After one of my Insta Sales (if you don’t know what my Insta Sale is, I have monthly flash sales on Instagram with vintage and vintage inspired items), so I was telling my husband this story and he thought I should tell you guys too. We’ll get to the story part but first, I wanted to share with you guys some of the reasons why I love antiques so much. They are one of my favorite things to decorate our home with, mixing old with new. There is the actual hunt, which is probably my favorite part. I could walk around antique stores all day. Going booth to booth, searching for treasures that have long been forgotten about. Wondering what they were used for, who used them, and the stories they could tell. I love to find ways to give them new life. Part of the reason I have vintage sales each month is because I can only collect so much. I don’t want to stop antiquing, and there is no way I can leave these fabulous finds behind, so the only logical thing to do is to pass them on to you guys. Some of the pieces I find are just begging to be passed on to the right home. Want proof? That’s where we get to the story part.
During one of my sales I had this wood plaque that said something about a telephone company and it said Cleveland Ohio on it. It was a quirky little plaque and I knew it would make a cute sign, if given the right home. So I put it in my sale, I don’t think it sold right away, I think I left it up for a few days when a woman finally purchased it. When I messaged her she told me how excited she was because someone in her family worked for the telephone company for years and she lived right outside of Cleveland. That piece was certainly meant to find her.
Then during this past sale, I had the end of a vintage grape crate from California (actually I still have it posted). Again I thought it would make a cute sign. Someone from California, maybe someone who loves grapes, or wine perhaps. What I didn’t think was going to happen, was that someone was going to message me and tell me the name on the crate was her grandfather. It’s one thing to know that these items have a story, it’s another thing to actually hear the story.
So while I may lose followers each sale, its all worth it in the end. I love to find these treasures, and to pass them on to you. If you haven’t checked out one of my sales I hope you will, and if you want to take a peek I still have a few items posted from the last one. Oh and I almost forgot, another girl commented on a stack of books I had posted, because her grandmother passed down the same ones to her and they meant so much. How cool is that? So I have to say, I probably won’t be able to scour shelves for a particular book author, but if your looking for something special let me know. Have any fun antique stories of you own? I’d love to hear them.