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Welcome to Nestbox Vintage!!!

l started selling my nested collection of vintage items that have been collected over the years. I was ready to part with some of these items for this website, "Nestbox Vintage". Unfortunately, I have moved several times since opening my shop. The downside is having to use various methods to keep listing my items, (sometimes having to put my shop on vacation, to fly south). (Translation = moving a lot, and placing my items in boxes, and then in storage.) (Can you imagine the hours it took with the ME Millenium operating system and a dial-up connection? I was taking photos and getting them copied onto Kodak discs at WM and then, uploading via a reader card. Yes, with a dial-up connection and an old pc.)

I guess I am an odd bird, that flutters about; perhaps a perpetual wandering bird, making my nests, and my offspring…

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  • Joined January 28, 2009

Favorite materials

alarm clocks, compasses, linens, Italian, hats, handbags, embroidery, ribbon, lace, hardware, timepiece faces, rusted wheels, wooden pulleys

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Great vintage finds to add to YOUR nest!!!

About

Welcome to Nestbox Vintage!!!

l started selling my nested collection of vintage items that have been collected over the years. I was ready to part with some of these items for this website, "Nestbox Vintage". Unfortunately, I have moved several times since opening my shop. The downside is having to use various methods to keep listing my items, (sometimes having to put my shop on vacation, to fly south). (Translation = moving a lot, and placing my items in boxes, and then in storage.) (Can you imagine the hours it took with the ME Millenium operating system and a dial-up connection? I was taking photos and getting them copied onto Kodak discs at WM and then, uploading via a reader card. Yes, with a dial-up connection and an old pc.)

I guess I am an odd bird, that flutters about; perhaps a perpetual wandering bird, making my nests, and my offspring being my finds available here at, "Nestbox Vintage". I typically have a truly eclectic mix of items, to reach all vintage collectors. (For marketing my wares, it does help if you don't have to move frequently.)

Visit my friends at their Etsy shops, (truly gifted artisans), as they are the artists that encouraged me to get started on Etsy. The main website for John & Marcia, features their willow furniture and handmade artisan baskets and other fiber accessories, along with leather handbags and exquisite accessories. Marcia makes mastercrafted basketry pieces and fiber art pieces, featuring wall art pieces and baskets that incorporate driftwood and colorful weaving, (and too many items to list but each beautifully and carefully crafted). Their daughter Stacy Leigh makes master artisan leather handbags, clutches, along with many accessories. She has been a great support and has been the one to get me involved in Etsy. (Each one has received rewards and recognition for their outstanding talents; being featured in several publications.).

They have many, many followers, and they are all featured at their website: http://www.thebenttree.com. Their Etsy shops are at: http://www.stacyleigh.etsy.com, http://www.thebenttreegallery.etsy.com.

(I have tried crafting and restyling items, and do still on occasion for my vintage shop, I will up-cycle a piece. Though, I remain focused on vintage items, my other interests vary with making original art, and collecting it. I am currently making small mixed-media works, My collecting interests are listed below for: "Favorite Materials". I am interested in needlefelting, embroidery, and woodburning. Though, when I got excited about woodburning, I found I needed a place that is well ventilated, other than my rental.)

(Additionally; I began with, "Etsy", by needlefelting with the closed shop of,"Feltic", and then, "Of the Meadow", for painted clothing. I have painted linen clothing with birch designs, bird's nests, bluebird's feathers, gingko leaves; along with florals. I have painted nests on linen and muslin pillow cases. I started on my own with, a shop call "To -a- t", for hand-painted home accessories. It is nice to reflect back on those times; creating and completing a finished product for sale, and even more of a delight when the item sold. It is a very positive thing to reflect on, "something which has been successful". (My natural transition has been a return to vintage.)

I did start my first Etsy shop called, "My Baby, My Dog", which was gift-bags for dogs. I put a lot of time into that one and money. Of course, I tested a lot of my all natural dog-shaped peanut butter biscuits along the way, and as well as my baby, Cody. Now, there is a commercial advertisng a monthly box of items for your dog, called "Bark Box", instead of "Birch Box", I think.

Thank you for visiting my shop, (the one and only shop I have now, "Nestbox Vintage"!!!)

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