Thursday, May 22, 2008

vintage is fun again

Shopping for vintage accessories at antique malls is nothing new. It is exciting, however, when you discover a fantastic establishement in your own backyard. Recently, I have been frequenting downtown Bremerton's Simply Renewed. In search of unique gifts for my mom and mother-in-law for mother's day , I wandered in and found myself poking around for over an hour. I picked out a couple of sweet mismatched china tea cups and saucers for Laura and a set of beautifully embroidered linen napkins for my mom, Jan. I also stumbled upon the PERFECT gifts for my two brothers-in-law for their upcoming birthdays.

Along the way, I discovered several items I would love to purchase, including a wall hung lamp that would look amazing(and provide necessary lighting) above the sofa in my home office. There were scores of vintage lamps, great furniture pieces, and lots and lots of artwork. The pricing was very fair; reasonable enough to be tempting if I was not on a budget!

Peggy Nord, owner of Simply Renewed, runs the outfit on her own most of the time, and boy is she busy! Peggy also organizes The Annual 4th Street Market, which takes place each summer, right around the corner from the store. The street is closed off and merchants and artisits sell their wares. This year, she'll host it three times: June 14th, July 12th, and August 9th. Admission is free of charge and the market opens at 9:00am and closes at 4:00pm. For complete information on the event and how to secure a vendor space please visit her website at Sounds like a great excuse to get outside, enjoy a cup of coffee from Fraiche Cup and search for that special vintage accesory you've been looking for!


p.nord said...

Betsy, This is Peggy from Simply Renewed. Thank you so very much for the wonderful post on your blog about my store. I really do appreciate the exposure that you have given me. Since meeting you that day I have truly enjoyed checking out your blog and all of the useful ideas you have posted here. Thanks for all the time you put into it for us to enjoy. See you next time you are Downtown Bremerton. Peggy

Betsy said...

You bet Peggy! It's time for me to start shopping for father's day and family summer birthdays! See you soon.

Anonymous said...

Good job Betsy and Peggy! This is Penny, Peggy's sister. I loved the pictures of the store...they were truly inviting! It made me want to drive right up there and shop....though I'll have to wait until I have 4 or 5 days, Utah is a bit far away! I'm proud of you Sis!

Anonymous said...

Hi Betsy,

My name is Drew and I am Peggy's cousin. This is the first time that I have actually seen pics of Peggy's! Good job all of you!

Cheryl L. Cruickshank said...

Hey! Don't leave me out! Her big sister thinks she is pretty special and very inspiring. She wanted this a long far as her being a sister, she excels at that too!