Kris' Profile

About

Currently, my offerings are all from my personal collection. I recently moved to a very tiny lake cottage that is need of rehab. Over the years, while buying for my shop, I bought for my future home...which I must have thought would have three kitchens, fifteen bedrooms and about twenty other rooms! I cannot possibly display or use all I have. Add to that, my storage room needs to become living space to accommodate our family. My shop specialized in vintage clothing, jewelry and indie music. I love antique and vintage books. I now have a collection full of sentimental favorites. My earliest education in vintage and antiques came from tagging along with my mother and grandparents on their antiquing excursions. There are many fond memories of those days. I learned a lot about identification from them. In high school, I began to shop thrifts and fleas for vintage. Many of my friends were club kids and drag queens. We would spend…

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  • Female
  • Joined June 25, 2011

Favorite materials

paper, bindings, ephemera, yarn, crochet cotton, fiber, glass beads, stone beads, wood beads, fabric

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About

Currently, my offerings are all from my personal collection. I recently moved to a very tiny lake cottage that is need of rehab. Over the years, while buying for my shop, I bought for my future home...which I must have thought would have three kitchens, fifteen bedrooms and about twenty other rooms! I cannot possibly display or use all I have. Add to that, my storage room needs to become living space to accommodate our family. My shop specialized in vintage clothing, jewelry and indie music. I love antique and vintage books. I now have a collection full of sentimental favorites. My earliest education in vintage and antiques came from tagging along with my mother and grandparents on their antiquing excursions. There are many fond memories of those days. I learned a lot about identification from them. In high school, I began to shop thrifts and fleas for vintage. Many of my friends were club kids and drag queens. We would spend afternoons before going out at night hunting down then most fabulous finds in the thrifts and charity shops all over Chicago.

I have another shop for my handwork designs - Lefty Mitten https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeftyMitten

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