Vintage Vendor Showcase on Rustic Charm
RetroReclaimations.com is thrilled to introduce fellow vintage vendor Laurie Rued, owner at Rustic Charm. I first met Laurie through Instagram after she purchased vintage Pyrex from my booth at Flea Body's Antique Mall in Wilmington, NC. I have since followed both her personal and business Instagram accounts and continue to be amazed by her vast collection of Fire-King Jadeite AND the charming photos of the rustic displays in her booth.
Image (Instagram): 2017 Personal Holiday Display-Jadeite
Find Rustic Charm at:
- Flea Body's Antique Mall located at 3405-1 Market Street, Wilmington, NC
- Marketplace Antiques in Beaufort, NC.
Business Name: Rustic Charm
Owner: Laurie Rued
Describe the Vintage items you offer for sell:
High quality vintage, antique and mid-century merchandise. Vintage kitchen, farmhouse, rustic design style.
Image: 2017 Vendor Booth
How long has Rustic Charm been open?
Story behind business name:
I wanted a name that would explain my style & design
When did your interest in vintage items begin? Were you influenced by anyone? If so, whom?
I always went to yard sales and antique shops with my Mom growing up. As I got older, I started to take my own kids to thrift stores, I love the thrill of the find & the hunt. My Mom & I still go picking together every chance we get.
Expand on why and when you started selling vintage items:
When I started about 2 years ago, I wanted to show my love for very nice Vintage items & how it can be displayed to look like it can go right into your home.
What do you LOVE MOST about being a vintage seller?
I love to know that a customer loves their purchase & my booth
Image: 2017 Booth Display
What is your Holy Grail item?
Fire King Jadeite Ball Pitchers
What has been the most challenging aspect of being a small business owner?
Keeping my items organized and tagging each item.
Any advice for others thinking about taking the leap into selling vintage items?
It's a commitment, highs & lows of sales, looking for new items, cleaning it, pricing it, displaying it in the booth. It takes time & patience. You have to have a basic knowledge for vintage & antique merchandise too. There are some things you learn as you go. Everyday is a learning experience, I keep an open mind.
Image: 2016 Vintage Pyrex + S+P Shakers Purchased from RR.com
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