I started a series where I wrote about My Vintage Story and invited others to share their vintage stories with me, so I could share them here on the blog. We all love to read about vintage, right?
This week’s guest is Stacy from VintageVagabond1967. Here is her vintage story…
Fifteen years ago, I went to my first yard sale with my sister-in-law. She was a seasoned veteran with an impeccable knack for finding incredible bargains, and I wanted in on the game.
Saturday mornings became my escape. I left my husband and four kids at home and hit the yard sale circuit in earnest. I shopped for my home, my family, my classroom, and my friends. I was content in my role as yard sale hobbyist for many years, and then something amazing happened. I ended up working in my cousin’s thrift store on Saturdays. One thing lead to another, and before I knew it, I was a listing manager for Vintage Character, her Etsy shop, and we were making the rounds on the local vintage market circuit.
Fortunately for me, Sue is an accomplished business woman and a virtual fountain of vintage knowledge. I spent several years under her expert tutelage, learning the tricks of the trade. In February of 2017, I got the opportunity to join a vintage resale co-op near the lake where we vacation. I decided it was time to venture out on my own and give small business ownership a shot.
The co-op endeavor is working out very well, but my biggest challenge is space. I find so many awesome treasures that I don’t have enough room to display my entire inventory. Opening my Etsy shop, VintageVagabond1967 has allowed me to be able to bring even more of my vintage riches to a much wider audience.
Its been a most enjoyable journey going from a yard sale hobbyist checking items off the wish lists of my family and friends, to an independent small business owner offering my vintage wares to a global customer base, and I look forward to building an extensive and amazing shop inventory for my customers.
Stacy, from http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageVagabond1967
Thank you for sharing your vintage story, Stacy!
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