Friday, April 23, 2010

Ready for some Local Vintage Shopping?

Well, fellow Birminghamians, how about this?

My best friend Rachael ( for the past few years has created what she calls "Roadside Relics." The name says it all. Once a year local vendors, artist, and a few friends get together and set up in her front yard, which is now located in 5 Points- Southside.
In a nutshell, it's basically a yardsale, but with a catch. It's all vintage, reclaimed, or re-purposed items with a function!

Here's a tiny portion of some fabulous finds from last year!

With that in mind, this year is going to be BIGGER and BETTER! Industrial Chic Furniture, re-purposed window art, architectural crosses, ski nostalgia, and vintage, vintage, vintage! Here's a sneak peak at some of the fantastic handmade items:

Hand made jewlery by Rebekah Blocher ( I mean, they are to die for... well, almost!

Taylor and Jeslyn Anderson have created chalkboards out of out windows pieced with reclaimed wooden trim, pillars, and metal!

Need some storage? How about an old card index file from Rachael's collection?

Maybe a coat rack made form old molding or a candle holder made of molding and mason jars?

Soulful Silhouettes by Yours Truely!

Vintage Books! This is a great way to add color and pattern to any room~

And my absolute favorite: Hanging Light Fixtures made of old screen doors and coffee sacks by Jay and Graham Yelton!

There are so many wonderful things that I could show you, but you will have to wait and see for yourself! Come visit Roadside Relics Saturday May 1st in Southside. Meet the local vendors and artist and support them. You might just find that special treasure you have been looking for!

Grace and Happy Hunting,


  1. Jeslyn just showed me this. How fantastic! I look forward to diggin' through the Blog!

  2. I hope everything was a success today. I wish I could have come to see you guys!!