Here are some of our picks for dude gifts from Vintage Karma this holiday!
For his man cave:
Burn353 Storm Trooper art. $20. He also made the $10 prints at bottom.
Cheryl Slifer and Janet Alred made this adding machine into an awesome lamp. $75. They upcycled an old railroad blueprint into a shade, too. $52.
John McDevitt paintings. If your dude’s a scrooge, he’ll love the four-letter ones! $40 per four-letter word. $125 for the exclamation point.
Moonshine jugs by Hugh Bridgeford. Guess what? They’re not just for looks — you can even put ‘em in the dishwasher. $20-$28.
Mannery and man duds:
Copper cuffs by Susan Harbourt. $30. Graphic cuffs by Shani Goss. $31.25. Upcycled leather cuffs by Angie Heaton. $22.
Reversible flannel scarf by Laura Davis. $20. The Tuscola T-shirt is a VK limited edition. $20.
For his manly stocking:
Waxed canvas and leather pouches by Peg and Awl. $38. Bullet casing keychains. $3-$5.
We can ship these items, too. If you’re interested, leave a comment or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have other gifts for guys at our brick and mortar. Hope to see you soon!
Yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting Meaghan Walsh Gerard, who lives in Savannah! How awesome does that sound? And she even brought along a Jersey boy for us to chat with!
Photo of VK sign by Meaghan Walsh Gerard
Meaghan has a fantastic blog, and I’m already planning to read one of the books she’s reviewed. When I first pulled the site up, I saw a photo of her with her typewriter. As a former newspaper nerd, I knew this was going to be my kind of blog.
She even did a post on her visit to Tuscola, and she took lots of great photos, including some of our shop! Check it out here.
Now, I’m going to go find more of her recommended books to add to my wish list …
It has been a wonderful week here at Vintage Karma. Our opening kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, and since then we’ve met many new folks, sold some local art and the tattoo machine is buzzing away.
Thank you so much to everyone for their support! A special thanks to our family members, friends, the city of Tuscola, TEDI and the VK artists.
Below are just a sampling of photos taken. Please visit our Facebook page for lots more!
Ta-daaaaa! A quiet moment on the eve of opening day. *Photo by Ainslie.*
Somebody's excited about the opening! Fred Heilich, Ainslie's dad, was here before the media!
Thanks to the Tuscola Journal. Great photo by Douglas Cottle!
First sale! Misty finally gets a root beer after waiting patiently for us to open. *Photo by Ainslie*
One of our displays. *Photo by Carly McCrory*
VK floor treatment. We used old book pages, wallpaper paste and lots of polyurethane. *Photo by Carly*
Ainslie's tattoo area. *Photo by Carly*
*Photo by Carly*
*Photo by Carly*
A special visitor! Ranger from Okaw Veterinary Clinic came to see us on our very first day.
How do you like this carpet toboggan and cheesy clipart? This is what happens when we get silly while removing rugs at Vintage Karma!
We’ve been busy elves this past week with sanding and painting prep, too. Here are more shots of our recent progress.
With the carpet killed, Laura sands away the putty to reveal nail holes that are all filled up. Many, many nail holes.
Ainslie covers up the precious.
After! If you want to know what this will look like, stay tuned ...
Still sanding. Lots more to go!
That’s all for now. Happy holidays!