dstefanTreasures

VINTAGE JEWELRY AND COLLECTIBLES

Seattle, Washington · 1488 Sales

dstefanTreasures

VINTAGE JEWELRY AND COLLECTIBLES

Seattle, Washington 1488 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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The Thrill of the Hunt......

I spend a lot of time sifting through jewelry and other vintage items hoping to find some gems. The thrill of the hunt is what makes it fun.

My favorite things have a story and come with a fascinating history. I like to give a little information to help tell the story of each item in my shop, whenever possible.

I go to estate sales and antique shows as often as I can. I'm always hoping to find new treasures. It doesn't always happen, but I'm looking for something unusual and of course, it needs to be in almost perfect condition for me to offer it in my shop. Oddly, many pieces are, even after 50-60 years.

I'm drawn to jewelry items from the late 40's to 70's. I love the styles, plus these pieces seem to be in the best overall condition. Much older and there's usually quite a bit of wear. I want to showcase jewelry that's wearable and compatible with today's fashions. I know everything vintage is being reproduced now, but I want to offer originals, the real deal.

Most of all, I want everyone to just enjoy their shopping experience. Who knows, maybe a treasure awaits.

Here's a little about me and my life. My husband and I live on a wooded acre in the foothills east of Seattle. I love the semi rural aspect of living here. It's close to Seattle but closer to nature. We have plenty of wildlife, even occasional bears and bobcats. I've been trying to create a woodland garden in the middle of the evergreen trees surrounding our home. I'd like it to remind me of hiking trails I've been on in the mountains. Often when hiking, all of a sudden a little natural garden appears. It's full of rocks and mosses and ferns.

That's what I'd like to create. I've been working on it for a couple years now, so my garden is beginning to take shape. Keeping it watered is major. It's surprising how dry it gets here in the summer. I know everyone thinks it rains constantly in the Northwest, but summers have been pretty dry of late. When I started, I didn't realize how much moisture the big trees take from the ground. It makes it more difficult to grow what I want under the canopy. I guess it takes time and effort to duplicate what Mother Nature seems to do so effortlessly.

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  • Diane

    Owner, Procurer Of All Things Vintage

    My Mom used to shop thrift stores when I was a teen and I scolded her for buying other's castoffs. It somehow offended my delicate sensiblities. Then I grew up. I love vintage and all it's history. I felt inspired to join Etsy to share what I love.

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