Check out Zip-Dang at The Vintage Bazaar this weekend, Sunday, July 8 from 12pm-5pm!
How do you incorporate vintage pieces into your own personal style?
My husband & I own and sell a lot of 1960s metal furniture, containers and tabletop organizers. Metal is easy to incorporate into pretty much any decor, it’s more neutral than choosing a brightly painted wood piece or fabric that you may be sick of in a year or two. Metal adds texture without being to much of a trend or color choice, you can build around it with lots of colorful accents and those can always change.
As far as fashion goes I also sew a clothing line called orangyporangy which is made up of vintage inspired a-line skirts. Some of my designs are sewn with vintage materials like feed sacks, tablecloths and drapery. I like to combine a super fun skirt with a simple top, usually black, and a colorful pair of clogs!
What do you look for in a great vintage piece?
Functionality and simplicity, we both love utilitarian pieces that have some patina or texture to them.
What’s inspiring you right now?
Just watched Walk Don’t Run, the 1966 movie starring Cary grant, loaded with lots of office furniture and props that we have in our home or shop! Anything early to mid-’60s in grey, mint green, red or yellow.
Tell us about some of the stuff you’ll be bringing to the upcoming market.
We’ve got a nice selection of metal officey furniture and desktop organizers. We recently found a huge collection of great little magazine organizers, each has little brackets on the front to hold a personalized label. We’ve also got a sweet little velvet sofa, a large school chalkboard, assorted reclaimed letters, suitcases and bags, and some vintage dresses and western shirts. I’ll also be bringing a small selection of my Vintage-Remix skirts from my clothing line to the show.