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DIY Divination

DIY Divination

DIY Divination By: Quan Tracey Cherry Welcome to my first column for VintageKC. It will reveal itself as something different than the usual excellent offerings of VKC. When you think “Vintage” also envision “Roots,” and think of this as a contemplative column to balance out our attachment to our smartphones and abbreviated human connection. Not more than...
DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner: Winter Touches

DIY Creative Corner Winter touches for your home By: Maggie Bonanomi As soon as December arrives on our doorstep and the year begins its slow slide toward the beginning of another year, it’s time to prepare for the upcoming holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah ,Kwanzaa or just the joys of the winter season. Sometimes I...
Winter Gourmet Glamping

Winter Gourmet Glamping

Gourmet Glamping Words by Lauren Hedenkamp Photos by Sarah Terranova COOKING NOTE: THE GLAMPER MUST BE CONNECTED TO GAS AND POWER TO COMPLETE THE RECIPES. Sarah Terranova Photography, Vintage KC Magazine Embrace the biting winter weather that nips at your nose while lodging in a cozy glamper mini home. ‘Tis the season to indulge, either glamping or at...
DIY: Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles

DIY: Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles

Repurposing Vintage Bits and Baubles By Beth Brubaker A woman that many people considered their mentor and friend passed-away suddenly a few years ago. After family and close friends sorted through her jewelry and chose what they wanted as keepsakes, there remained a pile of vintage costume jewelry that had no home. I decided to...
Hammerspace: A gymnasium for makers

Hammerspace: A gymnasium for makers

Hammerspace A gymnasium for makers   By Melissa Cowan Outside of Hammerspace, two sideby- side buttons read “Doorbell” and “Auto Destruct.” We take our chances, push the left, and “I” alerts the staff of our arrival. I doesn’t draw a paycheck at Hammerspace, she’s not an employee, a member or even human. She’s an Interactive Realtime...
Vintage Cameras

Vintage Cameras

Vintage Cameras A vintage touch to any living space By: Corbin Crable The first vintage camera my father, Greg Crable, bought wasn’t intended to sit on a shelf, unused but appreciated. Nor was it supposed to actually be used to capture and preserve special moments. It was bought with the intention to be used as...
Winter Fashion: Vintage Hats

Winter Fashion: Vintage Hats

Top Things Off By: Calli Green For generations, etiquette and art have been the driving force for headwear. Hats were not only created for uniforms, or to protect from the elements, but were an art form expressing fashion and lifestyle. We like to think we’re embracing that art form, and giving a new look to these...
Local Distillery: Lifted Spirits

Local Distillery: Lifted Spirits

Not Your Daddy’s Whiskey New Crossroads Distillery Crafts Artisanal Spirits in Renovated Stable Words: Rhiannon Ross In the late 19th century, at 17th and Cherry Streets, the yeasty aroma of bread rising from the corner bakery permeated the pre-dawn air and mingled with the pungent odor of delivery horses waiting in the two-story, red-brick stable across...
Vintage Dining: Henry's Tea Room

Vintage Dining: Henry’s Tea Room

Henry’s Tea Room The magic of yesteryear at Henry’s Tearoom Words: Rhiannon Ross When I was five years old, I’d skip around the perimeter of my Grandma Nora’s tiny house in southwest Missouri, bellowing: I’m late, I’m late for A very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late....
Local Farm Tables

Local Farm Tables

From Barn Wood to Farm Table A look into local farm table makers By Calli Green Maybe you’ve seen them — at Greenwood Mercantile or As Time Goes By in Greenwood, MO or Good Ju Ju or Hickory Dickory in the West Bottoms — or maybe not. The “not” could be because these old barn wood Farm Tables by...
DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over

Dustin’s DIY: Coffee Table Do-Over From outdated and drab to a handmade statement in your living room By Dustin Bates Habitat Kansas City ReStore recently had these decades-old coffee tables for sale. I snagged one because beneath all that honey stain, rounded edges and grime, I knew it still had some life left in it.  ...
DIY: Candy Crafts

DIY: Candy Crafts

Tricky Treats Our creative people take on the trend of the season My husband and I were inspired by our vintage plastic pumpkin collection and classic candy corn when making these easy and fun candy garlands. To make our wrapped candy garland, we used bath tissue and paper towel rolls cut to the same size...
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