Wrapping Up July

money shot You gotta love North Carolina summer weather! As set up for POP-UP Sunday’s July RePeat got under way, the rain forecast went from 20% to 100%, ridiculously quick. Set up took a mandatory break for mother nature and the afternoon rewarded us with cooler than expected temperatures and lots of eager shoppers. Local media outlets came by and interviewed some artists and vintage dealers about the POP-UP scene in Raleigh. This is a turning point for POP-UP Sunday. Operating on a shoestring budget and helping our local community can be challenging. Word-of-mouth and press are the best advertising for small, local events like POP-UP Sunday. Thank you RA Jeffreys and Lonerider for quenching our thirst. Thank you Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore for being the ultimate recyclers. Thank you Chick-N-Que for feeding our bellies. Thank you vendors and artists for being amazing. Last but not least, a BIG thanks to all the shoppers and visitors for deciding to shop and have fun with us each month. We raised over $400 for Habitat for Humanity’s Wake ReStore and will be continuing to add to that until the next POP-UP Sunday event, August 24th.

Thanks Raleigh. We are humbled by your generosity.

kids jarshawks boothAnne Terry

Lucy2sUp a Tree, Cup a TeaCockamamieOak Cityisle of tentsjay and ChickThe contained FarmerSarah Coffey DesignsGrimm vintageVignette

Habitat for Humanity’s Wake ReStore

very pretty window art (2)We are thrilled about the return of Habitat for Humanity’s Wake ReStore as July’s charitable partner. They provides employment, affordable building materials and outreach for various groups and families.  Recycling, helping the community and having fun make Wake ReStore the perfect choice for POP-UP Sunday’s Fun & Fundraising campaign.

Lucy2s

Lucy2s red headband

Meredith Cantrell is the creative force behind Lucy2s. Her use, and reuse, of vintage, reclaimed fabrics is inspiring. For more information about how she is making a big difference in our community, check out her online shop here and make sure you stop by her booth this weekend at POP-UP Sunday!

July 27th POP-UP Sunday RePeat

edited pic for blogHere at POP-UP Sunday headquarters we are thrilled to announce the first ever RePeat. Since we started this community event, we have planned each one with fingers crossed and anxiety about the weather. We have never canceled. Not even shut down early….until March 2014. Freezing temperatures and hard rain rolled in and we ran for cover with promises of making it right with all the vendors and charitable partners. Well, that day has come. We are bringing back Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore and Lonerider beer this month for the first every POP-UP Sunday RePeat with ReStore and RePackaged, canned Lonerider beer. Our vendor spots are booked solid-that’s right, not an inch of space left for one more vintage collection or artist. We are anticipating some local media coverage in July so gussy up and come to the best, local, vintage market around. We are proud to be part of the change in our community and hope you will come try a tasty beer, eat from a truck and shop from local vintage vendors, shops and artists on July 27th! Fun starts at noon.

Fun & Fundraising

The Green Chair jarWOW….we continue to be humbled by how big this little event keeps getting. Albeit we didn’t break any records in attendance or beers drank due to the forecast of scattered showers, but this POP-UP Sunday was one of the best yet. The rain managed to dance all around downtown Raleigh-never dropping more than a brief, fine mist. The temperature stayed on the cooler side for June and the clouds acted as a nice filter for the sun. It was the perfect summer day and we are so happy the community got a chance to relax, shop and gather around delicious food and yummy Green Man beer.

The Green Chair Project raised money through vintage, recycled glassware sales and Wild@Art kept the small crafters busy with a chair painting project-tiny green chairs, of course. Additionally, the beer tent added $286 in donations from everyone that tried a refreshing Green Man Beer.

Thanks to all our sponsors, vendors and the community for helping kick off summer with a day of fun and fundraising. We look forward to seeing everyone July 27th, same time and place!

Green chairsisle of shoppersMy Vintage GemsPS and Record KrateRusted Rootsfrom the street

Vintage Clothing at POP-UP Sunday

Sankofa vintage print dress

POP-UP Sunday has become one of the best places to shop for vintage and recycled clothing. Over the past year we have gathered an impressive collection of local artists and designers with fresh rotating collections such as Sankofa Vintage Boutique, QuirkyGrrrl, Rumors of Chapel Hill, Galatea, My Vintage Gems and many more. The shopping experience has changed and these fresh, creative businesses have been a driving force. An entire, full service boutique (including a dressing rooms) in a 10 foot, square space? Why, YES-Each month at POP-UP Sunday in downtown Raleigh. The next event is this Sunday, June 22nd, noon til 5:00 pm.