I just uploaded these beauties to The Stash.
I recently (finally) got around to putting together The Stash, which I am pretentiously calling A Curated Collection of Vintage Housewares, Accessories and Miscellany. Check it out, tell your friends and let me know what you think.
Over the past few months, I’ve been really considering the stuff that populates my life.
For a long time, I spent my spare time buying things because buying stuff feels really good in a consumer culture like ours. I could make comparisons between hunting, something stalking it’s prey or whatever but I’ll spare you that. I had (have) a thing for old stuff, beautiful stuff. As a result I have ended up with a glut of old things, sitting around, taking up space. I have been learning to let these things and how to sort them into valuable and not valuable. It has freed up physical, emotional and psychological space in my life and I feel like I am moving forward.
The Stash is way for me to turn around all the stuff I’ve purchased into a small income in order to dig myself out of my debt from credit cards and school loans. It’s not much but it’s better than nothing. I’ve made one sale and was featured in a really lovely treasury, which is pretty encouraging, considering I haven’t had much of chance to promote the shop.
It was also really fun to spend time photographing all these items to really show off what it was about them that I really loved. I think they turned out wonderfully.