Category Archives: Sentimental Stuff

Strike a Pose

I love using models to showcase my products. My photography skills are, at best, mediocre, but my models make the vintage clothes look fabulous. My oldest daughter has been a willing model for me over the years. Besides being a beauty, she’s always been comfortable in front of the camera and instinctively knew how to…

Remember School Swag?

In my neck of the woods, kids started school this week. And it got me thinking about my own school days. One of the best things about school starting again was the swag: new pens, pencils (no. 2 for standardized tests) notebooks, shoes and clothes. Especially the clothes! Was it the same for you? Some…

“I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends”

This week I was reminded how fortunate I am to have the support of family and friends as I grow my vintage business. Just a few days ago a friend gave me some stuff from her parents’ estate…glassware, decorative plates, yearbooks and odd bits. And what a blessing they have been. Some of it will…

A Painting that Found Its Way Home

This is a true story about a thrift-store painting that found its way home. But let me start at the beginning. First you should know that I always look at the paintings and prints at yard sales and thrift stores even though 80% of them are cheaply made, generic, mass-produced pieces—Walmart art. Of the 20% remainder, a large…