This blog will be about my thrifting finds both vintage and current and the story behind the pick! You will also learn if I am reselling, upcycling, reusing, or repurposing the item.
About me and how this all started...
Well hello there and thanks for checking out my blog! I never thought I would be a blogger, but here I am. My thrifting and picking started shortly after my wonderful hubby and I decided it was time to have me stay home and create a nest for ourselves and our future children.
Up until this point I had worked a very busy job in the medical field and was at work close to 50 hours per week. My hubby had just landed a management position and was working more hours too. We were like two ships passing in the night. Or house was a mess. We had lived in the house for a year and a half and there were no personal photos or artwork on the walls, hardly any furniture, and a whole bunch of stress from too many hours worked.
When I started to stay home, I cleaned and purged, it was a great feeling! My mother called me and said she had been purging the storage areas at their home as well and she had a bunch of my baby and early childhood items to hand over to me. She didn't care what I did with it. Throw it away, donate it, sell it, she didn't mind either way. I went to help her with the purge and we had so much fun together! Finding old artwork from grade school, My Little Pony, Barbie, Jem, Sesame Street. I loved going through the memories! Many things that were unusable to someone else were thrown away, nicer items were given to Goodwill. A few were kept for my future children and select pieces were put on Ebay. Ebay was a new venture for me, I had never done it. I just figured I would leave up the items until sold and that would be it. Well, the items started selling, and very well I might add! I decided this might be a nice way to have a little extra income since I was at home and would keep me as busy as I would want to be. After my kid stuff was sold, I started selling some of my massive stockpile of shoes, purses, and clothes that didn't fit or I didn't wear anymore. This Ebay thing was going well!
In August my hubby mentioned that our house just felt bare and not warm and cozy like a home should. With a budget of practically nothing, I started visiting thrift stores, yard and estate sales searching for items to fill up our home. My price range is free or dirt cheap. I cannot believe the treasures I found! I will begin posting a few here soon along with the price I paid, unless I am going to put it up for sale of course. If I am going to sell it, I will let you know if you can find it by my Ebay name~memorylane80s~or my Etsy shop~Vintage Dreams~.
Vintage? Yes, vintage! I like selling my newer items on ebay, but I especially love searching for vintage items to sell via my Etsy store, namely a little something some call mid-century modern. What is mid-century modern you ask? Think of the show Mad Men or Pan-Am and the decor and dress from that time period, 1950s and 1960s and that's what I am talkin' about!
So, I have two stores, one for current new and used items which are on Ebay and a store on Etsy for fabulous mid-century stuff.
Woosh, yep I love to talk and tell people about my finds, so here we go!