Artist of the Day: Be Happy - MonkiVintage

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artist bio: We appreciate good design in all forms, and are drawn to the beauty, functionality and patina of well designed vintage furnishings, home goods and decorative objects. We focus mainly on mid-century and Scandinavian modern design, but our constantly changing inventory – sourced from flea markets, estate sales, and thrift and antique shops throughout the northeast – will often include unique industrial, rustic and retro finds as well. At any given time, we may offer vintage wood letterpress type, 60s Polaroid cameras, weathered antler sheds, Pendleton wool blankets, Danish modern tableware, patinaed wood carved folk art, bright Scandinavian enamelware, and much more. We are honored to have been featured in numerous print and online publications, including Apartment Therapy, dwell, Wee Birdy (who included MonkiVintage in its list of the top 10 etsy vintage shops of 2012!!), thrillist, Babble, Southern Weddings Magazine, n.e.e.t. magazine, indiefixx, rafa kids, Kickcan and Conkers, Handmade Charlotte, Lovely Chaos, oh hello friend, handmadeology, back garage, the daily decorator, the Etsy blog and many more!
Today is the last day of summer break. Back to School shopping is all done. It begins again.
Winter is on its way.
I remember a time when I was excited for fall and winter. Now, I dread them. Maybe a little. Maybe a lot.
This year, instead of clicking Wizard of Oz red-sequined heels together and repeating, there's no place like home, there's no place like home, I'll be repeating, be happy, be happy, be happy.
This year instead of huddling inside my house, lamenting the bike trail is covered in snow, lamenting it's pitch dark at 5 P. M., I'll be at the new aquatic center, swimming laps or upstairs on the rowing machine.
This year, Winter and its bone-cold fingers, is not going to get me. And I meant it!

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