One of a Kind

I know how tough it can be to resist the urge to go to Homegoods and re-accessorize your entire home with great discounted products.  Trust me, I too often find myself there resisting the urge to splurge and instead have remember why I don't do it.  Yes, most of the time I'm remembering the impact on the environment in creating these fun pieces, but also the waste knowing that for each new piece, an existing piece will no longer have a home.  What I really think about though, is that there are thousands of people who shop at these stores every day, so how is my personal space going to be any different if we're all buying the same stuff!  And that's where my desire to be unique and different appears so that I can put down that candlestick and walk away with pride!
Instead I focus my attention on the vintage sellers on Etsy, realizing that I'm not only going to get a great unique product, but I'm supporting a fellow seller who is not part of some large corporation.  As a vintage seller on Etsy myself ( I like to know I'm supporting someone just like me.  And besides, where else can you get some of the best finds without spending hours and hours searching your Saturday morning yard sales or local vintage/antique shops.
This week I wanted to focus on a seller that I've been following for some time,  Just looking at their site shows you how much thought and effort they put into each of their selections, really focusing on the savvy vintage buyers looking for that perfect showpiece.  I especially am attracted to their selection of simple, yet colorful items that really make a statement, seeing that nothing would just blend into the background.  What a perfect way to decorate your house than to pick a few key items that make a bold statement, rather than an excess of typical items!
In my own home, there are a few pieces that I found and couldn't resist.  Now they are the featured items in my home, and I don't need to overdo it with knick knacks and other dust collection items.  So today's lesson encompasses a few things.......
1. Purchase unique items that tell a story, rather than typical pieces that may be in your neighbors house too.
2. Don't be afraid to spend a little more on one bold statement piece instead of multiple average pieces.
3. Less is more!


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