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My name is Carly (yes, after Carly Simon) I'm 21 and I live in a small city in Michigan called Grand Rapids with my two cats and my boyfriend. (We have the giant Calder!)
We rent a little one bedroom apartment above a local vintage store and I run two small etsy businesses to pay the bills at the moment.
I have always had a passion for vintage. Since I was a little girl I remember my mom calling me Grandma when I would grab for old purses and silly costume jewelery. My fondest memories are treasure hunting with my Grandma and watching immaculate old movies like gone with the wind on weekends.

I love that old clothing, toys, furniture and home decor were all crafted with quality and design in mind, and that they outlast many things that were only made a year ago now. I love Mid Century design very much. At the moment I'm mastering…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 9
  • Joined May 1, 2011

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Fisher Price, Polly Flinders, Mid Century, Herman Miller, Danish, Drexel, Kewpie Dolls, Joanna Newsom

About

My name is Carly (yes, after Carly Simon) I'm 21 and I live in a small city in Michigan called Grand Rapids with my two cats and my boyfriend. (We have the giant Calder!)
We rent a little one bedroom apartment above a local vintage store and I run two small etsy businesses to pay the bills at the moment.
I have always had a passion for vintage. Since I was a little girl I remember my mom calling me Grandma when I would grab for old purses and silly costume jewelery. My fondest memories are treasure hunting with my Grandma and watching immaculate old movies like gone with the wind on weekends.

I love that old clothing, toys, furniture and home decor were all crafted with quality and design in mind, and that they outlast many things that were only made a year ago now. I love Mid Century design very much. At the moment I'm mastering the art of cohesive apartment decor which has seemed so hard for so long considering my frequent goodwill binges and the eclectic mess that comes along with the addiction. I have a real soft spot for good looking couches. (Getting rid of my 70s kitsch was a big step :) Anyway I don't have any kids..... many wonder this when they step on fisher price toys scattered on the floor or squish a sock monkey on the couch. I just like the nostalgia that comes along with beautiful things. I want people's memories to be beautiful especially little people because I think they're really cool.

My true desire is to own a real live eames RAR rocker, but alas I am poor. If you buy from me maybe I'll be able to save, haha.

I think my greatest passion of all vintage is interiors and someday I would like to do that for people's homes, but for now I just want to get out of this country.
I would also like to be a stylist someday, manage costuming, or design interiors for film sets. I'd like to produce some sort of musical accomplishment big or small, run a successful artistic business, and write a book or a screenplay or both.
My boyfriend and I are conspiring to start an art mobile shop, which I am very excited about, we'd also like to peddle modern furnishings.

In my free time I enjoy painting, singing, playing guitar, riding my bike along the river and putting together electronic beats on my boyfriend's computer. I also like finding really cool dresses and saving them in my closet, writing poetry, surfing the web for mid century design and cool furniture and things on Craigslist.
Also making fun of hipsters.

I love Joanna Newsom. Joanna if you read this, I love you.

So please feel free to peruse my shop and like my Facebook page for updates and deals.

Shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/starfriendsonearth?ref=pr_shop_more
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Star-Friends-On-Earth/199571116756273

If you are looking for Women's clothing or some more serious home decor check out my other shop "Bone Ornaments" here please :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OldDutchHag?ref=si_shop

Thanks for taking the time to stop by <3


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