If you can use the word for selling off unused craft supplies, why not use it when selling off vintage from my home? They are all items from my personal collection, or vintage stash.
I have many collections, small and large. Lots of items that i never thought i would want to part with. Things that make me happy just having them around.
But there have been a lot of changes lately. Expecting a baby makes you look at things differently, and we just moved into a new apartment. Same neighborhood, but a bigger place. It has a nursery! And another extra room! Luxury of space in New York, i can hardly believe it.
That being said, yes, we have more space now, so i could easily go out and hunt for even more treasures. But i want this house to be less cluttered. Soon there will be a little one crawling around and it wouldn't be smart having all these vintage figurines and decorative collectibles around. Don't get me wrong, when you walk into our home you will still definitely immediately see that a vintage lover lives here. I need some mod history around me!
I have a pretty extensive vintage big eyed art collection. So much that i never at one time have all pieces displayed on the walls. A bunch of them are just laying around in a cabinet. With preparing for the move i went through all of them. I kept thinking, Yes, they make me happy, but if they are just stored away, shouldn't someone else maybe get the change to enjoy them?
These two have been listed in the shop, one is a cute big eyed deer by K. Chin and the other is a rare piece by Altarriba. A few more have been listed for sale and a few i'm still pondering about. I might sound very certain and determined about this destash declutter process, but actually doing it is still something the secret hoarder in me has to overcome.
Another tough question i had to ask myself was - how many vintage rubber dolls does one really need? I could easily fill a few large suitcases full with them. I should not be so selfish, and its not like i'm throwing them away. I know there are more collectors of these type of vintage dolls out there. They can give them new loving homes. So i'm making a selection and parting with a few of them.
Look for the rubber baby boy doll and the waving girl doll in the shop together with a few more of their friends.
And then there are the loose items, the vintage houseware pieces and little knick knacks that i have so many of. These are hard to part with because i either have been using them for awhile or have them around for so long that they really belonged in our home. But new house, new interior design, i'm looking at everything with fresh eyes. Do i still use it and will there be a place for these items to live in the new house or not.
I have had the vintage deer figurine bookends in our living room for a number of years. It is time to send them on their merry way. And i remember as a little girl being so fascinated by my mothers fashion magazine clutch purse. Hers gone missing over time, but years later i was so excited to find one for myself. But i never really use it, and maybe someone else will. The vintage magazine clutch purse has been listed for sale in the shop too.
I have added many more items from my personal collections to the shop and a some more pieces are waiting to be photographed. Keep an eye out on the Etsy shop!