Over ten years ago, I was working on my first house. It was my great-grandfather’s farmhouse and when I got it, it was a dump. Seriously. It had been rented out for 15 years, there were literally chickens running in and out of the house, the cabinet floors were rotted through to the ground below and it was also home to an entire extended family of rats. There were also snakes that would randomly make appearances in the middle of the living room floor as well.
That house taught me all of those beginner DIY and decorating skills as well as harder ones that could often bring me to my knees in tears. I screwed up a lot, but I learned a lot. There was also a tin roof there. Even though my style is far different from what it was at that house, I loved design then just as much as I do now. I thought that maybe somewhere down the road, I might open a cute little shop filled with home goods and call it Rain on a Tin Roof.
When I started the blog in 2012, I decided that calling it Rain on a Tin Roof was fitting. It was a nod to all the lessons that house had taught me – lessons that didn’t always consist of power tools and choosing a paint color.
There is no brick and mortar Rain on a Tin Roof yet, nor do I know if there ever will be.
I am beyond excited to announce Rain on a Tin Roof’s first pop-up shop of sorts.
For the last few months, I have been collecting vintage home decor pieces just like the first hunter-gatherers found food to eat. Obviously, I used to be a history teacher. 😉 It has somewhat consumed me a little. While on Spring Break vacation a few weeks ago, I made it a point to seek out all local thrift stores within an hour’s drive of our vacation rental.
I kind of think it was all meant to be because I have found some amazing pieces.
These are just a few of the things I have. There are also mid-century modern coffee tables, lamps, chairs and more that are going to be at our first little shop.
Where and when might you shop?
I’m so glad you asked.
On Saturday, April 22nd from 8am until 4pm EST, I will be set up in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Red Bank Middle School’s Earth Day Festival. There will be various other vendors set up as well and we would love to see your pretty faces there!
Besides all my vintage pieces, I will also have these beauties available…
Be a Freak t-shirts and coozies.
Grunt Labor took the reigns on this project and it’s been in the works for probably over a year now. Needless to say, we are so excited to finally get these babies out into the world! I will have these at the festival, but I realize you guys are all over the world, so I will also be selling these here on my site starting next week!
If you are a Chattanooga local or you want to take a fun little day trip, I would love to see you Saturday, April 22nd!
If you want to be in the know about future pop-up shops, sign up for those email updates here!
Hope to see you soon!