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Alison Herr Scates and Chuck Scates' Profile

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Looking for my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/ACESFINDSVINTAGE?ref=pr_shop_more

Hi, I'm Alison. I have been married to Chuck for 22 years. We have 2 teenagers named Ethan & Sophie. The "ACES" in Aces Finds Vintage is an acronym for Alison, Chuck, Ethan, and Sophie. My family is my passion.

I believe in relationships. That is one of the many reasons I love buying and selling items on Etsy.

I love vintage. I love the whole idea of items having another life before I find them. I love the stories attached to pieces. I appreciate selling and living with well made objects that are already here on our planet.

I love mid century modern. I always have. When Chuck and I were younger, I scoured tag sales and thrift stores and tried to fill our lives with good…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 9
  • Joined June 12, 2011

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Mid Century Modern Pieces, Vintage Objects, Bohemian Style, Wood, Art, Design, Color fueled by Love, Passion, Curiosity, and Strong Coffee

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About

Looking for my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/ACESFINDSVINTAGE?ref=pr_shop_more

Hi, I'm Alison. I have been married to Chuck for 22 years. We have 2 teenagers named Ethan & Sophie. The "ACES" in Aces Finds Vintage is an acronym for Alison, Chuck, Ethan, and Sophie. My family is my passion.

I believe in relationships. That is one of the many reasons I love buying and selling items on Etsy.

I love vintage. I love the whole idea of items having another life before I find them. I love the stories attached to pieces. I appreciate selling and living with well made objects that are already here on our planet.

I love mid century modern. I always have. When Chuck and I were younger, I scoured tag sales and thrift stores and tried to fill our lives with good design on a tiny budget. Minimalism and Modernism thrill me!

The conundrum: I also adore ornate bohemian style. I was raised by my Czech mother and German father here in the US. Our church, home, and kitchen were filled with highly embellished, heavy, and beautiful things. Icons, Incense, pierogies, and gold leaf glassware abound!

I have found a balance in my world by combining my love of vintage, modern, and bohemian into my own eclectic style. I hope to portray that when curating my shop.

As for Chuck. He is the love of my life and the creator of beautiful and artful things. He shares some of these items in our Etsy Shop. He is a trained fine artist, with extensive knowledge and a history in architectural design. He was born in Knoxville Tennessee. He has strong ties to the Smokey Mountains and loves using wood and other natural elements in his modern designs. The items that he choses for the Etsy shop span from altered digital photo prints to large handmade pieces of furniture. Each piece is created with an intense attention to detail.

Ethan & Sophie inspire both of us to live our best lives. We love our kids. They both have helped ACES FINDS grow. Ethan is a strapping young man who moves around our large furniture pieces effortlessly. He has a keen eye for design. Sophie is a our passionate creative daughter who has a gift for spotting trends, and an enthusiasm for studying color. Because of Sophie we all know the Pantone color names of many objects around us!

For the past 25 years, I have had a life's motto. A quote from dear "Auntie Mame" -

"Life's a banquet and most people are starving to death!"

To see my love of all of these things in picture form, check out my Pinterest boards here:

http://pinterest.com/acesfinds/

Thanks for reading. Peace, Alison


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