The 2nd 2015 Etsy feature that I am doing is on a vintage shop named Roses and Butterflies. Something I love about vintage shops is that there is a story behind each piece. Sherry’s store offers a variety of vintage from jewelry, household items, furniture, photographs, pillows, etc! I found the owner to be extremely friendly and open about herself and her shop. I’m happy to present Roses and Butterflies to you and hope you get the chance to stop by!
In Sherry’s words, here are the answers to questions I asked her.
What is the name of your shop?
RosesAndButterflies (Owner: Sherry)
When did your shop open?
Opened: December 29, 2011
What do you sell?
-Actually started (listing): March 2013
-Actually first sale (a double, meaning two to the same person…and my very first sales!): May 9, 2013
What is the story behind your shop?
With my parents at a very young age (7 years), because of growing up poor, my parents got creative in entertaining me and my brother. So, going to Flea Markets was a way to do that. My parents gave me and my brother 25 – 50 cents to spend and trust me when I say it took me quite awhile to find anything I wanted more than another…hence my Love for Vintage started and has continued all my life. Back then, little plastic horses or kitty cats where my passion…even at 7 years of age…LOL…it was in my blood and energy…for sure…because my parents, especially my Mom, instilled in me a Love of Animals and Nature, like gardening and flowers too.
How do you choose pieces to sell in your shop?
Since I love many things, it can be overwhelming at times, but, it usually is something I really like to own myself. But, I am branching out, and embracing other items too now. You see, I really like: metal, china, crystal, flowers, birds, cats, dogs, horses, animals, nature, photography, painting, etc.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Nature, Beautiful things, the colors of the Rainbow! So many things. My Mom’s Love of Pretty things; My Grandma’s Love of Doilys and Lace. My Kitties. My Angels and God! Not necessarily in that order.
Other information the owner wanted to include:
Besides Vintage, I do make some things and they are ‘OOAK’ (one of a kind), which are:
What are your goals for 2015 in your shop?
To list more consistently; To take and play with the photography more and to learn more about Business here on Etsy, through the Forums, their Classes, etc. Sharing and experimenting with different items to sell.
To sell another ‘100’ items this year alone…that is big for me…but, if you don’t dream, what have you?
Looking forward to you visiting my Shop “RosesAndButterflies” on Etsy…and finding something you love and purchase for yourself, a friend, a family member, or whomever. Enjoy your visit and thanks for that!
I wish to thank Jenny and her Blog for featuring me here! I so very much appreciate it!