Pop-Up Launch Party

Last June I was exhausted, overwhelmed and nearly defeated. I'll spare you the details, as most people can pick a time in their life and relate to what I'm talking about. A friend stepped in, asking me what I needed and my response was, "A warehouse. I need a big wide open space so I can finally launch my company." Yaddy yaddy yadda - a few more details and BOOM - she offered me a 3000 square foot warehouse for a week (who has friends with secret warehouses? Me, apparently!). 

It may not look like much, but it had everything I needed. I immediately started contacting vendors that I wanted to participate in my launch (more on them later) and voila - the Pop-Up Launch took place on July 30, 2015.

It was a hot and sticky day with a two-hour downpour mid-party, but that didn't dampen the spirits of my friends and friendly acquaintances that made their way to the opening. The pop-up party coincided with the official launch of my website (made possible by the dynamic duo Sarah Zero and Sarah Kudlack at Heart & Dash), and by the time we hit happy hour, I was finally able to relax and relish in all I had accomplished with the help of so many amazing people (okay, the prosecco was probably a factor in the relaxing, too).  

Small bites from Birchtree Catering and La Baguette Magique, music provided by PZO Productions and sweets by the talented Anna DeMarco Mills from New Old Fashioned, and Jennifer Fisher from JJ's Custom Cakes and Baked Goods contributed to the festive environment as we celebrated the opening of Modern Relics. Justin Johnson Photography captured the day for us, and edited stunning photos to commemorate the event. 

How about that cake showcasing my logo and branding decorated by the lovely Jennifer at JJ's Custom Cakes and Baked Goods?!? She's ready for her close-up....

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the event planners and florists that designed and styled a few of our lounges for the Pop-Up Launch. Shannon Wellington from Bottle Pop Party Company dreamt up a "wild" baby shower theme using our Diego Equipale Collection, along with our rustic Regan Crates and tipi. Fresh Designs Florist provided lush and neutral florals to enhance the space. And check out the dream catcher by the talented Lexi Eveleth at Everlaser. No. Words. 

The beautiful Arielle of Arielle Fera Events designed a romantic French Country inspired lounge using our Elsa Sofa and Chair, The Daisy Cart, Coco Dress Form, and Vivienne Cocktail Table. Kate Farley Design created lush arrangements to complete the lavish space. 

Last, but nevereverever least...Jess Cummings and Veronica Malik from We Are Wildflowers created a bright and vibrant bohemian lounge with our Wicker Collection and assortment of our brass vases and vessels. 

Zinnias and scabiosa casually cascading down our Peacock Chair and from that handmade branch wall-hanging fashioned just the right boho vibe. 

I'm eternally grateful for these stylists that helped see my vision to fruition. Not only did they create gorgeous lounges with my inventory, but there were many pieces of the puzzle they helped with behind the scenes, as well. Their generosity humbles me. Their talent inspires me.

I hope those last three images left you wanting more. Because I aim to give it to you. In the near future. Stay tuned for details on the lounges and the talented creatives behind them on future posts. 


Tag: Philadelphia, New Business, Small Business, Event Rentals, Vintage Rentals, Pop-Up Launch Party, West Chester, Modern Relics

Ladies and Gentlemen...Modern Relics

Well, hello there. Welcome to my shiny, brand new company. And logo. And blog. While shiny and new accurately depicts the company, aged and venerable best describes the goods.

One might say I've "curated an eclectic collection of furnishings and decor pieces from around the globe from yesteryear to modern times." But that one sounds a little pretentious. More honestly, one might say that I've "found some ridiculously cool stuff — (insert one or more of the following here) at an auction; on craigslist; on the side of the road — that I couldn't pass up!" And that that cool stuff has a history. But even cooler, it has a future.

Like, as a guest at your wedding. Or your grandmom's 75th birthday party. Or your firstborn's baby shower. And that's how we get from this being about me, to this being about you. Explore the new site. Click through the gallery photos. Peruse the inventory. And let me know what speaks to you.