Vintage to Antique Jewelry, Purses and Collectibles
About I Want That!
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About UsAfter 23 years of teaching elementary school, I have decided to follow another passion. Since I was a teenager, I have loved antiques and vintage collectibles. Growing up, every year I would go to the annual local church rummage sale. If I knew then what I know now about vintage jewelry and collectibles, I would have gone nuts at those rummage sales. I did collect a few treasures when I was a teenager, but most of my collecting started about fifteen years ago.
I started out with a passion for collecting vintage and antique purses. My next obsession was collecting beautiful pieces of vintage costume jewelry. My favourite designers are Florenza, Art and Hollycraft. I love jewelry that is antique or vintage, especially if the quality is as good as fine jewelry. I enjoy finding a beautiful piece and researching its history in my reference books and online. My research over the past few years has helped me recognize quality pieces. Over the past two years, I started creating pictures with jewelry. You can see one of my creations above in my store logo. The centre of the flower is made with hundreds of earrings.
In my twenties, I remember wearing rhinestone clip-on earrings even when I was on a two hour bike ride. One time, I was wearing a beautiful art deco chandelier clip-on earring (only one earring, because I had only one of these earrings, and I thought it was cool to wear one) and it fell off when I was riding my bike down Broadway. A bus ran over it and crushed it. I still have it, but it won't make its way into my shop because I won't be selling items that have been run over by a bus (hee, hee).
I have been told that I should follow my passion and that advice has guided me to open a shop in Rubylane. When it comes to selling my jewelry, purses and collectibles, my philosophy is that I enjoy finding treasures, but my biggest happiness is finding things for others.