I have come to the conclusion that there is a way to share the wonderful things that I find with my readers and help to spread the love for all things VINTAGE!! I have spent the last couple of months compiling things that I truly find beautiful and have opened up my own Esty.com shop! It is titled...The Sunshine Toker of course!! And I am adding to my store weekly. It is ready tonight for it's reveal and I am honored to share with you, my readers, what I have begun to put together. What is featured here are all things that I love. Things that I find beautiful, that have been hand-picked by me to share with kindred spirit's of all things vintage. I will continue to add to my store, not periodically, but weekly. My goal is to have items on here that are for the home, can be used in home decor, can be passed down as an heirloom item or maybe is just a little funky! Please take a few minutes and check me out!
I want to share with you one of my very first "scores" as a new business owner. I have a set of Johnson Brothers Friendly Village china that I use in my home. I bought it several years ago on Ebay and when it arrived to my home, I was elated! Mr. Handy thought it was hideous. But what does he know about fine china right? So in my plan to open this fun little on-line store of mine, I came across some vintage Johnson Brothers Friendly Village tea cup, saucers, gravy boat and creamer set. If I didn't already have so much of this stuff I would have snagged it for myself. But I wanted to share it's beauty with my readers, who are also my kindred spirits! So I bought it and it is one of the first pieces I have listed. Check it out this beautiful little set!
So here is what I have learned over the last couple of months about myself, blogging and the idea to open this new on-line store; everyone has a passion. Everyone has something that when they are doing it they are in the zone. It can be one thing or many things but you know when you are doing it because it makes you happy. Being a Mom is my number one thing that I sincerely consider a gift and I have a sincere passion for my family. But I also have wanted to have an outlet that was just for me. This has been an evolution of sorts. I am thrilled to see where this takes me. I am thrilled to be on the hunt for great stuff to sell to others! But more than anything, I feel like I am being authentic to who I am. Long term, maybe this will turn into a real brick and mortar store. Who knows? Baby steps right?
Oh by the way, the set I have pictured above is for sale in my store for $80.00. It includes five tea cups and saucers, one creamer and one gravy boat. If you haven't had tea in fine china...try it. It feels so nice to hold a tea cup by the handle while holding the saucer in the other. It's an elegant feeling. Check out what else I have featured at www.thesunshinetoker.etsy.com.
So Mr. Handy doesn't need to worry about me being a hoarder of this china, or of other things I always seem to drag home, because my intent is to share it with the world and not keep it for myself!
I will feature items from time to time and let you know if I am having a sale. If I craft something I will probably put it in the store as well, so stay tuned for future items!
Until next time...