I have traveled a great journey from the past to the present to get to this surreal moment. I have always known that my love for vintage would play a major role in my life. This is my story:
It started early for me...this "thing" I have with vintage. Every Sunday I would bury myself in my mother's bed and we would get lost in classic black and white films. I was easily mesmerized by old Hollywood. There was so much to absorb in the world of yesteryear. I found the women in classic films to be divine. I loved their style, their walk and the way they spoke. I studied very closely the fashions and the accessories. I even watched the perfume bottles on the vanity table. I was in awe of these women and yearned to be a part of their world.
Throughout the years, I researched and studied most things vintage. One night I had a dream that would forever change my life. It was an exquisite, vivid dream in which I was in a room surrounded by all things vintage. There were hundreds of stunning old handbags and even more stunning, rare perfume bottles. They did not belong to me, but it was very clear that they would soon be mine.
Night after night I continued to visit a world that was filled with vintage. The dreams were so real that it was often hard for me to distinguish between my dream world and reality. I was clearly being sent a message through my dreams.
Then the search began. I found myself searching for the vintage treasures that I found in my dreams. Oddly, I was always able to acquire them. The talent to link the present with the past is a gift. In 2003 I created Quirky Finds as a way to share my gift with the world.
That is my story. I still have the dreams. I do not think that they will ever go away and I hope they never will. I am still and always will be in love with vintage. I do not know where else my love for vintage will take me but I am excited about what the future may hold.
This has been an amazing journey thus far. I get to do what I love while living out my dreams. I must say it is pretty awesome!
"Always in Love with Vintage"