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):
Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? 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.
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