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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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