Meet the Vendors: Q&A with Lawrie Haasis of Crazy Daisy Finds

Lawrie Haasis of Crazy Daisy Finds is joining us today to share some behind-the-scenes info on her business as well as her tips for styling with vintage pieces. You can find Lawrie's latest finds at Cottage Grove Vintage Market, open Wednesday through Saturday.

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KB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How did you get started finding and selling vintage goods?
LH: I'm a wife and mom to three boys. When my youngest left for college, I realized I needed more than just a hobby, but didn't want to be tied down by a 9 to 5. I've always loved mid-century modern and vintage pieces, love to shop and realized I could put the two together and have some fun with it!

KB: How did you get connected with Susan and Cottage Grove Vintage Market?
LH: The first time I came into CGVM as a customer, I felt a connection. I have a space in another antique mall too, but I love the friendly, small feeling that we have at the shop. I was lucky that Susan decided to expand and asked me to come aboard! I accepted on the spot!!

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KB: What’s your favorite part about running Crazy Daisy Finds?
LH: Quite simply, I'm all about the thrill of the hunt! That's why I do it!

KB: How would you describe your style?
LH: Mid.Mod.Hip with a little trendy thrown in the mix!

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KB: Your space at the shop always has fun mid-century modern pieces as well--what draws you to that style?
LH: I was raised with it! I have a few things from my childhood home that I treasure, but now wish I had kept more! I love the clean lines and simplicity of mid-century modern furniture and love the color and geometric designs that are often found in the art and decor of a mid-century home.

KB: Where do you find inspiration?
LH: I grew up in a neighborhood in Philadelphia that many architects lived in. They bought the land and each took a couple of acres and built cool homes! It was a great childhood and I was surrounded by mid-century modern and eclectic design.

KB: How do you incorporate vintage into your own home? Any tips for mixing older pieces with new ones?
LH: Our house is traditional on the outside and a happy, eclectic mess on the inside. I love color! I also love pieces that tell a story, either from our childhoods, our boys childhood, our travels, or just our day-to-day living! As long has something has meaning or tells a part of your story, it will find its place in your home.

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Keep up with Lawrie's latest finds on Facebook or Instagram @crazydaisyfinds.