home sweet home.

After an exciting, eye-opening, and beautiful year of pop-ups throughout Central New York, maeflowers vintage is proud to announce the opening of it's first retail location at 114 North Lowell Avenue on Syracuse historic Tipperary Hill neighborhood.

Since maeflowers has never been known to be your "typical" shopping experience, it is keeping with the trend of new and different by sharing a charming 1920’s house with Syracuse Theraputeic Yoga and Dr. Kelly Richards, private practice therapy. Sharing a space with a yogi and a therapist just feels like a natural progression for maeflowers and it ties together the core of what the business stands for; supporting local business, surrounding oneself with inspiring and strong people, and that shopping is a celebration of YOU. 

Initially maeflowers hours are by appointment only monday thru friday and regular walk-in shopping (open to public) on Saturday’s from 11am to 3pm starting November 29th, in honor of Small Business Saturday. 

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behind the scenes…

take a talented {and DARLING} photographer, mix in some of my favorite maeflowers frocks, add a splash of champagne and set the table for the first ever maeflowers lookbook.

the lovely rachel liz of rachel liz photography had the brilliant idea of shooting maeflowers in its natural habitat, my home. the idea was to highlight the dresses as well as give my shoppers a little background into who i am and what maeflowers is all about.

when i buy vintage i like to picture where she is going to wear it to. for some reason the majority of my made up shoppers are usually wearing their new finds to brunch.

this is how the theme of brunch made it into part one of the lookbook. i wanted to keep it simple + sweet, mix + matchy, modern + whimsical, and filled with the things i love and that make maeflowers what it is… 

hope you enjoy the lookbook as much as i enjoyed making it. 

 

abe (the official maeflowers mascot) laying around while the ladies get ready

abe (the official maeflowers mascot) laying around while the ladies get ready

maeflowers vintage dresses lined up waiting to be worn. shop them  here  .

maeflowers vintage dresses lined up waiting to be worn. shop them here.

the lovely and talented julianna pastel touching up the gorgeous shannon costello. 

the lovely and talented julianna pastel touching up the gorgeous shannon costello. 

don't forget to add shoes and a handbag! 

don't forget to add shoes and a handbag! 

 



spring pop-up event + diy details

Thank you to all the shoppers for coming out to Cafe at 407 in Liverpool this past Saturday for the first maeflowers vintage pop-up event of the season! It was a wonderful day of floral prints, coral hues, and lovely ladies snagging some incredible pieces (that I wish I could have kept for myself!) I'm already dreaming of the next event. 

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For those of you who asked about the paper mobiles {hanging from the ceiling} please see below for tutorial. 

DIY paper mobiles 

These took about 10 minutes to make and require minimal sewing skills. The perfect project for a no fuss, yet dynamic decoration. 

Things you will need:

-sewing machine

-strips of paper, I used paper stock from Hobby Lobby that came in pre-cut strips of medium weight stock for about $6 a pack. One pack makes 4-6 mobiles depending on desired length. I recommend buying the pre-cut strips in the pack, this will save you a significant amount of time and they are guaranteed to be the same size and more importantly straighter than if you cut them yourself. 

Step 1: 

Line up strips in the order you want them to fall. I chose ombre (because I can't enough of it) but feel free to mix it up! I used anywhere from 12-18 strips for each mobile. You might want to go shorter if you are planning on hanging them over a seating area. 

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Step 2: 

Stack the papers in the order you want so you can quickly access them while you're at your sewing machine. Simply feed the strips through the machine one at a time keeping them equal distance apart and as lined up as possible. Do not worry if some skew and they are not perfectly spaced. This design is very forgiving and it's hard to spot mistakes. Make sure to leave a long enough string on either side so you have something to hang the mobiles with, about 12".     (Click on below to see multiple shots.)                                                                                                                                          

Step 3:

Hang and enjoy! We used butterfly clips on the drop ceiling, but artist tape will work if you are hanging from plaster ceiling. Also, the bottom strip will curl up slightly -- so If you do not like the look of it you can attach fishing sinkers from the bottom strip. This will weigh it down and straighten it out. 

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