Do you remember those commercials for Reese’s that showed two items, coming together, to make a most amazing thing like chocolate + peanut butter? I do, and I am suddenly feeling like peanut butter, the lesser part about to become part of a great pair. I know, I’m talking in cryptic weirdness when I can just blurt it out…Sweetie-licious Bakery is pairing with The Vintage Marketplace to give you one sweet experience in Old Town!
If you are from out of town, or have been living under a rock and don’t know who Sweetie-licious is yet, then let me just tell you! Sweetie-licious Bakery is in Dewitt, Michigan, owned by Linda Hundt. Linda is like the cutest person ever. She is a 19-time NATIONAL Crisco Pie Champion (19 times!!!!!), has been on the Food Network and other national TV spots, made 6,000 pies for Williams and Sonoma and was named one of America’s legendary pie shops by USA Today! And did I mention she is adorable? The other thing that is amazing to me is that she is a tiny little person that (I’m pretty sure) doesn’t have an ounce of fat on her. WHAT THE HECK?????? If I owned a delicious bakery like hers, I would weigh 400 pounds, easy. Everything at her shop is DELICIOUS, like ridiculously so. The whoopie pies make me want to cry, they are so good. And this tiny little national treasure we have right here in the Lansing area is coming to my shop in Old Town Lansing.
We will have a case of baked goods featuring Linda’s cookies, muffins, and brownies. Customers will be able to pre-order pies for later delivery, while shopping for vintage items in our new place. What better way to spend an afternoon?
Linda has a cute style of complete vintage adorableness. I visited with her at her farmhouse in Dewitt and it is just sooooo cute! While driving up, looking for the address out in the country, I spotted some red/white awnings and instantly knew that was her place. Stepping inside her home brings you back to an era of simpler times, where everyone baked pies to sit on their window sills. Her signature pink/red/white scheme is abundant in her home, and her love of vintage is consistent in how she dresses, decorates, and (I’m sure) even bakes!
The thing that most impresses me about Linda is she is a beautiful God-loving soul. So truly kind and dear, you just enjoy being with her. We chatted and connected on many levels and I am always so grateful to be able to meet and surround myself with creative women who are passionate about their hobbies that they have created businesses, and Linda’s is thriving! Once again, this was something that came together so easy, that it seemed that we have been placed in each other’s path, to offer Old Town a place to add something fun and sweet to their life.
In the Vintage Marketplace, we have so many wonderful vendors that have a great sense of style and truly seek out amazing items to bring in for our customers to find. They say in this business that you go out and find it, drag it home, clean it, sometimes fix it, make it into something useful or make it pretty again, bring it in, and sometimes people ask “will you take less”? I have to say, I am truly proud of the amazing people who find the vintage displayed in the shop, and am also happy to proclaim that we sell things at awesome prices!
All of our vendors strive for the unique, and price their wares at fair prices so the customer can come in and have a wonderful experience seeking out unique items that they can bring home and create their own personal look. That is what I love about vintage so much, most of it (is) and feels very one-of-a-kind so you can curate a style in your home that is unique only to you and what you love.
I can’t wait for you to come in and have a ‘sweet experience’ with us, enjoy a cookie while shopping, or stop to devour a muffin while sitting at our little perch in the window watching Old Town go by! We have new “old” items that show up daily, and are always out searching to bring you the best options for your retail therapy! We look forward to hopefully seeing you soon, and are grateful to be a part of this wonderful Old Town Lansing community!
See you soon, Jill