Hope your fall is going fabulously! As much as we hate to see the end of warmer weather it's kinda fun to start layering on textures and colors, and boots!! Gotta love fall boots. Well, as per usual, things are going, going, going on at Fidget Finds and November looks to be shaping up as one busy month! We've got lots of events, a change of hours, and a huge sale!
FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER, EVERYTHING IN THE SHOP IS 25% OFF!
That's right, everything is on sale, from suede pumps to sparkly clutches and gold pendant necklaces to printed knit dresses. Make sure you come by and scoop up some great stuff now because when its gone, its gone.
NEW SCHEDULE AND FUN EVENTS!
: Fidget Finds will now be open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12-6. Saturday from 12-5.
: Come see me at the Design Hive Independent Designer Market in Cambridge, Mass on Sunday, November 1 from 10-5. The Design Hive is a great event featuring very talented jewelry and clothing designers along with vintage sellers from all over New England. It's a great way for those of you in the Boston area to score some Fidget Finds without having to come all the way to Newport. designhivemarket.com
: Rock 'N Roll Yard Sale, I am so excited for this one! The Rock Yard Sale is an event at 232 Westminster St. in Providence put on by What Cheer Records. There's music, records, indie designers, and vintage! What more could you possibly want? It's Saturday (shop in Newport will be closed) and Sunday November 7 and 8. www.myspace.com/providencerockandrollyardsale
: The shop will be closed on Thursday, November 12 to Saturday, November 14 because I will be visiting my sister in Florida for some much needed rest and relaxation
I know this is confusing! You can always just call me 401-378-8374 before you want to come in to make sure I'm there.
We've got tons of clothing in stock (way more than usual) and I just added lots more big gaudy earrings to the shop last week, most are $12 and under. I've been putting new garments up for sale online for the past few days and have actually been blogging again (check it out!! fidgetfinds.blogspot.com) Don't forget that we still have loads of clearance items for under $10!!
Enjoy all the beautiful colors on the trees and the few mild days we have left. I hope to see you all soon!
Love and vintage,
10B Marlborough Street, Newport RI 02840 401-378-8374
PS- Sale is not for internet orders, in store only!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Part Three: Brimfield Antique Market
Brimfield is a magical place, a place where all your antique and vintage dreams can come true. I had the pleasure of attending twice this year, once in May and once in September. For those of you who don't know, Brimfield is the largest outdoor antique market in the world housing thousands of vendors for as far as the eye can see in Brimfield, MA. They sell everything you can possibly imagine from records to textiles to furniture to buttons to sculptures and everything else in between (including some really good falafels). I love to go and look at vintage fabrics and old jewelry. I've had some pretty great finds there, like my favorite owl necklace. Oh Brimfield, you have a special place in my heart.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Part Two: Flo Rida
We flew to the Sunshine State at the end of March, right when winter is really starting to get old. My sister lives in Fort Lauderdale so we had the pleasure of visiting her as well as the many other wonderful things that southern Florida has to offer. We stayed at the marvelously quaint Sunshine Motel in North Hollywood where we practically had our own private beach. I highly recommend this place if you don't mind mismatched pillowcases and cheesy art on the walls. It was super cheap and a perfect place to spend a week when you just want to lounge around. We spent some time in the city but the most memorable days were snorkeling in Key Largo (huge!! barracudas and the most colorful fish in crystal clear waters) and taking an airboat ride through the everglades (crazy peacocks everywhere and we almost saw a croc fight!!) We dined with the grandparents in West Palm and had a whirlwind day at Disney with tickets that my mom had days left on from years ago. We put about 1000 miles on our little rental car in a week! I haven't had two days off in a row since.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Part One: East Coast Road Trip
At the end of January I had the pleasure of going on a super fun roadtrip down the east coast to Savannah, Georgia which happens to be one of the most picturesque places I have ever been. We left Rhode Island at seven in the morning when it was a freeeezing 3 degrees outside! Of course Connecticut and New Jersey were hellish to drive through but Delaware was surprisingly wonderful. It was a landscape that I hadn't expected. Hey, thanks for the memories. We spent the first night at the deserted summer town (one of many we passed) of Chincoteague, VA where the horses swim every summer. The next morning we drove over (and under) the Chesapeke Bay Bridge Tunnel. It was really gray and cloudy which led it to being a really spooky and ominous fifteen minutes. We spent a million hours driving through North and South Carolina because I insisted on taking the backroads. (Sorry B, I had no idea it was going to take that long.) When you live in the smallest state you forget how big all the other ones are.
After we arrived in Georgia, we had some really fun days wandering and getting lost around the city and outer islands. The parks, architecture, plant life, and southern charm really do set Savannah apart. Being able to wear flip flops in January didn't hurt either. We toured old buildings, went to art museums, and ate some delicious food al fresco. Next we stayed at a friend's loft in Charleston, South Carolina, another smaller southern city ripe with palm trees, pink buildings, cheese grits, and history.
Our ride back home was a bit sad as we were heading back to much colder weather and of course, ending out vacation. We spent a bit more time on the interstate which enabled us to have a brief stop at South of the Border, which is totally worth it due to its amazing kitsch and hilarity. After a quick sleep in Baltimore we were back home. I had checked off two more states on the map that I had never been to before, and even came home with a civil war fashions coloring book.