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My love of vintage, I inherited from my sweet Mama. In the early years, I did NOT enjoy the process of the junk hunt, antiquing, or finding vintage in the wild. I’m sure if you or someone close to you is a connoisseur of vintage, you’ll understand the skill and quick reflexes required. I have many early memories of being dragged along to run errands. If my sweet lil Mama even thought for a moment, she caught a sideways glimpse of a sign that MAYBE said Yard, or Garage Sale, she would swerve across three lanes of traffic just to make that turn into the neighborhood. Of course, back in the day, seat belts were provided in cars as an option; in the backseat I would slide from one side of that slippery vinyl bench seat to the other side of the car.

Much, much later on, my Mom and I would spend the day antiquing, lunching, and antiquing more. Fast forward a lot of years, a move from Washington to…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 25
  • Joined December 15, 2008

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vintage china, platters, barware, bark cloth, atomic, mid century, furniture rehab, pottery, chalk paint, melmac, Mid Mod, Eames era

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About

My love of vintage, I inherited from my sweet Mama. In the early years, I did NOT enjoy the process of the junk hunt, antiquing, or finding vintage in the wild. I’m sure if you or someone close to you is a connoisseur of vintage, you’ll understand the skill and quick reflexes required. I have many early memories of being dragged along to run errands. If my sweet lil Mama even thought for a moment, she caught a sideways glimpse of a sign that MAYBE said Yard, or Garage Sale, she would swerve across three lanes of traffic just to make that turn into the neighborhood. Of course, back in the day, seat belts were provided in cars as an option; in the backseat I would slide from one side of that slippery vinyl bench seat to the other side of the car.

Much, much later on, my Mom and I would spend the day antiquing, lunching, and antiquing more. Fast forward a lot of years, a move from Washington to California, and a whole lot of changes; I found myself living in a (very) small apartment and still in love with antiquing, the hunt, and just about all things vintage. I couldn’t keep buying and bringing home my finds. I had less than zero extra space. It finally occurred to me to sell some of my vintage finds online. It was perfect! Okay, almost perfect; I often have the (almost daily) dilemma of whether I to keep, or sell.

Fast forward to now. While we (now my husband and I) are out, in search of our next great vintage find, we come across pieces that inspire us to create. We see the potential in things. Turn a soup ladle into a succulent planter, or makeover the dresser that looks ready for the incinerator. Until recently, we've kept these pieces all to ourselves. We’re evolving. In 2015 we have decided to give it a go, to launch a new shop section “Revived Vintage”.

The hunts lead to selling, which lead to blogging, which lead to creating. I cannot wait to see where this takes us next!

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Blog: www.AtomicHostess.com
Etsy Shop: www.AtomicHostess.etsy.com

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