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Our local OMG

I know I know – Javi and I keep going on and on about our neighborhood and how awesome it is but really, I do think we uncovered the coolest corner of Nashville when we moved to South Inglewood. Maybe it wasn’t always Nashville’s best kept secret, but now that Riverside Village is realizing its full potential South Inglewood really has it all. The icing on the cake for me is a relatively new vintage/hand-made/refurbished stuff haven next to the Village Pub called Old Made Good (OMG!). They opened literally a week or two after we moved into our house and it’s just a short 8-10 minute walk away. Shortly after my first visit I “friended” them on facebook and now every day my news feed is full of updates from the witty women who own the shop, Kate and Ashley. They always have a “today’s thought” photo with a quote – which can be slightly vulgar (never a problem for me, but just a warning!) but is usually funny and / or right on point. They also put together the cutest outfits from new clothing items that come into their shop, take a photo of the outfit (down to the every accessory) and post it on facebook – more than once I’ve seen something in a photo they post that I’ve wanted and as soon as I think I’ll go try it on, they announce it’s already sold. Si..si… – Javi y yo seguimos hablando sobre nuestro vecindario y lo genial que es pero la verdad es que en verdad pienso que descubrimos el rincon de Nashville mas bakan cuando nos mudamos a South Inglewood. Tal vez no fue siempre el secreto mejor guardado de Nashville, pero ahora que Riverside Village esta aumentando su potencial South Inglewood lo tiene todo. La guinda de la torta para mi es una tienda de antiguedades / cosas usadas / cosas actualizadas relativamente nueva al lado del Village Pub llamada Old Made Good (OMG!). Abrieron la tienda una o dos semanas despues que nosotros nos mudamos a nuestra casa y esta a mas o menos 10 minutos caminando. Luego de mi primera visita los agregue a Facebook y ahora cada dia puedo ver la cosas nuevas que tienen en la tienda estas dos mujeres muy talentosas, Kate y Ashley. Siempre tienen un “pensamiento del dia” y una cita – las cuales pueden ser vulgar (nunca un problema para mi, pero es una advertencia) pero usualmente divertida y al grano. Tambien siempre hacen tenidas muy bonitas con la ropa que les llega, sacan fotos de todos los accesorios y los ponen en Facebook – mas de una vez he visto algo en las fotos que me llama la atencion y cuando pienso en ir a comprarlo ya lo han vendido.
Today's thought - August 9
That brings me to an important point – everything in the store is one-of-a-kind, so if you decide you like something, you better get it before someone else does. A week ago they posted a few needlepoints that one of the ladies in the shop made and the caption of the photo said “not your grandma’s needlepoint” – and right away I knew I had to have the top one (pictured below). I immediately wrote them a message on facebook and asked them to post it online so I could purchase it – I would have been so sad if someone scooped it up before I could! Good news for these particular items, in case anyone wants one – if they sell out of their “Naughty Needlepoints,” you can order them custom (at least with the phrase you want, I’m guessing) from the shop. The owners make jewelry, spruce up items like clutches (see the one I bought below – they added the cute decor on the top) and refinish furniture in a way that makes you look at it and say “dammit why didn’t I think of that?!” – but that’s the genius of this shop – they do the thinking / creative work for you, and you get to enjoy it when you bring it home. I love to refinish furniture, but I rarely have the time for it now like I did when I was in college moving into my first off-campus house and refinishing all of the dressers I grew up with. They find in-cre-di-ble pieces of furniture and make them 100x more amazing than you ever imagined they could look (a case in point). It’s the same with the clothes – if you have time to go to yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops to look for hours and find the gems, that’s great…but OMG makes it their job to find the items that you dream about and keeps them all in one place for you. Eso me lleva a un punto importante – todo en la tienda es unico, asi que si te gusta algo, mejor que lo compres antes que alguien te lo gane. Una semana atras postearon unos bordados que una de las senoritas en la tienda hizo, con la nota que decia “no el tipico bordado de tu abuela” – y de inmediato supe que tenia que comprar el de arriba. Las mande un mensaje en Facebook rapidamente y les pedi que lo pusieran en la tienda virtual para poder compralo – hubiese sido triste si alguien lo compraba antes que yo! Buenas noticias para estos objetos, en caso que alguien quiera unosi se agotan , puedes pedir que hagan uno (con la frase que quieras) en la tienda. Las duenas hacen joyas, decoran cosas como carteras o billeteras (vean la foto abajo – ellas agregaron la decoracion encima) y tambien adornan muebles de formas que te hacen pensar “rayos! porque yo no pense en eso!?. Pero eso es lo genial de esta tienda, tienen mucha creatividad y hacen un muy buen trabajo para que tu tengas estas cosas y las puedas disfrutar en casa. Me encanta decorar muebles, pero raramente tengo tiempo para hacerlo como lo hice cuando estaba en la universidad y me mude a mi primera casa fuera del campus y decore todos los muebles de mi pieza de cuando era nina. Ellas encuentran muebles geniales y los hacen 100 veces mejor de lo que te pudieras inmaginar (aqui un ejemplo). Es lo mismo con ropa – si tienes tiempo de ir a ventas de garage, feria de las pulgas y tiendas de segunda mano por horas para encontar estas gemas, bien…pero OMG hace todo el trabajo por ti y junta todo en un solo lugar.
My new needlepoint up in my office at home

You can find Old Made Good by clicking on the following links:

Pueden encontrar Old Made Good en los siguientes links:

facebook page (you have to friend them – it’s not a fan page)

Pagina de Facebook (tienes que hacerte amigos – no es una pagina de fans)

online store (just opened!! for all you out-of-towners, or “must-have-its” like me)

Tienda virtual (recien abrio!! para aquello que viven fuera de la ciudad, o articulos que necesitas comprar YA!)

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One last point – with the holidays coming up and the economy staying down, it’s really important to shop local. Old Made Good has everything creative / vintage / handmade / once-loved – for men and women – that you could possibly want for Christmas presents. If you’re having trouble thinking of gifts, stop by their shop and check out the options – I guarantee you’ll find something! Happy shopping! Un ultimo punto – con las fiestas por venir y la economia como esta, es muy importante que compren en tiendas locales. Old Made Good tiene cosas creativas / antiguas / hechas a mano / de segunda mano – para hombres y mujeres – que pueden querer para Navidad como regalos. Si tienen problemas en encontrar regalos, pasen a la tienda y vean las opciones que les ofrecen – les garantizo que encontraran algo! Pasenlo bien de compras!

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