Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Shop!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a particularly happy New Year!  I, for one, sat misty eyed, wrapped in my TCU Snuggie, while I watched the Frogs win the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day.  What a thrill -- I think I'll be floating on air from the joy of that win for weeks!

I promised that I'd be back in the new year with big news, and here it is: I've opened a new shop on Etsy: Dishy Vintage Weddings.  I've spent a lot of time in the last few months thinking about how to continue to grow my little business.  My original Etsy shop started out as a mix of lots of things: linens, lace, vintage papers, crafting kits, etc.  Now it has evolved over the last 2 years to mostly be antique laces.  I love that, but I wanted to find a way to incorporate a bit more variety, while perhaps finding a new customer base.  So, after much thought, Dishy Vintage Weddings was born!

I'm still working on stocking the shop, but my goal is to have wonderful laces in yardage for seamstresses, people who make garters, and for wedding decor:



along with fun vintage wedding-themed paper ephemera for paper crafting and scrapbooking:


and heirloom linens and wedding hankies for the bride:

I also plan to list tags and journals made from my little stitched wedding dresses -- just as soon as I finish some.  :)

So, I've got lots of work ahead of me!  But it's exciting to have something brand new to work on in this brand new year.  (Aside from losing 20 pounds, which unfortunately always seems to be on my to-do list, so it is not "brand new.")

Of course, I'm still finding new treasures for the original shop.   I found this amazing flocked fabric over the holidays:


It's in the shop now.  And I've got piles of wonderful lace to list, too.  So, I hope you'll stop by either shop soon and browse around!   I'd love your thoughts on the new venture!

Happy New Year!

3 comments:

  1. It sounds like a great idea! I wish you the best of luck this year.

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  2. Congratulations on your new shop Alison! It's beautiful, and you've already got some very pretty things in there!

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  3. What a great idea! I'm sure you will be quite successful! I'm madly in love with your stitched dresses, and I know you won't be able to make them fast enough;D

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