Est. 2010 | Kentucky - Virginia - New York
Old Time Feeling is the multi-disciplinary project of Kelsey Sykes. It began in 2010 as a blog about small-town living, vintage hunting, and 70s country music. After a haphazard relocation to the East Coast from Western Kentucky, followed by months of travel, followed by a stint of farm jobs along the eastern seaboard, Sykes settled in an antebellum house in Richmond, Virginia, and began growing her own flowers. A trip to Japan, which sparked an infatuation with Ikebana, confirmed that her calling was floral design. A month after her return, she hosted a Valentine's Day floral pop-up at a local vintage store that sold out within hours. She soon began an apprenticeship with Rhea Calpeno of Photosynthesis, with whom she worked for three wedding seasons. Old Time Feeling reemerged as a floral design business focused on locally grown flowers and the native and invasive species found growing along the James River. Sykes now lives in Manhattan and manages a floral retail branch of Fox Fodder Farm at The Real Real Soho. You can visit her at 80 Wooster St, Tues - Sat, or hire her for any of your floral and design needs, big or small.