We had the good fortune of connecting with Molly Meetz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Molly, what’s the end goal, career-wise?
I have lofty goals for myself that I usually don’t share with others, but in the spirit of manifesting the life you want I’ll let you in on my deepest secret. A dream of mine that started in my early college is for my name to grace the pages of Vogue Magazine. This is still very much a goal of mine and every decision I make in my business has this in mind. What this means on a broader level to me is that my company has helped spread the message of how beautiful sustainability can be across the nation, hopefully even further.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Originally, Lady Bird Vintage started as a hobby. “Thanks” to COVID I was forced to take it from a hobby to a full-time job and that’s where the ideas have really blossomed. It was born with the idea of making sustainability beautiful and will continue to follow that mission statement. I believe that you should have things in your home that you’re excited to talk about, things that have a story behind them! I’m really excited for what 2021 has in store. Not only will we be selling even more vintage but we’re also going to start helping style homes, whether that means coming in to help you do the final touches and tying up loose ends or helping you start from scratch by creating mood boards and renderings. While reading a design magazine I realized that the majority of interior designers that incorporate vintage looks are doing so with very high-priced items, in very expensive homes. I want to bring that kind of attention to detail and luxury to people on a more affordable level. I love the idea of taking it a step further and helping my clients see that vintage decor can fit with anyone’s style, on any budget. We’ll also be flexing our creativity and introducing new items to use with design services from brands that fit our sustainability model. I want to prove that no matter your budget, you can have a thoughtfully beautiful sustainable home.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Let’s pretend like it’s post-COVID times, shall we? We would definitely hit up my favorite spots in my neighborhood, Cap Hill. A walk around Cheesman Park, a coffee that turns into a glass of wine at Hudson Hill, followed by dinner in the dreamy garden at Potager. A trip to the Molly Brown House Museum is an absolute must in my book, I was actually named after her! We would do brunch at Sassafras followed by beers on the patios of Our Mutual Friend and Ratio. Another day would be packed full with a hike followed by dinner at Dio Mio. On the first Saturday night, each month you can’t miss No Special Occasion at 715 Club. It’s always peaceful to spend a day wandering every floor of the Denver Art Museum at a leisurely pace. One of my favorite things in the world is wine, so we’d hit up Noble Riot and sample as many as we could before wandering through the Crush Alley to see the art. I adore Ashley Joon’s work specifically. One thing I love about Denver is that there is no shortage of local spots to spend your day from dives like PS Lounge to fancier spots like Gold Point.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout is dedicated to my mom and dad. I can’t imagine where I would be in life without two parents who have championed my crazy ideas and helped pick me up after several plummets. My dad always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He started and ran several companies during his life and taught me you’re never too old to start fresh, as he started a brand new career in his 70’s. He was one of the hardest workers and was extraordinarily tough and stubborn. What struck me the most, however, was watching how compassionate and caring he was with his clients. He always made a connection with them and never forgot a single thing they told him about their personal lives. He loved human connection, it’s what got him out of bed in the morning and what kept him going until the very end of his life. I still get a little pang of pride whenever my mom says that I take after him. My mom helped nurture my creative side. From a young age I remember her taking me to Goodwill, estate sales, and thrift stores and my love for the hunt began. She helped me understand that things hold no emotional value unless there is a story behind them. There isn’t a day that goes by that she isn’t perfectly put together, with a crisp white button-down, khakis, and lipstick. Although I haven’t been disciplined enough to follow in those exact footsteps on a daily basis, I understand thanks to her how much it matters to put your best foot forward, whether that be in the interior design of your home or making sure your appearance is one that will be taken seriously. She is tough, a woman that doesn’t take no for an answer, never has and I imagine never will. I am truly grateful for each day that I inch closer to being exactly like my parents.
Kearby Milliner for the personal picture.