All posts tagged vintage

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.

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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:

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Division Street School

My friend Rachel and I attended a vintage bicycle parade in downtown New Albany a few weeks ago.  The last stop on the parade was the Division Street School where the community held an ice cream social.  The school was primarily an elementary school for black children the operated from 1885-1946. The school is set up like a museum with a functional classroom still used by New Albany Floyd County Schools.  I had never heard of the Division Street School before and as a lover of history, I enjoyed learning more about it. See some of my photographs below.

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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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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.

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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

Wallpaper

Wallpaper doesn’t have to be outdated and boring.  If used properly, wallpaper can add a lot of personality to your home. Use it on an accent wall or in a hallway.   Second Hand Rose has a lot of vintage inspired designs that I love.

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New Social Media Icons

I found these free social media icons in a post on the Nifty Social Media Blog. I just added the ones below to my blog.  They have 20 different ones you can choose from that are all free!

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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.