Meet Your Maker: Emily of Miss Molly Vintage

Meet Your Maker: Emily of Miss Molly Vintage

Meet Your Maker: Emily of Miss Molly Vintage


How did you start Miss Molly Vintage?

I started by helping out with Street Scene’s booths at Feather your Nest Antiques while I was working at Street Scene (a local vintage shop) during college.  Street Scene asked if my mom and I would like to take over on of the booths and we excitedly agreed. We started our own small booth and I came up with the name Miss Molly Vintage, named after our precious family dog, Molly, who we had for 18 years.

Is Miss Molly Vintage a hobby or a full-time gig for you?

It started as a hobby and is now a full-time gig as of last January.  After a full year of doing this full-time, I cannot imagine it any other way!  I love the flexibility to be creative and hands on with every part of the business.


[ Photo from Miss Molly Vintage dot come ]

What’s your short-term plan for Miss Molly?

I would love to eventually have a small shop somewhere in Lexington but I want to be sure that it is the perfect fit and location before diving into anything.  I would love to transform an old gas station or warehouse building with unique character.  Until then, I plan to continue growing my blog, online store, and participating in as many local events as possible.  I also plan on adding affordable home decorating and design services in the next couple of years.

What’s your favorite thing about Lexington?

BASKETBALL!  I’m a huge UK basketball fan and there is no where I’d rather be than in Rupp Arena cheering on my CATS as loud as I can!

Where are you originally from? 

I was born and raised in Lexington and both of my parents are from Lexington.

Are you married, have kids, dogs, cats? 

I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Alex, for 4 1/2 years now and we have two dogs Dixie Belle (lab/greyhound mix) and Hank (boxer mix).  We recently just purchased a 1915 house on Main Street in Versailles and are completely renovating it!  We are documenting our entire “fixer upper” journey on my blog ( and are so excited to move into our new home in the next couple of months.


Now most importantly…your Lexington favorites: 

Restaurant? Bella Notte

Bar? Middle Fork

Late night grub? Gastro Gnomes food truck

Sweet spot? Spalding’s Doughnuts

Lunch spot? Pasta Garage + Dad’s Favorites

Outdoor/recreation spot? Lexington Farmer’s Market!


[ Photography by Jesse Rohr ]

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