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Sled Fest Rockabilly Car Show 2015

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Better late than never, a few images from our time at Sled Fest in Duncannon, PA.

Special custom job on the Radio Flyer we found at Old Sled Works. If you are local, we can customize something for you too. Just use our contact form!

Special custom job on the Radio Flyer we found at Old Sled Works. If you are local, we can customize something for you too. Just use our contact form!

Sled Fest is a rockabilly themed, pre ’72 car show held at the Old Sled Works antiques shop. If you’ve never been to Old Sled Works it’s definitely worth the trip. The place is huge and it’s jam packed full of collectables. We didn’t have a lot of time to peruse with running our stand, but what we did see was awesome. We nabbed a Radio Flyer trike for the wee one (which is now pin-striped!) Definitely planning a trip back.

Along with the show and the antiques, the good folks from Retro Lovely magazine were there. They were shooting pin-up photography at the soda fountain inside.

There was a car show (the event is put on by the Hooligan’s Car Club) and also a pin-up contest. A lot of great folks were there including the owners of Atomic Cheesecake pin-up photography (Baltimore).

We made a lot of great connections and had an all around great time. The pre-party the night before at the River City Blues Club (Harrisburg, PA) was great, with awesome bands including Trio Agave, a surf rock band hailing from Lancaster, PA.


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The family crew! Dean, Cindy, Chris & Deanna. Dean is Deanna’s dad and Cindy’s husband. Chris is Deanna’s husband.

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Chris and Dean, up to no good. Hoodlums!

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Some sights around Sled Fest.

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Some sights around Sled Fest.

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Some sights around Sled Fest.

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Despite their faces at Dean’s antics, we made great friends with our neighbors!

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The soda fountain where pin-up photography was set up.

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Some sights around Sled Fest.

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The crew looking good with the stand.

See you next year!
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A Mid-Century Modern, Rockabilly Dream World…

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Kickin' it old school with my retro fifties chair and table, back in the early eighties.

Kickin’ it old school with my retro fifties chair and table, back in the early eighties.

Some of my earliest childhood memories are the insides of antiques shops. I really have grown up with it, I guess. Garages too (aren’t junk yards just the antiques shops of motor-heads?)
Everything old. Everything rusty, dusty, and buried. Hidden treasures, things to be refurbished, and things to leave as-is for that wonderful “old timey” feeling.

My family decorates with antiques and hand-me-downs or, I like to say, “heirlooms”. It’s a big time personality thing. I love Ikea, I do, I do, I do, but mostly, when I look around my humble abode, I want my eyes to rest on things that have history and say something about my personality. Things that tell a story (okay, maybe that’s the illustrator in me). Things that educate (how many things I have that no longer have a use or function in 21st century life that I can teach my wee one about!)

The coolest thing about the vintage lifestyle is that there is absolutely no need for it to be an elitist one. Unique finds and repurposed goods become the loveliest and most telling home decor, without breaking the bank.


 

The dressing room is her, "house."

The dressing room is her, “house.”

As I said, I grew up in it. I grew up surrounded by these ghosts of the past, and I would imagine I was there. Wherever there may be. These material goods had the power to transport a young girl to other eras and build an interest in history. So, now I see my daughter doing the same thing. Most recently at the coolest hidden gem in Lancaster County, Black Kat Kollectibles. She’s imagining her own world there, just like I used to many moons ago in similar shops.

In case you don’t know, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, well, most of the Central PA region, is highly renowned for it’s “antiquing” accessibility.  People travel quite a distance to  shop here. There’s a lot of other wonderful reasons to visit Lancaster County, but I’ll leave that to another website.


 

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Black Kat Kollectibles is a mecca for the rockabilly-inspired shopper. Owned and operated by Rose and AJ Nutter, the shop is a breath of fresh air, being operated by the new generation of “antiquers” and “pickers.” It’s very cool to see that other “young folks” are interested, and it’s even cooler to see a shop dedicated to the “scene” as it were.

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Some of our products, for sale at Black Kat Kollectibles.

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In her words: 
The best part about being a vintage shop owner is sharing vintage with others. It’s not about the money, or even about the thing someone is buying. It’s about the history and culture it once brought to our world. It’s also about the joy and happiness it brings someone. Best job on the planet.

From their website:
Black Kat Kollectibles carries various vintage and retro items with rockabilly and midcentury modern influences. When you visit, expect to see vintage books, retro kitchen items, vinyl records, glassware, vintage Halloween/Christmas, tin signs, 1950’s-60’s barware, vintage men and women’s clothing/shoes/accessories, pyrex, kitschy collectibles, vintage toys, ephemera, artwork and much more. 

 Unique vintage finds comes from all over the East coast, handpicked by the owner. 

 The shop is also a co-operative so there are a large variety of items available from different vintage dealers.
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We at Grease and Grace proudly have our handmade retro-inspired art at Black Kat Kollectibles. We really encourage you to check out BKK. If you are local to the area, you may have missed it in your normal hustle and bustle of daily life. It’s well worth the trip.
And if you’re not local, then even more reason to plan a trip and head in. It’s gorgeous out here, and there’s hidden treasures right under your nose.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackkatkollectiblesvintageshop
Instagram: BLACKKATKOLLECTIBLES

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Grease and Grace Vending at Sled Fest, Duncannon PA

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Sled Fest 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 at the Old Sled Works, 722 N. Market St., Duncannon. Cost: Free.

 

Happy to announce that Grease and Grace will be vending at this year’s 2015 Sled Fest at the Old Sled Works in Duncannon, PA. It’s sure to be a super time and we’ll be excited to meet up with more rockabilly East Coasters. The scene here isn’t as congregated as on the West Coast. It’s a bit smaller and more spread out, so I’m really glad for events like this helping to propel the Rockabilly Scene.

About the Old Sled Works

“In 1904, Lightning Guider sled production began in this two block long factory along the Appalachian Trail. For nearly 85 years, millions of sleds and other wooden products (coaster wagons, safety gates and porch swings) were proudly built here and shipped throughout the US. At one point, this had become the largest sled factory in the country.

Sadly, production ceased in 1988 and the factory officially closed in late 1990.

In April 1991, the buildings re-opened as the Old Sled Works, a unique market featuring over 125 antique and craft vendors. A sled museum is also inside. Amuse yourself in the working penny arcade and have a milkshake at our vintage soda fountain.”


Based on information I’ve collected from past years, this is what to expect:

The festival is the creation of Hooligan’s Car Club and The Old Sled Works. It will feature music, food vendors, pre 1972 cars, antiques and vendors with merch (like us!), lots of pin up girls and a contest for Sled Queen! The Sled Works, with its old fashioned soda fountain and snacks, will be open as well.

There’s a facebook page for the fest, which will be updated as the event nears.


If you are coming to this blog from outside our website, Grease and Grace is a family shop consisting of three artisans. We feature retro-inspired art, kustom kulture and rockabilly style designs, home decor, pin-striped vintage purses and varying styles of fine art.

You can read biographies of our artists.

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