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I’m happy to announce that we now are shipping First Class Mail! If you are looking to save a few bucks on your order, just select First Class Mail shipping (may not be available for heavier orders). I still promise to put it in the mail as quick as I always have, and US orders will arrive should arrive to your door within a week.

Thanks as always for shopping with Reware Vintage. I am so happy to be able to save you some money to show my gratitude!

Mix Tape January 2017

At the Moment:
I’ve spent the last 4 weeks re-training myself to stop working in the evenings and on weekends, and to practice self-care every day most days. We’ve been cooking real food, I’m running nearly every day, spending more time with the fam & friends and *gasp* just trying to do LESS. It’s been wonderful, and I feel better than I have in ages and I’m really going to try to carry this through the whole year.

I also was proud to walk in the Women’s March in Detroit with my daughter. That day was a powerful and inspirational day for me, and I hope it was for you, too. Love & gratitude to everyone who marched, and to those who supported it in their own ways if you couldn’t!

Della started ballet (it’s completely adorable) and Roy is like seriously reading. I mean, really reading! Books and signs and comics and I can’t hardly believe it. How’d they get so grown up already?

Reware Vintage had a great first month of 2017. Big thanks to everyone who filled out the survey I posted earlier this month – I’ve been planning out 2017 and the answers from you all really helped me focus! There’s some great new stuff in the works, and I’m really excited to carry out all these ideas and plans.

I took a couple weeks away from making anything, but then I missed crafting way too much, so I spent a week making dozens of new record earrings – including a new style! They’ll be on the site soon.

Listening to:
This might be the most variety in a month yet: Visqueen, Taylor Dayne, Iggy Pop, Chook Race, The Trainspotting Soundtrack, The Vaselines, Fugazi, Jodi Whatley, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Human Waste Project, Toad the Wet Sprocket, ZZ Top, Leonard Cohen, Robyn, and all the news podcasts I can listen to.

Della’s fav song of the month: “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana Soundtrack – OMG, it’s a “kids’ song”! She’s been positively obsessed with Moana – we saw it twice – and that song has been on heavy rotation ever since.
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What We Kept: The Nostalgia!

A few more finds we just can’t bear to sell:

Just look at that Levi’s sweatshirt! All over Simpsons print shirt?!? This is now the second Jurassic Park shirt in Roy’s dresser, and that Mickey & Minnie Xmas shirt is the cutest thing ever. I wish I could find this vintage stuff in adult sizes.

However, a friend of mine did find this original Breakfast Club poster at the thrift & scooped it up for me! Thanks Courtney, I LOVE it.
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Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

Hello there! Can you help me out? It will only take 5 minutes of your time, and it will help me plan for 2017 in so many ways!

If you could, please click here to go to a 10 question survey. Tell me about yourself, what you like in the shop & on the blog, and what you would like to see more of.

Also – if you fill it out by end of day on Friday, January 14th, you will be entered in a giveaway for a $25 shop credit!

Thanks for your help, and as always, for shopping with me & reading the blog. XOXO – Bethany

Mix Tape November & December

November was SO crazy that I never even got to write a Mix Tape post for that month – my first missed one ever. So here’s a two month recap!

At the Moment:
The holiday season was a total whirlwind. Our family was busy with holiday happenings, family parties and hosting Christmas in our home. We’ve been enjoying winter & trying to do all the things – sledding, baking cookies & pies, lots of shopping for our loved ones, and warming up with hot chocolate and tea.

Detroit Urban Craft Fair was INCREDIBLE, and we had the best time. It is so much work, and we really have the most wonderful friends and HD family who help and make the weekend so inspiring and unforgettable. I can never thank everyone enough – there are just not enough words to explain what that weekend means to me, and Carey & I could not have done it without all of you guys (you know who you are!) It was again my favorite weekend of the whole year.

Reware Vintage had a record breaking holiday season, and a record breaking year. I couldn’t be happier about 2016 for this biz! Thanks to everyone who shopped with me on this site, in person and on EBay, and to my friends who help me in so many ways. Without you guys, this dream of mine wouldn’t be a reality and I’m beyond grateful for you all!

I made hundreds of notebooks and hundreds of Record Earrings these last couple months, and even snuck in some time for Record Embroideries. Roy & Della and I spent time after the busy holiday rush to craft, but I sadly never got to make anything for myself. It’s cool – I’ve got plans for January crafting.

Listening to:
SO much! The top plays were Solange “A Seat at the Table”, Jeff Rosenstock “Worry”, Nick Cave “Skeleton Tree”, Depeche Mode “Violator”, John Denver and the Muppets “A Christmas Together”, “A Very Special Christmas”, the Moana soundtrack, and The Raveonettes “Pe’ahi”.

Della’s fav song of the month: Jeff Rosenstock’s “Festival Song” – she makes us play it over and over and over again.
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Our Christmas-ed Home

It’s been a quite a busy season, but as it is wrapping up and winding down, we’ve definitely been getting in the holiday spirit over here! We’ve been decorating, crafting, cooking and enjoying the snow here in Michigan. I thought it’d be a great time to show you how our home is decorated for Christmas!

Of course, our record display has changed to our favorite Christmas vinyl. Della, Roy and I have had some fantastic dance parties to these the past couple of weeks.

We picked up this adorable “Charlie Brown tree” at Eastern Market, and the kids had a great time coloring ornaments to go on it.
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Reware Vintage at The Rust Belt Market this Saturday!

I’m excited to be selling at Rust Belt Market this Saturday! Come find Reware Vintage just inside their back door in their HUGE coat room! I’m thrilled because the room means I can bring TONS of vintage clothes and winter coats, and 100+ VINTAGE T SHIRTS. If you want anything specific you see on my site, let me know and I’ll be sure to bring it & hold it for you. There will be loads of stuff not even on the site yet too – hope to see you there!

Not a Metro-Detroit local? You can still shop with Reware Vintage and get your gifts in time for Christmas. Just order by December 17th, and I will get it to you if you are within the United States by Christmas Eve!

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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