original Makers Club

Flea Off Market

Tomorrow I’ll be selling at the April Flea Off Market, a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of items you’ll want to bring home! There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, food trucks and entertainments for all ages.

The Flea Off Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 South Shelby Street (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley). The event lasts from 12-6PM.

Fly Away Fox will be selling a large variety of vintage and handmade items. Here’s a little preview.

New Items for Salvo

Here are some of my new dry erase boards available for sale at Salvo Collective downtown. Each board is unique, made with vintage material and re-purposed frames and comes with a brown dry erase marker.

 

 

 

Please and Thank You

Please and Thank You is a little cafe located at 800 East Market street in the NuLu district.  They sell delicious coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and records! It’s one of my favorite places to grab breakfast with my best friends and pick up vinyl for my husband.

Check out some of their delicious food!

  

Egg Strada (tomatoes, eggs, cheese, pesto) with side salad, Curious Bagel (cream cheese, peppadew, red onion, cilantro, apricot jam), Capriole Special (goat cheese, grapes, rosemary honey) with side of arugula.

 

Flea Off Market

The Flea Off Market is a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of tantalizing wares. There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, and entertainments for all ages (bring the kids!) The Flea Off Market will also have food trucks selling toothsome delights and plenty of refreshing alcoholic beverages.

So come on down to The Flea Off Market! It will happen the second Saturday of every month, along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 South Shelby Street (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley).

The next market will be tomorrow, December 10th from 12:00-5:00 PM. Fly Away Fox will be there selling all kinds of vintage stuff! Here’s a sampling of our vintage inventory to give you a taste of what to expect tomorrow!

Louisville Glamour Squad

Amy Kunzler of the Nitty Gritty has started a new group dedicated to vintage clothing and having a good time. The Glamour Squad is a group dedicated to “glamour bombing” kind of similar to the idea of a “flash mob.” A date and venue will be chosen and participants will get all dressed up and go!

The first gathering of The Glamour Squad will be on Saturday December 3 from 9PM-12AM at Meat. Meat is the new cocktail bar associated with the Blind Pig restaurant located at 1076 E. Washington St.

The event will be in celebration of the Repeal of Prohibition and participants are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. Anyone can attend who is interested so get a group of friends together, dress up in your 1920s best and head out to Meat for a good time!

Check out these photos for inspiriation and learn more at http://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/1920s-fashion.html and http://www.1920-30.com/fashion/

 

Salvo

Fly Away Fox items can now be purchased at Salvo. Handmade one-of-a-kind aprons, cake stands and handmade dry erase boards are now for sale in the store.

Salvo is a hand to home collective, engaging the fine craftsman and urban consumer in telling the important stories of our community through handmade, functional art. They believe in the value of repurposing materials of cultural significance; and facilitate a direct investment in artists, the preservation of local craft traditions, and the power of the object to cultivate community. Salvo is located on Shelby Street near Market Street in the East Market gallery district of Louisville, Kentucky.