I’ve rather neglected my little etsy shop of late. After I sold all the main items, I kinda let it slide until it recently expired. I can be the master of procrastination at times. But I’m back on the case now and have listed a few cute dresses that should suit a wide variety of retro tastes – sixties through to eighties in a range of styles and shapes…any takers?
I’m hoping I will get my etsy shop properly restocked in the next few weeks, as it’s still looking a wee bit bare. Now that we are transitioning into the Autumn months, I’ll be aiming to get more fall friendly garments up there soon. Ach, who am I kidding, it’ll happen when it happens;)
Speaking of vintage finds, whilst I was out and about in East London yesterday (actually, I was getting a haircut but more on that in my next post) I came across a great little vintage store on Curtain Road called Paper Dress Vintage - know it? Not only do they sell an incredible selection of vintage clothes (rails of pretty dresses and skirts), they also serve coffee (nice) and cocktails (even better). Vintage and alcohol? Now that really is a lethal combination!
Anyway, if you are ever in this neck of the woods I highly recommend you pop in, it is definitely worth a visit. I’m just sorry I was so low on funds (haircuts are expensive) or else I would’ve happily laid down some cash for a dozen dresses I spied. And, if you find yourself on etsy anytime soon, why not mosey on over to MY ETSY SHOP……..:)
This is my final post for Sublime under the guise of online coordinator. In some ways I can’t believe how quickly these last few months have flown but I also know it’s time to move on. I thought it only to appropriate to end how I began – with a recipe – and like most of my recipes, this one is to the point, requires very few ingredients and tastes, well, good.
And, if you’re wondering why the recipes have been rather scarce on the blog lately, it’s not because I’ve been boycotting the kitchen. Quite the opposite in fact. Although, I can’t deny it’s been refreshing not to feel obliged to photograph every other meal. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t have a few ideas up my sleeve and most of them are definitely blog worthy. Some of them may have been inspired by a recent bout of foodnetwork mania but who’s telling;) I now have a little bit of time on my hands before my next internship begins and I’ll be making use of it by getting back to my recipe roots.
I even managed to update my etsy shop and listed a couple of very chic vintage dresses – why not have a peek for yourself…..VINTAGE DRESSES THIS WAY!
I love to nest. For someone who has pretty much never spent more than a year in any one place I have become very adept at making my surroundings my own very quickly.
With that said, I’m always on a mission to de-clutter and simplify my life. Stuff smothers me. And even though I love vintage collectibles, I never buy anything that doesn’t have a use. Ornaments don’t really have a place in my home – evil dust gatherers – but I do love prints and pictures and am currently filling my walls with an assortment of images that make me smile.
My home reflects me, which means it’s not perfect. Some of it is a little confused, some of it not quite sorted, some of it is exactly the way the way I want it.
You might be wondering what’s the deal with the freaky jewellery hand stand…..it’s not exactly my style. It was actually getting chucked out by my neighbour and I’d been on the lookout for a stand so thought what the hey, I’ll make it work. It might’ve scared the bejeezus out of me the first night it sat on my dresser.
My belt hook has been with me for years, yeeeaaarrrrrssss. Seriously, since I was like fourteen. I like her.
Oh, and my scarves. My scarves! I’m a sucker for a pretty vintage scarf (you know that already) and I definitely do have too many so I’m considering popping a few on etsy. Speaking of which, I’m really happy with how my etsy shop is progressing – I need to urgently re-stock though……
I’ve currently got a chocolate banana loaf in the oven (recipe tomorrow), so whilst I have a minute or two (or forty) let me tell you more about my etsy shop. Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you the hard sell on anything – I am a terrible saleswoman even though I did receive 99% on my mystery guest shopper test when I worked at Harrods and even then I got awarded most marks for being ‘not too pushy’. So, yes.
Anyway, I’m really excited about my shop for several reasons.
1. I have a lot of clothes that I’ve collected and kept throughout the years in the hope that one day I could impart them onto someone else who will love them just as much I do.
2. I’m not selling anything I haven’t worn with pride in the past, which is why everything for sale has the PeaSoup mark of approval – I’m sure that means a lot to you;) But really, this is not a clear out. I would quite happily hold on to each and every item and am sure I would wear all of it again at some point but my Husband has made me see reason (I HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF), which is how and why I have decided upon an etsy shop.
3. Ebay has never held much appeal for me as a seller. The times I’ve listed stuff on the site it has invariably fallen on my Husband to do the dirty work. Etsy, however, is a completely different story. It feels like a community and is a joy to use – in fact, it has made me think I might one day like to open up a bricks and mortar shop full of clothing and collectibles of my choosing. Oh, the joy of being surrounded by pretty things and transferring that passion to each person who walks through the door. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Of course, coming from a family with a history in retail (my Mum ran a successful gift store for many years and a boutique before that) I realise it’s not all fun and games so I have my reservations too.
Am I rambling?
Should I stop now?
Okay, one last thing. The banana bread is now out of the oven and looks, well, erm, pretty darn amazing. Hurry up and cool so I can have a slice. With peanut butter. Essential. Nom.
Oh and don’t forget – to view all the items in full (I was teasing you with some of these shots – maybe I’m not such a bad saleswoman…..) hop over to my PeaSoupSells shop at Etsy.