08 May 2012

3 year anniversary

Celebrating 3 years on selling vintage textiles on etsy.(actually it was May 5th, but I have been inexplicably 'down' and not felt like blogging). It has  been a learning curve.    

 Fabriquefantastique has remained my main shop. I still love the thrill of the hunt, specially rescuing very old bashed up quilts and finding just the right home for them. Lately I have been taking apart a few damaged, heavy quilts to rescue the antique back fabric.
Vintage linens are a little slow....must stop buying so much, says she who bought about 12 pieces just yesterday.There is a lot of very good competition out there.

Boutiquefantastique came about as I could not bear to see lovely old wedding dresses left on the racks of the thrift shops. It has expanded a bit, but I do not give this shop the attention I should. What I really need is a nice, young model, must put the word out.

The latest venture was Foulardfantastique....my shop devoted to vintage scarves. I set this up when I went to New Zealand for two months this January  and wanted to keep an online presence. The shop went with me. 50 scarves did not take up much room, about a large shoe box. I would have been satisfied to have sold 4 or 5 and was delighted that 31 sold during that period. New Zealand PO was very helpful. Whats more it gave me permission to pop in every op shop I passed in an attempt to restock.


  1. congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you are feeling more cheery - your shops success is great!
    : )

  2. Congrats too on winning the lovely vintage pattern book over at A Life Like Vera's.Sorry you've been feeling low. Hope it will help to cheer you up.

  3. Hope you are feeling better now Jan, and my heartiest congratulations on the anniversary. It is lovely to see someone who is extremely passionate about what they do. May the newest venture bring you much success. Thank you also for continuing to support my blog and my efforts.

  4. Happy Anniversary! The Etsy experience is pretty wonderful, isn't it!

  5. Happy Anniversary!!! I absolutely love the scarf :)

  6. Congratulations on your anniversary and I always enjoy reading your blog posts. Take care.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS Jan on 3 years of selling on Etsy!!
    I imagine that is quite onerous.

    Lovely to know you visited New Zealand too - I love the Wairarapa too.
    I'm always on the lookout for old floral fabric to make my little bits and pieces.
    Your scarves are lovely!

    Thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower.

  8. Sorry you had/have the blues. It's time for a good old roll in the silk scarves. Maybe some good belly laughs will help. Have you watched An Idiot Abroad? It's a show by Ricky Gervais---laugh out loud funny.

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