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 simplyrenewed.com. 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!