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Take a break with a walk in the woods

Last week I was reading the blog of http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2016/01/a-spectacular-show-during-a-bike-ride-egg-run-bike-ride-trails-sunset.html#comment-733080 and it made me realize that taking breaks in nature is much needed when running a business. I woke up super early this morning excited to work on a furniture project redo. While revamping furniture there is always time in-between drying coats of paint. This is a great time to work on laundry for the store, answer emails, and work on the taxes, yet today I was inspired by Donna’s blog about her bike ride and the idea of being outside in nature enjoying a few minutes of fresh air called out to me. Yes, it was a bit chilly on this rare cold morning in Florida, but I was able to take a break while paint was drying and go outside into the woods that I love and take a nature walk. Just 30 minutes of walking and taking in the beauty of the woods down towards the lake and back was just what I needed. I am very grateful for this business that I love, and this beautiful city Tallahassee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Heart Tree at The Other Side Vintage

 

It is rainy, overcast and a bit dreary in Sunny Florida today. Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away so hearts are upon the mind. This fun DIY decor is easy to create. Find a larger, sturdy vase to use along with some clean sand. You could also use rocks, marbles or other items to put as the filler of the vase. Go outside and find a few trees branches to use as the tree. We found these on the ground after the recent Jonas blizzard of 2016 so no trees were hurt during this creation.  These branches are a few feet in height and have lovely off shoots to arrange the hearts upon. Use budget friendly filigree heart shaped doilies and arrange them to create your heart tree. You could add lights, 3d puffy hearts, pine cones, bows or any other creative additions. What a cute, inexpensive, and simple way to decorate for the holiday! Please share with us your photos of creating this Heart Tree and stop by and see us at The Other Side Vintage in Tallahassee, Florida!

A succulent teacup garden

We love vintage teacups. When we rescue them at tag sales and estate sales we can not wait to drink our afternoon tea from them. After a while we have quite the collection and have decided why not use them for more than just tea. There is a rare cold snap in Florida right now and we wanted to bring part of our garden inside. So a little succulent garden began by using our unique teacups to plant them in. [Even faux plants work!] Succulent teacup gardens are a great way to put to use those teacups with chips in them. These also make great living decor at weddings and other events, or as a thoughtful gift.  So the next time you are near Tallahassee, Florida stop by The Other Side Vintage and check out our unique teacups.

 

Photos of just a few arrivals today

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10 random things you may not know about The Other Side Vintage

1.  The Other Side Vintage BUYS items including furniture, costumes, vintage clothing, jewelry, art, vinyl records, music instruments, collectibles and more.  Email a photo and price of items you would like to sell to: theothersidevintage@gmail.com  We also accept walk-ins for items for sale Tuesday-Friday 12noon-5pm.  It is best to call 850/224-6666 first to let us know you are on your way.

2. The Other Side Vintage offers RENTALS on most everything in the store.  This is a great option when you have an upcoming event, party, play, or photo shoot and may only use the item for one time.

3. The Other Side Vintage is NOT a thrift store, but rather a combination  retro vintage bazaar, marketplace, and co-op including 35 separate booth spaces.

4. The Other Side Vintage is locally owned by natives of Tallahassee and has over 35 vendor booth spaces and hires local and regional artists and buyers to search out all over to find unique and creative items to provide to their customers for their homes and wardrobes.

5. The Other Side Vintage opened their doors on March 1st 2000.  Originally located on West Tharpe Street on “the other side” of The Patio Shop, it is now located in historic Railroad Square Art Park since April 1st 2005, first in the space now housed by Cosmic Cat Comics, and in the new larger space since August 2010.

6. The Other Side Vintage was in Southern Living Magazine, the music video for “Break the Cycle” by Cory Lamb directed by Stephen Baldwin was shot inside the store, along with many other movies shot by Florida State Film School.

7. The Other Side Vintage loves when customers bring in their pets and has been visited by customers’ dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, pigs, and even snakes [yikes!].

8. The Other Side Vintage has donated hundreds of gift baskets, gift certificates, rentals and silent auction items to local charities and schools.

9. The Other Side Vintage has had customers from all over the world who are in town visiting the beautiful Capital of Florida, Tallahassee, and has shipped items all over the world.

10. The Other Side Vintage crew loves what they do and learns something new every day from researching items that have just arrived.  Just when we think we have seen it all, something unique arrives and surprises us.

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Before and After demi loon mint julep table.

We love before and afters.  This before and after is of a demi loon mahogany table.  It has its blemishes and has been very loved.  Reworked by first sanding, then two coats of primer due to the deepness of the color of the original wood.  Then six coats of a custom blend which becomes just slight of a true mint color.  Then we hand distressed the table, and then topped off with three coats of a clear protective finish.

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