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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.

Cake Stands

Fly Away Fox has some new cake stands for sale! These stands are made with vintage plates (mostly 1970s Japanese stoneware) and vintage colored goblets. These stands are great as table centerpieces and can also hold pies, cookies, and savory hors d’oeuvres! Each one is unique and one-of-a-kind. Pick one up today for only $15!


Free Monthly Giveaway – Pyrex!

Congratulations to Liz Richards for winning the August giveaway! Organic Provence Herbs! (locally grown in Kentucky) These Provence herbs include: thyme, basil, fennel, savory and lavender. They’re fragrant and delicious!

September’s giveaway is also spectacular! You definitely want to sign up for this. Fly Away Fox is giving away vintage Pyrex.  We’ve got a set of three Old Orchard Pyrex mixing bowls.  This Pyrex style came out in 1974 and is known for it’s light golden brown color with darker brown outlined fruit images. The bowl sizes are: 1/2 gallon, 1 1/2 quart, and 1 1/2 pint.

These bowls will definitely give your kitchen a vintage feel! To be eligible to win the giveaway just comment on this post about your favorite pyrex!  The winner will be chosen randomly in early October. Get excited and don’t forget to like our  facebook page!

So Mid Century

Check out these cute engraved decanters and mid-century bar from the blog So Mid Century. The glasses say His and Hers and the decanter says Ours. so cute! So Mid Century is a blog by Lexington (KY) photographer and artist Lucy Chesnut and boyfriend Bryant.  Lucy had the glasses and decanter custom printed and found the bar second hand. Follow their journey as they renovate their new home in mid-century style featuring DIY projects, great vintage finds and more!

For glass screen printing in Louisville check out Steve Heine at Cranium Glass

For your other screen printing needs check out Louisville companies Monkey Drive and Mad Pixel.

Home Spotlight – Jacque Parsley

Today we’re taking a peek into the home of Louisville artist Jacque Parsley and her husband Dr. Robert Solinger.  This couple lives in the Crescent Hill neighborhood in a restored barn. The architecture and layout of the house are unique which add interesting elements of design. They have an extensive art collection, in-home gallery walls, artistic furniture, a spiral staircase and more! Jacque and Robert don’t abide by the conservative rules of hanging art and matching color schemes. Their design taste is bold and exciting.  Their home is a mix of museum quality work with the fun and whimsy of a circus. It’s absolutely gorgeous! We could go on and on but the pictures will speak for themselves.


I’m Mad for Mad Men

Mad Men is finally available for streaming on Netflix and I am thrilled! I don’t have cable so I never had a chance to watch the show until now. I love the 1950s and 60s and everytime I watch the show I want an Old Fashioned cocktail, a cigarette and some red lipstick. The wives were always cleaning the house, cooking fresh meals every day, and taking care of the kids! They were on their own a lot working hard. Since these advertising executives (all men of course) always seemed to be indulging themselves, maybe us wives should indulge ourselves too! I’m going to be making my own old fashioned cocktail this afternoon while watching some of the episodes, laying on my couch and relaxing.

Old Fashioned cocktail: 2 oz bourbon, 2 dashes bitters, 1 splash water, 1 tsp sugar, 1 maraschino cherry, 1 orange wedge. Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in cherry and orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

Here are some fun old fashioned glasses and tumblers under $50! Bring a little mid-century into your home while staying true to your tastes and style. There’s a tumbler for everyone here and all at convenient stores or online shops.

Glasses left to right: Libbey Bravura Double Old Fashioned glass available at $41.32 for set, Thriller Double Old Fashioned available at Crate and Barrel $3.95 for one, Multicolor Rocco Double Old Fashioned Glasses available at World Market $23.96 for set, Etched tumblers available at West Elm $32 for set, Bormioli Rocco Sorgente glass available at Target $36.99 for set, Victorian Tumbler available at Pottery Barn $36 for set

Salvo Collective

July 1, marked the opening of a new era in Louisville design. Salvo Collective, located on Shelby Street in the East Market Galley District, combines high end style with Kentucky craft. Focusing on repurposed and recycled materials, the 15+ artists span across a variety of mediums from wood furniture, glass,  bicycle spoke lamps, and leather bags.  As one looks at the merchandise, it’s easy to see that each artist has a unique style but there is a common theme that ties it all together. I wanted to buy one of everything and take it home!  My favorite items were the bicycle spoke lamps, limestone washboard sink, and the leather owl clutch bag.  Prices vary from more expensive (furniture) to more affordable (ceramics, jewelry, stationary). There is something for everyone though, so make sure to check them out at the next gallery hop downtown or during their hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11-3, Friday & Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-4. Follow their facebook page for updates on new products, events, and more!

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Some photos courtesy of Salvo Collective

Free Monthly Giveaway – Blue Mason Jar

Welcome to my first blog giveaway!  This month’s item is a blue mason jar soap dispenser.  Made with a vintage blue mason jar, this is a cute accessory for any bathroom or kitchen.

Here’s how you can enter the drawing to win! (you just need to do one of these things)

1. Follow me on Twitter @fly_away_fox and include me in a tweet

2. Subscribe to this blog and comment on this post

If you get drawn to win,  you’ll receive and email or twitter message from me! Drawing will be held the beginning of August.

Summer Brewfest

Summer and beer go hand in hand. What better way to enjoy an ice cold brew than in one of these vintage beer steins? (Top beer stein has 1970s style etched woodland scene with metal lid. Bottom amber glasses have engraved American historical images such as the Liberty Bell, Mayflower, Paul Revere, etc.)

Here are some of my favorite beer places in the Louisville area – New Albanian Bank Street Brewhouse and the Louisville Beer Store,



Preston Highway

I’m going to start doing ‘Shop Local Friday’ posts about great vintage and design stores in and around Louisville.  My pick for this post is a string of shops on Preston Highway near Audubon Parkway. My sister and I went exploring a few days ago and came out with some great finds. Our first stop was Woodstock Shop, a cool catch all kind of place run by a young couple. They’ve only been open since November 2010 and have done quite a good job of finding some great unique vintage items. I picked up a pair of 1970s drinking glasses from an old steak house!  My husband and I are really into typography so these will work perfect in our home. They have words like Strip Steak, French Fries, Idaho Potatoe, Ribeye.

Other stores in the strip include Dress Up Consignment, Riverhorse Designs, Junk in the Trunk and Seek and Fine. Junk in the Trunk was a huge success. They have lots of vintage colored glass and kitchenware like Fireking and Federal Milk Glass. I picked up some owl salt and pepper shakers for my shop and as gifts for friends.

Seek and Find was also a lot of fun. If you’re looking for Pyrex sets, that is where I would go. They have lots of mixing bowl sets. I saw at least four sets. I can’t remember exactly what sets they have but here are a few of my favorite Pyrex patterns.  Left to Right: Friendship, Butterprint, Rainbow Stripes.