My sister and I go to resale shops, flea markets, antique stores and garage sales just to browse. Each of us will stop in front of different pieces and say "I remember that" or "my Mother or Grandmother had one of those". So these are items we tend to pick up as we go on our treasure hunts.
We thought we were unique until we started to receive messages from our customers at our Etsy shop and we were touched by so many of them. People seem to want to let us know about the item they are looking at or purchasing without us ever asking. What a wonderful sharing atmosphere we have fallen into. Lovely people on the other end of a computer telling us their stories, never meeting us in person so we thought we would share just a few of the comments with you.
A nice gal in Texas was in the unfortunate path of the wild fires last summer and she lost her home including the dishes her mother handed down to her with only one dish remaining. Thankfully no loss of life, but a loss of a home and treasures. She saw our dishes and immediately contacted us and asked if we would consider holding them for her until her insurance money came through...........well of course we did. How could we not? Making her smile was a wonderful feeling for both of us.
Another gal's Grandmother had given her 3 starter pieces and because of that love, she is buying up as many pieces as she can. It gives her a connection to her past.
One sweet lady bought one of our upcycled pedestals that matches her current vintage pattern she uses. She was so excited to have an add on piece that no one else in the world had, and was ready to proudly display her desserts for the holiday meal.
One artist was looking for a vintage glass patterned serving platter in a unique design. She found one in our shop and felt she could now do justice in photographing her beautiful jewelry she wanted to sell.
So we are not alone in our adventure in treasure hunting, which is wonderful because we now have so many new friends, even though we have never met. Some have asked us to look for specific patterns and they will buy them no matter what. We never thought we would be in this position just from a little shopping for fun, but here we are in this wonderful spot together.
Do you have a story to tell? We would love to hear it.
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Have a great week....Spring is on the way!
Cathy and Mary