Sarah & Noble Town Vintage - an Interview

Friday, February 18, 2011




Noble Town Etsy * Nobletown on FB

I'm sure I wouldn't be off the mark when I say that most people who see Sarah's Etsy shop, Noble Town Vintage, are drawn to the simple, earthy and vintage-modern creations. This Salt Lake City girls shop became one of my favorites at first sight and still impresses me as she adds new things here and there. 

Anyway, Sarah is a cool girl and I'd love to share this interesting interview...


1. 5 Things that make you happy?
1. Cooking. I'm vegetarian, have a major sweet tooth and love cooking and trying new foods and restaurants. I probably like talking about food just as much as eating it.
2. Podcasts. I save up This American Life, The Moth and, Uhh Yeah Dude among others for the days when I'm packing Etsy shop orders.
3. Gallery Stroll. The third Friday of every month everyone in Salt Lake City comes downtown. There's tons of places to go to see new art and hear music with free drinks all over.
4. My Sister, Brooke is the greatest. She's my motivator and business coach. She'll tell me the things that I need but don't want to hear and reminds me to celebrate the little things that I can overlook. I'm going to really miss having her so close when she moves to Maui this year. She's really everything you'd want in a sister and friend.
5. Word Games. I'm competitive when it comes to any game, uno to poker- you name it but I love word games. I could play them for hours on end if my boyfriend could handle it.
 
2. Your favorite creation in your shop? 
Vintage Brass Chain Draped Earrings
I love the tone of the thicker chain, it's warm and lovely and the earrings are simple enough to wear everyday but still feel different.
3. What is your inspiration that makes Noble Town Vintage what it is?
My inspiration for NTV has grown from pieces that I've collected and worn for years. A simple, modern style with a bit of a 70's vibe without feeling like you're playing dress up. I love draped chains and fringe, turquoise, and rough stones. I'm a hairdresser by day and have a thing for balance and geometry which finds its way into my jewelry as well. My inspiration is definitely growing, I've been taking a course in silversmithing from a 74 year old woman named Colleen, she's been teaching for 50 years and has been such a great resource to learn from. There will be lots of new additions to my shop in the coming months that will have the same vibe but still feel really modern and fresh.
And finally, Sarah shares some things around Etsy that she's had her eye on!

1. Vintage Laboratory Beakers: These are perfect little beakers that would look good anywhere around your house, especially with one of those tiny airplants at the bottom.

2. Leather & Canvas Pouch: I love the spacey tie dye print and the touch of leather at the bottom. The girl behind this has amazing style, the scarves she prints would stop you in the street.

3. Charcoal Soap: i've tried lots of different black charcoal soaps lately and I've loved them all. Deep cleaning but non drying can't ask for much more.

4. Vintage Turquoise Geometric Ring: I love this simple little ring. If I had a finger it would fit it would be mine, it's a steal so someone should snatch it up before I make some weird justification to.

Thanks so much, Sarah, for answering the questions and for these amazing Etsy finds!

P.S. If you are interested in more of Sarah, check out this video of Sarah's visit to Chicago for the Renegade Craft Fair a few months ago...






71 comments:

Dressing Up For Me said...

I´ve never tried using charcoal soap!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i am always amazed by the creativity of (most) people on etsy! these earrings are amazing.

Wendy said...

I love that Sarah mixes the vintage 70's feel with the modern. She has some beautiful pieces.

Sympathy for The Devil said...

love that turquoise ring!!!!

Buckeroomama said...

That turquoise ring is SO pretty!!! :)

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful interview! I'm loving those gorgeous earrings! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Collette Osuna said...

Sarah seems totally cool...great interview hunnie:)

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Diana Mieczan said...

Sarah sounds lovely and cooking is one of my favourite things to do too:). Kisses and wish you both a lovely Friday:)

Cupcake said...

Great interview! The ring is beautiful.
Cupcake
xo

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

I love the turqouise ring!

a woman's right to shoes said...

Those earrings are amazing and it was a great interview.

ellie said...

Such sweet simplicity that makes it genuine. Very sweet interview too.

Stacey said...

Those vintage draped earrings are beautiful! Lovely interview. XX

Coco Coterie said...

Hope you have a wonderful day. Big plans for the weekend? xox Alexandra

Chuzai Living said...

Great interview! So warm feeling. The earrings are gorgeous! I would love to have them in silver! I enjoyed learning about her. I would love to try the charcoal soap she likes. When I lived in Okinawa, Japan, I did buy Pineapple charcoal soap and I loved them. Thanks for the fun interview!! You're so good at it!

lucy and sarah said...

So creative! Love your questions. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

She's so creative! Love those earrings!

Happy weekend, sweetie xoxo

Alleen said...

Such a lovely post...I enjoyed reading it. I hope you have an amazing weekend! xoxo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i love this shop. im planning to purchase some of their jewelry - esp those necklaces. so gorgeous!!!

marissa said...

her shop is awesome!...and i like her etsy picks, she has great style!

Teenage Bride said...

those earrings are great!!

Jamie said...

Great interview and I'm so excited to hear she is also from SLC.

M said...

cool interview!!!cool earrings!!!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

Annie said...

i LOVE that Vintage Turquoise Geometric Ring!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I've never even heard of charcoal soap, must investigate this. I also love games of all kinds and am a vegetarian, oh and have a vintage jewelry shop on Etsy so I think Sarah and I would get along great :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Ooooh love this!

Sabrina O. said...

Awesome post dear!
x

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jennifer / mylittleadventures said...

loved the interview =) i've never heard of charcoal soap before! & the turquoise ring - it's so pretty!

re: lol krystal, i'm hoping not! though when i got back to my desk i could still here the other coworkers chatting in the kitchen >.< i work in a sales office so usually there's a lot of chatter with people on calls and such! just my luck, right? :) hope you have a great weekend too!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Great interview! I love learning more about people, the real stuff!

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Giovanna&Roberta said...

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Thanks,
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh how cute! She and my husband would be a tough matchup if they played word games together!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Charcoal soap is on my list!

Enjoy your weekend, liebe Dame Krystal xxxx

Sandy a la Mode said...

oh wow! those chain draped earrings sure are beautiful!! xo

this is me. said...

i've never heard of charcoal soap before, very cool.

Erika Grover said...

huh, charcoal soap...who-da thunk? I wonder what the benefits of it are.

Sara Szatmary said...

so cool! thanks for sharing!

Julie-Inspired said...

I really love that purse...tye dye? Really cute! Have a great weekend, friend:)

Nikki said...

That little jade ring is adorable. I need it if I'm going to Greece. Which I'm not... :(

naomemandeflores said...

Her shop is really adorable. I love the trio of brass diamonds necklace, so pretty!


Camila F.

Valerie said...

Those earrings are fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend!

this free bird said...

I like when you do these peek behind the scenes interviews. Her shop is great - she has a beaded fringe necklace with turquoise in it...um I think it might need a home over here soon.

xo,
C

BenchesandChandeliers said...

those earrings are adorable!

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Ninjagaiden78 said...

Those are some really nice earrings.

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Great interview and those chain earrings are off the hook...going to check out her shop now! Happy weekend. xo

Isabel said...

im off to check them out!

Josie said...

Those earrings are so pretty; I love them!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Maddalena said...

lovely!

brittany said...

oh how neato! i'll have to check out her shop!

Kavery said...

I've heard of charcoal tablets for the stomach but not charcoal soap. Going to check out her etsy shop now

Carly said...

Great post...fun to learn more about her..I love the jewelry..those earrings are great.

Same thing (Gallery Stroll) in Philadelphia called First Friday..held the first friday of every month, spring summer and fall...and all art galleries and restaurants are open w free booze etc...such a fun time...Aren't I making you want to move to Philly...work at anthro...attend first friday...lol.
C

Angelica Ng said...

The leather canvas pouch is really nice! She's got good eye.

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

Hey Krystal!

Thanks for the love on both my blogs! You're so sweet! Great interview. I love what she wrote about her sister and about taking classes with a woman who has been teaching for 50 yrs. Lovely. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Meghan Bailey @ Violetsage said...

This woman is the bomb... She's from my old hometown of SLC, UTah! Love the earrings she picked... If I could wear that color on my skin tone I'd be allllll over it.

Pop Champagne said...

I love that turquoise ring and those earrings, they are really hot. I find that some etsy stuff is so unique

bobbi said...

tere are so many beautiful etsy shop. sometimes i waste hours just browsing from shop to shop...

Amélia Delessi said...

The vintage ring is so beautiful, i thought it was a bracelet :D
I can remember the last time I played word games but I used to love word games and Miss Sarah shop is so lovely.

Missy Cheeks said...

nice interview :=)
have a nice weekend.

p.s. she is an actress called Claúdia Raia,the looks are from her character!!
kisses

Diana said...

I love Sarah's stuff in Noble Town Vintage!

I think I may treat myself to one of her pretty necklaces one of these days. It's a tough choice which one though!

Comewhinewithme said...

i would also like to live in salt lake city! She sounds so genuine and nice. Love those earrings:-)

And So I Whisper said...

Very nice interview. Her style is definitely very unique.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Alina A. said...

lovely earrings and nicely done interview!xx

http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

Olivia Juliann Crabtree said...

Etsy might be the love of my life. Really though.

http://adailyolive.blogspot.com/

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

terrific Q's & A's. i love a good interview along with the "goods", will def check her shop out.

thanks for sharing sarah's goodness today. happy weekend wishes too! ♥

Style, She Wrote said...

Great post! Love those link bracelets. xo style, she wrote

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Ohh that ring!! Such a beaut, bff. And that screen capture right there? Oh yeah, it says CHICAGO!! It's a sign. Come visit me k thanks :) xo

abby | ybba said...

oh gosh... you guys in etsy that actually sell... makes me so jealous! i mean i have an etsy and i don't even know how it looks like to get a sale there. lol... and i don't like the fees every month :[ im a poor broke student hahhaa.

anyway... you liked the book Love in the Time of Cholera? Oh goshhh! I'm so happy because the book is getting really interesting! {:

Recommend me some books !!! :] i like romance and mystery! and you?

Audrey Allure said...

Gorgeous earrings, and great interview!

Renée said...

Lovely interview and her creations are so pretty!

Kimia Kline said...

that leather and canvas pouch made my heart stop! SO AMAZING!

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love her inspiration items! esp the zipper pouch!

 

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