Featured Vendor: Vintage and More

Sweet table and chairs at Vintage and More located in Rabbittown Antiques and Artisans.

Sweet table and chairs at Vintage and More located in Rabbittown Antiques and Artisans.

Julie Balgeman is proprietor of Vintage and More, Rabbittown’s latest featured vendor. If you’re looking for an eclectic mix of vintage items, antiques and handmade treasures, check out Vintage and More’s two booths at Rabbittown Antiques and Artisans.

Julie has been collecting for years and decided about two years ago to test the selling waters to decide whether she would enjoy a side business buying and selling cool things. For much of the year she works in a local high school library. After shipping her two sons off to college, her business grew as she had more time. Originally, she sold on Etsy and at North Street Sweet Repeats, but is now solely managing her business through Rabbittown.

Julie Balgeman curates a great collection of useful antique and retro items.

Julie Balgeman curates a great collection of useful antique and retro items.

Julie said the best things about being in this business is interacting with customers and working with so many talented vendors.

“I enjoy listening and learning from customers or hunting for an item that they are searching for to add to their home or collection,” said Balgeman.

Julie is also thankful for the great group of vendors and very knowledgeable staff at Rabbittown.

“If I need help in my booth, an opinion or history on items, there is a great team to lend a hand. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this Rabbittown team,” she said.

Along with her great collection of vintage and retro items, Julie curates a great boutique area in one of her booths with handmade scarves, purses, jewelry and the like.

Julie is also great at helping spread the word about Rabbittown Antiques and Artisans on Facebook. She regularly strolls the store and takes photos of her shop, but others’ as well. You can follow her at Vintage and More on Facebook.