I began Apron Thrift Girl in what feels like a lifetime ago. It started one cold, June (it was Seattle after all) night. My blog became a wonderful place to create, to share, to meet incredible people and it taught me so much about life. I learned how to take photos properly, how to design banners and buttons, how to buy & sell thrifted finds and how to write from my heart. You are an incredibly, receptive audience and it actually did wonders for my self-esteem.
During the last couple of years, really starting with my mother's death, my heart and soul lost a lot of life. In fact I'm still in a sad place which is really why I'm writing this final blog post on ATG. I need a fresh start. The girl of ATG feels long gone. I've done a lot of growing up in these last 8 years and I'm ready for something new. I wanted a blog and business that really reflected the woman that I have become. I'm still young at heart but my outlook on life has been altered a bit by death and sadness. I think that is why I have chosen to create Antique Curators. I want to really explore my passion with buying and selling antiques. It's a deeper side of the business that explores the history of the items we buy, why we buy it and how we display these trinkets of the past.
For me it isn't about simply making money. If it were I wouldn't be buying vintage gummed labels and old aluminum glitter. I make very little profit off of these items and yet they bring me so much pleasure. A satisfaction that is even difficult to put into words. It's about saving vintage items, cleaning them up or repackaging them and finding the perfect home. I suppose I'd rather be buying paintings that I could sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars but when I walk into a house I buy what feels good to my soul. Does that make sense? People wonder how I sell certain items at the collective I'm in. I guess they are baffled at what can sell vs your old school antique items. My explanation is simple; I buy and sell what I love. I figure that if I love something enough, maybe other people will love it too. Overall this has worked for me.
So here is an introduction to my new thrift world:
A Variety of Subjects will be discussed at Antique Curators
- Antiques & Vintage
- Selling & Marketing
- Displaying Inventory and/or Collections
- The Stories behind the Antiques
- Caring and Preserving Antiques & Collectibles
I'm excited about this change. I hope that writing and sharing again will spark a flame inside me and wake me back up.
Here is my new facebook page. Antique Curators.
I want to thank you all for your support on ATG. Your emails, comments, purchases and sharing your own Thrift Share Monday posts have all been so appreciated. I hope you'll join me on my new adventures. Thanks again and much love.
Selena, Apron Thrift Girl