Monday, 28 October 2013

Vintage and handmade

Yesterday, I mentioned a post that never got posted.  Well here it is.  This is what I had said, my thoughts on selling vintage alongside handmade. I have removed the previous shop that was being promoted and instead included some links to some lovely vintage shops.  I hope you enjoy browsing.

"I think most people by now have heard of Etsy.  It is bigger and more popular in the USA but still very well known here in the UK. It is known particularly for its handmade arts and crafts.  If you were to ask an average person in the street what do you know about Etsy or what does Etsy sell they would say handmade crafts.

So did you know that Etsy also sell vintage items?  Well they do. To be honest, I find it odd.  The marriage of vintage goods with handcrafted items does not sit well for me.   They do not seem to go together from a selling point of view. Before I started selling on Etsy I would never have thought of it as a place to look for vintage goods. But I am discovering some lovely ones."

Here are the links to some of my Craft Britannia teamies shops. 

Willows Room: For vintage fashion especially childrens.
Muntjac Vintage: For lovely housewares.  

Sophies Cupboard: For wonderful china.

Collective MiX: Clothing and vintage knitting patterns.

8ForHeaven: For jewellery and more.

I would really like to hear your thoughts about selling both vintage and handmade goods together in the same place.  Do you think it works?  Do you think the two go together? Please add any thoughts in the comments.