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.