Social Bliss Events, an event planning boutique specializing in bachelorette parties, planned an intimate shopping experience for a lovely (and stylish) group of ladies to check out a local jewelry boutique. With over twelve years of city living, Sarah knows how to curate a weekend agenda full of hidden gems with a sprinkle of tourist hot spots for the perfect bachelorette weekend. Even as a five-year Nashvillian, Sarah introduced me to Green Hills’ newest gem, Ex Voto Vintage.
It’s not only the bargains of Goodwill that makes my heart skip a beat, but also the stories the clothing once told. I believe every item I purchase had a life before me and will continue to have a life after me. Though Ex Voto Vintage’s Nashville showroom opened a short six months ago, Elizabeth Adams’ story began over seven years ago. After the tragic loss of her three year old daughter to brain cancer, Adams began to experiment with repurposing medallions and lockets. She recreated the story for these neglected and broken items, crafting beauty from the ashes. Her beautiful repurposed pieces now live on and become a part of someone else’s story.
Blessing Cuff Bracelet (personal favorite! )
The 2011 Golden Globes gift bag contained Ex Voto Vintage pieces. Octavia Spencer, Debra Messing, Sadie Robertson, Sarah Drew, and Mayim Bialik have all donned Adams’ unique pieces. Find your unique piece online or in one of three showrooms. The Nashville showroom is located at 2209 Bandywood Drive in Green Hills with locations in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama. A portion of all sales is donated to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research.
This blog has become an important part of my story. Goldwill Digger began during a tough chapter in my life. Not to get all drunk girl in the bathroom that spills her life story with no prompting, BUT the opportunities I’ve experienced, the people I’ve met, and the support I’ve received as a result of this vision have far exceeded any of my expectations. So thank you for each like, share, or comment for helping me steer my story to intersect with my dreams!
What have you repurposed in your life to become a part of your story – a DIY Goodwill dresser or a life speed bump? Leave me a comment below.
Photos // BlueGenes Photography
Jewelry // Ex Voto Vintage
Deidre // Left to Write
Holly // Life and Lip Gloss
Natalie // NattyLinn