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The parking-lot Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace moved indoors to the Fountains Conference Center for the season, meaning lovers of the retro look can keep clearing space for bargains like these, found in October 2012. Next sale: November 30, 2013. indieartsvintage.blogspot.com.

Swissair travel case: $10

“I’m going to use it as my laptop bag for work.”
—Jan Michael Bennett, art director, Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

 

Cross-stitched artwork: $20

“I’ll hang it in my house. Hopefully. My boyfriend’s never going to let me put this up.”

—Jill Thixton, shop owner, Indianapolis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mannequin: $15

“He’s going in my bedroom. I’m going to hang my scarves, coats, and jewelry on it.”
—Kim Smith, government employee, Geist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970s Schwinn: $120

“I’m going to ride it to my boyfriend’s house. He lives close by.”
—Paige Danner, event planner, downtown (right)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King picture: $10

“My friends have a king-and-queen theme in their house. It’s perfect for them.”
—Jae Park, interior designer, downtown (left)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pair of mid-century chairs: $37.50

“My friend bought these. She’s going to re-cover them.”
—Marlena Woods, paralegal, Pittsboro

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Tony Valainis

This article appeared in the December 2012 issue.

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