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About The Block:

The Block Vintage is your best source for all things vintage and thrifted! If you like unique vintage pieces, retro vibes or bohemian and grunge style, this is the site for you!

I’ve been obsessing over and collecting vintage clothes for over 15 years! So often I would find AMAZING pieces in the thrift stores that were not my size or simply not my style. It was just too painful to leave them behind, so in 2009, I opened The Block Vintage on Etsy to share my finds with the world. More recently, I began participating in local vintage markets to hawk my goods in person. I love meeting people who get excited about the same pieces as I do – it’s definitely the best part of getting out from behind the computer!

The Beginning

My booth at the Patchwork Market in Durham, NC

Me

Me as a teenager, in the first vintage t-shirt I ever purchased.

Now

More recently, I decided to build my brand and expand with a blog. I’ve always enjoyed photography, writing and talking about myself, so it seemed like a perfect idea! I’m going to post about things that I love, places I go and tons of stuff about The Block. You’ll get vintage inspiration, posts about thrifting and so much more! I’m also hoping to bring in some guest bloggers to give different perspectives and write about things I know nothing about.

So let me finally introduce myself: I’m Mary! I’ve gladly lived in the Raleigh, NC for my whole life. I reside with my husband, Jeff, my senior citizen Shih Tzu, Tyra, who is the most adorable thing to ever grace this earth and our newer rescues, Wednesday aka Winnie and Archie. Unfortunately, The Block is not my main source of income. I work a 9-5 as a legal assistant. Thrilling stuff! I’m a serial hobbyist and am always trying something new. My latest endeavors include sewing and kick boxing! 

With Tyra, my shih tzu

My husband and I in our hometown, Raleigh.

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Archie, our new puppy (Breed TBD)

Winnie (pit mix)