Upcoming Classes

Make Your Own Journals
Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm to 8pm – $25

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $25/Class (1.5 hrs)
When: Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

In The News!

Vintage Inspired’s founder Mary Aloi was recently featured in the Burlington Free Press! In an article entitled, “We are: Character building seasons,” Mary details how relics show how Vermonters live in our seasons. From the article…

I have had the good fortune of being born and raised here in Vermont. Luckily, I still call this lovely state home and I can scarcely imagine living elsewhere. Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of the Vermont lifestyle is the awe-inspiring way Mother Nature unfolds her seasons.

As the owner of an antique shop, I am surrounded by relics from centuries past that reflect how Vermonters managed those seasons without the conveniences of today. The long snowy winters required snowshoes and sleigh blankets, but provided down time for crafting folk art whimsies.

Reminders of spring of years gone by include maple sugaring gear and fiddlehead baskets. Who can forget summer days with Grandma’s hand-cranked ice cream and strawberry rhubarb pie in the shade of the back porch?

And finally came autumn with the fragrance of the first wisps of wood smoke from parlor stoves and also brought along with it all sorts of rakes, apple ladders and gathering baskets.

So as you enjoy the beauty of Vermont with all its seasonal glories, keep in mind we are surrounded by antique treasures which reflect season by season how “Vermont Strong” character came to be.

Click here to read more…

Aaron Stein

“Aaron Stein, Junkyard Treasure
July 6 – July 31, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in July 2012 of work from Burlington artist Aaron Stein. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, July 6th from 5-8pm, and runs through the month of July. Vintage Inspired, A vibrant new marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople, is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, and Mondays by appointment.
Aaron Stein is a passionate motor-head struggling to accept that the “Golden Age of the Automobile” has past. To Stein, that alluring golden age viewed through a rear view mirror informs his current work, which incorporates found objects such as toys, tarnished chrome, cast iron, rust, and vintage license plates to tell stories depicting the impact car culture has on contemporary life. More at www.revivalstudio.com

Open Air Market – June 10

Enjoy great weather and good company while earning extra money! Sell your goods at our next Vintage Inspired Open Air Flea-Market! Time to clean out those closets. No need to be just antiques, just great deals! oh, and a sense of humor is nice too!

Conveniently located in the South End Arts and Business District, our Open Markets bring great visibility and traffic. The next market will be held Sunday, June 10th from 10am to 3pm. A 10′ x 10′ space is only $25 (bring your own tables), so don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! For more info, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net

And… Misery Loves Company will be special guests serving up yummy food!

If you don’t want to sell, come check out the treasures!!!

Shawna Cross

“Shawna Cross”
June 1 – June 30, 2012

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition in June 2012 of work from Vermont artist Shawna Cross, who creates abstract paintings in oil. The exhibition opens with a reception on First Friday, June 1st from 5-8pm, and runs through the month of June. Vintage Inspired, A vibrant new marketplace for antique dealers, artists and craftspeople, is located at 180 Flynn Avenue, and is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from 12pm to 4pm and closed Mondays.
Vermont artist Shawna Cross makes abstract work that allows felt moments to become physical realities as she combines the psychology of color with the creation of form and rhythm to evoke the id and explore the chaotic circumplex of emotion. She was raised in northern Vermont and, infused with a large sense of wanderlust, studied in universities between the Adirondack region of New York, western Europe, and New York City; eventually receiving a degree in painting and drawing from Plattsburgh State University in 2007. She has studied under several contemporary New York artists, filled 19 notebooks with poetry, and at the start of 2009 founded Borough Gallery & Studio in Burlington, Vermont. She currently resides in Middlebury, where she works as graphic designer, in-house photographer, and web designer for Edgewater Gallery. More information about the artist can be found at www.shawnacross.com

Upcoming Classes

Vintage Inspired classes have become a huge success and we’re proud to be regularly updating our offerings. Please check this page frequently as new classes are announced often.

Watercolor Workshop – Fun With Fruit
Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30pm to 8pm – $25

Looking to add some color to your life? Learn how to paint a simple still life with experienced watercolor artists, Nini Crane and Deb Runge. Beginners are welcome; All materials provided.
Cost: $25/Class (1.5 hrs)
When: Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Make Your Own Journals
Sunday, May 20th, 4pm to 5:30pm – $20

“Make Your Own Journals” instructed by Susan Luce. This fun and easy class is a lesson on using old ephemera to make amazing journals for writing and sharing. We’ll provide all supplies and images or bring your own.
Cost: $20/Class (1.5 hrs)
When: Sunday, May 20th, 4pm
Registration: To sign up for this class, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net for more info.

Open Air Markets

Looking to kick off your summer with some extra spending money? Consider vending at the first of our upcoming Vintage Inspired Open Air Markets! Conveniently located in the South End Arts and Business District, our Open Markets bring the visibility and traffic needed to ensure your success. Our first market will be held Sunday, May 20th from 10am to 3pm. A 10′ x 10′ space is only $25 (bring your own tables), so don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! For more info, please email info[at]vintageinspired[dot]net

Upcoming Shows

The weather is warming up, and so are activities and events here at Vintage Inspired! New items are arriving daily along with popular new classes, new vending opportunities, and much more. Stop by and see what all the buzz is about!

The Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market
The Washington County Fairgrounds – Greenwich, NY

May 5th and 6th, 2012; Sat 8-6, Sun 9-4; $3 admission (covers both days)

Located only minutes away from Saratoga Springs, the Hudson River, and numerous important historical sites, the Washington County Antique Fair is a perfect Spring treat for collectors and dealers alike. Stop by and see Vintage Inspired’s owner and expert picker, Mary Aloi – or tell a friend in the area. This event only happens twice a year, so don’t miss out! For more info on the Washington County Antique Fair, please click here…

The Brimfield Antique Show
Brimfield, MA

May 9th thru 11th, 2012; Sunrise – Sunset

Attracting thousands of visitors each year, the Brimfield Antique Show is a New England Tradition. Featuring numerous venues throughout the town of Brimfield, this show promises a wide range of outstanding items and unusual curiosities. Look for Vintage Inspired among the high quality dealers at Hertan’s. For more info on the Brimfield Antique Show, please click here…

Appraisals by Kyle Scanlon

Vintage Inspired is thrilled to announce we’re once again offering appraisals by renowned local antiques authority, Kyle Scanlon. Please join us Sunday, April 22nd between noon and 4pm and find out what your vintage treasure is worth. To make the event even more exciting, film crews will be present filming for a new local “Antique-oriented” television show. More details below…

Kyle Scanlon is the co-owner of K.C. Scanlon: Estate Sales and Services. He is the third generation of his family to be actively involved in the antique and estate business. His grandparents, Nathan and Margaret Merrill, founded the Vermont Antique dealers Association. From an early age, Kyle worked with his mother in her antique shop and on the show circuit.

After college, Kyle began working as a fine arts appraiser and the gallery manager at Duane Merrill & Company, Auctioneers and Appraisers. During his 10-plus years there the company set several world records at auction, and Kyle’s appraisal customers included prominent New England institutions like the Shelburne Museum.

In 2005 Kyle was offered the executive editor position at Elk Publishing, where he would oversee the editorial content of three magazines. In 2009 Kyle, and his wife, Amie founded K.C. Scanlon: Estate Sales and Services on a part-time basis. Buisiness quickly grew, and in March of 2011 they made it their full-time occupation. Last year they conducted over 25 tag and estate sales across Vermont.