With one successful KalamazooKitty Mini Market under our belts, I am now able to blog about it and clear up any confusion. The Mini Market, previously called The Marketplace, has undergone some changes. Aside from the name change, we also changed the location.
Now housed at the KalamazooKitty West Main parking lot, it offers shoppers a day of hunting inside and out! The store was open during regular business hours, 10-6, as well as the other KalamazooKitty location on Portage Rd. Many eager shoppers spent the day browsing through the outdoor booths, grabbing a bite to eat from the food vendors, and then taking a spin through both locations! Now that made for one fun day of shopping! The last change made to the Marketplace was the most significant of all the changes...the price of admission. Now a FREE event, shoppers can spend their money on goodies and treasures, rather than an entrance fee (who doesn't love FREE?!). WOOHOO!!
The second Mini Market is right around the corner...July 29, 2017! Mark your calendar and remember that the outdoor booths open at 9am for all you early birds out there looking for the best worm! We are connected to the Walmart parking lot for easy access to the outdoor booths. Walmart has graciously allowed us the use of their lot for these Mini Markets, so please thank them by shopping at Walmart before you head home for the day. Park at Walmart,
then walk toward the back of Walmart until you see our entrance. It is fast and easy, and eliminates the need to walk along West Main and 9th Street! So now you know what has changed, and where to park, the next question is what to expect. With markets popping up all over the place, most savvy shoppers know what to expect and what exactly they are looking for!
So to keep up with the trends, Pinterest (of course) and my savvy shoppers, we are bringing you a huge variety of everything for your home AND your body. Not only will the lucky pickers and hunters find a rare treasure or antique, they will also find painted furniture, rustic and vintage decor, signs and plants. Not shopping for your home?
We will also showcase local t-shirts,
boho style clothing, jewelry, soap, hats, bags and more! All that great shopping is making me hungry just thinking about it! You will surely be tempted with tasty treats and snacks, as well as incredible sandwiches and many more food truck goodies galore! In the event of rain, the show will go on! That is where the beauty of having the store onsite is ideal. Step out of the rain, or sun, into a shop full of unique treasures and furniture just waiting for the right person to take them home! KalamazooKitty offers a huge variety of items for the home that fit any style of living. You will be sure to find the perfect piece for your home, perfect shirt for you or perfect gift for that wedding or party coming up this summer. Enough said...see you on July 29th @ 9am sharp !
This is from Kalamazoo...to you!
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
|Salvage Trim Wall|
|Family Room w/Chippy Buffet|
|Family Room "Wall Unit"|
A new sectional, lamps and rug serve as the "weight" of this room, while a 3-piece wall unit holds the ever-so-coveted TV on the opposing wall. This 3-piece "unit" is actually three individual, non-matching pieces of furniture, all painted with chalk paint, distressed and waxed alike. The buffet in the center belonged to the homeowners and the two mismatched bookcases came from KalamazooKitty.
|Family Room Listening Chair|
|Back Family Room|
|Painted Brick Fireplace|
|Salvage Trim Headboard|
This is from Kalamazoo...to you!
Thursday, July 21, 2016
|KalamazooKitty Marketplace May Day|
It is hard to know where to begin to recap the day because so many wonderful things happened, so let's start with the facts:
*Over 100 awesome, hand-picked booths filled with vintage items, painted furniture, signs & art, boho clothing, salvage and so on and so on!
*9 local food trucks/vendors set up before the gates opened with everything from hot coffee to made-to-order omelettes! Did you get one of those omelettes? They were the talk of the day!
*Vintage campers....glampers! Wow were those cute...
*Kalamazoo Speedway on Ravine Rd.
*Sunday, May 1, 2016, 10-3
*UPCOMING: Sunday, October 16, 2016
*To bring local shops & food trucks to one place in Kalamazoo for an incredible day of shopping!
*To showcase local vendors and beyond...
*To give Kalamazoo a shopping experience that cannot be found anywhere else.
*Almost 6000 shoppers attended this event, with the majority of them being Pre-Sale ticketholders!
*Mothers, sisters, friends. Husbands, wives, coworkers. Neighbors, cousins, daughters. Pickers, collectors, makers. Me, you and everyone else!
So in preparation of the upcoming KalamazooKitty Marketplace, I would like to reflect back on some great memories that were captured by Butterfly Girl Photography on May 1st.
|The Marketplace Team|
|2 Travelin' Sisters|
|Best of Show Award!|
|Coffee Rescue Warms the Crowd|
Have you ever seen anything so cute?! This camper was adorable inside and out! A growing trend in America right now is the remodeling of vintage campers into something fabulous...a glamper! Don't need a camper, but you need vintage camping gear?... Look here! Coolers, chairs, cookware, etc. Look for more vintage campers at the Fall Marketplace and make sure you ask to peek inside or you will miss the best part!
|Please and Thank you!|
When: Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 10-3
(Pre-sale ticketholders get in at 9:45 for early-bird shopping!)
Where: Kalamazoo Speedway at 7656 Ravine Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Who: 100+ hand-picked booths, local food trucks, local shops, vintage campers & a musician.
Pre-Sale Tickets are available at both KalamazooKitty locations starting on August 2, 2016.
Tickets are also available at the gates on Marketplace Day!
UPDATE: The Marketplace has changed! Now called the KalamaozooKitty Mini Market, it is held at the KalamazooKitty West Main location @ 6883 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.
2017 Dates: Apr. 29, July 29 & Oct.7
This is from Kalamazoo... to you!
Monday, April 11, 2016
|Exterior of Staged Home|
|Family Room BEFORE|
|Family Room AFTER|
|Living Room BEFORE|
|Living Room AFTER|
|Lower Level AFTER|
|Lower Level BEFORE|
NOTE: These are NOT the professional photos that were used for the listing! These were just my quick pics I took for my own use. To view the entire home photos, please visit my website.
Interested in purchasing this home? Please contact Phil for the address to view the professional photos online.
This is from Kalamazoo...to you!