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I started my Etsy Career because ....I just cannot throw anything away! And so I recycle and having a shop on Etsy to sell my creations seemed like the perfect fit!
My husband and I have been scout leaders since we got married (almost 12 years now) and so our joint hobby is camping and hanging out in the woods learning together with the kids here of the fauna and flora of Florida - but when I am home I craft. always.
One day my mother-in-law gave me an old jewerly box. She said she would never do anything with the items in it. I opened that box and memories of yester-year flooded back and I did some on-line research and found out that because of sites like Etsy, with sellers promoting their vintage items and shows like Mad Men bringing the Style back in to the public's eye, it just felt right!
My father is retired Navy and I can remember so vividly when he was not at sea, he was home with us and watching TV. I was forever exposed to the world of the Rat Pack, Carol Burnett and The Lucy Show, old Hollywood movies, The Ed Sullivan Show, TV shows like Get Smart ~
The way women and men dressed, to me was ...the way it should be. I find myself, now, looking at the way women and men dress and ask myself: 'What happened?" and I feel as if we just got lazy. Because it is easier to throw on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and say 'yeah, it's ok. that's how everyone else is dressing'....but OH! A Lady in a dress, with pumps and hair done up right - NICE; and a man in a suit, tie, shiny shoes - NICE and SEXY!
So I started my own Etsy Shop : GENTLEMANSEMPORIUM, and now - if we are not camping and I am not crafting I spend time at flea markets, second hand shops, estate sales, etc. and researching my finds because..... I now feel that am doing my part to 'Bring THE REAL sexy back'!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I love your blog and am happy to have found it!!!

Renee said...

Wonderful story, such inspiration! Thank you for sharing ♥

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