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Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.- Steve Jobs

Dear Friends New & Old,

For those of you that do not know me on a personal level or are a first time visitor to this blog, I want to welcome you and tell you what you have missed.

This past year I decided to move from my downtown apartment to a place in the country to pursue my dream of antiquing and working with vintage items. I really wanted a garage, truck and some lawn therefore living in the heart of the city was not something I could swing anymore. I had a plan to retire (when 55+) to the countryside and the plan happened sooner than anticipated for a multi-tude of reasons.

I started this blog earlier this year in the hopes of sharing everything I know about the world of antiques, vintage & second hand items. There are a few reasons why this hobby has really become an integral part of my life, it is because:

these objects;

1. Encapsulate a moment in time and they move us with their stories of the past. History is such an important part of who we are and where we come from. It triggers our sense of imagination.

these objects;

2. Are long-lasting and can be shared for a lifetime or more. Things were made so well back in the day and were [or are] simply breathtaking. Passing things down from generation to generation should not be [in my mind] a thing of the past.

these objects;

3. Have so many layers which define their importance – who owned it, where it sat, what it once did [or does] and when it was created. So much criteria to classify by. The more you can learn about something the more interesting it becomes.

For those of you that do know me on a personal level I am sure you would agree that I have had one [or two years] full of hardship and change. I can openly say all these things have made me move more quickly towards my dreams and aspirations. After seeing so much happen over the past year I have decided not to wait to do the things I love and planned to do later in life.

I have decided to put my focus on becoming a certified professional-level appraiser of antiques and collectibles by age 30…let the adventures begin!

Join me in the coming year and learn more about the in’s and out’s and don’t miss a beat in the world of vintage & antique.

Commencing in January 2015 I will be starting my journey to become an appraiser. Wish me luck!

 

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