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Spring Giveaway!

Today is the day! It’s the official first day of Spring and I’ve teamed up with some lovely ladies for an Instagram giveaway. Just follow me (@miss_marymargaret) on Instagram and find this photo below. Like and comment on it for a chance to win this fun and colorful purple turban headband with navy blue birds.

purple turban for giveaway

Then you can follow along in the loop to the next person in line who I’ve linked to in my post. There are five of us total and you can enter to win all five items if you want. It’s super easy and the ladies I’ve teamed up with are so talented. You definitely want to check us all out and enter to win some beautiful handmade and vintage items!

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Loop Giveaway

This Friday is the official first day of Spring. I am so excited! I’ll be walking outside, gardening and enjoying the warmer weather. In honor of Spring, I am teaming up with some lovely ladies for an Instagram Loop Giveaway. This is a great chance for you to win some beautiful handmade and vintage goodies! Follow me on Instagram (@miss_marymargaret) so you can join in the giveaway!

Here are the lovely ladies I’ll be teaming up with:

loop giveaway photo

Block Party Handmade Boutique

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I’m really excited to announce that I will be selling at Block Party Handmade Boutique!  It’s my first time showcasing my new line of items for children including skirts, dresses, headbands, toys and more!  Everything is re-purposed and vintage so you can feel great shopping from me because you’ll be ‘going green!’

Here is a preview of some of the items I’ll be selling.

McKenna pink floral headband 2

Anna blue flower headband 2

Block Party Handmade Boutique opens tomorrow but the big official Grand Opening event will be April 15. Hope you can all stop by!

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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

Unique Thrift Store

I love Louisville’s Unique Thrift Stores. Located on Preston Highway and the Portland Neighborhood (22nd Street) these stores offer 25% off every Monday and if you sign up for a free VIP card you get 25% off every Thursday! I always find something amazing when I shop there. Always. Last week, my mom and I went and found a five-piece vintage glass set for only $6!

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Buttons, Bows and Britches

Fly Away Fox items can now be found at Buttons, Bows and Britches in Louisville! This lovely children’s consignment store is located at the corner of Frankfort Avenue and Cannons Lane in the Crescent Hill Neighborhood.

I will be selling beautiful handmade items for little girls. I have a variety of headbands and hair clips on display and my signature aprons as well.  The little red apron has pockets in the front with a cherry patterned fabric. The other apron is one of my favorites. The fabric features two little children hugging. They look like Japanese anime characters dressed in vintage clothes.  Fly Away Fox aprons are all one-of-a-kind and made with vintage and re-purposed material and each one comes with a removable brooch.

All of my headbands are made with vintage and re-purposed material and my hair clips are all made with eco-felt. I have felt flower clips, felt peacock feather clips and a variety of headbands in all colors.

Buttons, Bows, and Britches is located at 111 Cannons Lane.  They are open Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM.

Tickled Pink

I decided to visit Tickled Pink last week because I have heard so many good things about it. After I arrived and looked around, I thought to myself, “How have I never been here before? This place is amazing!” It was truly amazing. Tickled Pink is a vintage mecca!

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Laura Fauna

Laura Fauna is a Louisville-based clothes designer and manufacturer. She is well known for her beautiful dresses but also makes skirts, scarves etc.  You can find Laura Fauna’s work on Etsy, in stores around Louisville (like Cherry Bomb) and at art fairs.

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Featured Cincinnati Etsy Seller

Paper Acorn offers a wide variety of paper products including luminaries, garlands, decorations, favors, and cards . They’ve been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine and offer great products at affordable prices.

Fair Trade Gift Registries

Spring is huge for weddings and babies!  When you’re planning where to register, you should think of Just Creations. A Fair Trade and non-profit store, Just Creations offers a variety of items for everything including weddings, babies, anniversaries, birthdays, and of course Mother’s Day! Just Creations is kicking off their gift registries with an event this Saturday (May 12) from 10AM-6PM. There will be refreshments and a variety of gift baskets available to help give you ideas for your own registry or to help you find that special gift for someone special.

By shopping or helping other shop at Just Creations, you’re giving back in three big ways.

  • you’re buying local and supporting a Louisville business
  • you’re shopping ‘green’ because most of the products are made with recycled or re-purposed materials
  • you’re supporting artisans all across the globe and helping them earn a fair wage for their work

Check out some of these great wedding items including gifts for your bridesmaids, cute hair accessories for your flower girl and  gorgeous blown glass goblets for toasting!

Here are some great Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Make sure you stop by Just Creations this weekend to see how you can incorporate Fair Trade into your big event.

Just Creations is located in the heart of Crescent Hill at 2722 Frankfort Avenue.