TheFlyingHostess

Traveling the Globe for Fabulous Vintage Wares & Wears!

Charlotte, North Carolina · 3818 Sales

TheFlyingHostess

Traveling the Globe for Fabulous Vintage Wares & Wears!

Charlotte, North Carolina 3818 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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(1147)

Announcement   I am in Paris on a buying trip and will return on 8/17, all items purchased this week will be shipped on 8/18. I will have limited access to email...Welcome to my "home" where you shop room-by room-to add decorating panache to your own! Entertain and decorate with flair -- without breaking the bank or sacrificing style! Be authentic and shop vintage!

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2017

I am in Paris on a buying trip and will return on 8/17, all items purchased this week will be shipped on 8/18. I will have limited access to email...Welcome to my "home" where you shop room-by room-to add decorating panache to your own! Entertain and decorate with flair -- without breaking the bank or sacrificing style! Be authentic and shop vintage!

lisa bodiker

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I can't think of a better use for this tote!

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Vintage Wooden Box Crate Tool Box Craft  Box
Vintage Wooden Box Crate Tool Box Craft Box
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Vintage Patchwork Blazer Jacket Nepal
Vintage Patchwork Blazer Jacket Nepal
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Vintage Black Woven Shoulder Purse Japan 1960's
Vintage Black Woven Shoulder Purse Japan 1960's
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About

A Second Chance Stew

I've always loved entertaining and loved vintage items. It started with my first tea set and evolved into vintage clothing when I was in college majoring in fashion merchandising. I had an opportunity to become a "stewardess" out of college, but passed it up. That had been a dream of mine as a little girl. I loved the glamour of travel and the beautiful flight attendants with their stunning appearances. But when I grew up, I pursued a career in advertising instead, and then in real estate.

I got married, raised a family, and decorated our home with vintage housewares, paintings, rugs, and furniture. Vintage pieces add beauty, history, uniqueness, and style, plus are heirlooms to pass down. My dream home took shape.

Fast forward: I had the opportunity for a "second chance" career change. My dream fulfilled; I became a flight attendant. Because I love collecting, as my travels expanded, I sought out treasures from all over the world and my collection grew...And grew. My home cannot hold any more of these unique and one of a kind pieces so I share them with those of you who also love to entertain elegantly, or who want to add authentic, and distinctive style to their home.

The vintage pieces I select to share with you make great conversation pieces, plus are priced within budget, and you don't have to travel the globe to find them! The items in my Etsy shop are like me... I was given a second chance! The treasures in my store are charming, interesting and have a little history...don't we all? Re-use. Re-purpose. Re-love. ♥

My love for entertaining over the years inspired my husband and I to open our lovely home to guests as a Bed and Breakfast. It is decorated, of course, with antiques. If you find yourself needing accommodations in North Carolina, you can find us here:
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/738223

You can follow my blog:
https://theflyinghostess.com/

Enjoy your visit!
Cheers!
Lisa
The Flying Hostess

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  • Lisa Bodiker

    Owner

    Discerning collector of vintage wares and wears. I'm a flight attendant sharing treasures from my travels with those who appreciate gracious style, setting the table beautifully, entertaining, and appreciating the fine art of living well.

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Last updated on Apr 3, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

I use clean recycled materials to keep shipping costs down. If you would like me to include a gift card I will be more than happy to do so!

Sizing details

Vintage clothing sizes can run very different from current US sizing standards. I use a mannequin that is a size 6. If you need specific measurements, please just ask!

Care instructions

As with any fragile China, flatware, crystal or metal, Please don't use a dishwasher for washing your "new" collectible. Your Grandmother would not take kindly to see her prized teacups being run through an automatic cycle, now would she?

Shipping Price Quotes

Shipping is just an estimate. If an item runs more than what is quoted, especially when it is a large item, and going west of the Mississippi, I will contact you immediately. At that time I will send you a copy of the actual label charge from Etsy. You have the option to cancel your order, or pay the additional shipping.
Also when an item runs under what is quoted, I will refund any amount over $ 3.00

Shipping Outside US

I will be glad to obtain shipping quotes to your country, just inquire.