Merchant spotlight: Lionfeather Studio

Lionfeather Studio, one of Redeux's newest vendors, is comprised of Angie (buyer, painter, crafter, introvert); Jeff (engineering and customer engagement); and Machu and Picchu (the cats who personally inspect every piece before it is moved to the shop).

Angie's mother's maiden name was Lowe, which translates from German to English as "lion." Feathers have always been a sign of good luck and well-being to Angie, so she combined the two to form Lionfeather Studio.

Angie would often see items in thrift stores or at flea markets and could see their potential: realizing they only needed a little sprucing up or paint to be loved again. She would often bring them home even though she had no space for them. After being told by several antique business friends that she should have her own shop, she decided to take the leap of faith and give it a try.

That was in 2010 and our first space was in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore City. I was hooked. Regrettably, that shop was sold and would no longer be an antique mall so we sought out a new location add settled in quickly at Grey Beards Antiques and Collectibles in Jacobus. And from there we met Alex and discovered Redeux.

Angie has a decided weakness for interesting lamps and lighting fixtures, the more over-the-top the better. She especially favors fiberglass lampshades due to the wonderful light their translucency spreads through a room. 

The atmosphere inside Redeux is clearly charged with creative energy yet has a distinct coziness. It is very engaging to walk through but feels so comfortable and relaxed. It is simply easy to be in.

While disappointed to leave their Baltimore location and the fellow merchants who had become friends, Angie and Jeff felt immediately welcomed with warmth and generosity of spirit by everyone at Grey Beards.

The same held true as we met and talked with Alex and the members of Redeux. The customers who we have been lucky to meet and talk to, have all been gracious and very enthusiastic about our items and us. We feel very at home in York.

Angie subscribes to more than 15 shelter magazines and is always on the look out for ideas and color trends when she travels. She is always seeking pieces that make her smile or bring her a rush of emotion.

The best things transport me to a place or a time that seems happy or comfortable to me. Overall we strive to find things that will carry those emotions with them into someone else’s home. A super cozy reading chair, a flower-power pillow, a quirky lamp to brighten a living room or bedroom or a Mason jar they’ll make into something really unique for their space. It’s about comfort and joy for us - if it makes me smile, I buy it.

Oh and owls. Angie loves owls.

Come see what you've been missing at Redeux and get introduced to Lionfeather Studio.

DIY Fall Wreath

Hello, fall. We're feeling crafty over here at Redeux and wanted to share an easy, fun DIY autumn craft with our fellow Redeuxers. 

Ben's Burlap Fall Wreath

What you'll need:

  • 1 yard of burlap (color's up to you!)
  • 1/2 yard of decorative fabric of your choice
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • 18 inch straw wreath (you can even keep the plastic on!)
  • Decorative button for the flower center

Wrap City

Start by covering a straw wreath with burlap strips, approximately three inches wide. Pull the strips tight around the wreath and secure with hot glue. 

Flower Power

Use your decorative fabric to make an easy gathered flower. Consider this your yo-yo flower hack: just fold a three-inch strip of fabric in half and then pinch it together in folds. Secure in the middle with hot glue. Finish off with a little circle of burlap in the center and top with your button.

(Ben even added a second flower because they're so darn cute.)

Hang Time

Use the leftover decorative fabric strip to hang the wreath by tying the fabric in a bow around your hook or nail.

Easy peasy, cute fall wreathy.

(Wreath inspiration: Crafty Texas Girls)

Merchant spotlight: Found Wanderer

Found Wanderer is a handmade jewelry business that focuses on creating blissful jewels geared toward the wandering, bohemian goddess. Owner Kacey Royer loves to use “found” objects in her creations, such as crystals, stones, vintage and old beads, as well as any other object which embraces a natural sense of beauty.

I believe that even if you are unsure about something in your life, it does not mean you are lost. My business name emphasizes this concept by focusing on women who are empowering and successful because they have wandered throughout their life, searching for the missing pieces to their so-called puzzle, not being fearful of the unknown.

Kacey started out by creating simple bracelets and customized orders that she would sell to locals here in York.  She would create something, such as a macramé bracelet for instance, post it to Instagram, and see who commented on it. To her surprise, a bunch of girls were interested and so she began to create more and more, looking to see what types of things were relatively simple to make so she could create customized pieces to give to her customers as fast as possible. 

Funny enough, I used to personally deliver my jewels to my customer’s houses as well as meet them at random locations such as parks and gas stations. I like to keep it simple and easy going, so meeting up with my customers is something I thoroughly enjoyed doing. I then decided to open up an online shop with pieces that were a little more complex. This is when I found my love for crystals. I incorporate crystals, mainly druzy crystals, into almost all of my pieces. I love adding a touch of shine to something so natural and beautiful. My commitment and dedication has led me into many different directions. I have sold in several different boutiques, including Redeux, as well as having the opportunity to send my jewelry to NYC to be in a photo shoot for Elle Magazine, in hopes of being featured in an editorial.

Kacey incorporates crystals into almost all of her pieces. Her favorite type of crystal is called a "druzy" crystal, which actually has tons of smaller, sparkly crystals encrusting the top of it.

I am obsessed with my druzy necklaces; colors ranging from peach, coral, brown, blue, pink, purple, etc.

I always try to focus on what vibe I want to portray. I usually display my jewels in a sense that grab people in, as well as make them focus on the details of the intricate pieces I have. I am always looking to make people happy as well as make them see what I see—natural beauty at its finest.

When not working on handmade jewels, Kacey works as a stylist at Free People: an American bohemian apparel and lifestyle retail company that sells women’s clothing, accessories, etc. 

I have always been obsessed with the free-spirited lifestyle, which is why I love working at Free People so much. Free People has their very own, nationally known blog called the Bldg 25 Blog. This blog has everything from clothing , jewelry, recipes, DIY crafts; the works. I find a ton of my inspiration from this blog. I highly suggest you check it out!

Kacey loves hosting her shop at Redeux and loves that it is a place for artists to come together and share their passions.

There are so many unique personalities and styles under one roof, but we all come together to share something we love.

Kacey also loves being able to head downtown and see all the different types of people that live in this area. 

Whether it be stopping in at Central Market, heading to a coffee shop, or checking out sweet shops such as Redeux, I really love being able to express my style and have others look at it. I am glad that more and more shops are downtown York. I think people are realizing that there is a lot to do downtown.

I hope you take the time to check out all the amazing artists Redeux as well as in downtown York. You will love the atmosphere once you walk into the shop without a doubt. I am so happy Alex “Found” my business, and that I have “Found” my way; creating and selling jewels for all you lovely boho goddesses.

Stop by Redeux at 113 S. Duke Street and check out Found Wanderer and Kacey's work.

If you see anything with crystals, flowers, and portrays a sweet sensation, its probably me ;)

Merchant spotlight: Sew Down Goods

Sew Down is the collaborative project of twin sisters Jessalyn Bernhofer and Sarah Pottle to promote sustainable, creative design of functional objects. All of the products in the sisters’ shop are meant to showcase the beauty and unpredictability of our environment.

No sibling rivalry here: both Jessalyn and Sarah sew and upholster, though they organically fell into their specific roles within the collaboration. Sarah is the weaver and Jessalyn is the dyer.

“It’s really great working both together and apart,” says Jessalyn. “We are constantly learning from each other. It makes the collaboration really special.”

“Sew Down” is a nod to both sewing/textiles, as well as “sow,” as in sowing seeds.Because Jessalyn and Sarah forage or grow many of their own botanicals used in the dyeing process, they wanted their shop name to be connected to that natural environment. Jessalyn and Sarah are “so down” for even the most challenging process, enjoying all of the steps, not just the end result.

Though the twins are both full-time English teachers, they were searching for a tangible creative outlet. Working with their hands seems to be in their genes, from a grandfather who was a carpenter and furniture-making hobbyist to a father who owned a concrete company and built houses. Even their respective partners are in the trades.

About three years ago when Jessalyn ripped apart her first chair, she and Sarah had their Eureka! moment.

Sarah and I decided that this is where our creative element could be found: upholstery! I remember, almost every person we told about our new venture was like, ‘so, you want to reupholster furniture… I don’t get it.’ It did sound out-of-the-blue. But it was so fun having a product that we could use after all of our hard work, and it felt good knowing that we saved another chair from a landfill.

Jessalyn and Sarah realized that the sustainable measures they take in their personal lives should also be adopted into their company policy. They began to make their own textiles, trying their best to use locally sourced or made-in-the-USA undyed, organic fabrics that they could then hand-dye with foraged or grown botanicals.

We are just as much in love with the process of making any of our items as we are with the end result. Each piece has its own unique story to tell.

Jessalyn and Sarah’s inspiration comes from natural elements. Some of their favorite dyes have been red cabbage, which makes a pretty, steely light blue, and osage orange heartwood, a really awesome mustard yellow color.  

If you go outside and look at all of the colors—I mean REALLY look—you’ll see shades you’ve never noticed before. The coolest part is that all of the colors in nature complement each other!

Sew Down has also found inspiration in people like Maura Ambrose from Folk Fibers in Austin and Leland Duck from Revive Designs in Portland.

Of all the pieces Sew Down currently has in Redeux, Jessalyn counts two among her favorites: the logwood bench and the indigo chair.

The logwood bench was dyed a deep purple with bark of a logwood tree. We rebuilt the frame, reused some mid-century modern legs and button-tufted the top. On the other hand, the indigo chair is SO COMFY. We hand-dyed each panel in a different indigo bath and used a marbling effect to create dimension. We button-tufted the inside back, and also embroidered a subtle design on the back of the chair. We also sanded the frame to create a more natural look.

All of the fabric used in these projects is organic—grown and woven in the USA. In addition to the furniture, I also think all of Sarah’s weavings are stellar. She’s modest, though.

Jessalyn thinks a store like Reduex is exactly what York needs.

Redeux kind of functions as an incubator for small businesses who don’t necessarily have the inventory or the start-up funds to open their own brick-and-mortar. It’s also a way to connect people; I’m already so inspired by the other unique vendors at Redeux!

For Sew Down, Jessalyn and Sarah are always looking for old chairs and furniture that have good bones but damaged upholstery. They’d also love to partner with local farms as a source for wool and dye matter.  

Jessalyn and Sarah believe in the slow process over the quick and cheap. To learn more about that process, visit their website. You can also Like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram: @sewdown.

First Friday Bazaar

ba·zaar [buh-zahr]

  1. a marketplace or shopping quarter
  2. a store in which many kinds of goods are offered for sale;

Join Redeux Friday, August 1, for our first-ever First Friday Bazaar. Featuring:

  • A sidewalk sale from 11a-9p featuring Redeux vendors
  • Sixpoint Brewery Beer sampling by The Beer Ace, 5p-7p
  • Liette Monic - Modern Day Shaman Channeled Tarot Readings
  • Nick DiSanto and his DiSantomophone, 5-7p
  • El Taco Camino selling tacos and limeade

Check out more details on our Facebook Page. See you there!

Merchant spotlight: Old Witherow Vintage

With Old Witherow Vintage, proprietor Allison Witherow Given brings vintage and retro housewares, home decor, clothing and accessories to the stylish homemaker via the Redeux showroom.

Witherow is Allison’s middle name, a family name that was passed down by her Irish ancestors. Allison considers herself an old soul, so “oldwitherow” has become her secondary moniker of sorts. It’s not just the name of her shop, it’s also her Twitter and Instagram avi.

Growing up in a farmhouse built in 1805 meant Allison was always surrounded by old things. The seed for her love of the vintage and antique was planted early.

“My parents appreciated old things too. Furniture they found at auctions, family pieces passed down through generations. I grew to appreciate old things and the stories behind them (or the stories you can imagine about their previous owners). When I was in college and had to furnish an apartment on a budget, I got into thrifting and that's when I really fell in love with vintage dishes and how they can dress up a table and make certain foods just ‘pop’ on them. A large part of what I sell are vintage dishes and housewares.”

Old Witherow specializes in retro kitchenware including jadite, Pyrex bakeware, mixing bowls and depression glass; vintage and secondhand furniture like quirky lamps, sweet prints, delicate end tables and bright chairs; and vintage and secondhand clothing. So among all these old goodies, what are Allison’s favorites?

“I always have a set or two of peanut butter glasses for sale. They're the pretty little tumblers that usually have floral or fruit patterns on them. I love them because I feel like they brighten up any kitchen or dinner table--they're great for juice or wine, or even cocktails. They make every day feel special.”

Allison loves to cook, eat and drink fun and interesting things.

“I get inspiration from going to different restaurants, different people's kitchens and our own kitchen (we live in my grandparents' old house, and not much has changed since it was built in the 50's).”

Allison is thrilled to bring Old Witherow Vintage to Redeux because she thinks the shop is a great mix of vintage, handmade and repurposed.

“We've all seen antique malls, thrift stores, art galleries and boutiques with handmade things. But to put the best of each of these things in one space makes it feel really exciting. Because, for many people, their houses and wardrobes have already been that mix, and now it's palpable in one retail spot. I also love that it's a little off the beaten path. I love seeing the expressions on people's faces as they walk by. It's like ‘...this?’”

The here is of special importance to Allison, who devotes much of her time and talents to the revitalization of York City.

“I love the city because I love the energy of the people that care about it. The core group of folks that really believe in it and its potential are talented, intelligent and fun. It's a great feeling knowing we're sort of all in it together and working towards a common goal.
I love York County because I grew up in its countryside. Going on a summer drive with the windows down through miles of fields and farms is one of the most beautiful sights you can see. And I love the small businesses that are supported by their neighbors. The fruit stand down the road, the flower shop on the corner.”

For Old Witherow Vintage, Allison is always on the lookout for pieces that either bring back a sense of nostalgia ("my grandma had these") or are quirky and colorful ("this would look awesome with the new shade of paint in my kitchen"). She adores pieces that elicit a sense of femininity or an era gone by.

Next time you visit Redeux, stop by Allison’s booth. You can also find her online at and At Old Witherow Vintage, you can have your cake, eat it on a lovely plate while perched on a retro chair and look good while doing it.



Passing the Torch from Red’s to Redeux

(Information for this post was collected from an interview with Charlotte Halpin at her home on June 3, 2014; a 2008 YorkBlog post and a 2011 York Daily Record article.)

Charlotte Halpin is what you could call a tinker. In 1943, she began working for C.B. "Red" Klinedinst. She was 13. Or 14; the details are a little fuzzy. 

Most evenings and Saturdays, you could find her at Klinedinst's store, 105-115 S. Duke St., the new home of Redeux, a vintage and handmade marketplace. In a time before malls and shopping centers, Klinedinst’s store was truly one-stop-shopping. Over the years, the shop was a purveyor of motorcycles, appliances, kitchenware, televisions, radios and furniture. But the store, which opened in 1909, was most known for selling and repairing bicycles.

For 25 cents an hour, Charlotte did it all. But she most enjoyed working on the bikes: building wheels, assembling bicycles and making repairs.  

Charlotte says Red treated her like family. "He always said, 'I'll never ask anybody to do anything that I would not do myself,' and that was the way he ran his business.”

After Klinedinst died in the 1950’s, George Royer, his son-in-law, became president of the business and operated the shop for 30 years until his death in 2008. As the shop changed hands, Charlotte remained.

She was an institution. Modern-day shoppers remembered her from their childhood visits to the store. And they knew that, after more than 65 years at Red’s, Charlotte knew her stuff. Said one, “If she tells you that’s what you need, that’s what you need.” Asked to describe the oldest piece of the store’s inventory, Charlotte will tell you, “Me.”

When C.B. “Red” Klinedinst’s finally closed in 2012, Charlotte took it upon herself to clean out the store. Much of the “junk” still remains in her home today. It was important for her to “do it right, do it the way I think he (Red) would have wanted.”

Now, Charlotte is excited about the space’s second chance at life. She’s planning a trip over to 113 S. Duke Street for Redeux’s grand opening and to check out York’s newest one-stop-shop.

Redeux, like Klinedinst’s, will carry many items from a time gone by. You’ll shop at Redeux for the antique, the handcrafted, the salvaged, the unexpected, the uncommon. You’ll find home decor, housewares, furniture, clothing, jewelry, art and vinyl records. We’re hoping you’ll see Charlotte once in a while. And maybe even a bicycle or two.

                              Redeux owner Alexandra Dwyer with Charlotte Halpin at her home in 2014. 

                              Redeux owner Alexandra Dwyer with Charlotte Halpin at her home in 2014. 

One-of-a-Kind Retail Store Comes to Royal Square in York, PA

Central PA (May 14, 2014)—Redeux, a vintage and handmade marketplace, is opening in the Royal Square neighborhood at 113 S. Duke Street in York, PA in June.

A collection of 10+ merchants selling home decor, housewares, furniture, clothing, jewelry, art and vinyl, Redeux stands to be Central PA’s most unique shopping destination.

Redeux is owned by Alexandra Dwyer, founder of The Parliament, a collaborative gallery and entertainment venue in the heart of Royal Square. With Redeux, Dwyer applies her vision of curated experience with home decor, furnishings and apparel.

Redeux vendors include:

  • American Daydream: Art, antiques and all-around awesomeness.

  • The Bee: Creatively repurposed and vintage goods for home and personal use.

  • Chapter 2: All things repurposed, hand crafted and unique.

  • Eleven 77: Bohemian styles for your self and home.

  • Found Wanderer: Blissful handmade jewelry for the wandering bohemian goddess.

  • In all the Land: Artfully curated objects to explore for the whimsical shopper.

  • Mack Made: Upcycled goods, handmade and vintage wares from home decor to accessories.

  • Old Witherow Vintage: Vintage and retro housewares, home decor, clothing and accessories for the stylish homemaker.

  • On a Lark {Vintage Rentals}: All of that great stuff from your grandmother's attic—for rent.

  • Paintbox Soapworks: Unusual and irreverent scents.

  • Sew Down Goods: Sustainable, locally-sourced, unique handmade furniture and home goods.


Redeux hours will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11:00am - 7:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm. Visit for more details.