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Welcome to Oceanside Castle! To shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OceansideCastle
I prefer vintage finds over mall shopping! Recycled vintage has soul, laugh lines; character. Unpretentious. Real. I love old stuff that deserves to be loved again. I love the quality, craftsmanship, memories & stories behind every vintage, handmade & antique item.
Your home is your castle. Good design should be individual, unique; a means of self expression. Oceanside Castle Vintage is an eclectic treasure chest. I don't specialize in one style just design inspiration. Create your own personal style & self expression for your home. Have fun & let the treasure hunt begin!
Personal philosophy: Most VIP Life lesson: (so far!) Less is more. Simplify. Edit. Only keep & give energy to what truly inspires you & brings joy to your life...
All the rest is just static.
My Current & Long…

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  • Born on January 15
  • Joined December 13, 2010

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About

Welcome to Oceanside Castle! To shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OceansideCastle
I prefer vintage finds over mall shopping! Recycled vintage has soul, laugh lines; character. Unpretentious. Real. I love old stuff that deserves to be loved again. I love the quality, craftsmanship, memories & stories behind every vintage, handmade & antique item.
Your home is your castle. Good design should be individual, unique; a means of self expression. Oceanside Castle Vintage is an eclectic treasure chest. I don't specialize in one style just design inspiration. Create your own personal style & self expression for your home. Have fun & let the treasure hunt begin!
Personal philosophy: Most VIP Life lesson: (so far!) Less is more. Simplify. Edit. Only keep & give energy to what truly inspires you & brings joy to your life...
All the rest is just static.
My Current & Long Standing Goal: Learn to be still; more centered & steady so when life's inevitable pushing & shoving begins anew, it may not knock me off my feet! Peace of mind, serenity. More optimism would be good. I'm going to keep working at it. Self pride & acceptance. If I'm doing the best I can, truly believe that's good enough!
My Vintage Life: Born & raised in New England surrounded by history & vintage; an avid collector forever. Been living on the west coast for a long time. I owned a brick & mortar antique & gift shop for several years. Studied design, history of furniture making & period styles. Worked as an antique appraiser's apprentice then did small estate appraising part time. Long before that I was a restaurant decor buyer (somebody has to find all that funky stuff hanging from the ceiling! ) That was a fun job. So there you have it.
I enjoy being the proprietor of Oceanside Castle. I hope you enjoy treasure hunting here as much as I do.
This shop maintains vintage integrity. Painted or up-cycled items in my shop are classified as Handmade NOT Vintage. I'm honored to be Team Captain of the Etsy Virtuoso team and a proud member of Vintage and Main & Vintage Etsy Society Street Team.

Oceanside Castle operates under this VINTAGE PLEDGE:
“Everything tagged as vintage goods in my shop is at least twenty years old."

My favorite BLOGS!

http://www.freshdesignblog.com
http://tidbitsandtwine.com
http://pamdesign.blogspot.com
http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com
http://www.themarthablog.com/
http://www.vicky-bell.blogspot.com
http://angelasartistic.blogspot.com/
http://frenchgardenhouse.com/blog/
http://blog.cdiannezweig.com/

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