I love old things, items from other decades, items with a deep history and great story. Items that could be refinished or repurposed into something perfect and reused into something functional. I have a great passion for tracking down previously loved items and turning them into something I could use in my home or in my wardrobe, specifically items I can use for organizational purposes. I love spending my weekends perusing the antique malls, local thrifts and garage sales, hunting down the item that is dying to be brought back to life. The thrill of the hunt is addicting and I’m in love.
So what does this mean? It means that I am finally able to share with you the news I’ve been keeping under wraps for months. I’ve been researching, designing and dreaming up big things, things that I am now able to make a reality. I’m now able to execute a well thought out plan and hopefully inspire a few along the way.
I’m opening up an online shop to share with you the items I find on my weekend trips. market203 will be launching in June, 2011!! I’ll be selling containers, anything that holds something else. Anything that could be reused, refinished or repurposed into something that could make you a better organized person. Old soda crates to hold your tennis shoes, glass mason jars to hold your art supplies, letterpress trays to hold little knick knacks, or even a super groovy thermos to hold you morning tea. Let’s get organized people and let’s be GREEN about it.
I’ll be using my blog as the face to the brand. The blog is where I will share with you fun DIY projects on how to turn “junk” into a useful and unique item for your home or studio. I also thought it would be fun to share with you the process on how I started market203 and all the steps I’ve been taking to make this dream a reality. Everything from how I chose a name, to how I source items, to setting up the actual online shop. Leading up to the launch in June I will be sharing with you all the little branded items I’ve been designing. My goal is to inspire others to take a leap of faith, because it never hurts to give it a try.
So if you are into previously-loved items, weekend thrift trips, home goods, DIY projects, I would love to invite you to join me on this adventure. It’s going to be one of the best things I’ve done creatively and having you guys along for the ride makes things that much better.