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 (missmollyvintage.com) 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 ]