Mix Tape July

At the Moment:
We’re enjoying the summer while it is still here – I can’t believe school starts in 6 weeks! We’ve spent this month at the beach, the fountains, the pool, a gazillion parks, the lake and in the sprinklers. I haven’t been this tan in years. Roy & Della got to go to their first movie in a theater, and I also got to take a mom’s weekend away with my BFF, which was pretty much the best weekend all year. Dan & I even had a date night with sushi and Terminator Genisys.

Reware Vintage had a small summer shop update, and many of my favorite items sold within hours of posting them. I loved spending the day with Goodwill at the YB Blue Pop-Up Shop at Eastern Market. We had a crazy weekend at the Mo Pop Festival in the Handmade Detroit Craft Bazaar – it was SO much fun! And finally, a two day buying trip that ended with a car FULL of clothes for the site and a bunch of treasures for our family, too.

Making:

An insane amount of new jewelry for the Mo Pop Fest, new minimalist displays (well, Dan made those), and new cards & notebooks too. A couple of new earrings are now in the shop, more jewelry to come in August!
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It’s Still Summer Here!

We’ve still got weeks of summer, and I just can’t do fall or back-to-school yet…If you need a summer closet refresh, there are more new summer dresses, skirts, tank tops & shorts in this week, in sizes X-Small to 2X. Take a look!

See You at Mo Pop Festival!

The ladies of Handmade Detroit were stoked when we were asked if we would like to curate the Craft Bazaar Village inside the Mo Pop Festival happening this weekend. If you are coming out to see the spectacular line up of bands, come find many of our favorite crafters of Detroit inside the Craft Bazaar and take a shopping break with us! Reware Vintage will be there, and I will be happily debuting all sorts of new jewelry made from vintage finds and new notebooks as well.

Speaking of Handmade Detroit, in case you didn’t hear, applications are now live for Detroit Urban Craft Fair! And it is 3 Days this year for our big 10 year celebration! Hop on over and apply today.

What We Kept! Summer Dream Haul

Between a two day buying trip for the shop, and a couple local thrift shops I have SO much new to put in the shop, and you know I also ended up finding some new favorite things for us, too!


I am so twitterpated with this vintage Levis tank I found and Dr Pepper shirt & dress from my thrift bud Lindsy!


Two of my favorite bands, two shirts I didn’t have yet in my collection


This Detroit Symphony Orchestra Tour Poster from 1979


This Mid Century Modern coffee table! Love it.
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Shop Reware Vintage at YB Blue in Eastern Market!

I am so happy to announce that I teamed up again this year with Metro Detroit’s Goodwill stores to curate another YB Blue Pop-Up Shop inside Eastern Market! Last year I had a blast shopping through the stores and pulling my favorite finds, and this year’s finds were EVEN MORE ASTOUNDING! I couldn’t believe some of the stuff I was stumbling on while hunting. Everything I picked will be for sale this Sunday in Shed 2 at Eastern Market in Detroit, from 10-4 during the Sunday Street Market. And this year, I’ll be there too! Come by and say hi and check out some of the thrift glory we have for sale there.

A little sample for your vintage pleasure…


This and lots more Mid Century Modern furniture!


All sorts of vintage kitsch. Funny beer mugs, owls, crewel art, teak things, squirrels. All the important kitsch categories will be included.


And you know I had to include all sorts of finds for handmade fans, like this home-sewn Noah’s Ark tote bag. Also, vintage untouched fabric waiting to finally be made into something awesome.


Oh, and of course CLOTHES! All sorts of killer brands from today and decades ago – Asos, Leslie Fay, Banana Republic, Gap. I didn’t forget the T shirts either – There’s some great T’s to find as well, from U2 to Johnny Cash.


My absolute favorite in the shop – this framed 1979 Detroit Symphony Orchestra Poster. This. Beautiful. Poster.

Best thing about the YB Blue Pop Up shop? It’s all thrift prices! DANG GOOD THRIFT PRICES.

So come on down, and get yourself a treasure to help out our community. And gimme a high five/hug/taco. See you there, xo!

Mix Tape June

At the Moment:
Our family has been so busy, this month has been unbelievable. We took a vacation up north for our friends’ wedding, and I made a trip to Grand Rapids for the Vintage Street Market + a trip to Toledo to meet my internets pal, Lindsy. We got to spend a day at the Detroit Riverfront and a night with our friends visiting from South Carolina. Roy celebrated his birthday, and I even got to hang out with my bestie twice. TWICE! Then we went to a couple more parties/weddings and did I mention we all got sick somewhere in there too? And poison ivy (Roy). And TMJ (me). Then sick again.

Reware Vintage celebrated our big 10 year Anniversary with a huge sale *big thanks to everyone who shopped*, and contest *Congrats to Carey who won a $50 gift card* and we had a date night that night that ended with Dan giving me a “Reware Pie”!

It was a whirlwind of awesome (except the getting sick part).

Making:
My most beautiful tiger rug art is finished, and now I’m just looking for the perfect frame for it. I want it on my wall now!!! Also made hundreds of new cards from scraps of vintage books – each order will include one now.
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Celebrating 10 Years of Reware Vintage!

10 years ago today RewareVintage.com was launched! As you can imagine, I’m crazy excited to be celebrating a decade, and so we’re having the BIGGEST SALE EVER.

Today, Wednesday June 24th, through Saturday June 27th everything is on sale at 50% off! No coupon code needed – everything is marked down right now!

Thanks for making the last ten years so thrilling! I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

A Vintage Cottage Up North

Last weekend our family took the kids “up north”, which for anyone who doesn’t live in Michigan means the northern half of the Lower Peninsula here to all Metro Detroiters. We went to watch two awesome friends get married on the beach, but also wrapped it all up in a nice weekend getaway, and had a lot of fun.

Rather than stay in a hotel, we opted to rent a “cottage”, aka “trailer” (they called it a cottage), so that us adults could still stay up when the kiddos went to bed. Our place was on a tiny little campground, and it had a playground for the kids 20 feet outside our door, which made Roy & Della instantly excited about staying there. The owner was a caricature of an old man who would have a place like this, and I loved him so. I don’t remember his name if he told us, but I’d like to think it was Gus.

While the trailer was 1980s and not too exciting, I was instantly noticing all the little vintage stuff around it as we got our tour from Gus, and before we left on Sunday morning I, of course, had to ask if I could buy it take pictures to show you all.


There was an entire set of this vintage Corningware in the cupboards.


The kitchen trash can. I just love that design!


There was a set of these chairs, all immaculate. PERFECT. Gah!
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Mix Tape May

At the Moment:
It’s been a crazy month here at Casa Reware. We hosted a really fun birthday party for Roy & Della (Kiddo friends and family! Hewwo Kiddy cake! Batman cake!), had a fun mini-vaca in Grand Rapids (and Dan ran a 25k, and my first 10k), I saw Lana Del Ray & Sebadoh in concert, and we spent a lot of time working on our home.

Della is always singing her ABCs and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star right now, and Roy is obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spiderman. Preschool is out for the summer and we are busy playing in the backyard right now with our new water table and “balance beam” (a 2×4 between the sandbox & deck). I’m taking on “teacher” now too, and helping Roy work on his printing and arts & crafts, of course.

One of our big home projects is a remodel of my Reware workspace, and I’m SO stoked – it is looking great so far! I am organizing ALL THE THINGS and excited to be getting ready for a bunch of shows this summer in a new space. Naptime Vintage is going so much better than I’d dreamed it would this early, and I am so excited to be passing on our vintage kiddo treasures onto new families. If you haven’t checked it out yet, the Instagram shop is at @naptimevintage. Also, I got a new laptop due to an unfortunate coffee/bubble wand incident and whoa I love it.

Making:
Roy and I spent a few mornings making birthday party invitations (he colored, I glued), I made some new earrings for the site – coming soon!, and spent some more time on a vintage rug art kit I started months ago. With luck I may actually finish it sometime this week – omg a project finished!?!
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What We Kept – Thrift Scores Galore!

Even though there hasn’t been a lot of vintage hunting going on, the finds are finding us! Some of the crazy scores we’ve kept lately…


A gift from our neighbor! This was her daughters’ when they were kids in the 1970s.


Discovered a rare Nirvana shirt in the wild and a 1980s Levis flannel for Dan’s collection


Published in 1951, and full of mind-boggling passages, like “To be skillful, a woman has to have certain basic attributes; they include loving the man involved, having a sense of humor, good taste, and common sense, and a very feminine ability to look prettily bewildered and helpless while plotting and achieving a goal she thinks is really important.”
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