Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Shop of the Week - NeotoKeen

This week's Shop of the Week is NeatoKeen, owned by Cindy. 








What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

My shop name is a rather old-fashioned, endearing expression to use when you see something that you think is pretty cool...wow, that's "NeatoKeen!" 

 How did you get your start selling vintage? 

I started collecting vintage linens right after my dear Dad passed away. I was searching for something nostalgic to ease the pain and fill the void. I ended up with an ENORMOUS collection of vintage linens (particularly tea towels and tablecloths) from the 1950s and 60s...way too many for any one individual to enjoy in a lifetime. And then, thankfully, I discovered Etsy.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 

I have a tea towel that I buy every time I see it. I love the graphics and how they pop against the green background.







What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 

I love linens with cocktail graphics. My parents threw wonderful, loud cocktail parties when I was growing up. My sisters and I would gaze at the bouffant hairdos and glamorous dresses from a balcony above it all. This is my favorite tablecloth from that era (of course, I have another one for myself):




SOLD!


Do you sell your items at other venues outside of E
tsy? If so, where can we find you?

I only sell on Etsy, but I am toying with the idea of my own website that would direct people back to Etsy.

 What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!

Instagram: instagram.com/neatokeen2/

Pinterest: pinterest.com/neatokeenetsy/

Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Neatokeenetsy/133454713364568

Twitter: twitter.com/neatokee

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shop of the Week- Oceanside Castle

This week's Shop of the Week is Oceanside Castle, owned by Laura. 









What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

Oceanside is where I live. I sell all styles of vintage but specialize in nautical antiques & coastal inspired decorative items.  

 How did you get your start selling vintage? 


I was born & raised in New England surrounded by history & vintage. After moving to California, I realized that Boston would always be a part of me and that's the style I'm drawn to. I've been an avid collector forever. I owned a brick & mortar antique & gift shop for several years. I studied design, history of furniture making & period styles, and worked as an antique appraiser's apprentice. I then did small estate appraising part time. Long before that I was a restaurant decor buyer (somebody has to find all that funky stuff hanging from the ceiling! ) That was a fun job.  

I was at a crossroads about 5 years ago and decided to follow my entrepreneurial spirit and go back to doing what I love and work for myself. I'm fortunate to have developed long standing relationships that are invaluable antique sources. My Etsy shop is my full time job. It's challenging and liberating at the same time.  

 What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 

The 17th century bedwarmer. I love the family crest hammered into it and craftsmanship of this piece 




                                                                                 antique bed warmer 




What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 

I loved the MCM Jere brass ship. It was huge and signed by hand. 



SOLD!



Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shop of the Week- PlumsandHoney



 This week's Shop of the Week is PlumsandHoney, owned by Betty.








 What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

Choosing a shop name was a challenge for me. I tend to be earthy and wanted something that would elicit visual attraction with color and and sense of taste. The various shades of plums and the golden richness of honey led me to the name. As it turned out, the plumsandhoney domain was not yet taken, so I scooped it up. 

 How did you get your start selling vintage?


Like many vintage and antique sellers, I have been collecting all sorts of things over the years. Once I retired, I realized I needed to find something to do. We needed to downsize, so I opened my Etsy shop. The problem, however, is I continue to go to estate sales, so the downsizing piece of it isn't really working out. 

What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 



I have a pair of vintage needlepoint pillow covers that I think are beautiful. From the 1930s, the colors remain vibrant, and the workmanship is exquisite. I love thinking of the history of things and imagining the woman who made these. They have a history that I especially appreciate, as they come from my hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. 







What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 

That's such a great question. It sometimes surprises me that people are looking for some of the items in my shop, but they are, and that tells me I really can't second guess buyers. I would say the most unusual and amazing item I've sold is an antique brass and copper hanging scale. I found it at a yard sale and listed it as it was ~ no shining it up. It sold pretty quickly.


SOLD!


 Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? 
If so, where can we find you?

 I sell books, old and new, on Amazon, under the tag, youshouldreadthis. It's a nice supplement, when things slow a bit on Etsy. 



What social media platforms do you use? Please share your links with us, so we can follow you.


Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/plumsandhoney/
Twitter: twitter.com/PowellBettyJ
FB: www.facebook.com/PlumsandHoneyVintage?ref=hl
G+: plus.google.com/u/0/+BettyPowellVintage/posts
G+ Business: plus.google.com/u/0/b/115679977025153432435/115679977025153432435/posts

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Shop of The Week- Pixie Vintage Home

This week's Shop of the Week is PixieVintageHome , owned by Karen. 






What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

Pixie Vintage Home comes from my love of all things sweet and charming and I think pixie elves are among the sweetest! 


How did you get your start selling vintage? 

 I only just recently started selling vintage in March of this year. However, I've always had a deep appreciation for antiques and vintage items, having grown up in a family auction business. As I've gotten older, I realized how much I missed it and decided to dive back in. My grandmother (still feisty at 97) was also a big influence, hearing her stories from the 30's and 40's (my favorite era) and listening to a lot of big band music! I am drawn to things with a story and a history. Aside from that, I just really love the quality and look of vintage decor!

What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 




My favorite current item in my shop would have to be a beautiful wood and brass coffee grinder. I'm a sucker for dove-tailing!


Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you?

As of now, I do not sell items outside of Etsy. Eventually, I would love to get involved in doing some shows.

You can find me on Facebook at-
Pinterest at: www.pinterest.com/kmurray320/

1. Pixie Vintage Home comes from my love of all things sweet and charming and I think pixie elves are among the sweetest! 
2. I only just recently started selling vintage in March of this year. However, I've always had a deep appreciation for antiques and vintage items, having grown up in a family auction business. As I've gotten older, I realized how much I missed it and decided to dive back in. My grandmother (still feisty at 97) was also a big influence, hearing her stories from the 30's and 40's (my favorite era) and listening to a lot of big band music! I am drawn to things with a story and a history. Aside from that, I just really love the quality and look of vintage decor!
3. My favorite current item in my shop would have to be a beautiful wood and brass coffee grinder. I'm a sucker for dove-tailing!
5. As of now, I do not sell items outside of Etsy. Eventually, I would love to get involved in doing some shows.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Shop of the Week TimeForMemories



This week's Shop of the Week is TimeForMemories, owned by Shawn. 











What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

I named my shop "TimeForMemories" because I like to find old treasures that will bring back pleasant childhood memories for people. One of my favorite things is when someone purchases an item from my shop and includes a note like, "I remember my mom reading this book to me as a child and now I can read it to my daughter!" So cool!


 How did you get your start selling vintage? 

I started selling vintage stuff online back at the end of the 90s. My mom got into buying old children's books and selling them on eBay at that time and I acquired the love from her. That's probably why one of my favorite things to find and look through are old children's books!

 


 What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 

My favorite item in my shop right now is the antique Belber military trunk for two reasons. First, I just really love the look of it! It is so perfectly aged and stained! Second, I had fun while digging into the history of it and finding a distant connection to Charles Lindbergh!





What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 
 

Not sure about most unusual or amazing item I’ve sold, but I think my favorite item I’ve sold from my shop was a vintage leather suitcase with several Notre Dame University decals as well as some others  It had such an awesome, well-journeyed look to it! It ended up being purchased by a lady in California whose  son was headed off to Notre Dame that fall.



SOLD!


 Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you?

I do sell some things outside of Etsy as well! You can find me on Defunkd.com  as “TimeForMemories” where I list vintage shirts up through the 90s (some that are in my Etsy shop, but also some that aren’t because they’re not old enough yet). I also sell other cool treasures on eBay as “TimeForMemories”. The stuff on there is normally cool finds that aren’t vintage, but I sometimes do put vintage things on there, too, if I’m not sure on value.


What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!


 You can find and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as “TimeForMemories”. Also, be sure to check out my website FoundItSoldIt.com - a free resource for sellers of vintage treasures! It’s a website that I created to show items I’ve sold in the past along with lots of useful info such as cost, where I found them, selling price and even some fun historical facts! That can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as “FoundItSoldIt”! :^)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Shop of the Week MollyFinds

This week's Shop of the Week is MollyFinds. -owned by none other than... Molly! 












What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

My name is Molly and I love Finding things, vintage treasures, back roads to make photographs and geocaches:)

How did you get your start selling vintage? 

My mother has always loved old things, mostly really old rustic antiques. When we bought our first house, built in 1915, we started to really enjoy the natural character of the home, the lines in the wood floors and decorative trims and lighting,  so I started searching for old homes and decorations online. Soon shopping for old "stuff" became a natural thing. Now it is just natural for me to collect and notice things that are being brushed aside that I think still have life or I think are just COOL.

What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 

My favorite item in my shop right now is a 1950s large metal coca cola cooler.
It's actually in my office while I wait for a buyer. It's cool because I love the look and coca cola, but it's also special because it was a family affair at the auction the night I purchased it. I came home with this one and my dad came home with a full size drink cooler like you would find in an old store. 




 What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 

This is tricky because I have had lot of cool amazing things, but the one I thought was the most fun to sell was a 400 pound Peter Wright Anvil. This was something my dad had purchased at an antique store. We found out from research and the time period it would have come over on an old ship. What made the sale particularly interesting was that it was sold to someone in Canada. Because of the weight and size, I had my first experience with freight shipping and it was all positive. 



SOLD!


 Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you? 

I do not sell my vintage items off of etsy right now. But I am a photographer, my etsy shop is www.etsy.com/shop/MollysMuses I sell my photography in brick and mortar shops, exhibits and galleries.

What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!

instagram.com/mollyfinds
www.pinterest.com/molllysmuses
twitter.com/MollysMuses
keep.com/u/mollysmuses






Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shop of the Week- Two Vagabonds Vintage

This week's Shop of the Week is Two Vagabonds Vintage owned by Kristal. 





How did you get your start selling vintage? 

My interest in vintage began when I was a child. My grandmother (hailing from the depression era) was always very frugal and I spent time perusing estate sales and flea markets with her. I didn't begin selling vintage myself until about five years ago. We were going through a relative's belongings who had passed away and she had so much great old "junk" that I ended up keeping some of it and selling it to friends. From there I opened a booth at a local B&M and then my etsy shop!

What is your favorite item in your shop right now? 

My favorite item from my shop right now is the vintage suitcase with travel stickers. I love the exotic places and graphics and the all around character of the piece. 





What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop?

The most unusual thing I have sold is vintage Dixie Cups from the 1970's. I remember when I was listing them I wondered if people would think I was crazy but sure enough, they sold fairly quickly! I love selling interesting and unique pieces that people can display and enjoy in their home. 


SOLD!


Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you?

Along with selling online, I also sell at vintage shows throughout the midwest and twice a year at the famous Round Top, TX antiques festival!

What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!

Facebook:   www.facebook.com/TwoVagabondsVintage






Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shop of the Week - Laura's Last Ditch

This week's Shop of the Week is Laura's Last Ditch .  





 What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

When I need advice, I go to Mom first. We brainstormed shop names. When I blurted out "Laura's Last Ditch!" she shrieked "Yes!!" (that's a dramatization, but you get the idea). It's a bit offbeat (like me), and--I think--memorable. The significance? "Let Laura help you in your last-ditch effort to find that something special." Corny, but it works. I know no one will copy my name.

 What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 

I love "garage sale Cinderellas." I don't wear makeup or concern myself with fashion, and don't own a single knick knack. I'm all about practicality, and my selection reflects that. So, my favorite item might seem odd, but I love these vintage plastic freezer containers, how they're so utilitarian and ordinary. 



 What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 

A cooler sold after being mocked on Regretsy (a now-defunct popular blog that made fun of Etsy items). Those who commented on the blog post thought I was nuts for listing it. I proved them wrong, which is always fun. 




SOLD!


 Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you? 


I have a vintage small appliance replacement parts business on Zibbet: lauraslastditch.zibbet.com/shop You can find parts for some very obscure small appliances. I've saved countless items from the landfill, which makes me feel good, and I'm living up to my shop name.

 What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!

My shop Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LaurasLastDitch) offers recipes and articles about kitchen- or food-related things. Recently I shared a video called "Behind the scenes at a supermarket, 1958," which proved very popular. 

My YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/lauraandcalin) has my own original videos demonstrating vintage kitchenwares, such as "How to Make Butter in a Food Processor." 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Shop of the Week- Sorrythankyou79

This week's Shop of the Week is sorrythankyou79 , owned by Andrea. 







What is the meaning behind your shop name? 

It's twofold. I originally picked it from a song that I loved when I was a teenager by a little know british band. The Song was titled "sorrythankyou" and I added the 79 for my birth year. I think the song resonated with me because "sorry, thank you" is a phrase I say quite often. 

 How did you get your start selling vintage? 

I opened my etsy shop 5 years ago - as a stay at home Mom looking for a way to earn extra income and use my creative mind! I've always had a love for vintage -- but my favorite thing is the hunt! I like to find it -- it's getting around to selling it that's hard!

 
What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you? 

Right now...a teal book stack! I love vintage books so much - and that is one of my favorite shades!



What is the most unusual or amazing item you have sold from your shop? 

My most fabulous sale was when Fossil purchased hundreds of books from me for their spring 2012 Catalog...I don't think I will ever beat that sale or experience!

 Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you?

I sell on One King's Lane, and on Instagram. You can find me under "sorrythankyou79" on every site!


What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you! I use instagram, facebook, tumblr, pinterest and twitter. 

www.twitter.com/sorrythankyou79
www.facebook.com/sorrythankyou79
www.pinterest.com/sorrythankyou79
www.tumblr.com/sorrythankyou79