Good morning and Happy Friday!
I hope you’ve had a great week! If you can believe it, we’ve still been getting a bit of snow around here. Luckily, its too warm for it to really collect on the ground, but that doesn’t seem to stop it from still falling! Crazy, but gotta love the moisture.
I’m still busy creating, but thought I’d add a little something new to the blog. If you live in the Northern Colorado area, and obviously are a fan of vintage, you may already be familiar with a seasonal market we have up here called French Nest. It really is a lovely, open- air market, and attracts some very interesting and talented artists and vendors. You can learn more about French Nest HERE.
It was on one of these French Nest excursions last summer, that my daughter and I happened upon this amazing booth called Midwest Market. It honestly looked like something out of Country Living magazine. Upon return trips, we would always go to this booth first (it’s popular, so you really have to make it the first stop). I decided it would be fun to feature Midwest Market and the proprietor, Jody Brown. Jody was kind enough to explain a little bit about Midwest Market below:
1. Explain what Midwest Market is, and how you got started.
Midwest Market is an array of items from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. We also have vintage camping items for decor and use. I mainly focus on household items like kitchen goods, decor and furniture. We also have a few custom items we do like pillows and tepees.
I started Midwest Market only a little over a year ago and it has really embraced my love for great decorating as well as my love for collecting. My son and I decided that with our love of all things vintage that it would be great if we could start a business and sell our goods at local venues. Since then it’s become a family affair and my daughter and husband now help as well.
2. What are your sources of inspiration?
Most of the time it starts with a color, a piece of fabric something I’ve seen on Pinterest. I love color and design so I try to figure out backdrops and things that are visually interesting. I try to work off different themes and build my collections and booths around that.
3. Where can we find you?
We will be in Ft. Collins this summer at The French Nest Market downtown Old Town in Civic Center Park on:
June 18th, Saturday 9-3pm
July 16th, Saturday 9-3pm
September 17th, Saturday 9-3pm
Vintage Whites Market
Loveland, CO January 2017
You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Midwest Market (Vintage Store) We update this with markets, and times we will be there!
Jody’s booths are always PACKED with wonderful retro vintage items. So fun to poke around in. I know I’ve got June’s French Nest on the calendar. If you’re in Colorado, I hope to see you there!
Have a great weekend,