Shop with Reware Vintage at Detroit Urban Craft Fair This Weekend!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair is coming up this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and we couldn’t be more excited!

Reware Vintage will be selling all of our handmade goods again this year, and you can find us right inside the door on your left at the first corner booth. You’ll find hundreds of Rescued Reads Notebooks, a huge selection of Record Earrings (including new styles not available on the site yet!), Record Embroideries and loads of new tiny notebooks made from vintage playing cards that will make excellent stocking stuffers.

We are just one of over 100 vendors at Detroit Urban Craft Fair, and in THE BEST company there. Each year, I check off a huge portion of our holiday shopping list at DUCF, and I guarantee you will too. Check out all of the vendors here on the Detroit Urban Craft Fair website, and start making your list!

The lowdown:
Detroit Urban Craft Fair
Masonic Temple, 500 Temple St, Detroit
Friday, 12/2: 6-9pm $10 admission
Saturday, 12/3: 10-8 $1 admission
Sunday, 12/4: 11-6 $1 admission

Hope to see you there!

What We Kept – Fall Finds

This fall we’ve been on a big purge of our home & closets, but I’ve managed to add a bit as I sell a lot!

First, this incredible 1990s italian jacket to add to my red coat collection!

This vintage deadstock Pink Floyd baseball cap from their Division Bell tour. I went to the Detroit date of this tour, but don’t have my T shirt from it anymore, so this had to be a keeper.

I lucked out at an estate sale and found some great Love & Rockets and Sandman items, my two favorite comics from the 1990s.

and one NSFW crafty find after the jump…
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Mix Tape October

At the Moment:
It’s strange how a month can be so jam packed that it feels like it took both 2 months and just a few days at the same time to fly by, but that was totally our October. Detroit Urban Craft Fair vendors are selected and we are putting some really fun surprises together for this year’s (11th!) Fair – I’m so excited! Roy went on his first camping trip & Della went to Disney on Ice, we had a few Halloween nights out, Handmade Detroit hosted a little party for Midwest Craft Con Day, we’ve gone to a couple Pistons games, Della got a new bike, and we had some fun in the kitchen baking & cooking dinner together with the kids.

I’ve been working so hard to put together some fantastic new collections for the holiday season too – new notebooks, more jewelry, new infinity scarves, and more. Some are up in the shop right now, and way more are popping in over the next few weeks. I’ve also got more T shirts and apparel in the shop and coming in too, and October was fantastic for a couple of collections I bought, as well as sales too! As always, thanks to everyone who shopped with me for this month and please check back – there are some great Holiday shopping gifts to grab coming!

Um…everything. Pretty much everything. Mass quantities of everything.

Listening to:
“Basement Punk” by Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, Chook Race, The Cramps, The Mummies, and a stack of Halloween records – tis the season!

Della’s fav song of the month: The original Monster Mash, by Bobby Pickett and the Crypt Kickers. She learned a dance to it in preschool and we’ve had a dance party every day at home to it every day since.
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Vintage T Shirt Tuesday: Denton’s Demon Dogs Raglan

An apropo shirt for October, right? This is one of my favorites for years, that I scored almost 20 years ago at a Salvation Army for $1. I love it for the Rocky Horror Picture Show reference, though it really isn’t at all – Denton is both the town that Brad & Janet go to for their friends’ wedding, and also the name of a small township in northern Michigan.

Though the shirt isn’t subscripted, I’m pretty sure it is from the early to mid-80s, from the tag and the buttery softness of the fabric. I love it when the weather turns a little cooler, especially for Halloween time.

The Shirt: 1980s Denton’s Demon Dogs Raglan Shirt

The Tag: Miller 50/50

Estimated Value: $40

Fave Posts of Halloween Past

October is one of my fav months of the year – the trees changing colors in Michigan, the scary movies, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, wearing jackets & cardigans again, Halloween costumes, apple cider & doughnut, and getting ready for the upcoming holiday season too (for DUCF and Reware too).

I don’t have much time for blogging right now, but thought it would be fun to take a look back at some posts from October over the years! I love going back through the years on the blog & remembering all the great times, T shirts and projects I shared here…and share them with you all over again! Hope you enjoy them again too.

Easy DIY Halloween Wreath

Vintage T Shirt Tuesday: Nightmare on Elm Street 5 T Shirt

Vintage Mask Maker Halloween Decorations
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Vintage T Shirt Tuesday: Rocking Roach T Shirt

I took the summer nearly off thrifting as we have been lucky to get a number of personal collections of T shirts this year brought to us, but I had a spare hour while I was out of town one day and hit a Sal’s where I found this mega rad Roach iron on T shirt in MINT condition. It is so incredibly soft too! Love the subscript which is done in Roman numerals for 82, too. I only have a couple of other Roach shirts in my collection (Roach was a major iron on design company in the 70s & 80s, and random T shirt trivia – they also had a brand of blank T shirts), but had never found this one before. It’s a keeper!

The Shirt: 1982 Skull & Guitars Roach Iron On T Shirt

The Tag: ripped out, but feels like a Hanes Combed Cotton

Estimated Value: $30

Mix Tape September

At the Moment:
Roy and Della started kindergarten & preschool and both are having a great time in their new classes. No tears on the first day (other than Della crying when I picked her up, because she didn’t want to leave yet, ha!). The other big event of the month – Uncle Mark & Aunt Cortney’s wedding! Roy was ring bearer, Della was the flower girl, and Dan was best man. It was a really fun weekend up north, and we stayed in the cutest little community of vintage cottages on the lake. Della danced for about 3 hours straight at the reception and was told she looked like a princess all day, so I’m fairly certain it was the best day of her life too.

Reware Vintage happily took this year off of selling at DIY Street Fair, and instead I went to the festival and drank beer, watched bands and hung out with friends. It was AMAZING. I gotta try this “just hanging out” thing more often! Besides that, I got to buy a whole bunch more T shirts for the shop and am working on some other exciting things to come.

Pretty much everything! Holiday season is about to start, you know, so I’m making ALL the things. And new notebooks are already popping up on the site, with lots more to come!

Listening to:
The Kubo & the Two Strings Soundtrack (that George Harrison cover by Regina Spektor!) & the Ferris Bueller Soundtrack which is finally out 30 years after the movie’s release, thanks to La-La Land Records!

Della’s fav song of the month: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. She sings the whole song by heart, word for word.
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Family Style: School Style

Now that school is in session (not to mention all the other things we do), it’s nearly impossible to remember to get us all together in a picture nowadays, so I thought I’d grab some pics over a week of some of our fav outfits for a looooooong overdue Family Style post!

Big thanks to a couple of friends who sent me the link to this new Depeche Mode inspired Tee from Baby Teith! Roy loves the keyboards on it, and I love singing “Enjoy the Silence” to myself all day whenever he wears it – it reads “All I Ever Wanted, All I Ever Needed” on it. They’ve got a great bunch of T shirts over there, and some cute girls apparel too – I highly recommend!

Depeche Mode inspired T shirt – Baby Teith
Shorts – Old Navy
Vans – sold out, similar here

I love it when Della wears hand me downs from Roy, especially when they are vintage. Who says girls need to wear pink & purple? I love her in green and blue, and I’m glad she likes it too.

Vintage Healthtex Shirt – thrifted
Vintage 1970s Levi’s Orange Tag Jeans – thrifted
Shoes – Plae, found here

FIRST: IGNORE THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WEEDS. Pretend it is a lovingly cared for yard, and not that I just completely gave up on my garden this year.

SECOND: This is my favorite Devo shirt, ain’t she a beauty? I just made this scarf as a new batch of infinity scarves going out to stores (and some later in my shop). I always keep one each year, and I love this one which I made from a thrifted skirt that had def seen better days.

Infinity Scarf – made from a vintage skirt (see others I have for sale here)
Vintage Devo Shirt – Static Vintage
Vintage Belt – thrifted over 20 years ago & still going strong
Jeans – Kick Flares from Old Navy

And my new sandals I am obsessed with – Abella Dr. Martens from Ebay

What We Kept – Three Favorite Finds

It’s not a lot of finds, but 3 SERIOUSLY good ones we kept in the last couple months!

Roy randomly saw this belt while we were walking through a thrift shop trying to find a couch. He LOVED it, and the crazy thing is that when we showed Dan that evening he was just as excited because he had the exact same belt as a kid! What a sweet coincidence.

The kids have watched a bunch of Pee Wee’s Playhouse episodes this summer & then I found this shirt which is officially the best Pee Wee’s shirt I’ve ever seen. In Roy’s size!!! He gasped when I showed him it, and gave me the biggest hug. Let’s take a closer look at this most amazing print…


And this. I kind of have an addiction to bright red…well, anything I can wear, really. Coats, sweaters, T shirts…and now this perfectly fitting vintage trench coat. Come on, fall – get here already so I can wear this every day and be the brightest mom at drop-off for school!

While I’ve only got 3 things we kept, the shop has gotten TONS to sell! Check out what’s new in the shop, and stay tuned – there is so much more coming.

Mix Tape August

At the Moment:
It’s the end of summer, and school is about to start – kindergarten for Roy & preschool for Della. I can’t hardly believe it – I am so excited for them and also a little sad. We’ve been in a mad rush to do all the fun summer stuff that we hadn’t gotten to yet, and see all the things. Added fun: my awesome MIL and I hosted a bridal shower for my also awesome soon-to-be sis-in-law. It was really fun to work on the decorations and favors, plus hang with some of my fav women in the world for an afternoon!

I am SO grateful to have had another record breaking month in August for Reware. Thank you to everyone who has shopped with me, through the site or Ebay, or at Vintage Street Market or DIYpsi! I appreciate every sale, every conversation and every order I’ve shipped out. Insert all the heart emojis here, cause I love this job and you guys so much.

Besides wedding shower goodies, I also made Della an adorable pair of pants (top left pic up above) using the Moon Pants pattern from Made By Rae and some floral fabric I got from Arts & Scraps. I just LOVE them. Now I want to make all the pants I can for her with this pattern, but most of the Record Earrings are sold out and stores need notebooks & scarves, and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I really need to start making things for DUCF in December. I still might need to squeeze in the time to make a pair or two in the schedule somewhere…

Listening to:
Iggy Pop’s show on BBC Radio, The Amazing, Jack White, and old She & Him. Totally loved listening to Alan Alda on WTF with Marc Maron, and especially hearing Craig Rowin talk about his love for 1980s Jerzees T shirts on Baby Geniuses (the podcast is a few months old, cause I suck at keeping up with all the ones I subscribe to).

Della’s fav band of the month: The Cure. Letter to Elise has been her bedtime song for a couple weeks, and I’m totally cool with that.
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