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Chantilly Lacey is a shop I created to share my love of vintage finds and treasures. I am a 27 year old newlywed trying to find my own path in life.

My husband and I both share a passion for vintage and antique...anything. His unfailing intelect of history has helped cultivate my knowlege of vintage goods and the eras of their day. A perfect night for us would be something like this: Cuddled together on the couch with a delicious dessert watching 'Antiques Road Show' or 'American Pickers.'

I grew up in a rural area of the Upper Peninsula, living less than a mile away from my grandparents, with whom I spent a large part of my life with. One of my favorite things was always sitting down and looking through hundreds of photographs my grandmother meticulously arranged in photo albums, each photo in chronological order. Needless to say, I have about 6 photo…

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  • Joined September 14, 2010

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About

Chantilly Lacey is a shop I created to share my love of vintage finds and treasures. I am a 27 year old newlywed trying to find my own path in life.

My husband and I both share a passion for vintage and antique...anything. His unfailing intelect of history has helped cultivate my knowlege of vintage goods and the eras of their day. A perfect night for us would be something like this: Cuddled together on the couch with a delicious dessert watching 'Antiques Road Show' or 'American Pickers.'

I grew up in a rural area of the Upper Peninsula, living less than a mile away from my grandparents, with whom I spent a large part of my life with. One of my favorite things was always sitting down and looking through hundreds of photographs my grandmother meticulously arranged in photo albums, each photo in chronological order. Needless to say, I have about 6 photo albums filled with pictures of my own youth.

I have always treasured those albums. Each picture, a moment of history captured. Not just the people pictured, but the objects as well. Knowing that my grandmother or mother had the very object that I now own, was like a treasure passed down to me. This is where it all began.

I feel in today's society, everything is so disposable. Always flashing the newest or trendiest item of today that, with the speed of technology, will only be old within a year and discarded. I find it very wasteful and unnecessary. I find big box stores extrememly uncomfortable. But - throw me in a thrift shop and I'm home.

It's nice to have something that has had an history to it already. Imagine a milk glass vase filled with wildflowers sitting on open windowsill of a 1950s kitchen. Or an art deco piece of jewlery, worn by a flapper girl on her night on the town in the 20s. It just has more life to it than something brand new. I hope to bring that out in a object and revive it's life to be used again with a new generation, decade, or century, Keeping it's history alive.

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