CHERYL OHLIN, Urban Cottage Owner
Although my background is in medical sales, my love for vintage & repurposed items started in childhood with my dad who was the ultimate dumpster diver! I love the hunt for unique items and the creative challenge of using them to create rustic elegance and fun design.
My passion is creating an amazing experience for our customers, helping them find items they love, and providing them with a great place to shop. I love putting it all together for that "Wow!" effect, creating an exciting, fresh experience in the store every month.
SHEILA LEITER, Vintage Wears Wares
It is my love of fashion, textiles, color, arts & culture, historical & worldly influences that continues to fuel my on-going adventures around the world & has supported my various careers as a Clothing Designer, Marketing Art Buyer/Manager, Vintage/Antique Dealer, Retail Store Owner and now, Urban Cottage Vendor! My favorite place to dream ~ on a plane, looking out at the clouds.
WILLIAM WEBB, Lucky Bucket Mercantile
I studied sculpture and three dimensional painting at the University of Minnesota. Many of my sculptures were composed of found objects & materials scavenged from roadsides and garage sales. I developed an addiction for collecting and my home soon became my canvas.
Eventually, I established myself within the vintage home decor market. I collaborate and share a space with Sue Sutheimer at Urban Cottage. I am currently in shops in Minneapolis and River Falls, Wisconsin.
As a child I loved going to Aunt Carol's house, which is where I began my love affair with all things vintage. For the last 7 years this passion has been a main source of my livelihood. How lucky I am to spend part of each day doing this thing that brings me indescribable joy. The ability to create new experiences using found or rescued items has become my art therapy. A lifelong environmental activist, I especially love finding items that are useful, well-made and unique and then sending them off to a new home where they will have new value. Anything can be included in my collections, but some of my favorite themes are the Natural World, Industrial, and Mid-Century.
Residential Interior Designer with Augustine Interiors
Urban Cottage In-House Designer.
My love for interiors dates back to my childhood when my mom gave me a perfect box and the Sears and Roebuck's catalog to make a one of a kind dollhouse!
I believe the power of a well designed space can make life better. When it functions the way you need it too and it looks wonderful, all things are better! One of a kind and unique finds can bring to a room not only a great sense of style but a personality and a story.