August 29, 2013

My Summer of Vintage Collecting for CharmingShopVintage

Hello everyone! 
I hope you're having a great day today. The other day I said I was going to be letting you in on recent shop details. This summer has been hectic and I realize I haven't been blogging as much as I want to. I strive to be as transparent as possible, so you can get a good view of how I operate CharmingShop and my daily life. 
So here's the news: I've been working hard this summer, curating a collection of amazing vintage items to start up my new vintage shop section. Now I say section, because yes, it is an extension of CharmingShop. The only thing is it will be a completely different shop. Don't worry it's not up yet. You didn't miss a thing. I will provide links as soon as it goes public. My goal is to provide items that I know for a fact you will love. If you share my views on adorable vintage clothing and unique retro housewares, you are going to love everything I've been collecting. How do I know? Well pretty much everything I've found so far, I've wanted to keep for myself! I know I have to show some restraint, because my house is beginning to be an all-vintage-all-the-time antique store. I can't hoard everything! So I've put my own collecting on hold to bring you pieces that would mean something to me personally. Things I would keep for my own collection. It's a little bit of my own vintage collecting style, all in one place, just for you. What's best is I've made everything very affordable. I've been thrifting all my life. I know what prices are right for things, and I know what I would pay. So everything in CharmingShopVintage is priced according to what I would pay myself. I want to make vintage available and affordable. We have everything from small figurines to amazing designer purses to incredibly collectible kitchenware. Just you wait, guys. I can't wait for you to get your hands on some of this stuff! Here are some photos of a few things I've found recently. You're definitely going to see some of this in CharmingShopVintage. 

CharmingShopVintage should've launched already, but we've had some minor setbacks. Not to worry. We have a new goal date and we're on course to meet it. On September 4th I will be on the road, travelling to Minneapolis and then Wisconsin. (I wish we were going further to Chicago.) After a week of road-tripping, I'll be home and back at CharmingShop, preparing the heck out of the new Vintage section. 

I hope you're as excited as I am! Vintage is such a HUGE part of my life. I couldn't live without the attachment I feel towards history. All items have a story and an energy. I feel like it's my job to collect these things and be a part of their journey. And now I'm ready to help you all to find amazing items and be a part of their journey too. 

See you later, you lovely people. The sun is starting to set here already and I'm ready to enjoy the evening. Enjoy yours too!


1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you are adding vintage to your shop:) I may snap up those canisters. I have just the tea one and really like it!