8.06.2012

Our Artists // Kristen of Moonstruck Vintage


Kristen Marcus of Moonstruck Vintage

Kristen sells an eclectic mix of goods from the 40's, 50's, and 60's.  Her inventory is everchanging, but usually includes cheerful vintage housewares, mid-century fashion accessories, rusty relics with a bit of an industrial edge and refinished furniture finds.




Don't you want to know the stories behind these unique and character-filled pieces?  What were they used for?  Who used them?  Where did they come from?




We asked Kristen what got her into it.  She shares, "since I was a child, I have always been intrigued by things that were old.  I love the character of worn and treasured pieces, the beauty and craftsmanship that was put into everyday items and rescuing bits and pieces of the past.  Turning my passion into a business is a dream come true!"

A cheese-lover at heart, she would like to try her hand at making her own cheese at some point.  WOW - ambitious.  Maybe we'll get some good cheese recipes from Kristen!  If given 5 hours of miraculous free time, she of course would opt to shop for vintage treasures.  No surprise there!

Let's talk vacation - Kristen shares with us that, after a mountain trip last year, North Carolina ranks high up on her list of favorites.  Her dream vacation is to visit Italy.  Can't blame her!

Shopping, anyone?  Maxing out credit cards probably isn't the smartest idea, but in a fantasy world, if she could Kristen admits she "has a weakness for Anthropologie."  A savvy shopper AND (hidden) talented baker - she makes a delicious cheesecake "thanks for my Italian mother's recipe, which she has been perfecting for years!"

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Kristen initially came to Arizona to attend ASU.  She proudly tell us, "after college, while working in Scottsdale, I met and fell head over heels with the love of my life, Eric."  He is also originally from Chicago - so they have bounced back and forth between Illinois and Arizona a few times.

Well, we're happy she's here in the desert and sharing her wonderful Moonstruck Vintage finds with us at Green Table Gifts!

Learn more about Kristen and see her wonderful collection by checking out her Facebook page.

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