To start this year off, I have a new shop to share with you on Etsy. After a 6 month preview, I opened a stand-alone shop named "Silverthorne-Nye" where I will be sharing a different type of vintage than my other 2 stores. I have wanted a shop where I can list my ethnic textiles and apparel collection, as well as vintage finds of linen and other natural fibers for both men and women. Silverthorne-Nye was the outcome of that idea.
The shop name was drawn from my 2 great-great grandmothers on my mothers side. These were women of the 19th century who settled the mid-west, running households, farms and small businesses. One of them left a wonderful legacy of documents that trace her ancestry to England and Europe, and for that I am grateful. She also left her silver thimble and homespun coverlet as an indication of her own love of craft and textile arts. I hope both women are pleased to be remembered in this way.
This new venture brings me to a place with this blog where you will find that I am marketing what I sell more often. That was how this blog originally functioned, but in the past 2 years I have done little to feature my Pintucks shops in posts. I will be re-introducing articles that feature my shops.
I realize that many of you would prefer that I continue to focus exclusively on articles with a vintage, fashion or sewing focus. I hope you will excuse future posts with a more commercial aspect and continue to drop by to see what's new here, because I enjoy your company!