Nest is one of my very favorite local shops and that's saying a lot because there are quite a few great, stylish stores within an hour of my house! Heather Mize is the proprietress and in Nest she's created a haven of shabby cottage, beach, farmhouse and French goodness for the home and garden.
Heather is not only a master of furniture transformation, taking otherwise unloved thrift-store and auction finds and giving them new lives, but she also has a well-developed eye for creating beautiful spaces and displays. And to top it off, her prices are supremely affordable!
Earlier this year, she opened The Cottage at Nest, which is--as the name suggests--a cottage next to Nest where a few outside vendors offer delightful furniture and vintage finds!
Heather keeps a blog for Nest and The Cottage at Nest, and each week she posts new finds and treasures. Do visit it for a generous helping of eye candy! I always look forward to checking her blog Thursday night (the store is open Friday and Saturday) because that's when she posts the week's
Recently, Heather decided to start a once-a-month outside vintage market on Sunday afternoons with her vendors and a few friends to show her appreciation for her loyal and plentiful customers.
I was invited to sell my handmade soy candles and very happily accepted. (I started making soy candles for myself last year and Heather liked the idea of offering candles at the vintage market, so I made a batch and set up a table!)
The day couldn't have been more perfect with temperatures in the mid-70s, a sunny sky and a gentle breeze. Lots of folks came out and found plenty of bargains and unique furniture and accessories.
Can you tell what a great event and afternoon it was?! Thank you, Heather, for allowing me to be a part of this fun and fabulous day!
The next Vintage Market will be on May 15th from 2-6 p.m. If you're local, please come by and visit at 1216 Maple Avenue!
I know this post sounds a bit like an infomercial for Nest, but let me assure you it's not. I just love this place so much and was thrilled to participate in the Vintage Market. If you ever get the chance to visit Nest, you'll understand my unbridled enthusiasm for it! :)