Announcement The Technicolor Owl is committed to offering quality vintage items! We are proud to give these items new homes and a new life!
The Technicolor Owl is committed to offering quality vintage items! We are proud to give these items new homes and a new life!
From Grandma's Basement
So, my Grandmothers didn't actually have basements... on the Gulf coast of Texas you'd end up with an underground pool! Both of my Grandmothers were great influences in my love for vintage housewares. They also both taught me, in their own ways, how to live a simple life and to avoid waste. Finding a new use for something old is the focus of my shop and my art. Sometimes things just need to be passed on to find a good home. Sometimes old stuff needs to be seen in a new light to be useful again. I try to do both!
I've said that I wanted to own a vintage resale shop since I was about 14. At the time my city had Goodwill and fine antique stores, but nowhere in between. Of course, things have changed and we now have a great community of vintage resalers. What I imagined in my teens is now a reality.
My husband is my team-mate and my support. We have spent countless hours together at garage sales, thrift stores, curbsides and flea markets. He helps me, mainly by providing extra hands and heavy lifting, but he's developing an eye for funky vintage things! The first time he came into an antique store with me he said "Oh my gosh, this smells just like Grandma Annabelle's basement." At the time I was toying with a physical store, and it just hit me- I've got to name it Grandma's Basement! Years went by and I finally was able to reach that dream, the Brick and Mortar business. Sometimes though, things aren't suited for the market I am in. Etsy helps me reach a variety of collectors who might never visit Beaumont, Texas.
The Technicolor Owl is that offshoot, the bright, funky side of things!
I've spent my life in Beaumont, Texas. We're on the Gulf Coast and Louisiana border; we've got the best people and food. I love my sons, husband, shih tzus, cats, my house, vintage goods and the hunt for them. I love USA made pottery and glassware.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Sometimes very sad things happen and an item will have been damaged as it was being stored. I will check the item carefully as I pack it and will absolutely let you know if anything is different than described. In that case, I'm more than willing to work out a discount or cancel the order.
I think conversations are one of the best features available on Etsy. Please convo me about anything and everything!! I've had great experiences with both buyers and sellers simply because we are able to communicate efficiently.