Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vintage Sale at NOTO on 9/4!

Exciting news! For the Birds Vintage will be part of the annual Vintage sale at NOTO this year! We are teaming up with Lauren from NOTO Boutique and Dina from Dina's Days to offer this special event next Friday, September 4th. We will be there from 10am - 5:30pm, so hope you will stop by and say hello! We will have a great mix of summery items and fall items. The fall items have not been listed on etsy yet, so attendees will be able to get first dibs on some great pieces :)

For a preview of the items we will have available, you can check out our etsy shop here.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Marblehead Vacation

Last week, we spent the week in Marblehead with Reed's family. We were so excited to have the opportunity to spend lots of quality time with family and check out a new place. We stayed in a rental villa in a private neighborhood on the lake. It was absolutely gorgeous! There were several places to access the Lake Erie beach, a playground, pool, and restaurant on the beach all in walking distance from our villa. 

Eden had the best week with her cousin, grandparents, aunts and uncles. I was a little concerned about how she would sleep and if we would be able to stick to her nap schedule.. and it worked out great. She was a great little traveler. 

We even got to rent a boat for an afternoon on the lake, it was so pretty (even though the water was a little rough!). Reed and I both love the water and Eden proved to be a little water-baby herself. 

Being there, you wouldn't believe you were less than two hours away from Akron. It feels like a little vacation town. Not to mention, Cedar Point is only a quick water taxi away. I'm not a coaster person myself (they're terrifying), but my sister-in-law and brother-in-law spent a day there and loved it. 

We definitely plan on going back. If you get a chance to checkout Marblehead, take it!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

First Annual Swap & Craft Social!

 As I've mentioned a few times, for the past few months, I have been working with Abby and Jessica to plan a special swap event happening this fall! Together with Palladian Palette, we are hosting Akron's First Annual Swap & Craft Social on September 13th! The event will include a large-scale clothing swap (like we did at the 330 Swap & Shop of 2012) and several art class options. It will also include raffle prizes, music and refreshments. You can see more on the Facebook event page here and on the Swap FAQ page here.

As we did with the 2012 Swap & Shop, we are collecting attendee's items to swap beforehand. On August 30th, registrants can come to Palladian Palette between 11am - 4pm to drop off their items. While they are on-site at PP, our team will go through their items and give them a total amount of "swap money" they can "shop" with on September 13th. 

The Palladian Palette is a BYOB Painting Bar and Art Studio in Downtown Akron (across from Luigi's). The clothing swap will be held outside of the studio and the art classes inside. We are so excited to work with them to host this special event!

On the day of the S&CS, there may be a few different swap sessions, based on how many people sign up. Here are the wonderful art classes that will be available that day: 

Wire Wrapped Rings - $25 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Register for the Wire Wrapped Ring Class

Stamped Scarves - $35 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Register for the Stamped Scarves Class

Beaded Tassel Necklace - $25 - 3:30pm - 4:30p

Register for the Beaded Tassel Necklace Class

Wine & Canvas - $35 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Register for the Wine & Canvas Class

We hope you will join us for this special event! Don't forget you need to pre-register here!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

FTB Styled: Plaid Top

I just got these shorts from the Summer Swap at NOTO a few weeks ago. They're super comfortable and pre-worn in. I'm pairing them with the Plaid Button Down from the Vintage Shop. I love the colors and the adorable, subtle ruffles on this top!

One of my favorite parts of my little Vintage hobby is having pretty clothes to "borrow" from the stock room. I thrifted this purse a few years ago and have actually been on the lookout for something new. This one is pretty beat up and the strap is wearing thin. I love how small and light-weight it is though! 

As with many of my outfit photos, Jessica snapped these pictures for me while we were having a swap meeting at Abby's. So many thanks to her :)

Hope you have a great Thursday,

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Cleveland Flea

On Saturday, we packed up the baby (and stroller) and headed to check out The Cleveland Flea! It was our first time going and I'm happy to say it's a great Cleveland event! Very well done and organized. I loved the style of the various vendors and there was a lot of great items.

Most importantly, Citizen Woodshop made it's debut! My Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law started a great wood design company. They are both extremely talented and I can't wait to see what their start-up business brings. I hope it will be a big success for them because they've put a lot of time and talent into their art.

After the flea, we went to their house in Lakewood to hang out for a few hours. Chelsey (Reed's sister), had Cora 3 weeks before I had Eden, so naturally they are destined to be best friends (Cora and Eden pictured together above).

Hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Three Things (Life Lately)

1. First and foremost, my good friend and Vintage partner, Carrie, had her baby! Little Arlo Lee was born on July 25th and he's absolutely perfect! He and Eden are exactly 14 months apart, the 25th is a special day :) Welcome to the world, baby Arlo and congratulations to Carrie and Kevin! (Picture of Carrie and Arlo was taken by Kevin, the proud dad). 

2. Summer is in full swing and we are loving it. The other day, we spent the day in Lakewood at Reed's sister's house. Eden loves playing with her cousin Cora (they are only 3 weeks apart!) and they are so cute together. We filled up Cora's baby pool with water and let the girls get naked and play. It was adorable.

3. Last weekend, I went to a summer clothing swap at NOTO. It was organized but casual and I got so many good things! I think I may have to do a separate post with some of my finds. Swapping is seriously the best. AbbyJessica and I are planning another large-scale swap that will be in September. Check out the facebook event page here. More info on that coming soon! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Gift Tags Now Available!

Exciting news for our little Vintage Shop - we now have gift tags available for 20-cents! Our valued customers can now give the gift of Vintage with a cute gift tag. It let's the receiver know that you took the time to pick them out something unique and special and that you supported a small business. 

The minimum cost for an etsy item is 20-cents, and listing it as an add-on item seemed like the easiest way to show a few pictures of the gift tags. All you have to do is add it to your cart to let us know you'd like a hand-crafted gift tag on your item(s). 

Happy Vintage shopping! And as always, thanks for your ongoing support!