I have opened my own vintage and antique online store. Yes, I have sold on other venues, but I have always just wanted a shop of my own. Well now I have gone and done it.
"It is an awesome thing to comprehend that what a human being dreams and imagines can be realized."
It was supposed to be easy to get it all set up but let me tell you it has been a work of love, and I do mean work. I am definitely not as computer savvy as a twenty year old, well maybe not as savvy as a four year old.
The company that is hosting my shop has been very patient with me. I'm sure they are probably rolling their eyes somewhere in internet land.
I've called my shop 415 Maxwell after the address of my grandparent's home. I spent every Easter and a month every summer at their home when I was growing up, and it was the place where I fell in love with antiques. I would go around their home admiring all of the treasures and breathing in the smell of history.
When I was feeling particularly brave I would sneak up to the attic to see all of the amazing things that were stored away there.
Later, after I was married, my grandmother allowed me to go up there and take whatever I wanted. She insisted there was nothing of value, but oh my goodness I came away with so many wonderful things.
All of my adult life I have been collecting vintage and antique goods, first for my own home, and later to sell. It is definitely a labor of love.
I have added the shop to my Facebook page and on Instagram. I would love to have you follow along with me on those two venues, but you can also find the shop by clicking on the SHOP 415 MAXWELL button at the top of this page.
So often we give up on our dreams, but it is wonderful when we hold on and time and technology allow for a dream to come to fruition. I know I have a lot of hard work ahead, but it is work that I welcome.
Do you have a dream that you are waiting to fulfill?