my weekend out & about in #CLE (Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals edition)

Like most, if you were survey where the majority of my time is spent these days, our home and my workplace would be far and away at the top of that list. (Runner ups: Target. Starbucks. The Starbucks at Target.) But over the past few days, I feel like Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals should be added to the list!

Since Sunday, I have had a few chances to visit Borrow’s new location near the corner of East 26th and St. Clair Avenue in downtown Cleveland. Their Sunday afternoon Designer Showcase and Open House Market was my first opportunity to see it all first hand. I made it a grandmother/mother/daughter day, bringing along my mom and my baby girl to also enjoy.

In case you’re not familar, Borrow is a custom rental house specializing in supplying up-cycled wood tables and eclectic furniture. Their open house let guests check it all out in person. Ann, owner of Borrow, and her team looked to their fellow CLE event professionals to partake in their crafting of tablescapes for the event. Julie from Borrow put together this lovely look, incorporating a slick runner from my place of employment, L’Nique Specialty Linen Rental. It was fun to create something custom — that black patterned runner — for her design!

So many other local event vendors donated their time, talents and wares, but a few of my favorites included these LOVE letters from Rock The House Entertainment and the incredible chandlers from Signature Event Rental.

The back half of Borrow’s warehouse was dedicated to a marketplace with vendors including the Barrio Tacos truck, Drift Lab Textile Co.Furbish & Fire Candle Co., Hummingbird Bake Shop, Lakewood Plant Company, Miranda’s Vintage Bridal, Molly Taylor & Co., Piccadilly Artisan Creamery and The Wandering Wardrobe. Mom, Brenna and I did some shopping, coming home with some super cute pieces from Wanda (the name of the Wandering Wardrobe truck!), some Itty Bitty Bakeshop cookies and some liquid nitrogen frozen ice cream c/o Piccadilly.

But ultimately, I couldn’t take my eye off of all the pieces available for rent at Borrow. When you’re looking for something fun, unique, vintage or just plain cool for your upcoming wedding, event, photo shoot or baby’s six month Cinco de Mayo party (What?! You had to expect such ridiculousness from me), look no further than their collection.


As for that second visit to Borrow for me this week? That would be last night’s ILEA Cleveland Eco-Initiative Event — a great look into green practices for event profs. Check out these photos by Dale McDonald (a familiar name if you’re a regular blog reader!) over at ILEA Cleveland’s Facebook feed. What did I learn about Borrow that night? That you can rent Borrow’s space for your own event. Looks like I have another spot to add to my yoga teaching bucket list — after all, I really enjoyed my time there the past few days and can’t wait to return!

Thanks again to Ann, Julie and the rest of the team at Borrow for your hospitality this week! Keep up with them at their website, Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

From my Instagram feed the evening of the ILEA Cleveland event


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  1. Kate says:

    I reaaaally wanted to hire them for some of my wedding stuff, but I’m on a pretty low budget, so I just couldn’t make it work. They’ve got such creative, quirky, incredible items & ideas!

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