What’s Your Vintage Story? – With Guest VintageVagabond1967 3


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!

Share Your Story!

If you would like to share your vintage story with us, please click Adventures in Vintage – My Vintage Story and fill in the form at the bottom of that page. Don’t be shy! We’d love to hear from you.

 


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3 thoughts on “What’s Your Vintage Story? – With Guest VintageVagabond1967

  • Pam

    Love your story Stacy! Glad you were given the opportunity to be part of other venues and open your own shop. Great shop and finds!
    Wishing you all the best!