ROYAL HUES

I HAPPEN TO SELL A SELECT OFFERING OF VINTAGE HOME DECOR– IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW– NOW YOU DO.  I STARTED MY SHOPPE IN 2011 AND AT ONE POINT IT WAS ENTIRELY COMPRISED OF HANDMADE JEWELRY AND ULTRA LUXURY CELL PHONE CASES.  THEY WERE A SMASH BUT WITH THE STEADY PACE OF NEW PHONES HITTING THE MARKET IT MADE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP UP WITH ALL THE MODELS.

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I VENTURED INTO PERFUMES AND HANDMADE SOAPS BUT A HORRIBLE MOVING DEBACLE RUINED MY STOCK OF ESSENTIAL OILS.  SO WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?  WELL, THE VERY THING SHE’S WANTED TO DO HER WHOLE LIFE.  SELL HOME DECOR.

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WHEN I STARTED SEWING IT WAS TO MAKE A FEW CLUTCH BAGS.  I WAS TERRIFIED OF THE SEWING MACHINE BUT EVER SO INTRIGUED BY THE PATTERN SECTION MARKED “VOGUE” IN EVERY MICHAEL’S OR JOANN FABRIC.  SO I TAUGHT MYSELF THE HARD WAY.  INSERTING  ZIPPERS AND SEWING VINYL CLUTCHES INTO THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING.  THEN IT WAS KNITS.  WHICH SEW UP LIKE A DREAM– BUT LEARNING BACKWARDS LEAVES YOU WITH A MISSING SET OF SKILLS WHEN IT COMES TO WOVENS.  ALAS, I KNEW IT WAS MY DESTINY TO SEW PILLOWS FROM THE FIRST ONE THAT LEFT MY MACHINE!

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ETSY IS THE PERFECT VENUE TO SELL AND KEEP MY PART-TIME VENTURE WITH LITTLE OVERHEAD TOTALLY IN MY CONTROL.  ONE DAY I HOPE TO HAVE A BRICK AND MORTAR STORE WHEN I CAN SELL MY PILLOWS, VINTAGE FINDS AND EVEN A BIT OF CONSIGNMENT.  THE PERFECT BLEND OF FABULOUS WITH NO PRACTICALITY!

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WHEN I VENTURE OUT THE HOUSE ON SUNDAYS I KEEP MY EYE OUT FOR UNIQUE PIECES THAT HAVE A PARTICULAR AESTHETIC AND WORK WELL AS A COLLECTION OF ITEMS.  THIS WEEKEND LED ME TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SET OF VINTAGE PEACOCK BLUE OCTAGONAL BARWARE.  6 IN TOTAL AND HEAVY.  THE PERFECT SET TO COLLECT OR ENJOY OVER DINNER + DRINKS.

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CHECK OUT THE LATEST OFFERING AT WWW.LABELNOIR.ETSY.COM 

Until later

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xoxox

Donna

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