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Vintage wares on Etsy

I have loved vintage things from an early age. Growing up, my Mom worked for an antiques dealer and on some weekends we'd stop by the huge warehouse of treasures. I wandered through rooms of old furniture, humongous mirrors, marble-topped dressers, sets of china, bolts of fabric, rugs, chandeliers, boxes of findings, artwork, and the list goes on and on. It was my Secret Garden, which is also one of my favorite books. Any little girl, or older woman, can get lost in this dear story. It's also illustrated by Tasha Tudor, who is an icon in her own right.

Anyway, back to my childhood: My Mom’s friend, Michelle, a Japanese woman, did custom frame-making at the antiques shop, complete with gold leafing and velvet borders. I have one picture she framed; the wood frame is hand cut, slightly imperfect, and I love it.

I fell in love with beautiful things--who hasn't, right? To this day it is in my blood, this lust for vintage, antique, and old. The wares in my shop are not as old …

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