Vintage Venues Up North • Amy Barickman

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Vintage Venues Up North

As I travel, I am always looking for vintage inspiration, whether it’s a home with wonderful architecture, like this Mackinaw Island estate…

or a charming little shop, such as Curiosities in Alden, MI or antique show brimming with treasures that have history and personality. I can’t help myself! I want to study, shoot, and share all this eye candy… Several of my favorite Up North events with a vintage vibe are happening this week, so if you are in the Northwest Michigan area check out:


  1. jhon

    That was an interesting read! I would love to read more posts from you ^^b Bookmarked this page =]

  2. Mitzi Curi

    I’ve spent a lot of time in the Northern lower peninsula, and just love the old homes in Bay View (Petoskey), Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix. Total eye candy!

    • Amy Barickman

      Me Too! Ready to go back as nearly 100 degree temps hit Kansas City tomorrow.

  3. Deb

    Hi Amy,
    Silly question but who designed your website??
    I Love it.
    Would appreciate the name of designer.
    Hugs Deb

    • Amy Barickman

      Hi Deb, I have several just want to clarify, Amy Barickman or Indygo Junction? We are also in the process of relaunching The Vintage Workshop. So that design will be coming soon..

  4. Karen

    Love Mackinac Island! We travel up there almost every fall to enjoy it when the pace slows down.

    This year, we will be joining the 54th Mackinac Bridge walk over Labor Day. (It is the only time the bridge connecting the upper and lower peninsula is closed to allow for foot traffic to walk.)

    Your pictures are wonderful and depict summer so well!

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks Karen! I imagine fall would be beautiful on the island. The walk over the bridge sounds like a wonderful tradition! Once my kids don’t have to be back in Kansas by mid-August for school to start we will be free to stay Up North thru Labor Day and I hope we can participate!!

  5. Pamela Mace

    Oh wow! You love everything I love!! (I know – there’s a LOT of us out here!) But the stuff in the background is SO GREAT! Metal flowers made from saw blades!!! and those pale blue dishes!! Wonderful apron & quilt ideas – thank you for sharing with all of us that can’t get up north right now!!! Wish I could – it’s “way warm” in the south!!

    • Amy Barickman

      Thanks Pam! Glad you enjoyed the photos, the apron is actually a version of a style that inspired our Indygo Junction Kitchen Charm,, love the modern day charm packs that make the patchwork quick and easy!!


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