Tell us a little bit about yourself.My name is Deidre Wengen and I am a life-long vintage lover. My parents forced me to go on trips to antique stores when I was younger and I eventually grew to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of pretty, old things. I gravitated towards clothing and accessories and eventually decided to open up Hinterland Vintage on Etsy two years ago. I love hunting for beautiful pieces and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that items I sell will be given a whole new life. I live in the Queen Village neighborhood of Philadelphia with my boyfriend and my beloved dog Berger.
What will shoppers find in your tent?
My tent will be stocked full of quality, wearable vintage fashions from the 1940s through the 1980s. There will be lots of gorgeous dresses, cozy sweaters and timeless separates. I make it a point to stock different sizes, so ladies of all shapes should be able to find something in my tent. You will also find an array of amazing vintage accessories including handbags, hats, shoes, belts, jewelry and a smattering of items for the home as well.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find inspiration in many different places, but I think that certain pieces I find give me that spark to keep doing this on a daily basis. Every item has a history and a story, and I often find myself imagining where a specific garment was worn or what kind of woman owned a piece before it came into my possession.
Besides Clover, where is your favorite place to shop for art, antiques, vintage or handmade?
Locally, I really enjoy visiting the Philadelphia Flea Markets because they always have exceptional vendors with really special finds. They also host special vintage and antique markets once in a while which are chock full of eye candy. Even if I don't have money to spend, I like to go and browse around. I also have a few haunts in Northeastern Pennsylvania (where I'm originally from) that I frequent every time I go to visit my family. And of course, I am constantly window shopping and buying on Etsy.
What possession do you most cherish?
If I had to pick one thing, I would choose a sterling silver vintage lion-head ring that my boyfriend bought me for my birthday one year. It's a really unique piece of jewelry and I wear it all the time.
Where can people find you outside of the Clover Market?