Hoo boy. Who would have thought that a year of absolute awfulness would have been punctuated with a fascist exclamation point? Did Mercury retrograde itself directly into the Sun? Did I verb a noun one too many times and now we're here?
Most of 2016 was just a series of unfortunate events - everything broke just when I needed to use it, I hemorrhaged money, technical difficulties, you name it, tragedy happened. But I was really proud that no matter what random daily shit storm that was served to me on a silver platter of awful I didn't lose sight of my goals and I'm not going to do that now. We can't let the terrorists when. Even when the CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE.
Rather than wait even longer until our world isn't on fire anymore - both figuratively and literally here in TN - I'm officially announcing the opening of my Etsy store of fabulosity. Squeee!
So welcome to Lemane Vintage, online pusher of eclectic finds and vintage soul. And that's Luh-mane. Bonus points for how many syllables you can drag the 'mane' out to be. More than two and congrats, you're Southern.
The shop is all about vintage decor and accessories (and maybe some clothing soon)! Finally I have a real excuse for spending so much time at those estate sales. IT'S FOR BUSINESS, MOM! And despite this year's atrocities, I've had so much fun gathering all kinds of goodies and finding them new friends to hand out with in the studio...
...until they come to live in your stylish home! I'm essentially opening a rescue mission for vintage decor.
But all this is happening because of the renovation I told you about last time. Welcome to the home base of Lemane Vintage, my new studio.
It went from room of shame to workroom of smiles with only all my savings and a bucket of tears!
All of these shelves are lined with my wares which I've been collecting over the past year or so. Turns out I'm much faster at shopping than taking pictures.
Not only is this my craft room, art studio, online workshop, laundry overflow and sometimes yoga room, it's gonna be a jungle too! All the plants that were suffering in other parts of the house have been moved in here for more sun. A ficus was even donated to the cause.
I love hanging out in the space because of the light but also because it's constantly in movement. Friends are coming and going and new items come in and move around... just good positive vibes all around. More homey than fussy. That should be my shop motto.
We got your wall hangings and your boho brass and all the mid century glittery things your heart (and mine) could desire. Seriously, some of these things are hard to let go. Please give these good homes before they wander back into my living room...
I honestly felt a little guilty launching a personal venture during our country's time of crisis but if I've learned anything recently it's that ACTION is key. Just gotta add activism to our hobbies. Your Tindr profile better say you like homebrew and social justice.
So once I realized I could multitask and both fight injustice AND start a passion project, I got serious with setting up the shop. Self care to facilitate service. Embodiment for empowerment. Fecundity against fascism! Damn, I obviously should have opened a pithy tshirt business instead of a vintage store!
And I have a framed picture of Lagertha so a warrior can watch over me and kick my ass when I need it. I will have her bless every item with badassery before it heads out the door.
Both this room and setting up the shop took a long ass time to happen but it's 110% worth it and I'm loving it. I'm having a lot of fun and sending these rescued items out to their new homes is the best feeling!
|This handsome Bauer casserole and server needs macaroni and cheese in it ASAP.
Come hang out with me on Etsy at Lemane Vintage and on Instagram. And since y'all have a special place in my heart all ModSauce readers get 15% the rest of this month using the code ModernSauce15. I heart y'all and will try to set up listings for lots more items for y'all to choose from. The sun is such an asshole and sets at 3 pm so it's cutting into my photography time. Ugh, thanks astronomy.
Lemane and Lagertha and Lacy 4eva.