Here is the first installment of the Mid Week Etsy Feature. This week you will notice three Etsy shops and their stories of how they became Etsy sellers..
I am one who loves to hunt for curious retro & vintage jewelry, finds, furniture and decorating inspirations. I have a passion for re purposing and giving life to forgotten items and consider my etsy store, The Eclectic Curio, a"curio" full of treasures!
As a child, I always enjoyed going to thrift stores and yard sales, (basically anywhere a good deal was to be found) with my mom and grandma. Today, as a mother, I enjoy treasuring hunting with my two adult daughters.
There is just something so gratifying about finding a beautiful, funky, or curious item that has been forgotten, cleaning or tweaking it, bringing life to it again, and then be able to share it with others who look at it with the same creative eye as yourself! I never knew that one day I could make a small business out of my passion for vintage and antiques! I love having an Etsy shop and interacting with buyers and other sellers!
Always loved to be creative but never found a niche. Collage grad with MBA in business. Worked up to a VP in the operations dept of the Foreign exchange, options, money market, etc dept. Had a very optimistic future.
The Bank that I worked for merged with another, I volunteered to be redundant to get a very nice package. Same time, same thing happened to Hubby. We rented our home to a friend and left the US to travel. Became Dive masters and expected to end our 1 yr trip in the Caribbean to stay and work our dream. That was 2001.
While on live aboard dive boat in the Red Sea in Egypt, got the info of the planes crashing to the TT on 9/11. After several months and family tragedies, we came home to a tough time finding jobs. We had a beautiful little darling in the aftermath that LOVES to travel!! I have decided to leave my corporate behaviors behind and go for my artistic sights.
Now I have full fledged Etsy addiction, need to go to Etsy Detox on the weekends and I've got a slot booked for Etsy Rehab soon.