I am back again with a conversation with one of my lovely sponsors, this time it is vintage shop Apt 22, run by Candice and her hubby Mike. I’ve been really enjoying doing these behind-the-scenes peeks, and I hope you have enjoyed reading them, too! : ) So get comfy and settle in with your hot beverage of choice, and let’s have a chat.
Just about 2 years. After scouring thrift stores and flea markets for supplies for our wedding and our growing collection of vinyl, we realized how much cool, old stuff was out there and that’s how the shop began!
What is your favorite item in your shop right now?
I honestly struggle with wanting to keep almost everything we put up for sale. I really love this little set of green and white bowls though. They remind me of classic American diner ware and I can think of a thousand things to do with them.
What do you dream of when you think of the future of your business?
We are planning on doing a big shopping trip across Europe. I love European vintage and I dream of touring flea markets across Europe (especially France!) and filling the shop with all of our amazing finds!
Do you have a favorite quote that inspires you?
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- Mark Twain
Thank you so much, Candice!
I love that quote, don’t you? : ) You can visit Apt 22 Vintage to see more of Candice and Mike’s curated collection of wares, follow shop news on twitter and facebook for updates and specials, and read Candice’s blog, The Design Boards, for more goodies. Have a great day, my dears, and I will see you back here tomorrow with a bit of Friday inspiration. xo Laura