Yes, I’ve opened an Etsy shop after deliberating about it for many moons. I have a basement full o’ stuff that I love but don’t have room to display in my 1953 ranch. I can no longer justify keeping boxes of tablecloths in my basement when I know that there are people out there who will actually use them and appreciate them. That’s what this whole retro fascination is about, anyway — finding stuff that has been buried for eons and giving it a new life. That’s what my shop will be about … mostly.
Mostly? Well, yes. I figure eventually that I will branch out a bit and list not only my favorite retro items, but some of my photography as well. I’ve spent 20 years taking mostly freebie pictures for people; I had my own darkroom, read numerous books about photography, spent I don’t know HOW much money at Walmart’s photo lab in the 1990s as I tried to perfect the art of film photography, and I still never felt comfortable asking someone for money when it came to photographs. I’ve dumped a lot of money and energy into this “hobby” of mine, and I finally feel like I’m at the point where I know enough that I can offer up some of my work. Maybe it’ll sell, maybe it won’t … but at least I can say that I tried, right?
Right now I’m listing a bunch of tablecloths that have been stuck in a box in my basement for several years. More to come … more to show. Stay tuned!