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Saturday – Detroit LIVE at the Heidelberg Project!

I am very excited to be selling my handmade notebooks and Record Jewelry this Saturday in Detroit LIVE at the Heidelberg Project block party! Reware Vintage will be sharing a tent with my pals Carey of Glass Action! and Jodi Lynn of Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles, and we’ll have Handmade Detroit T shirts and [...]

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 [...]

Mix Tape October

At the Moment: October is when things start going berserk here. Halloween & Holiday Prep for family and Reware and Detroit Urban Craft Fair. Remodeling details. Late nights working for both of us. Overly scheduled weekends. It is both crazy fun and overwhelmingly busy. I won’t lie though, I love it! I am truly, truly [...]

Eastern Market After Dark

Last week Dan and I explored “Eastern Market After Dark”, part of the Detroit Design Festival. It was a fun date night! We ate pizza from Supino with an egg on it (suprisingly good!) Visited the Red Bull House of Art

The Detroit Public Library Record Sale

A couple of weeks ago a friend told me that the Detroit Public Library was selling off a whole lotta records that Saturday morning, and I (of course) got overly excited. What could I score? What records could meet their demise in the name of notebooks and jewelry? And they only wanted $1 each?!? I [...]

My Day at Antiques Roadshow

When Antiques Roadshow announced that they were traveling to Detroit this summer for a taping, I was really excited. My friend Bethany and I decided to both enter to win free tickets and made a pact to bring each other if either of us won. I was bummed when I found out I didn’t win [...]

Family Style: Run du Nain Rouge

The legend of the Nain Rouge goes back hundreds of years in Detroit – a red dwarf that brings doom and haunts Detroit since the first settlers. There is a march each year in Midtown to drive the Nain Rouge out of the city, and last weekend was the first annual Run du Nain Rouge [...]

Visiting the Detroit Riverfront

Saturday was crazy unseasonably warm here in Michigan (it nearly reached 60 degrees outside!), so we decided to check out the Detroit Riverfront for a walk and a bit of exploring for the first time. While a lot of parts of the walk were closed for the season (the cafes, carousel, butterfly garden, etc), it [...]

Small Business Saturday Favorites in Detroit

This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, and I hope everyone reading this blog plans on supporting some of their favorite independent shops in their holiday shopping! Of course I’d love it if Reware Vintage was in that list, but I also hope there are many, many others. For my readers in the Detroit area, here [...]

Harpo’s Cocktail Glasses

  13 years ago I found 2 of these Harpo’s cocktail glasses in different colors at a garage sale in the middle of nowhere, Michigan. I couldn’t help but laugh – Harpo’s is a pretty tough metal bar in a pretty tough neighborhood – not really the type of bar I see ladies drinking fruity [...]