We had so much fun at Salvage this past weekend!
Before we go any further, go ahead and save the date for the next one: September 13 at Ambient Plus Studio, 585 Wells St SW, ATL 30312.
We had such a great group of vendors and awesome food and our wonderful DJ and a cool photo booth and….for the first time ever, the Vintage Style Competition.
Salvage attendees dressed in their favorite vintage outfit, we took their photo and added it to the Wall o’ Style. We invited three lovely ladies to judge the competition: Tranae from Becoming Fab, Cath from AsianCajuns and Liz from Sunday’s Best Vintage. We chose them for their sense of style, fun blogs and enthusiasm!
Our three judges chose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 2 Honorable Mentions!
1st: Stephanie Cassatt – Inspiration: my favorite pink lucite earrings
2nd: Sarah & Angela – Inspiration: unicorn sailor and riding cowgirl
3rd: Trevor Blake – Inspiration: I like polka-dots
Honorable Mention: Kim Siew – Inspiration: Florals!!!
Honorable Mention: Ebone Smiley – Inspiration: Donna Summer 70s Disco Diva
There was so much great style at Salvage!! Stephanie was still on location when the winner was announced so we got to take a photo with her and some brass bunnies she bought at the event. Full disclosure, Stephanie is a friend of ours…and that’s why we have judges other than ourselves! They had no idea who we know and who we don’t. Look at those bunnies!
Thanks to everyone who participated! We will do the style competition again so be pondering your most awesome vintage outfit.
We have room for a couple more vendors at the Downtown Pop-Up Party on March 29th at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, 1-5 pm. These few spots will go quickly so if you are a craft or vintage vendor and you’re interested, jump on it!
Some vendor spaces are inside and some are outside. All will be very visible for this super fun event! Once accepted, vendors will be given the option for inside or outside on a first come, first served basis (we will email you your choices). We will not be offering refunds if the weather is bad.
The application is here. Filling these last few spots will be done on a rolling basis. Meaning, go apply now before it’s too late! The event offers a sneak-peek at some of the pop-up shop tenant who will be located along the streetcar route plus all that the Curb Market has to offer!
The beautiful weather compelled me to give you a Spring-themed wedding post.
I have always been enamored with the Anne of Green Gables movies. Anne has long been the heroine of my heart and I knew that I had to throw an Avolnea Tea Party for my bosom friends who were to become my bridesmaids.
I gifted each of them with an antique tea trio that I purchased from Nancy’s Tea Shop. Rachel, the owner, has a killer blog all about the history of the teacups she finds across the pond. It is drool-worthy stuff.
From the handles of those delicate beauties I dangled tags reading “You’re my cup of tea. Be my maid?”
Ironically, no tea was consumed that afternoon, only a delightful sangria–which looked just as pretty in our delicate cups and was a sweet tribute to Anne’s raspberry cordial fiasco.
For a simple, low budget tea party that is pretty as punch, I recommend diving into friends’ attics and basements for the following items:
Embroidered Tea Towels
Floral Bed Sheets
Vintage Robes and Slips
Floral bed sheets tucked like slipcovers turned Margaritaville themed patio furniture into feminine, elegant statement pieces.
I’m sure my grandmother would cringe at the thought of me using her slips as a decoration, but they looked lovely dangling about.
There’s no need for table cloths if you have several tea towels to do the job.
Here’s the biggest secret: pull out all unnecessary furniture and decorations in the room you are using. That way the small table or two you decide to theme up and decorate will stand alone and look grand.
I hope all of my kindred spirits out there have a wonderful week and try a tea party of their very own.
Have you heard? Atlanta is getting a streetcar connecting the downtown tourist district to the MLKing Jr Historic District.
And did you hear? Central Atlanta Progress has organized a group of pop-up shops along the route.
And BIG NEWS!!!! We are going to have a shop!
More details on that a little later but for now join us on March 29th for a Pop-Up Sneak Peek Block Party held in partnership with Creative Loafing.
Pop-Up Sneak Peek Block Party
Saturday, March 29, 2014
On Edgewood Ave near Jesse Hill Jr Dr
Across from the Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Music, food trucks, beer and a craft & vintage market!
We are accepting applications for craft and vintage vendors on a rolling basis.
We have a limited number of booths available and once we have enough approved vendors we will shut down this application.
MEANING = APPLY NOW
Before it’s too late!
Booths are 10×10.
Booths cost $55.
GO HERE TO APPLY!!!!! NOW!
This hangs in the guest bathroom at my grandmother’s house. And has my whole entire life!
It’s true. As a child, I got a lot of my clothes from the thrift store. My family had a tight budget, and this was one way to save money. It was embarrassing to me for a while. After all, this was the 80s and the brand name of your clothes actually mattered. There were several thrift stores within a couple of miles of my house, and my mom very strategically paid attention to half-off days and coupons that were printed in a local freebie publication. My sister and I would joke about being so poor that we had to use a coupon on half-off day at the thrift store. We weren’t really that poor. My mom just really knows how to stretch a dollar!
I don’t know when it happened, but at some point I began to love shopping at the thrift store. It was a fun outing with my mom and sister, and we were all quite good at the hunt. After patiently flipping through hanger after hanger, inspecting clothes for stains, tears and other irreparable problems and then trying everything on (which sometimes meant over your clothes because the shops didn’t all have a dressing room for some very bizarre reason), we would head home with quite the haul. I can remember giant bags of clothes purchased for less than one pair of jeans from The Gap. My sister and I liked clothes so this was exciting!
In high school and college, when thrifting was cool (grunge-era!), I already knew where to go and how to hunt. Over time, I discovered that the thrift store had more to offer than just clothes. Books, home décor, accessories (I have a crazy scarf collection!), cameras. You name it! The thrift store is where my love of vintage began.
So here it is, why I love vintage:
1) You get to celebrate the style of days gone by. Today’s style is cool. And so is style from the 1960s. And the 20s. And the 80s. And the 40s. And the 90s.
2) It’s sustainable. This cool stuff already exists, and you get to give it a new life. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
3) It may not be one-of-a-kind but it’s pretty darn close. You’re probably the only person you know with that one particular (really awesome)(so cool) item. It makes your personal style unique.
4) If it’s lasted this long, chances are it’s going to just keep on lasting.
5) It just looks cool. Ok maybe this is basically the same as reason #1, but c’mon…it looks cool!
Saturday is the last day to apply to spring Salvage, our vintage market taking place on April 12. Go here to apply. We can’t wait to see your collection of treasures.
Salvage will be here soon, and we are taking applications for vendors until March 1st (that’s Saturday!!!). Salvage is a super fun vintage marketplace on April 12th.
We are seeking vintage vendors who sell everything from all decades! Books, homewares, clothing, accessories, bikes, vinyl, cameras, furniture, jewelry…all of it! We are also seeking crafters who make vintage inspired items.
Our vintage market Salvage is coming up on April 12 and it’s time to apply to be a vendor! We are taking applications February 1-March 1 (psssst, it’s actually already live on the site!). We are seeking vendors who sell vintage treasures as well as crafters who make items with a vintage aesthetic. The event is a lot of fun and we can’t wait to see you there!
You guys!!! We are so excited that today is August 1st. Why, you may ask, why would we be so excited about the hottest month of the year? Well weather aside, we’re excited because our 3rd edition of The Curatorial launches today. The Curatorial is our online, curated shop. This year we are producing pop-up shops on there that only last a few weeks. Next year, the shop will be live all. the. time. We got it up and running amongst all our other projects this year in prep for 2014!
So today is the launch of our Vintage Treasures pop-up shop and it kicks off our 6 weeks of vintage-focus with the pop-up shop and then Salvage. Vintage Treasures is sort of like Salvage online with jewelry, clothing and home goods. It’s also a sneak peak of what you can expect (times 1 kabillion) on September 14th at Salvage.
We hope you enjoy this specially selected assortment of vintage treasures that we picked out for you. Available August 1-31 at www.thecuratorialatl.com.
Search “Griswold Christmas Tree” on YouTube if you don’t know the significance of this tree image.
Recently, I visited a small mountain town in NC that had a Christmas Shoppe. To me this is the tell-tale sign that a town is trying to be a tourist attraction. It reminded me of visiting a similar store in Helen, GA as a kid. It was dead of summer, and everyone (myself included!) was f-reaking out about Christmas in July!
At ICE HQ, we’ve spent a lot of time the past two weeks planning for the holiday season. It’s funny to me that my work now involves planning for the holiday season during the hottest part of the year!
We can’t tell you all about our holiday plans just yet because we are nailing down details. I can tell you it’s going to be spectacular. We hope it give you a Clark Griswold Christmas tree moment!
The Curatorial launches again on August 1st! Everything is vintage!! We’re in a total vintage frame of mind here at ICE HQ. Getting ready for Salvage on September 14th AND vintage online until August 31st!! Vintage Treasures!