RockySpringsVintage

Rescue. Preserve. Recycle When The World Tosses.

Louisiana, United States · 411 Sales

RockySpringsVintage

Rescue. Preserve. Recycle When The World Tosses.

Louisiana, United States 411 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Gail

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Announcement   We are all about rescuing, preserving and recycling. Please be considerate of vintage items as there may be small flaws or other signs of wear and aging. This is what makes vintage wonderful. While you are shopping, visit our other shop.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockySpringsandSons

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2016

We are all about rescuing, preserving and recycling. Please be considerate of vintage items as there may be small flaws or other signs of wear and aging. This is what makes vintage wonderful. While you are shopping, visit our other shop.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockySpringsandSons

Gail

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Gail

Vintage Black Americana Mammy Bank
US$26.96
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The red Hibiscus has really bloomed profusely this year. Reminds me that I should bring the red blooms indoors with a few roses for a bouquet. Add a few ceramic decorator balls and I will have a cozy room.

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This young man used to play with this Star Wars toy! He is now a young adult out working on his own and maintaining a life of dignity and pride. We are so proud of his accomplishments.
We break for old trucks. There's a story to be told. Who owned this truck? How did the owner drive? Was it exposed to the elements or hidden in a barn? Can it be restored? Take a big drink of ice tea in Grandpa's ice tea glass and imagine.

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Happy 6th Anniversary, Rocky Springs Vintage

So excited to enter our sixth year of making people happy with vintage. This is what usually happens in the discovery process.

The barn releases the item to me. I inspect the vintage piece, dust the item, look for blemishes and scratches, then look to the web for information on pricing and historical background. I decide what to charge after seeing what others charge and then choose a price that is generally in the middle. Who did the piece belong to? Where did I find it? Can I recall a story about the owner that will move a younger person to buy the item? I tell stories that stir a memory or a reflection inside people. I write a story about the item. I list the item and watch the listing to see if others like it, too. I look for an appropriate shooting place around the eight acres or in the cottage home. I design the set. I shoot. I re-shoot. When the item sells, my husband and I pack the vintage piece carefully so the item arrives safely and soundly to you, the buyer. I miss some of the pieces and refer back to the photograph to recall the piece or the story. I then return to the dairy barn and look for another piece. I can see a little more space in the barn where old items have moved out, really. My closet has a little more space, too.

How about you? How did you get started in vintage? Grandmother, Aunt or special someone get you rolling down the vintage road? Thank that person for the vintage ride.

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  • Gail

    Owner, Curator, Creator, Treasury Maker, Set Design

    Fresh out of hurricane recovery work, this shop owner needed a fresh, new reason to organize. Organizing gives me a certain peace and tranquility. The barn needed sprucing, after all. Hello Rocky Springs Vintage. Join us in the vintage adventure.

  • Lane

    Owner, Maker, Retired Professor

    He has won many awards for his work. Eleven Best of Show Awards at the New Orleans Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild, Cajun Heritage Festival & So. Louisiana Wildfowl Carving Competition. A juried member of Craftsmen Guild of MS for four years.

  • Kyle

    Designer, Search Engine Optimization, Assistant

    He's a special consultant for all things related to Websites, Blogs, SEO. A real go to and useful person to have as an right hand assistant. Kyle is also a reclaimed wood designer. https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockySpringsandSons

  • Collin

    Customer Service

    When in town, he is a shopper's assistant and loader of merchandise. Relating to vintage, he likes to figure out what will sell and what price to charge. His real job is a Logistics Coordinator. Collin loves to fish, golf and raise chickens.

  • Jake & Millie

    Dog Helpers

    These are my assistants when I venture out to the barn. Jake and Millie are close when I go to the barn to find vintage or get an item for mailing. They sniff out the vintage finds plus if any varmints visited the barn, they are on their trail, too.

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