Jan and Karen's Profile

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To see all of our great vintage collectibles please visit our shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happenstanceNwhimsy

Please visit us at Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/happenstancenwhimsy
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Karen:

Welcome to our shop, Happenstance N Whimsy! Jan and I have been collecting for more than 40 years, and our vintage items are chosen with a lot of fun, laughter and care.

Not so long ago, we'd pull our boxes of treasures out from a storage unit or from the garage, and decide it was time for a garage sale. Or, we would lug everything in my car to the local flea market, set up our tables (yes, plural) unpack all of our boxes, display our items…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 7
  • Joined January 23, 2012

Favorite materials

China, pottery, books, linens, ephemera, old tools, old toys, kitchen gadgets, jadeite, 50s and 60s bakeware

Shop

happenstanceNwhimsy
Vintage. Eclectics. Collectibles.

About

To see all of our great vintage collectibles please visit our shop at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happenstanceNwhimsy

Please visit us at Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/happenstancenwhimsy
Follow us on:
Twitter

Karen:

Welcome to our shop, Happenstance N Whimsy! Jan and I have been collecting for more than 40 years, and our vintage items are chosen with a lot of fun, laughter and care.

Not so long ago, we'd pull our boxes of treasures out from a storage unit or from the garage, and decide it was time for a garage sale. Or, we would lug everything in my car to the local flea market, set up our tables (yes, plural) unpack all of our boxes, display our items...then we would buy each others things! Well...that just wasn't going to work....

Etsy came into our lives and we both knew it is the perfect fit for us! We love every single vintage find, no matter what the shape, size or color! We hand pick each and every item that we put into our shop. Jan and I hope that you have as much fun browsing through our treasures as we do bringing them to you! Please enjoy your time with us, and please come back soon...we have many beautiful items to bring to you!

Jan:

Welcome to Happenstance N Whimsy! I am so happy to be able to join the Etsy "family" and share my love of all things vintage. Growing up in an Air Force family in the "Mid-Century" was a wonderful experience and gave my brother, sister and I opportunities to live in many different US states as well as Great Britain. As a 10-year-old, I was pretty sure I would meet Prince Charles, we would fall madly in love, and then marry! He missed his chance when we returned to the States in the late 1950s - ha! I have always loved to read and books have been a big part of my life so it was natural for me to begin collecting books, particularly children's books. Then I got hooked on collecting Golden Books. (I now have a massive collection of over 700 books, so if you are interested in a particular book, convo me!) Later, an accidental "happenstance" led me to fall in love with fine china and American dinnerware. I found a beautiful blue floral china teacup trio at a garage sale marked $5.00. I knew nothing about it other than it was beautiful and I had to have it. I brought it home and found out I had just purchased a vintage Shelley "Dainty Blue" trio worth around (at that time) $75.00 - I was so excited, and certainly hooked on collecting! Now my collecting is quite eclectic, and it is definitely time to let others enjoy the treasures I have found over the years, so I am sharing them here in our shop. I hope you will find just the thing that will "speak to you" or that just-perfect gift for a friend or loved one. Enjoy browsing through our shop, and be sure to visit often as we have many, many more awesome items that we will be listing.

My sister Karen and I have decided that with all our collecting over the years we have become a little cracked, somewhat chippy, and definitely alot crazed! :O)


Jan and Karen
Happenstance N Whimsy
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HAPPENSTANCEnWHIMSY?ref=si_shop





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