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My name is Sarah Giberman, and I like making and collecting unique, interesting, vintage-y things. My apartment is full of books, trinkets, teapots, dresses, pictures, collage, instruments, records, cds, kitchen things, hats, bags, shoes, postcards... items I have created and collected in my 30-something years. I share my home with my husband, our toddler daughter, and an English Bulldog named Stella, so it is a cozy place! Visit the 8 Jones Street blog - <http://8jonesstreet.blogspot.com/>

Collectively my fiancee and I have lived in: Portland, ME; Boise, ID; Olympia, WA; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Manhattan, NY; and Palo Alto, CA. Between object salvaging and my pottery, collage, clothing, and paper projects we've accumulated a lot of stuff!

I share the Etsy philosophy that handmade or repurposed purchases are better for…

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  • Joined July 31, 2008

Favorite materials

vintage, textiles, clay, paper, beads, silver, gold, glass, plastic, books

About

My name is Sarah Giberman, and I like making and collecting unique, interesting, vintage-y things. My apartment is full of books, trinkets, teapots, dresses, pictures, collage, instruments, records, cds, kitchen things, hats, bags, shoes, postcards... items I have created and collected in my 30-something years. I share my home with my husband, our toddler daughter, and an English Bulldog named Stella, so it is a cozy place! Visit the 8 Jones Street blog - <http://8jonesstreet.blogspot.com/>

Collectively my fiancee and I have lived in: Portland, ME; Boise, ID; Olympia, WA; Boston, MA; Brooklyn, NY; Manhattan, NY; and Palo Alto, CA. Between object salvaging and my pottery, collage, clothing, and paper projects we've accumulated a lot of stuff!

I share the Etsy philosophy that handmade or repurposed purchases are better for people and the environment. Visit "Indie Economics," my new blog at http://indieeconomics.blogspot.com I'm not trying to change the world, I'm certainly not equipped for that. I am not an economist or academic, just a regular gal who thinks a lot. I'd like to foster mindful consumerism... support crafters artists and artisans and local agricultural entities... I think about reducing the amount of waste and needless consumption in my own life, so why not explore that and share ideas? I myself am a pleasure seeker and like collecting things, creating things, admiring things too much. But I do try to buy handmade or vintage, I shop the farmer's market and Whole Foods, and I turn the faucet off while brushing my teeth. Sometimes it's the little things - they all add up.

8 Jones Street inventory (generally) falls into three categories: Vintage, Handmade, and Remade.
Technically, 8 Jones Street is an address in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. My husband-to-be and I lived in a studio sixth-floor walkup on Jones for four years before we re-located to the Bay Area. We are nostalgic for the old neighborhood, and hope to move back someday. My art studio is named named "8 Jones Street," in homage.

I have taken The Honest Vintage Pledge:
Everything that I have tagged as vintage in my shop is at least twenty years old or older.

I have taken the handmade pledge and will buy handmade whenever I can.

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