June has come into town and in a very rainy way if I do say so myself! Delaware has had several days of rain this month and I am not complaining one bit! Our yard is loving every drop!
There have been a few changes here at Reinvented Delaware. Not on the blog but in our local business.
Let me tell you a little bit about the last two weeks.
First there was the fire.
Yes, I just said fire.
The building next to the building that Wilderlove Handmade and Vintage rents out to vendors, burned down in the middle of the night.
It’s nothing short of a miracle that our building didn’t burn down too. The buildings only have about 20″ between them!
And our spot was on the wall next to the building that burned. See the top two windows on the right? Yep, that’s our spot!
Let me also say that Wilderlove and Amity Coffee use the same building. Wilderlove is on the left of the building and upstairs while Amity Coffee Roasters operates downstairs on the right. The two business work hand in hand to serve the community.
untouched by the flames
We are so thankful that our building was literally untouched by the flames (except for a little corner of the building in the very back). The only damage we experienced was smoke and some soot.
A good shop-vacing and wiping down of everything in the store took care of that. And when I say everything, I mean everything! Think of your favorite vintage and antique shop and all the little items they offer to their customers.
Things like vintage salt & pepper shakers, ironstone platters, antique ink bottles, antique and vintage furniture, upholstered furniture, architectual salvage pieces like corbels, vintage clothig and quilts. The list could go on and on!
Everything had to be cleaned. Some things had to be taken home and laundered like the vintage clothing and linens.
The local community came out in droves. Churches, community leaders, and customers all came to help with all the work that had to be done.
out of the blue
And then the very next week, the owners of Wilderlove were asked to leave the building due to a discrepency in the lease agreement.
The details are really none of my business but I can say that the owners of Wilderlove made the best decision for their own business and for the vendors that use their booth space to offer all the vintage goodness they can to their local customers.
I completely trust the two women that run Wilderlove and was so honored they asked us to move with them to their new location! They invited several of the other vendors to move with them.
This past week was filled with the move. Vendors were responsible to move their own items. We all pitched in and helped each other when we could. I can say, there is such a sense of community in our group of vendors and the owners of Wilderlove, Sonya & Rachel, have fostered that type of atmosphere.
Well, I certainly didn’t mean for this to be a heavy post. But those are the events that have happened over the last couple of weeks. We are all settled in our new location and have reopened. Every item is clean and fresh and ready for customers.
And we are ready for our new adventure at this new location:
And we did manage to squeeze in a fun lamp project this week. I think you’re going to love it!
Here are a couple more lamp makeover and diy projects for you to enjoy!
Well that’s it for this week. If you stayed with me this long through a heavy post, thank you. It means alot that you read our blog and listen to our stories.
Until next time…