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Opening Up

A Modern Spin on Vintage Pieces

Patina Vintage Company Brings Pop of Color to Menomonie

Elena Dresen |

A LITTLE DAB'LL DO YA. Owner Kayla Blue of Patina Vintage Company in Menomonie. (Submitted photo)
A LITTLE DAB'LL DO YA. Owner Kayla Blue of Patina Vintage Company in Menomonie. (Submitted photo)

Bringing a fresh twist to classic vintage pieces is a challenge that one local business is ready to tackle. Patina Vintage Company, a new vintage shop, opened on March 1, and aims to bring a pop of color to the vintage furniture market.

“The vibe (here) is definitely a focus on adding color to your space,” said Kayla Blue, owner and interior designer. “With Menomonie being a college town, a repurposed furniture store is much needed here.”

Blue stakes out estate sales around Wisconsin and Minnesota to find eye-catching vintage pieces. Then, these pieces are modified to keep up with Menomonie’s modern (and predominantly college-aged) demographic.


“Solid wood pieces are amazing and have lasted for a generation because they are well-made,” Blue said. “The younger generation does not always want their grandparents’ pieces, but, with a fresh coat of paint, these well-built pieces can survive yet another generation.”

This Native American-owned store features furniture, home decor, rugs, lamps, and art and jewelry made by local artists. The business has curated an eclectic display of modern and vintage, with its mix of new pieces from local artisans and modified vintage pieces.

Check out Patina Vintage Company at 1302 N. Broadway St., Menomonie on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-6pm, or find them online at