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Meet Delia Carter of Dominion Vintage

Today we’d like to introduce you to Delia Carter.

Dominion Vintage was born out of Delia’s love of hunting and gathering. After she realized that her passion was taking her findings from the realm of a collection into that of inventory, she began to offer some of her unique finds online. While working full-time as a vice president for a national nonprofit, she quelled her creative appetite by staging vignettes at the Country Living Fair; the Crabapple Festival in Milton, GA; on a stop of the Revolution Weddings Tour and within the gates of Serenbe for their summer stables market and holiday shop.

After leaving her corporate role, the first venture she launched was Town Meets Country, a pop-up market that brought together a community of creative merchants at The Wren’s Nest historic site.

Has it been a smooth road?
Dominion Vintage has been a labor of love. The biggest struggle is happening now as we gear up to do more within the entertainment industry. Productions are a huge part of the economic landscape in Georgia these days. We are working to better understand studios so that we can attract their attention and work with them directly.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
We hunt and gather inanimate objects that are equal parts history and style. All items come with street cred — decades of patina and grit. That adds to their authenticity, matching our customers’ commitment to purchase things that should be showcased instead of carted off to a landfill. Together, we give them a new lease on life.

In addition to retail sales, we rent items to production and event companies and we create “sets” for weddings, real estate professionals, photographers and party planners who want to stand out from the competition.

We love that we are part of the proliferation of minority-owned businesses that are creating freedom for women nationwide as well as offering a diverse range of aesthetic options for customers.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Atlanta is an incredible incubator for small businesses like Dominion Vintage. Shopping is the city’s official sport, so finding customers is not a problem. In addition, people are friendly and willing to help — whether or not you solicit their advice!

There’s an infectious entrepreneurial spirit here. We have learned much of what we know to be true by listening to — and observing — fellow vendors and business owners. Atlanta is a great place to dream, create and thrive.

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