Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Antiques of the Past for the Future

I love Antiques and I especially love the research of them.

Selling since 1996 I have learned a great deal about my inventory.

Through the venues of course I have sold on but also years of research in books and online.

I always am so intrigued any object last 100 years or more. How I always wonder.

Through moves and children and weather conditions. I find it all truly amazing.

Once upon Antique porcelain and such that had broken was even stapled together to repair.

I even find that fascinating. All about the respect of the past and those items that people cherished.

It was not at all like today with mass consumerism. Most stuff now is not made to last long really.

I find that very interesting as well.

The younger ones seem to be alarmed most about climate change and pollution and such.
The whole time they buy everything brand new and seemingly demand bulk cheaper items.

Not all of course and I do not really fault them as they do not have the experience of real quality items and how it used to be.

Once upon a time it was about the craftsmanship and quality and not quantity. Quantity sells more of course. That drives the market.

One can sell one of a kind or Antique or crank out mass amount of bulk items.
I understand this of course.

Perhaps it will be reversed and the true knowledge of History and the beauty of Antiques will be desired again.

I once asked a young dealer about this and about the repurposing trend.

Their answer was oh phooey. We will never run out of old stuff. I disagree completely.

If something is beyond repair I get it. I really do and love seeing what can be made out of these items.

Knowing names of Antiques and History is not passe but not as mainstream as once upon a time IMHO.

I learned from old time Antique dealers and it was ALL about the name.

Paragon, Limoges, Coalport etc.

I loved these old time sellers and I soaked it all in and again was fascinated.

I set out on missions to find these fascinating items they spoke of. I still do but would love if the younger ones would be as fascinated as I was and am still.

GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy.
Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles.

GracefulVtgClothing on Etsy.
Graceful Vintage Clothing

GracefulAntiquesVtg booth at real World mall in Greenwood, Arkansas.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

I Love Vintage Kitsch! GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy

Just a few of the funny kitsch items I have available on my shop on Etsy.

GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy.

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

New Url for this Blog GracefulAntiquesVtg


Changed the url on my blog. Hopefully this will help Google figure out for once and all who I am.

Have had a ton of issues with this.

Here is the link to my Etsy shop as well.


Monday, April 29, 2019

GracefulAntiquesVtg Blog

Well, lets see what happens now. I changed the blogger name for my blog.

My shop is GracefulAntiquesVtg and it is on the venue site Etsy. GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy

Monday, April 22, 2019

GracefulAntiquesVtg on Etsy


I have had a major task of simply getting Google to understand my business name for some reason.
Quite ridiculous for some reason.

I have sold online since 2002 in every venue imaginable that carried Vintage and Antiques.

This is my Facebook business page.

GracefulAntiquesVtg Facebook Page

Maybe this will be picked up by Google and they will figure it out finally.

Have a lovely week everyone.


Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Who loves beautiful irises? This gorgeous Antique pitcher on my shop at #GracefulAntiquesVtg
on Etsy is just screaming for these lovely flowers. 

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Brick and Mortar Shop

This is my logo for my business. I have had 3 different logos for the side of my business that is Graceful Antiques and Vintage Collectibles or GracefulAntiquesVtg.

I have another logo for my Vintage Clothing shop.

I am very excited as I am getting a metal sign made for my little booth in the real World.

Starting in 1996 I have been in several Antique malls in the real World and have also done shows in Texas and in Arkansas.

Selling online is much different and changes constantly then selling in real World settings.

Both have pros and cons.

A wider audience of course on the web but keeping up with tech is daunting at times.

Figuring out what sells on each is also a trial and error. What sells online is different at times then in a certain locality.

What makes it interesting. I love vintage so very much and love the history of Antiques and Vintage.

So back to my beginning of this story here I will be changing out frequently on both online and brick and mortar.

My vintage treasures can be found online GracefulAntiquesVtg

Now they can be found also in real World in Greenwood, Arkansas.

On Main Street at the RagsnRoses Collective.

A wide variety will be added and changed often is the plan.

Highlighting different Seasons and groupings of Vintage. Currently it is Easter and Spring items.

Come check out my booth at:

RagsnRosesCollective on Main Street.