Around the world in a single shop.
When I was younger my mother would take me through antique stores. I would pout and fuss. Whine and drag my feet. I hated antiques. They smelled. They were dusty. They were boring.
My first apartment was an Ikea sanctuary. No antiques in sight. Only poorly assembled light wood furniture and glass tabletops. I would have rather watched cars go by in front of my apartment than go antiquing.
Then, I began to focus on creative writing in my college studies. That is when something shifted. I started to appreciate not so much the items themselves but the story they brought with them. A carved Indonesian bed from 1850 has a much more interesting story than the bed frame I picked up at Target a week ago. Just holding an older item was an inspiration. It was a poem, a story, a novel waiting to happen!
Since then my love for antique and vintage items has only grown. I drive to estate sales all over San Diego County and find bits of history to bring home. I return with budding stories and questions to be answered.
The Dainty Dove is about sharing those stories with other people who enjoy a good tale.
Memento matron, estate enthusiast, trinket treasurer, history hoarder, antique addict, vintage vixen, collectable consumer, heirloom heiress, curio collector, bauble babe, and relic revivalist.
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Cancellation Policy: You have 12 hours to cancel your order. If you would like to cancel an order please contact me directly through the messaging system on Etsy. When you cancel an order I will refund your payment minus Paypal fees, Etsy fees, and 25% of the original sale price.