This week's Shop of the Week is TimeForMemories, owned by Shawn.
What is the meaning behind your shop name?
I named my shop "TimeForMemories" because I like to find old treasures that will bring back pleasant childhood memories for people. One of my favorite things is when someone purchases an item from my shop and includes a note like, "I remember my mom reading this book to me as a child and now I can read it to my daughter!" So cool!
How did you get your start selling vintage?
I started selling vintage stuff online back at the end of the 90s. My mom got into buying old children's books and selling them on eBay at that time and I acquired the love from her. That's probably why one of my favorite things to find and look through are old children's books!
What is your favorite item in your shop right now, and what makes it special to you?
My favorite item in my shop right now is the antique Belber military trunk for two reasons. First, I just really love the look of it! It is so perfectly aged and stained! Second, I had fun while digging into the history of it and finding a distant connection to Charles Lindbergh!
Not sure about most unusual or amazing item I’ve sold, but I think my favorite item I’ve sold from my shop was a vintage leather suitcase with several Notre Dame University decals as well as some others It had such an awesome, well-journeyed look to it! It ended up being purchased by a lady in California whose son was headed off to Notre Dame that fall.
Do you sell your items at other venues outside of Etsy? If so, where can we find you?
I do sell some things outside of Etsy as well! You can find me on Defunkd.com as “TimeForMemories” where I list vintage shirts up through the 90s (some that are in my Etsy shop, but also some that aren’t because they’re not old enough yet). I also sell other cool treasures on eBay as “TimeForMemories”. The stuff on there is normally cool finds that aren’t vintage, but I sometimes do put vintage things on there, too, if I’m not sure on value.
What social media platforms do you use? Share your links with us, so we can follow you!
You can find and follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as “TimeForMemories”. Also, be sure to check out my website FoundItSoldIt.com - a free resource for sellers of vintage treasures! It’s a website that I created to show items I’ve sold in the past along with lots of useful info such as cost, where I found them, selling price and even some fun historical facts! That can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as “FoundItSoldIt”! :^)