So you are dreaming up your next crafting project, and you think, "I have the perfect idea! I just need a vintage string of pearls, some sari ribbon yarn, and 5 alphabet refrigerator magnets!" Want to visit a unique and funky shop that has all that and lots more? Head over to Atchison, Kansas and check out Vintage Gypsy.
Christina Jackson opened Vintage Gypsy in November of 2012 after years of dreaming about her own little arty shop. Described as "A Fabulous mix of Art, Vintage & Whimsy," Vintage Gypsy carries a little bit of everything. Supplies for your own quirky and unique mixed media project including great finds like vintage lace, ribbons, buttons, fabrics, ephemera, and even game pieces? They've got that. Gorgeous handmade pieces by local artists featuring things like found-object jewelry, handmade journals, Mixed Media art and home decor? They've got that. Their newest addition? A great selection of Darn Good Yarn!
We are so excited to be included among the found-object funky and the wild whimsy. :)
Christina herself, like so many of us, is a bit of a craft-aholic. When asked about her favorite craft, she said, "I dabble in just about everything! Love mixed-media, painting, upcycling whatever I can get my hands on…" She has stocked her store with tons of great items to up-cycle, re-use, and re-invent. Need tiny plastic soldiers, an Olive Oyl hand-puppet, or hat pins?
It's all available at the Vintage Gypsy Etsy shop here.
Despite the shop name, Christina, unfortunately, does not have any mystical Gypsy powers. Her customers sometimes think otherwise, though. She told me that one time a customer asked: "If I could please put a “Gypsy spell” on a toddler so that she may keep her shoes on while she’s in the car seat!" Even though she was unable to solve this most pressing concern, Christina and her eclectic and unique wares will certainly solve all of your mixed media art needs. Learn more about her shop and all that she offers on the Vintage Gypsy website here.
It's great to see Darn Good Yarn find so many interesting homes! Make sure to support Vintage Gypsy and their crafty adventuring by liking them on Facebook. Click here for their page.