It was a gradual appreciation for old things with soul. In college, I was all about contemporary design, but after we married, our taste evolved into a more traditional look. Some special pieces came to us from family over the years, which added to our respect for heirlooms. Our first Christmas, my husband bought me a huge antique mirror framed in quarter-sawn oak. He hid it under the bed!
How did you get started with Etsy?
I had been a casual Etsy buyer for a year or two. One day I was browsing and realized they had a vintage category. The proverbial light bulb went off! I’ve always been a collector and I love going to estate sales. I find so much great old stuff, I wanted a way to present it to others to enjoy.
What types of craft/art do you do?
I have a creative side, but it’s mostly focused on rearranging my friends’ rooms and helping them pick out paint colors.
What kind of vintage goods do you like?
I really try to keep my eyes open for quality items, especially new-old-stock, which is unused stuff you find in the original package. And I have a weakness for vintage barware, mid-century and milk glass.
What are your inspirations?
I just try to let my intuition guide me. Sometimes I’ll be at a sale, in a room packed with stuff and feel myself drawn to a box on the floor, and I’ll dig around in it and find something cool. I try to stay open to those moments.
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