Shelter Vintage

Shelter Vintage has come to Sparta to provide an exceptional assortment of vintage, new, and retro home furnishings, jewelry, art, accessories, and gifts for all occasions.  As many of our products are one-of-a-kind, we can only share a small sample on this site of what we offer.

Tick...Tock...Summer's ending!

Hello Shelter Followers!

Dare I say that another summer is winding down...To lift the spirits of our loyal followers, we have some summer sales throughout the store!

Check out our scarves and select Turkish-T's on sale!

Check out our scarves and select Turkish-T's on sale!

Tons of variety with our trendy bracelets!

Tons of variety with our trendy bracelets!

Bags, bags and bags that can easily hold everything into the next season :)

Bags, bags and bags that can easily hold everything into the next season :)

Comfy, must-have tie-dyed hairbands and bracelets!

Comfy, must-have tie-dyed hairbands and bracelets!

With Labor Day approaching, come check out some of our newest Beekman 1802 products to inspire some BBQ recipes as we bring in another  Autumn! From Manhattan to the country, their story is an uplifting one. You'll notice on their label, it says "mortgage lifter," this is because 25% of their profits goes into helping small, American farms! Again, their story is worth reading and we have signed copies of their memoir right at Shelter!

 

From city mice to country men, the two who started it all!

From city mice to country men, the two who started it all!

Some of the collection right at Shelter.

Some of the collection right at Shelter.

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Signed copies available!

Signed copies available!

Just a bonus picture of our beautiful plaza :)

Just a bonus picture of our beautiful plaza :)

Shelter Goes Abroad Recap!

Hello shelter followers!

Amber here, Shelter Vintage's official abroad blogger. I've been documenting all the art, living and quirks of the different cities I have been traveling through for 30 days! So far I've been to London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Lucerne.  Regardless of their boarders, these cities manage to have individualism while maintaining many similarities. These commonalities include their street markets, street art and street performers. Art isn't just in the historical museums throughout these countries, it's living and breathing around you as soon as you step outside your door. I'm just over half way through my journey and more city specific blogs can be found at www.sheltervintage.com! For now here's a mini recap of these observations embodied in some candid pictures, enjoy!

Heidelberg, Germany! Right at the end of this picturesque street was a live band and packed biergarten along the river!

Heidelberg, Germany! Right at the end of this picturesque street was a live band and packed biergarten along the river!

Breath-taking Bath, one of the coolest villages ever!

Breath-taking Bath, one of the coolest villages ever!

The view from our room. Just showing our quaint, village street in Switzerland! 

The view from our room. Just showing our quaint, village street in Switzerland! 

A little neighborhood nook within the big city of London. 

A little neighborhood nook within the big city of London. 

Lunch stop in Brussels, Belgium. A side street filled with options!

Lunch stop in Brussels, Belgium. A side street filled with options!

Along the Seine River in Paris, artwork for sale.

Along the Seine River in Paris, artwork for sale.

One of the many outdoor markets in Amsterdam! You can see the iconic canal homes in the background!

One of the many outdoor markets in Amsterdam! You can see the iconic canal homes in the background!

Street Art: London and Paris

European Bohemia and art are native to these thriving cities. Down every nook and cranny there are expressions of all mediums and depictions. You don't know when these pieces of art were created, who the artist is or why they chose that piece. You're surrounded by inspiration when you open your eyes to the art around you. London is an incredible hybrid city combining historical with modern. You can see the contrast with their old architecture as the back drop for original art. As for Paris, most of the images I took were from the more taboo parts of the city, places where nighttime is when the occupant souls thrive and is home to the infamous moulin rouge. Take a look at some of the images I have captured on the go this past week and maybe open your minds and eyes to the art around your neighborhoods.

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Take the quiz, find your Thyme!

So many companies have so many scents for body lotions, body washes, hand lotions and hand washes it can be an overwhelming mix-and-match game where you’re left hoping the smells combine nicely. More often than not, I end up smelling like a musky flower or a tangy vanilla…avoid my problem and take this quiz! Thymes Fragrance has multiple collections of lotions and soaps to reinvent your everyday and we have all those featured here at Shelter! Shelter Vintage in Sparta carries the following scents in candles, body and hand lotions, body and hand washes, and hand creams. Below are 7 simple questions for us to help guide you toward which scent fits you best!

Sunday mornings are best spent…

a.)    Taking a long run

b.)    In bed being lazy with your significant other

c.)    A relaxing walk by the ocean side

d.)   Quiet porch swing with a coffee

e.)    Hiking to your favorite peak

It’s Monday morning, you get yourself ready to take on the day by…

a.)    A heart pumping aerobics class

b.)    Calming bubble bath to prepare for the week

c.)    Kayaking along the shoreline

d.)   Yoga in the dry sun

e.)    Meditating in your favorite space

f.)     Enjoying the smells of the outdoors on your deck having breakfast

Tuesday comes around, and you’re a bit overwhelmed with your workload. You calm your mind by…

a.)    Hitting the gym to sweat it out

b.)    Getting a massage

c.)    Playing in the waves of the ocean

d.)   Laying out in a lawn chair and let the warm sun relax you

e.)    A 90 in bikram yoga class

f.)     Venturing into the great outdoors to take in all the smells and sounds

It’s finally Wednesday, the middle of the week; you’re in need of a mental break. You get it by…

a.)    Trying a new workout class at your gym

b.)    A night out with your significant other

c.)    A run on the beach

d.)   Talking a walk with your friends through town

e.)    Having a glass of wine, putting on classical music and cooking a nice dinner

f.)     Mountain biking a local trail

Thursday comes around and the weekend is almost here, you can taste it…you make yourself ________ for lunch.

a.)    A citrus smoothie

b.)    A salad with fresh strawberries and Clementines

c.)    Sushi

d.)   Pad Thai

e.)    Cucumber soup

f.)     Pesto filled mushrooms

TGIF! Friday is here! Time to loosen up and go out. You go to the bar and order…

a.)    A Lemon Drop

b.)    A glass of red wine

c.)    A margarita

d.)   Firefly vodka with iced tea

e.)    A White Russian

f.)     A microbrew

Saturday morning you wake up a little under the weather from the night before, but you and the crew have tons to do…

a.)    A group spin-a-thon fundraiser

b.)    Starting your rose garden

c.)    Games on the beach with your friends and family

d.)   BBQ with your loved ones

e.)    Meet with your book club

f.)     Hit the slopes

ANSWER KEY:

 (Descriptions from http://www.thymes.com/)

Mostly A’s- You’re a energizing person, Eucalyptus is for you! “Stimulating without being overpowering, Eucalyptus is a scent that not only energizes, but leaves you ready to take on the day with warmth and vitality. Fresh, crisp notes of eucalyptus are surrounded by a bright citrus halo of Italian lemon, lime and bergamot. Trailing close behind are green florals and lemongrass, floating on a bed of herbaceous rosewood and fir.”  

Mostly A’s- You’re a energizing person, Eucalyptus is for you!

“Stimulating without being overpowering, Eucalyptus is a scent that not only energizes, but leaves you ready to take on the day with warmth and vitality. Fresh, crisp notes of eucalyptus are surrounded by a bright citrus halo of Italian lemon, lime and bergamot. Trailing close behind are green florals and lemongrass, floating on a bed of herbaceous rosewood and fir.”

 

Mostly B’s- You’re a romantic and playful person, Kimona Rose is for you! “Kimono Rose® is a modern floral collection that revels in true feminine sophistication. Sheer and romantic, its vital essence is at turns playful and passionate, a fragrant dance that glides easily from day to evening. Effervescent clementine and voluptuous cassis tumble together on a creamy bed of satiny rose, white peony and jasmine petals. A gentle kiss of vanilla leaves a sheer, sensuous finish.”  

Mostly B’s- You’re a romantic and playful person, Kimona Rose is for you!

“Kimono Rose® is a modern floral collection that revels in true feminine sophistication. Sheer and romantic, its vital essence is at turns playful and passionate, a fragrant dance that glides easily from day to evening. Effervescent clementine and voluptuous cassis tumble together on a creamy bed of satiny rose, white peony and jasmine petals. A gentle kiss of vanilla leaves a sheer, sensuous finish.”

 

Mostly C’s- You’re a beach bum, Azur is for you! “Based on the scientific fact that our bodies share the same composition of elements as the ocean, Azur® restores with a complex blend of sea herbs, minerals and vitamins. A gentle marine breeze of white tea with accents of white pepper and moist water lily. Glistening above are balmy jasmine blossoms, fruity bergamot and fresh green herbs. A comforting undercurrent of sweet amber, vanilla and crystalline musk adds depth.”  

Mostly C’s- You’re a beach bum, Azur is for you!

“Based on the scientific fact that our bodies share the same composition of elements as the ocean, Azur® restores with a complex blend of sea herbs, minerals and vitamins. A gentle marine breeze of white tea with accents of white pepper and moist water lily. Glistening above are balmy jasmine blossoms, fruity bergamot and fresh green herbs. A comforting undercurrent of sweet amber, vanilla and crystalline musk adds depth.”

 

Most D’s-You’re a resilient person, Agave Nectar is for you! “Agave Nectar® is an oasis for your skin, tapping the resilience of the desert to awaken your skin’s ability to thrive. Agave nectar, cocooned within the quenching agave plant, forms a warm, honeyed base note. Above, layers of ruby red grapefruit, delicate lemon blossom and tangy guava pulse with refreshing citrus, radiating a bright, cheerful optimism. And soothing aloe leaf and subtle crystalline musk deliver a clean, fresh finish.”  

Most D’s-You’re a resilient person, Agave Nectar is for you!

“Agave Nectar® is an oasis for your skin, tapping the resilience of the desert to awaken your skin’s ability to thrive. Agave nectar, cocooned within the quenching agave plant, forms a warm, honeyed base note. Above, layers of ruby red grapefruit, delicate lemon blossom and tangy guava pulse with refreshing citrus, radiating a bright, cheerful optimism. And soothing aloe leaf and subtle crystalline musk deliver a clean, fresh finish.”

 

Mostly E’s-You’re a calm and focused person, Lotus Santal is for you! “Lotus Santal is a lulling hush that smoothes the rhythms of the day, embracing you in a silence that grounds, calms, focuses. Lotus blossom, a symbol of peace and enlightenment, calms your skin while amaranth seed restores smoothness and turmeric helps purify. Hand-touched embellishments and a tempting tranquil fragrance make Lotus Santal a perfect collection to give—or savor. Sultry floral notes of cocoa orchid and red lotus swirl through layers of exotic plum wood, patchouli, and spicy touches of clove bud. Creamy amber and sandalwood create a warm intoxicating finish.”  

Mostly E’s-You’re a calm and focused person, Lotus Santal is for you!

“Lotus Santal is a lulling hush that smoothes the rhythms of the day, embracing you in a silence that grounds, calms, focuses. Lotus blossom, a symbol of peace and enlightenment, calms your skin while amaranth seed restores smoothness and turmeric helps purify. Hand-touched embellishments and a tempting tranquil fragrance make Lotus Santal a perfect collection to give—or savor. Sultry floral notes of cocoa orchid and red lotus swirl through layers of exotic plum wood, patchouli, and spicy touches of clove bud. Creamy amber and sandalwood create a warm intoxicating finish.”

 

Mostly F’s-You’re a rejuvenating, outdoorsy person, Naia is for you! “Naia evokes the clarity and sense of rejuvenation that comes from time spent in nature. Tart yuzu, quenching lychee and tangy lemon pulp shine like noonday sun through clean watery notes of water lily, dewy cyclamen and shimmering bamboo leaves. Fresh-cut herbs add a bright green note, while Hinoki wood and sheer musk forge a warm, affirming finish.”  

Mostly F’s-You’re a rejuvenating, outdoorsy person, Naia is for you!

“Naia evokes the clarity and sense of rejuvenation that comes from time spent in nature. Tart yuzu, quenching lychee and tangy lemon pulp shine like noonday sun through clean watery notes of water lily, dewy cyclamen and shimmering bamboo leaves. Fresh-cut herbs add a bright green note, while Hinoki wood and sheer musk forge a warm, affirming finish.”

 

Stay Tuned! Shelter Blog Goes Abroad!

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Hello Shelter followers, Amber here. In a little less than two weeks, I’ll be jet setting over the Atlantic to explore all over Europe. Some stops include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome and Barcelona just to name a few. As I explore the landmark cities, I’ll be blogging about vintage discoveries and inspiring sights along the way! I’ll be reporting about all the European markets, every hole in the wall shop I plan on stumbling upon and everything in between. Keep your eye out in the next upcoming weeks for Shelter’s Blog Abroad!

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Drive Dad to Drink This Father's Day!

Still looking for something for dad this father’s day? Shelter
has just what you’re looking for! Chic cocktail glasses, rustic bottle openers,
sleek flasks and more! No more neck ties, no more socks, get creative this
Sunday and stop in to see what we have! Our Fishs Eddy glasses have the
cocktail recipes right on the back! The flasks and rustic openers have
unmatched character and individuality. Come on in and check out our collection.
We also have a wide array of heartfelt, hilarious and creative cards that you
can’t find anywhere around! Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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