Amy Sirpilla’s love of remaking furniture stems back years ago. When she was young, she didn’t have money to buy expensive furniture so she resorted to shopping at Goodwill and upcycling pieces to fit her wants. She also credits her mother with inspiring her to do this, as she also did this while Sirpilla was growing up.
Tara Wiederman has had a passion for making projects and selling them from a very young age. Since she was 10 years—maybe even younger than that—she has been crafting and selling.
Main St. Modern owner Adam Hoover has enjoyed buying and selling things from a very young age. As a kid, he would go to sales with his dad and come home with what his mother referred to as “garbage.” If he could make a profit, he was ecstatic.
With the last name Ward, Michelle had no trouble coming up with the name for her vintage shop in Navarre. The Retro Ward, featuring all kinds of old-but-truly-admired pieces, has been in business for four years.
Tracie Bailey’s furniture operation started out slow. At the beginning, she had just a couple of pieces that she had found at garage sales and flea markets. She started in a three-car garage and turned her hobby into a full-time job.
While raising four daughters, Dan Lockard has altered his views on some things. One of those things is home décor. He never used to be into it, but things have changed.
Want to take home a vintage masterpiece, or perhaps gift one this holiday? You’ve discovered seven local vintage shops and designers inside this issue. Now, visit the shops to view your favorite pieces in person—each is more beautiful than the photos convey!
Step inside The Vintage House, and you’ll feel inspired. The whole idea of the store came from inspiration.
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