Last weekend I attended the Vintage Whites Market early shopping event with my friend Melissa Leavitt. Melissa is an AVID attender of early shopping events for flea markets and she convinced me that I needed to make it a priority. It didn’t take much convincing because Vintage Whites is one of my favorite vintage markets in Utah. They’ve been bringing their vintage market to Utah for the past 3 years and each year it somehow gets better and better. If you remember, last year I taught a paper flower wreath workshop there and it was jam packed full of shoppers beating me to some fabulous finds. But I learned a secret this year…pay the extra money for early access. It’s worth it guys! Elbow swinging room, live music from Mindy Gledhill and first pick at cross-stitched flamingo art.
It might be one of my all-time favorite purchases. They belonged to me.
And I ran into some fab ladies who love vintage just as much as we do.
And this lovely lady here, Duchess Hot Chocolate, might be the most charming person you’ve ever met in your life. She’s from England and speaks to you as if you’re a long lost friend. Everyone deserves to eat her delicious, homemade hot cocoa. Everyone. Plus, it’s on the cutest bicycle you’ve ever seen (and psssst: You can hire her for your own events!). Double whammy. I’m desperately trying to get her to bring her chocolate to Midsummer Mingle. Crossed fingers!
My new favorite vintage seller this year was Lacy Dresses Vintage and her mother’s shop Why Naught Shop. They sell the most gorgeous vintage pieces. Like, good quality pieces that you’ll want to invest in. I loved her immediately. And I now want to dye my hair white and get a bob. She was selling this dress that had the most perfect print for The House That Lars Built. Can you see why?! I want to do something inspired by this print. Sadly, the dress made me look a little too much like pioneer, otherwise I would have bought it in a heartbeat.
Photography by Melissa Leavitt Photography
I love shopping vintage and thought it might be nice to collect all the Utah craft and vintage markets information in one spot so you can mark your calendars. See below for the full list. And if you don’t see one on the list, it’s probably because I need to know about it. Let my know my leaving a comment! or email me at email@example.com
And stay tuned for an article from vintage shopping experts on some tricks and tips on how to shop vintage.
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Vintage Whites in SLC
In March once a year
Beehive Bazaar in Provo
April 30-May 2 and May 7-9
3 Dotters Vintage in Pleasant Grove
Urban Flea Market in SLC
May 17 – 3rd Sunday
June 14 – 2nd Sunday
July 12 – 2nd Sunday
August 9 – 2nd Sunday
September 13 – 2nd Sunday
October 11 – 2nd Sunday
Bijou Market in Provo
April 24-25, 2015
Fleattitude Market in SLC